Friday, February 14, 2020

What is called “The Christian Church” has not come in for much good press lately and as a result, some of the so-called “faithful” are turning in their memberships; they are leaving. In some cases, these folks claim they have lost their faith, but with others, it is just a matter of feeling let down.

That there are problems within individual Christian congregations, that is a pretty obvious reality. To portray all Christian churches as groups of people who always get along and are united in doing the right thing on every occasion would be to describe a laughable fantasy. But to admit human weaknesses within the Church is very different from claiming this institution has no practical use or value. The problem we may have today is determining the point of view we need to have to correctly understand this organization which began so abruptly and unexpectedly more than 2000 years ago.

This weekend we’ll be studying the phrase, “I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints,” which is part of the Apostles’ Creed. We will ask the questions, “What did Jesus have to say about the Church? How did the first disciples and apostles view this organization and what did they write about it in the Bible?”

If your view of the Church is less than positive, please consider joining us for one of our worship services. At the very least, you’ll be challenged to look at the Church from a different perspective.

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.