Friday, January 31, 2020

Imagine having a friend tell you, “I’ve got $10 million that I am going to give you.” Elated, you hug the person, maybe even jump up and down a few times and begin to plan all the wonderful things you are going to do with your fortune. But suddenly there is an uncomfortable silence as you wait for him to tell you when and how he is going to get the money to you. You become even more puzzled when your friend turns and says, “Have a good rest of the day.”

Frantic, you run after him and ask, “But where is the money?”

To which he replies, “Oh, that I’m not going to tell you.”

$10 million is a lot of money but it doesn’t do you any good if you don’t know where it is. A lot of people talk about God and how important he is, but then in the next breath say, “But we can never really know who he is or what he does.” An “unknowable God” is much like the hidden $10 million dollars – he’s out there but what good does he really do for us?

This weekend we’ll be considering the work of the Holy Spirit as we continue our study of the earliest Christian statement of belief, the Apostles’ Creed. Far from being a vague, ether like force, the Holy Spirit makes personal to us the saving work of Jesus Christ. It is his supernatural power working in the lives of human beings which opens hearts and minds to the forgiveness of Christ. Simply put, the Holy Spirit creates faith in Christ so that we can be a part of God’s family and receive all the blessings he gives his children.

If God seems to be hiding from you, join us for one of our services this weekend. It may be that someone else is doing the hiding.

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.