Friday, February 7, 2020

Which way did you take the title, “The God Who Bothers”? Did you see it as God bothers us by messing around in our lives trying to get us to stop doing what we want to do and start doing what he wants us to do? Or did you interpret that statement as meaning God is so concerned with us, he gets involved in our lives?

From a biblical point of view, one could take it either way. Standing before the cross of Jesus Christ and hearing him shout, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”, there can be no doubt God is concerned with the human race, knowing that his agony was the result of making satisfaction for our sins. On the other hand, it is also very clear God continues to work in peoples’ lives after they come to faith in Christ. At times he will even use painful experiences to get rid of any behavior or attitude which would come between the person and himself. God is not content to leave us as we are until he has molded us into the people he intends for us to be. He loves us too much.

This weekend we continue our study of the work of the Holy Spirit. His ongoing presence in our lives grows our faith on a day to day basis. He is, in every sense, the God who bothers, in just the ways we need.

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.