New Song ~ Week Thirteen ~ Nohona

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Pastor Greg shares a message inspired by the ‘Ōlelo Hawai’i word Nohona which refers to a residence, existence or, specifically, a worthwhile existence. It is this last definition that Greg focuses in on. MESSAGE NOTES This week’s Olelo Hawai’i word is Nohona. Like many Hawaiian words it can have several different meanings depending on the context. It can simply refer …

New Song ~ Week Twelve ~ Alaka’i

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Pastor Greg shares a message inspired by the ‘Ōlelo Hawai’i word Alaka’i which refers to a leader or the act of leadership. MESSAGE NOTES Today’s ‘Ōlelo Hawai’i word is Alakaʻi. Alaka’i is used as both a verb and a noun in ‘Ōlelo Hawai’i. When used as a noun it means “leader.” When used as a verb it means “leading; the …

New Song ~ Week Eleven ~ ‘Ohana

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SERIES OVERVIEW Each week, Pastor G writes a short devotional blog on the church website that is based on a different Hawaiian Word each week. Then he writes a longer message devotional to deliver on Wednesday nights. MESSAGE NOTES Tonight’s ‘Olēlo Hawai’i word is ʻOhana which means “family.” “‘Ohana means family and family means nobody gets left behind, or forgotten.” …

New Song ~ Week Ten ~ ‘Aina

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SERIES OVERVIEW Each week, Pastor G writes a short devotional blog on the church website that is based on a different Hawaiian Word each week. Then he writes a longer message devotional to deliver on Wednesday nights. MESSAGE NOTES Today’s ‘Ōlelo Hawai’i word is ʻĀina and it means “the land.” The State Motto is Ua Mau ke Ea o ka …

New Song ~ Week Nine ~ Mahalo

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SERIES OVERVIEW Each week, Pastor G writes a short devotional blog on the church website that is based on a different Hawaiian Word each week. Then he writes a longer message devotional to deliver on Wednesday nights. MESSAGE NOTES Today’s ʻOlelo Hawaiʻi word is Mahalo! It means thank you. It is often modified with the words nui and/or loa which both convey the idea of big or …

New Song ~ Week Eight ~ Pono

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SERIES OVERVIEW Each week, Pastor G writes a short devotional blog on the church website that is based on a different Hawaiian Word each week. Then he writes a longer message devotional to deliver on Wednesday nights. MESSAGE NOTES Today’s ‘Olelo Hawai’i word is Pono! It is one of my favorite words in the language. If you ask a kamaʻāina (a …

New Song ~ Week Seven ~ Akua

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SERIES OVERVIEW Each week, Pastor G writes a short devotional blog on the church website that is based on a different Hawaiian Word each week. Then he writes a longer message devotional to deliver on Wednesday nights. MESSAGE NOTES Today’s ‘Olelo Hawai’i word is the name for our Judeo Christian God,  Akua. Akua, in the Hawaiian language, can, of course, refer to any …

New Song ~ Week Six ~ Aloha

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SERIES OVERVIEW Each week, Pastor G writes a short devotional blog on the church website that is based on a different Hawaiian Word each week. Then he writes a longer message devotional to deliver on Wednesday nights. MESSAGE NOTES Today’s ʻOlele Hawaiʻi word is Aloha! Commonly translated hello, goodbye or love But Aloha is actually two words being put together. Alo means to …

New Song ~ Week Five ~ Kōkua

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SERIES OVERVIEW Each week, Pastor G writes a short devotional blog on the church website that is based on a different Hawaiian Word each week. Then he writes a longer message devotional to deliver on Wednesday nights. MESSAGE NOTES Today’s ‘Olelo Hawai’i word is Kōkua. It means to help, to give aid or to give assistance. Therefore….. Philippians 2:1a Whenever you see the …

New Song ~ Week Four ~ Kakou Devotional

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SERIES OVERVIEW Each week, Pastor G writes a short devotional blog on the church website that is based on a different Hawaiian Word each week. Then he writes a longer message devotional to deliver on Wednesday nights. MESSAGE NOTES Today’s ‘Olelo Hawai’i word is Kākou. Most of all, Kākou it is a word of unity. It refers to all of us together, inclusively, …