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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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God Is Greater Than Your Death

God Is Greater Than Your Death

We all have shared experiences that unite us: our hobbies, TV shows, places we've been, our kids. But there's really only 1 shared experience that unites us all. Death. Unfortunately we aren't really around afterward to talk about it. Daniel 12 teaches us a lot about...

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God Is Greater Than Your Sin

God Is Greater Than Your Sin

By the time we get to Daniel 9, he’s a pretty old man, and he’s still living in this strange land away from home. We know that Daniel prayed to God at least 3 times a day, and he’d probably been praying for like 50 years that God would let him and the Israelites go...

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God Is Greater Than Your Pain

God Is Greater Than Your Pain

In Daniel 8, God gives Daniel a vision that clearly shows that God's people will experience pain in their future. In Daniel's vision, he sees this "little horn" that goes to battle against God's people and causes a massive amount of chaos. Almost every scholar agrees...

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God Is Greater Than Your Kings

God Is Greater Than Your Kings

Daniel 7 is pretty crazy. God gives Daniel this vision of these 4 beasts that rise up out of the sea, and these beasts are super weird and honestly kinda terrifying. We find out later that these beasts are kingdoms, nations, that are going to rise up in the world and...

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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.