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Not Missing Out On Everything

Not Missing Out On Everything

This is King Solomon’s conclusion to his investigation of life. He started out Ecclesiastes wondering what the point of all of life was, and we’ve gone on this journey with him, seeing all the things he explored, all the rocks he uncovered. He’s laid it all out for...

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The Key To All Of Life

The Key To All Of Life

Have you ever looked back and realized that some of the things you thought existed weren’t really even a part of the world? Like, as a really little kid I thought that I’d be interacting with farm animals far more than I am these days. Our 1 year old knows every sound...

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What Money Can Do For You

What Money Can Do For You

Solomon can talk from experience about what money can do for you... dude had a bunch of it. He was the king, so he had all the wealth you could imagine. He built himself houses, threw nightly parties for all his friends with the best food and drinks. Solomon was one...

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How Not To Miss Out On God’s Blessings

How Not To Miss Out On God’s Blessings

Why do you go to church? I mean like, really? Why do you go? Maybe you go to… impress God... serve God... make or keep friends... worship God... not upset your parents or grandparents... put God in your debt... or to earn God’s favor.  Why do you REALY go?  That’s...

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Are You Living A Successful Life?

Are You Living A Successful Life?

"But after this week things will slow down a bit." Being an adult is just saying that over and over again until you die. Isn't that what it feels like? Life can get so busy and stressful, and all-consuming, and usually it’s because we’re all trying to be successful in...

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Not Missing Out On The Good Life

Not Missing Out On The Good Life

In Ecclesiastes, an older man named Solomon is writing to a bunch of younger readers who live in a time where their economy was booming. International trade was taking off and fortunes could made quickly. And Solomon’s watching the younger generation get drunk on...

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Redeeming Your 9-5

Redeeming Your 9-5

What are you called to do? What’s your work? Your vocation? Every person has one. If you’re a Christian, that literally means that you’re called to Christ. That’s your primary job, or vocation, to be a Jesus follower. Jesus isn’t just an add-on to your life, like the...

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Your Marriage Can Be Redeemed

Your Marriage Can Be Redeemed

God wants your marriage to be beautiful. Not convinced? Colossians 3 and Ephesians 5 are all about how God wants your marriage to be a beautiful as possible! We actually see 10 ways that God wants to infuse your marriage with beauty in Colossians 3. Let's start with 5...

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Friendship Redeemed

Friendship Redeemed

Jesus changes all of our relationships. He has to. He raised us to new life with him, and that new live includes every relationship that we have. So all of our friendships should look different now. They should be more beautiful because of Jesus. That's why Colossians...

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This Changes Everything

This Changes Everything

In 1 Corinthians 15 we see that the resurrection is the most important part of the gospel, and the gospel is the most important message from God to us. After his resurrection, Jesus hung out with hundreds of people. Jesus hung out with Cephas, that’s Peter, then with...

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About Justin

Justin has lived in Hawaii for 13 years, and is head over heals in love with his wife Heejung. Justin served as Pastor for Connection at Harbor Church Honolulu for 4 years before being sent out to plant Harbor West. He served as the Executive Director for The Gospel Coalition Hawaii for 5 years, loves to longboard White Plains and Pokai Bay, play basketball, and critique movies.