Friday, August 20, 2021

Why Do We Always Need to Be Right?


We’ve come to the end of another week. How many heated discussions did you have with friends or family members over who was right about some very minor, unimportant issue? Surely at least one and probably more. In fact, you might even still be on bad terms with that person over your battle about who was right and who was wrong. What makes the whole issue even more incredibly ridiculous is that in most of these disagreements, there is no right or wrong. Can anyone say definitively that there is only one distinct place on the kitchen shelf where the salt and pepper must be placed? 

Still, we pass our lives reliving petty debates, agonizing over what we could have said to have been more convincing, justifying our angry emotions at being contradicted. Why? Why do we live this way? It all has to do with the way we look at ourselves. We are looking out for #1. If you are a Christian, you know that shouldn’t be, but still there seems to be this irresistible urge to make everyone conform to the way you want them to be. That is why God has to change you and all the rest of us who claim to be followers of Jesus. 

We’re studying the New Testament book of First Corinthians. It’s a letter the apostle Paul wrote to a group of Christians in the Greek city of Corinth about 52 AD. Not surprisingly, those believers were just like Christians today. They didn’t get along all that well because each one always had to be right. Isn’t it about time to break the mold? If you’re ready for a change, a God change, in your dealings with other people, join us for one of our weekend services. The changes God works aren’t always pleasant at first, but they are always revolutionary. 

Worship service times: Saturday: 6:00 pm, Sunday: 9:00 am & 10:30 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.