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Opening Worship Set
Meet & Greet & Announcements
Life Application Message

* Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of the month.

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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.”


Sundays @ 9:15am – Common Grounds Cafe

Sundays @ 9:30am – Adult Worship Experience & Aloha Riders Kids Church

Sundays @ 10:30am – Common Grounds Cafe

Sundays @ 11:00am – B.Y.O.L. – Bring Your Own Lunch


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

~ Serve With Us: You can make a big difference in someone’s life by serving on one of our Strategic Service Teams. To get started, select an area of ministry where you’d like to serve and contact the church by emailing

~ Explore 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. 


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: Your kids are invited to join an experience designed just for them! Kids Church occurs, at the same time as our Adult Worship Experience in our Multi-Purpose Building.

     Our Dolphin, Whale, and Surf Riders meet in our Surf/Whale Riders Room in our Multi-Purpose Building each Sunday for our one-room Kids Church for ages 3 (potty trained) through 5th grade. 

     Our Honu Riders Nursery is for toddlers and 2s. The Honu Riders Room is located in our Multi-Purpose Building. The Little Honu Riders Room in the Worship Center is for parents who wish to see and hear the service while caring for a young child. 

~ Point Break Student 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.


~ B.Y.O.L. –  NO B.Y.O.L. Until Sunday, June 2nd. Sunday’s, at 11am, Bring Your Own Lunch and spend time connecting with your Church ‘Ohana. Eat together, build relationships and spend time talking about the morning message. (Questions will be provided)


Waikoloa Community Church
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Physical Address: 68-3621 Paniolo Avenue, Waikoloa
Mail To: PO Box 383382, Waikoloa, HI 96738

* MESSAGE NOTES ~ May 12, 2024


You have heard that the ancients were told, “You shall not commit murder” and “Whoever commits murder shall be liable to the court.” But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be guilty before the court; and whoever says to his brother, “You good-for-nothing,” shall be guilty before the supreme court; and whoever says, “You fool,” shall be guilty enough to go into the fiery hell. ~ Matthew 5:21-22

Sin always begins in the heart before it  manifests in our actions.

… So Cain became very angry, and his expression was downcast. Then the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry, and why is your expression downcast? Is it not true that if you do what is right, you will be fine? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at the door. It desires to dominate you, but you must subdue it.” Cain said to his brother Abel, “Let’s go out to the field.” While they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him.  ~ Genesis 4:5b-8 

Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. ~ 1 Peter 5:8

YODA ~  Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.

… everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger; for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God. ~ James 1:19b-20

Be angry, and yet do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and do not give the devil an opportunity. ~ Ephesians 4:26-27

TOPOS – GREEK ~ a foothold, a place, a seat, an opportunity

EMPOROR PALPATINE ~  Yes, give in to your anger. With each passing moment you make yourself more my servant. … Use your aggressive feelings boy! Let the hate flow through you!

Cease from anger and forsake wrath; Do not fret; it leads only to evildoing. ~ Psalm 37:8

CHARAH – HEBREW ~ keeping a fire burning by adding more and more kindling to it

Righteous anger is directed against sin or injustice and ALWAYS aligns with God’s will.
It arises from a deep desire to uphold God’s values, and protect the vulnerable.

The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. And He found in the temple those who were selling oxen and sheep and doves, and the money changers seated at their tables. And He made a scourge of cords, and drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and the oxen; and He poured out the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables; and to those who were selling the doves He said, “Take these things away; stop making My Father’s house a place of business.”~ John 2:13-16

You fools and blind men! …. ~ Matthew 23:17a

His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for Your house will consume me.” ~ John 2:17

ZĒLOS – GREEK and QIN’AH – HEBREW ~ strong defense of something you are deeply passionate about 

Sinful anger is often rooted in our own jealousies, hurt feelings, disappointments,
selfishness, pride, envy, or revenge.


1) Acknowledge Your Anger

The one who covers his transgressions will not prosper, but whoever confesses them and forsakes them will find mercy. ~ Proverbs 28:13

2) Express Your Feelings and Listen

Trust in Him at all times, O people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah. ~ Psalm 62:8

I cry aloud with my voice to the Lord; I make supplication with my voice to the Lord. I pour out my complaint before Him; I declare my trouble before Him. ~ Psalm 142:1-2

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, But a wise man is he who listens to counsel. ~ Proverbs 12:15

3) Practice Empathy and Forgiveness

You have heard that it was said, “Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.” But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. ~ Matthew 5:38-39

Never pay back evil for evil to anyone. Respect what is right in the sight of all men. If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men. Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. ~ Romans 12:17-19

Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times. ~ Matthew 18:22 

Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you. ~ Ephesians 4:32

4) Set Healthy Boundaries

Reject a divisive person after one or two warnings. You know that such a person is twisted by sin and is conscious of it himself. ~ Titus 3:10-11

Now I urge you, brothers and sisters, to watch out for those who create dissensions and obstacles contrary to the teaching that you learned. Avoid them! ~ Romans 16:17

Do not make friends with an angry person, and do not associate with a wrathful person, lest you learn his ways and entangle yourself in a snare. ~ Proverbs 22:24-25

Do not give what is holy to dogs or throw your pearls before pigs; otherwise they will trample them under their feet and turn around and tear you to pieces. ~ Matthew 7:6

5) Let Go and Lean On God

You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in You. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord Himself, is the Rock eternal. ~ Isaiah 26:3-4