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"I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called—his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance." Ephesians 1:18 NLT

We tend to think understanding comes first from our heads— our reasoning and ability to comprehend. Yet before we can “understand the confident hope” we have in Jesus, we should first pray for “hearts flooded with light”. Other versions use the word “enlightened” and “eyes of your heart.” The heart always comes first.

Paul prays that believers would not have a merely sliver of light to struggle through the darkness, but rather a flood of light that would fill every space of belief and vanish every trace of doubt. In such an “enlightened” space, where all is laid bare to see, only then does the mind have a chance to fully embrace and comprehend the magnificent truth of all we have in our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Lord, you are the only source of light. I need you to help me in my unbelief and light up those areas of doubt. Chase them away, just as darkness flees before light, so I may fully know you are Lord — first in my heart, then in my mind— and enable me to take hold of all You have for me as a child of Yours.

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Did you know we have a Watch Party every Sunday at our Ministry Center? All are welcome to attend. Here's what you can expect.

- Social Distancing protocols are in place for your safety. Temperature checks will be administered at the door & seating is placed 6 feet apart. Hand sanitizer & disinfecting wipes are also available.

- 8:30am: Live worship & prayer. The worship team plays music and will pray with you if you have any needs.

- 9am: We watch the service together! We play the service in the main room and have an overflow space as well. Upstairs we stream the Kid's Programming (lots of comfy beanbag chairs up there!)

-10am: Hang out and fellowship with your friends :)

About our Ministry Center: Our newly renovated space is located at Mililani Shopping Center (Across the street from Foodland, near First Hawaiian Bank, Roy Sakuma, etc). It is a second floor walkup with a carpeted stairwell. We have a private restroom available as well.

If you have any questions, please contact us. We hope to see you at our next Watch Party!

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Updated: Jan 30, 2021

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love and self-discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7

We have a little Chihuahua-Terrier who spends much of her day in hiding. She is the epitome of the word "fearful", spending the day squeezed in the small, safe space behind the couch or peering out from under our bed. And when she does come out, she's always looking over her shoulder. Watching her behavior made me realize that fear and timidity (which is a lack of courage) go hand in hand. Of course all of us want to feel safe, but sometimes our need for security can become a self-made prison driven by fear. And if God didn’t hand us the spirit of fear and timidity, who did? I’m sure you can venture a guess. Fear allows us to believe that our safety lies in what we can control but when you’re fearful, you will not be courageous. If you are fearful, you will not fulfill His plans. Simply put, if you are fearful, you will not be faith-full. Fear keeps you from reaching your potential Instead of fear, God has given us a Spirit of power, love, and self-discipline. These qualities were deposited into our lives the minute we received the Holy Spirit. We have access to His power, His love, and a discipline that keeps us from being easily tossed by the waves of our feelings and circumstances. You can choose in each moment if you will allow fear and timidity to dominate you, or choose instead to embrace your God-given Spirit to boldly live in His power and provision. Let's choose wisely, and strive to reach His full potential for us.

Pastor Terence


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