Friday, October 18, 2019

Where Are You Looking?

The view of a person using binoculars is going to vary tremendously depending on the direction those binoculars are pointed. The same is true for the way people look at what is important in life. For those who see our world as closed off from God, as an experience which begins at birth and ends with physical death, the view is going to be focused downward, on the individual and how he or she perceives what is most important. For the people who look up to the God who is not only powerful but also involved with and committed to human beings, such individuals will take their cues from Him. And as you would imagine, the conclusions are usually very, very different.

On Sundays some people have made a habit of “going to church.” They do so for many different reasons, but there are some very strong historical explanations for this practice. From very early on, the God of the Bible commanded people to take a day off to not only rest, but to focus on him, to see that life is about so much more than just working, eating, playing and sleeping – it’s about being a part of his family and what he is doing in this world.

The Third Commandment: Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy, is really about worship, and worship is simply the window to God’s world. In worship we see God for who he is, what he has done for us and what it means to our daily lives. Worship takes our fixed downward gaze at the world as we know it and opens up the possibilities of a life with God and for God.

Worship, it’s so much more than going to church, it’s a whole new way of looking at life. If you need a change of spiritual scenery, join us for one of our weekend services.

Saturday evening worship: 6:00 pm
Sunday morning worship: 10:00 am

Hawaii Lutheran Church (WELS)

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Honolulu, HI
Community Lutheran Church holds protestant chapel services in Honolulu, Hawaii near Pearl Harbor, HI. We are next to the USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor Naval Base, Hickam Air Force Base, and Fort Shafter Hawaii. Look for us directly behind the Salt Lake, Hawaii, Target.