Program and Message Notes

* WAIKOLOA COMMUNITY CHURCH
   E Komo Mai! (Welcome!)

Aloha, we’re so glad you are here!  WCC wants to make a lasting difference in your life, In our community, and in the world. How do we do that?  We do that by helping people find Common Ground and by leading people to become fully devoted followers of Christ. Want to know more? Explore this website and fill out a connect card with any questions you have.

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* WHAT TO EXPECT IN WORSHIP

9am Modern Worship Experience

Welcome
Opening Praise & Worship
Life Application Message
Closing Praise & Worship
Closing Prayer

10:30am Traditional Worship Experience

Welcome
Opening Hymns of Praise
Life Application Message
Closing Hymn
Doxology in English & ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi
Benediction

* The “Life Application Message” is the same at both of our Worship Experiences.

Don’t Leave Today’s Message Behind: Dive In!

When you’re grabbing lunch with friends, at a coffee shop, at the dinner table with your family, in your Aloha Group, or online, talk over the message. Scroll down to find the “Message Notes” and the “Dive In.”

* SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Sundays @ 9am – Modern Worship Experience

Sundays @ 9am – Aloha Riders Children’s Church
                                      Toddler’s through 5th grade

Sundays 10am-10:30am – Common Grounds Cafe

Sundays @ 10:30am – Traditional Worship Experience

* PLUG-IN

Do you want to know God better and become who He’s created you to be?
Here are some places to start:

Aloha Groups

This is how we “DO LIFE TOGETHER.” Aloha Groups are the friends and ‘ohana (family) you laugh, grow, and serve with. Each Aloha Group at WCC is different, yet all are focused on growing better together! Let us help you find an Aloha Group that’s right for you. For more info about Aloha Groups, contact Annette at WaikoloaCC@gmail.com.

Attend One, Serve One

The benefit of having multiple worship experiences at WCC is you never have to miss out on attending church. You can make a big difference in someone’s life by serving on one of our Strategic Service Teams at one worship experience and still attend the other. To get started, select an area of ministry where you’d like to serve and contact the church by emailing WaikoloaCC@gmail.com.

Discover Your Purpose

Each of us has a unique purpose that is solely ours to fulfill. Uncover yours by participating in one of our Exploration Seminars. More information coming soon.

* FOR YOUR FAMILY

We believe strong families start with a solid foundation. We endeavor to partner with parents to raise the next generation of fully devoted followers of Christ.

~ Aloha Riders Kids Ministry: While you’re in church, your kids get to enjoy an experience just for them! At our 9am worship experience, toddlers through 5th graders learn about Jesus through videos, worship music, activities, stories, and small group time.

~ World Changers Youth Ministry: We would LOVE to offer a quality youth program for 6th-12th graders as well! We need some initial volunteers to help make that happen and some interested youth to participate. Let us know of any interest and we’ll make it happen as soon as possible.

* CAMPUS NEWS

* GIVING @ WCC (Every Penny Helps)

1) Cash/check use a Yay God Box OR Mail: PO Box 383382 ~ Waikoloa, HI 96738
2) A one-time gift.
3) A recurring gift.

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* CONTACT INFO

Waikoloa Community Church
808.883.8944  ~  WaikoloaCC@gmail.com
Physical Address: 68-3621 Paniolo Avenue, Waikoloa
Mail To: PO Box 383382, Waikoloa, HI 96738
www.WaikoloaCC.org

MESSAGE NOTES

GOOD FRUIT: Week 3 – Patience

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law. ~ Galatians 5:22-23

My brothers and sisters, consider it nothing but joy when you fall into all sorts of trials, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance.

~ James 1:2-3

“Pressure propagates patience.” – Pastor G

“Patience is bitter but the fruit is sweet.” – Aristotle

HUPOMONĒ ~ GREEK

“to remain under”, patience

MAKROTHUMIA~ GREEK

“long temper”, patience

The Lord is not slow concerning his promise, as some regard slowness, but is being patient toward you, because he does not wish for any to perish but for all to come to repentance. ~ 2 Peter 3:9

“The Lord was with Joseph.”

Emmanuel, means “God with us.”

As for you, you meant to harm me, but God intended it for a good purpose, so He could preserve the lives of many people, as you can see this day. ~ Genesis 50:20

And we know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose . ~ Romans 8:28

THREE LESSONS FROM JOSEPH

1) We see his complete trust and obedience to God.

2) We see Joseph’s profound, God-given and trouble-earned, hupomonē patience.

3) We also see a makrothumia patience that allows him to forgive all the evil done to him.

DIVE IN! ~ Discussion Questions

  1. What was one thing Pastor G said this week that spoke directly to you?
  2. Are you inspired by that to make a decision, make a change, or take some action in your life?

READ: James 1:2-3

  1. With this is mind, are you able to consider your various trials of life with “nothing but joy?” Why or why not?
  2. What is the upside of seeing our trials this way according to James?

READ: 2 Peter 3:9 (NET)

  1. How are you inspired by Jesus’ patience toward all the people who still reject Him and choose to live in sin?
  2. When you think about the people who irritate or upset you are you inspired to be more patient with them as well?

READ: Genesis 50:20 (NET)

  1. This is a powerful perspective from Joseph. Are you able to see your difficult situation with this same 50:20 vision? Why or why not?
  2. Based on this verse why should you offer forgiveness to those you have been at odds with?

READ: Romans 8:28 (NET)

  1. Does Paul say God causes all things to happen? Explain your answer.
  2. Does Paul say God will take everything that happens and bring something good out it? Explain your answer.
  3. According to this verse, will God cause all things to work together for the good of everyone on earth, or are there conditions to whom this applies?

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GOOD FRUIT – Week 3 – Patience – Notes & Discussion