NEW SONG ~ Week 17 ~ Pule

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MESSAGE NOTES Today’s ‘Ōlelo Hawai’i word is Pule which means prayer, incantation, blessing, grace; to pray, worship, ask a blessing. Tonight we are focusing on prayer. E pule kakou – let us pray Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. Do not quench the Spirit; do not despise …

NEW SONG ~ Week Sixteen ~ Maka’i

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MESSAGE NOTES Tonight’s ‘Ōlelo Hawai’i word is Maka’i which means goodness or excellence. Some people have greatness thrust upon them. Very few have excellence thrust upon them. They achieve it. They do not achieve it unwittingly by doing what comes naturally and they don’t stumble into it in the course of amusing themselves. All excellence involves discipline and tenacity of …

NEW SONG ~ Week Fifteen ~ Hoaloha

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MESSAGE NOTES Today’s ‘Ōlelo Hawai’i word is Hoaloha. It’s actually a contraction of the word hoa which means friend or companion and the word aloha which often means love but literally means I share my breath or spirit or life with you. Alo means I share —ha means – life, breath or spirit. So, Hoaloha refers to a beloved friend …

Stand Alone Sunday Message ~ Akahai

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MESSAGE NOTES Tonight’s ‘Olelo Hawaii word is Akahai. It refers to someone who is modest; gentle; not proud; unassuming. Most often it can be understood as kindness that is expressed with tenderness. Do you prefer being thin-skinned or thick-skinned? Is there any evidence in the Bible that God wants Christians to be akahai people, people who show kindness that is …

NEW SONG ~ Week Fourteen ~ Akahai

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MESSAGE NOTES Tonight’s ‘Olelo Hawaii word is Akahai. It refers to someone who is modest; gentle; not proud; unassuming. Most often it can be understood as kindness that is expressed with tenderness. Do you prefer being thin-skinned or thick-skinned? Is there any evidence in the Bible that God wants Christians to be akahai people, people who show kindness that is …

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 …