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How to Find Pleasure in God Alone

How to Find Pleasure in God Alone

Do you wonder why life seems stressful and unfulfilling? Do you wonder why there’s friction with the people you’re closest to? Do you wonder why your plans never seem to turn out quite as good you hoped? According to James, it's because you're looking for pleasure in...

How to Speak the Truth in Love

How to Speak the Truth in Love

Death and life are in the power of the tongue. That's what it says in Proverbs 18:21. Think about how you’ve been given life through the words people have said to you. Someone tells you what a great job you did on the last assignment you had at work. Someone gives you...

How to Pursue Better Prayer in Groups

How to Pursue Better Prayer in Groups

On Sunday we saw in Nehemiah 2 how our pursuit of God will lead us to passionate prayer for God’s people. At Harbor we’re always seeking to grow in our prayerfulness, particularly when we’re together in community. Want to have better times of prayer in your family,...

Are You Different Now From A Year Ago?

Are You Different Now From A Year Ago?

When it comes to the Tower of Terror at Disneyland, I’ve discovered there are two groups of people. One group of people jumps right on without thinking about it. They just have faith that it will be safe. Like my oldest daughter Talia. She didn’t think twice. She...

Introducing Kukuilani

Introducing Kukuilani

by Mike Butindaro | Oct 18, 2019 I recently heard from a guy who works for a local pest control company that back in the day, the Ward-Kakaako area use to be one big marshland. Then investors and developers suddenly came in and built over it. However, this guy said...

Love means welcoming people who can’t do anything for you

Love means welcoming people who can’t do anything for you

It's amazing what we'll do to sit up front in an airplane. We'll fly in a cramped economy seat, flight after flight with the same terrible airline, because that’s how you build up status. If you get enough status, then you can get bumped up to premium economy seat...

Better Communication with The People You Love

Better Communication with The People You Love

The weather is starting to cool off. The temperature setting in the office AC is moving up a few degrees. We just served Starbucks Winter Blend at church this past Sunday. Our Marriage Conference is coming up at the end of this month. All of these events mean that our...

How to Overcome Anger

How to Overcome Anger

Why do you lose your temper? When are you most likely to get frustrated? Maybe it’s because your kids don’t listen to you: “I’m angry because they keep doing the same thing over and over again!” Maybe it’s because your spouse doesn’t meet your expectations: “I’m angry...

Why We Contribute To Our Community

Why We Contribute To Our Community

In the final chapter of Titus, Paul’s got a handful of things he wants Titus to remind the Christians on Crete to live out. Paul’s instructing God’s people how to live out their faith within society. And his instructions remind us, and actually points us to our new...

Jesus Creates Community

Jesus Creates Community

Christians are nothing more than beggars in a back alley, who've heard about a five-star restaurant down the street where the chef slips his best dishes out the back door every night. Plate after plate of epic food. It's amazing! And there’s enough for everyone! But...