“ALOHA” Bless Everyone

11AM, Message Notes

Aloha = 2 parts

1.‘alo’ – close to the face of, close sharing, showing love and compassion
2.’ha’ – breath.
Agape – God’s Love.

(1 Corinthians 13:4-8a) Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. (5) It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. (6) Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. (7) It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. (8) Love never fails.

(Luke 18:15-17) People were also bringing babies to Jesus for him to place his hands on them. When the disciples saw this, they rebuked them. (16) But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. (17) Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”

(Luke 18:15) People were also bringing babies to Jesus for him to place his hands on them. When the disciples saw this, they rebuked them.

-People constantly bringing
-just a touch from Jesus will be enough
-Disciples constantly rebuking

(Luke 18:16) But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.

-calling to children
– to come and be blessed. middle voice
– calling to them for them and for him
– God is blessed when we are blessed. He is a good father!
-don’t get in the way
-constantly or iteratively.
-let them, release them to come.
-For this (pointing to them) is what the Kingdom of God is for!

(Luke 18:17) Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”
-Truly, amen, hey, you! Hey, did you get it? Let me say it louder!

***The kingdom of God is attracted to child-like faith and hearts.
***Let me be like that !!! Aloha your family.

Aloha your church.
Aloha God and His Ways.
Aaron’s Blessing

(Numbers 6:23) “Tell Aaron and his sons, ‘This is how you are to bless the Israelites. Say to them:
(Numbers 6:24) “The Lord bless you and keep you;
(Numbers 6:25) the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you;
(Numbers 6:26) the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.”