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  1. From the Pastor's Desk
  2. Creation Is God's Universal Bible - Pastor Harold J. Kilborn
  3. Church Leadership Seminar with Brian Rushfeldt
  4. Spiritual Warfare (Part 5) - Dr. Thomas Ice
  5. How To Find A Good Church (Part 2) CRI
  6. Killing Time - Dr. James Dobson
  7. Can Christians be Demonized (Part 1) CRi
  8. Christians and Government: Kingdoms in Conflict?
  9. Christian Counseling - Dr. Irene Sherman, Ph.D
10. Comments to Newsletter
11. Church Services
12. Church Leadership

                                 From the Pastors Desk

1. What a great time we had this past Wednesday night studying the book of Romans. I am so thankful for those of you are coming out and  learning some great truths from one of the most profound books in existence.

2. This coming Wednesday, it will be a joy to have Brian Rushfeldt, President of Canada Family Action, give us a leadership training from 7 p.m. till 9 p.m. They have visited our Church and worshiped with us many times over the years. They are good friends of ours and are very dedicated to the Lord. Even if you are not a leader in the Koloa Church, you are still invited to come and be blessed. We like to extend this invitation to other Pastors and their churches to have their leaders come and join us. You, and our leaders, will not be disappointed. Check out the info. below on Brian.

3. I will continue the Gospel of Mark this Coming Sunday in our two morning worship services. We will be looking at the 15th. chapter. It has been fun for me going through this synoptic gospel, verse by verse. It has enriched my life and the many in our fellowship.

4. Don't forget, this coming Saturday, the men's ministries will have their monthly breakfast at Kalaheo Cafe at 7:30 a.m.

5. For more information on "Christianity and Government: Kingdoms in Conflict? See  info. below. Since our Newsletter is received by many in all 50 states, there may be some, who would like to attend.

Christianity and Government: Kingdoms in Conflict?
April 25 - 26, 2014

                                         Creation is God's Universal Bible

           An Excerpt from Pastor Kilborn's Exposition of the book of Romans


In theology, we have what is know as "General Revelation," that reveals the greatness of God. Romans 1:18 " For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities-his eternal power and divine nature-have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse". Creation is a sign post that points to the creator, but man worships the sign post and says, that is my God


Listen, man can see from the universe, that God is, and His all powerful. Of course, there are people that say, "if I can't see Him, then He doesn't exist." Is there anything you believe in that you've not seen? Have you ever seen electricity? Have you ever seen wind? What about a radio wave? We can become more complex and academic if we want too.


It's interesting, that Science will reveal a score of things that we believe in and assume exist and we have never seen with our own eyes. So let's bow out of that argument. There are plenty of things that we believe that we haven't seen.


General or Natural Revelation, involves two elements, according to the verse I cited in Romans 1:18. First, God's eternal power and second, God's divine nature.


Now you don't find salvation in General or Natural Revelation, but in what is known as "Special Revelation," and that is the Word of God. That's the whole point of General Revelation: to lead you to Special Revelation, which presents Jesus as the only way to God and who is the only person, who can give us salvation from our sins and eternal life.


Let me close by saying, refusing to know God as God, man has lost the only means of identifying himself. The moment we put God our of our thinking, we've lost any means of identifying our selves.

                                           BRIAN RUSHFELDT


                            President , CANADA FAMILY ACTION


Brian Rushfeldt is co-founder and President of Canada Family Action, a national citizen's action organization with a mission to mobilize and equip Christians to influence society and government. In 1997, Brian launched Canada Family Action which has spearheaded numerous campaigns that have influenced public policy and attracted media coverage on many national issues.


Brian has over 35 years' experience in administration, management, training, counseling and leadership.  He has been involved as a community educator, counselor on family issues and addictions and a Director on several Boards.   


He is an ordained Minister, has a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Calgary, and a Masters of Theology from Canada Christian College. In August 2013 Brian became a certified John Maxwell Team member to conduct leadership training and personal development seminars, webinars and speaker engagements.


In 2005 Brian received the Alberta Centennial award given to outstanding Alberta citizens influencing their culture. In 2006 he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws by Canada Christian College in Toronto. 


With a deep passion for Canada, Brian is concerned about the spiritual, moral and social strength of the nation and about how each of us is called to be an influence for righteousness and justice. He believes that all Christians are mandated to take biblical principles beyond the walls of the church and practically live them and speak them in all realms of society.  His great desire is to be able to inspire men and women to become influential leaders.


Brian has two hobbies: catching the rays on the beach in Kauai and flying the world in his flight simulator.


His life highlights are being a husband, father and grandfather.



Question: "Is the Christian life supposed to be boring?"

There are many misconceptions about the Christian life, and one is that it is boring. The truth is the Christian life is where we find true joy and lasting peace, hope and contentment. These things, like all good and perfect things, come from God (James 1:17). The difficulty is that, if you're not a believer in Christ, you truly don't know what you're missing.

This is not to say that the Christian life is easy. One writer describes growing in the Christian faith as being "on a never-ending downward escalator. In order to grow we have to turn around and sprint up the escalator putting up with perturbed looks from everyone else who is gradually moving downward." Christ never deluded anyone into thinking it would be easy to follow Him (see Matthew 10:34-39). It's not easy, but the hardships help prevent boredom.

Those who believe the Christian life is boring have never taken God's invitation to "taste and see that the LORD is good" (Psalm 34:8). Instead, they selfishly pursue whatever they think will make them "not bored" or happy or content. The problem is, the things of this world are temporary and can never truly satisfy. The Bible tells us that sowing to please our sinful nature will surely lead to destruction (Galatians 6:8). King Solomon, the wisest and richest person who ever lived, had everything a person could possibly want. He said, "I denied myself nothing my eyes desired; I refused my heart no pleasure" (Ecclesiastes 2:10). Solomon had it all, but he concluded that it was "meaningless" and likened it to "chasing after the wind" (v. 11). In other words, he had everything this world had to offer, and he was bored.

Sometimes, a new Christian is surprised that his new life is not "more exciting," as if the Christian life is supposed to be a thrill-a-minute extravaganza. No life is that. Boredom is something we must all overcome. Everyone stands in line at the grocery store, gets caught in traffic, or is given jobs he'd rather not do.

Part of the problem may be how "boredom" is defined. Is it a lack of excitement? Nothing can stimulate perpetual exhilaration. Is it inactivity? If so, then the key is to find something to do. Is it uninterest? If so, the key is to be more curious. Is it a lack of "fun"? In that case, "fun" needs to be defined, since "fun" is itself a highly subjective concept.

Some people assume that being a Christian is boring because they've heard that Christians have to give up all the "fun" things in life. It's true that Christians give up some things, but it's not the fun. Christians give up their sin, their self-destructive behavior, their addictions, their negative attitudes and their ignorance of God. In return, they receive "righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit" (Romans 14:17). They "live as children of light" in a dark world (Ephesians 5:8). The mistakes of their past no longer have a stronghold in their lives. They no longer live for themselves but for the One who died for them. They serve others and make a difference (Romans 14:7; Philippians 2:4). They are becoming everything that God created them to be. It is virtually impossible to be bored in such a life.

The only thing in this world that has eternal value is a relationship with Jesus Christ. A growing, committed Christian will find that life is never boring. There's always another step of faith to take, another relationship to build, another person to serve.

Is the Christian life supposed to be "boring"? Absolutely not. Jesus said, "I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full" (John 10:10).

                            How To Find a Good Church, Part 2

"They [followers of Christ] devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer" (Acts 2:42).


One of the questions I am most frequently asked is, "How do I find a good church?" This question has taken on added significance in recent years because of the massive impact televangelism has had on our culture. In all too many cases, worship has been replaced with entertainment, and fellowship has been transformed into individualism. In view of these cultural developments, it is critical that Christians have a handle on the ingredients of a healthy well-balanced church.

The first sign of a healthy, well-balanced church is a pastor who is committed to leading the community of faith in the
worship of God through prayer, praise, and proclamation.


is so inextricably woven into the fabric of worship that it would be unthinkable to have a church service without it. From the very inception of the early Christian church, prayer has been a primary means of worshiping God. Through prayer, we have the privilege of expressing adoration and thanksgiving to the One who saved us, sanctifies us, and one day will glorify us. In fact, our Lord Himself set the pattern by teaching His disciples the Prayer of Jesus (Matt. 6:9-13).


is another key ingredient of worship. Scripture urges us to "speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs" (Eph. 5:19). Singing psalms is a magnificent means for intercession, instruction, and the internalization of Scripture. In addition, the great hymns of the faith have stood the test of time and are rich in theological tradition and truth. Spiritual songs, in turn, communicate the freshness of our faith. Thus, it is crucial that we preserve both a respect for our spiritual heritage and a regard for contemporary compositions.Along with prayer and praise,


is axiomatic to experiencing vibrant worship. Paul urged his protégé Timothy to "preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage-with great patience and careful instruction. For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear" (2 Tim. 4:2-3). Church leaders must once again produce in their people a holy hunger for the Word of God; for it is through the proclamation of God's Word that believers are edified, exhorted, encouraged, and equipped.Furthermore, a healthy, well-balanced church is evidenced through its


. Christ breaks the barriers of gender, race, and background and unites us as one under the banner of His love. Such oneness is tangibly manifested through community, confession, and contribution.


is visible in baptism, which symbolizes our entrance into a body of believers who are one in Christ. It is a sign and a seal that we have been buried to our old life and raised to newness of life through His resurrection power. In like fashion, Holy Communion is an expression of oneness. As we all partake of the same elements, we partake of that which the elements symbolize-Christ, through whom we are one. Our fellowship on earth, celebrated through communion, is a foretaste of the heavenly fellowship we will share when symbol gives way to substance.A further expression of our oneness in Christ is our common


of faith-a core set of beliefs, which have been rightly referred to as "essential Christianity." These beliefs, which have been codified in the creeds of the Christian church, form the basis of our unity as the body of Christ. The well-known maxim bears repeating: "In essentials, unity; in nonessentials, liberty; and in all things, charity."As with community and confession, we experience oneness through the


of our time, talent, and treasure. The question we should be asking is not "What can the church do for me?" but, "What can I do for the church?" The tragedy of modern Christianity is that when members of the body hurt, too often we relegate them to finding resources outside the walls of the church. That is precisely why the apostle Paul exhorts us to "share with God's people who are in need. Practice hospitality" (Rom. 12:13).Finally, a healthy, well-balanced church is one that is committed to equipping believers to be effective
witnesses to
what they believe,
why they believe, and
Who they believe. In the Great Commission, Christ called believers not to make mere converts but to make disciples (Matt. 28:19). A disciple is a learner or follower of the Lord Jesus Christ. Thus, we must be prepared to communicate


we believe. In other words, we must be equipped to communicate the evangel (good news). If Christians do not know how to share their faith, they have never been through basic training. The gospel of Christ should become such a part of our vocabulary that presenting it becomes second nature.We also must be equipped to share
why we believe what we believe. As Peter put it, we must "always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the
reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect" (1 Pet. 3:15). Too many today believe that the task of apologetics is the exclusive domain of scholars and theologians. Not so! The defense of the faith is not optional; it is basic training for

every Christian

.In addition to being prepared to communicate the what and why of our faith, we must be empowered to communicate the


of our faith. Virtually every theological heresy begins with a misconception of the nature of God. Thus, in a healthy well-balanced church believers are equipped to communicate such glorious doctrines of the faith as the Trinity and the deity of Jesus Christ. It is crucial that we, like the early Christian church, come to understand more fully the biblical concept of the priesthood of all believers. Clearly, it is not the pastor's calling to do the work of ministry single-handedly. Rather, the pastor is called "to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature" (Eph. 4:12-13).In short, we know we have discovered a good church if God is
worshiped in Spirit and in truth through prayer, praise and the proclamation of the Word; if the
oneness we share in Christ is tangibly manifested through community, confession, and contribution; and if the church is equipping members as


who can communicate what they believe, why they believe, and Who they believe. Worship, Oneness, and Witness equal WOW!

                                         Killing Time

                                    Dr. James Dobson


The Lord examines the righteous, but the wicked and those who love violence his soul hates.

Psalm 11:5 

One of the most disturbing trends in today's society is the increasing incidence of kids killing kids. It is frightening to realize that school shootings such as the one at Colorado's Columbine High School, where two classmates murdered a teacher and twelve of their peers, have become almost commonplace. Our culture-through television, movies, the Internet, and video games-teaches our kids to get even with or kill those who get in their way.

It's the same method that the Nazis employed before and during World War II. Recruits were required to perform disturbing tasks systematically until they were no longer shocked or revolted by them. They were desensitized to violence-as are children who observe repeated acts of brutality in the media. That's why the American Medical Association and other child development authorities recently stated what most of us have understood for a long time: "[The] effects [of violence] in the media are measurable and long lasting. Moreover, prolonged viewing of media violence can lead to emotional desensitization toward violence in real life."

Scripture describes our heavenly Father's feelings on this matter in the strongest terms: "Those who love violence his soul hates" (Psalm 11:5). Don't wait another day to shield your family from violent images. The stakes are not only your kids' emotional well-being, but their relationship with God Himself.

Before you say good night...

  • Have your kids been desensitized to violence by the media?
  • What can you do to protect them from negative media influences?

Lord, we must raise our children in a fallen and violent world. Sensitize our hearts and alert us to the darkness that deepens by the day. Show us what You would have us do. Amen.

Nazi methods from "Courageous Choices," Focus on the Family, 24 May 2001; quote from "Media Tied to Violence among Kids," Associated Press, 26 July 2000, as quoted in Bringing Up Boys copyright © 2001 by James Dobson, Inc. Published by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. Used with permission. All rights reserved.

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Spiritual Warfare, Part - 6   

 Dr. Thomas Ice


Dr. Thomas Ice

Dr. Ice has co-authored about 30 books, written hundreds of articles, and is a frequent conference speaker. He has served as a pastor for 15 years. Dr. Ice has a B.A. from Howard Payne University, a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary, a Ph.D. from Tyndale Theological Seminary, and is a Doctoral Candidate at The University of Wales in Church History. Dr. Ice lives in Omaha, Nebraska with his wife Janice and is a pastor at Community Church.



The Failure of Secular Systems



The point of this story is to show that two groups of people who claim to be biblical attempted to

 help an unfortunate woman. In one case the solution- was sought through a demonic deliverance, and in another case the solution was sought through the use of Scripture in counseling. We are not attempting here to decide whether this girl was ever demonized; the point we are making is that one particular group of pastors, who had had years of experience in a deliverance   ministry and had developed a technique of dealing with demonized people based on experience, were apparently fooled. (If they were not, then their empirically developed deliverance techniques were a fail­ure) Anytime we base a technique for dealing with demonized people on anything other than the clear teaching of the Word of God, we are doomed to failure. In fact, using any approach based on information not directly derived from the Scriptures is in practice a denial of the authority and sufficiency of the Bible. These examples simply show the inadequacy of personal experience in validating demon-possession.


In the last two centuries many philosophical systems have sought to combine rationalism and empiricism. However, if neither of these two methods can arrive at certainty about God and the spiritual realm on their own, combining them will not solve the problem either. Rationalism and empiricism both fail to provide an adequate basis for objectively verifying knowledge about the spiritual realm. How then can we know about the existence of God and angels and about the nature of man, salvation, and the meaning of life?

         The Only True Basis


The only trustworthy basis for knowledge about the supernatural is God's revelation. Since man is incapable of arriving at ultimate truth through his own resources, whether through reason or sense data, he must rely upon God's revelation. In Romans 1 Paul tells us that while human beings have a clear testimony of God in the creation all around them, they reject that evidence because they are sinners: "That which is known about God is evident within them, for God made it evident to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, Hi eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being under­stood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God, give thanks; but they became futile in their speculations, and the foolish heart was darkened" (Romans 1:19-21).


The effect of Adam's sin on the abilities of the human mind extensive, and must never be underestimated when discussing the issue of knowing truth. The above passage from Romans 1 tells us that man's heart is darkened. In Romans 3:11,12 we are told, "There is none who understands; there is none who seeks for God. All have turned aside, together they have become useless; there is none who does good, there is not even one." Paul again stresses the effects of sin in Romans 8:7,8: "The mind set on the flesh [the mind of the unsaved person] is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so; and those who are in the flesh cannot please God."

God describes the effect of sin on man in a number of different ways: He says that the unsaved are in darkness, that Satan works within them, that they are blind and ignorant, that they willfully suppress the truth, and that they are enslaved to sin and unrighteous-Bess. The only path out of this predicament is the Word of God.


     Can Christians be demonized? (Part 1)



Over the years, I have read a wide variety of stories that claim to support the notion that Christians can be demonized. In the end, they all have one thing in common: they greatly overestimate the power and province of Satan. Some deliverance ministers make a more valiant attempt than others to provide a biblical basis for the contention that a Christian can be inhabited by a demon. Inevitably, however, Scripture itself undermines their stories.

First, Christ Himself precludes the possibility that a Christian could be inhabited by demons. Using the illustration of a house, Jesus asks, "How can anyone enter a strong man's house and carry off his possessions unless he first ties up the strong man?" (Matt. 12:29). In the case of a demon-possessed person, the strong man is obviously the devil. In a Spirit-indwelt believer, however, the strong man is God. The force of Christ's argument leads inexorably to the conclusion that, in order for demons to possess believers, they would first have to bind the one who occupies them-namely God Himself!

Furthermore, I discovered an equally airtight argument against Christian demonization in the Gospel of John. The Jews once again were accusing Jesus of being demon-possessed. Rather than circumvent their accusations, Jesus condescends to reach out to His accusers with reason. The essence of His argument is "I am not possessed by a demon" because "I honor my Father" (John 8:49). The point is impossible to miss: being demon-possessed and honoring God are mutually exclusive categories.

Finally, Scripture does not contain a single credible example of a demonized believer. Instead, the consistent teaching of the Bible is that Christians cannot be controlled against their wills through demonic inhabitation. The principle is foolproof. If you are a follower of Christ, the King Himself indwells you. And you can rest assured that "the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world" (1 John 4:4).

                     The Religious Research Project Presents:

Christianity and Government: Kingdoms in Conflict?
April 25 - 26, 2014

Trinity Family Life Center
6389 Blacklick-Eastern Road Northwest
Pickerington, Ohio 43147
(614) 837-8356

Plenary Speakers: (click here for plenary speaker bios)
Dr. Jerry Buckner on The Theology of Barack Obama
Dr. Phil Roberts on Postmodernism
Jay Howard on Why This Conference?
Panel on The Church in a Pluralistic Culture

Five workshop sessions will also be available.
The topics will include:
Abortion, Bioethics, Euthanasia
Biblical Economics
The Church and Israel
Growth of False Religious Systems in America
Is America under God's Judgment?
Is Biblical Truth Still Relevant?
Islam, Liberation Theology, Militant Atheism
The Myth of Church/State Separation
Reaching a Pagan World
Same-Sex Marriage
...and more

Workshop leaders: (click here for workshop leader bios)
Mark Barbee, Chad Brand, Dr. Jerry Buckner, Jim Choury, Dave Faulkner, Sarah Flashing, Darrell Ford, Darius Hardwick, Bill Honsberger, Jay Howard, Steve Martin, Dr. Phil Roberts, and Greg Sammons.

            Welcome to Christian Counseling at Koloa Church
                                     Dr. Irene Sherman Ph.D


Professional Christian counseling is available by appointment weekday afternoons with Dr. Irene Sherman. Dr. Sherman is a trained counselor experienced in helping people work through ordinary life problems. She offers Christian counseling as a first step alternative to consulting a secular psychiatrist or psychologist, but will make a referral whenever necessary. All sessions are private, Bible-based, and strictly confidential.


For a nominal fee, Dr. Sherman provides counseling in the areas of dating relationships, financial dilemmas, marital concerns, parent/child relationships, personal problems, and low self-esteem. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 808-652-2629.
1. Thanks Pastor Kilborn ,  one of the best and most informative newsletters yet!
Dianne Reynolds
When I was in Kauai, my troubled Nephew who had come to Christ for a spell, had slipped back into oriental religions again.  He "picked" a fight with me over John 14:6  "No man comes to the father, except by me."  I told Dear David that I was not at liberty to pick and choose what Scriptures I would accept or reject.
The same is true for me concerning Homosexuality.

the bible cearly forbids the practice of Homosexuality.

focus on the family published a ggod book.  Much of it centers around a maqn from California who goes to Kauai and writes his homosexual friend in CA letters concerning breaking out of homosexuality.  "You Don't Have to Be Gay".  I like it.




Speakers: Rev. Doug Clay and Duke Aiona


"Serving God with an

Understanding heart and a willing mind"


Time: Friday 7:00 pm and Saturday starts at 8:00 am  
Place: Aloha Church (Across from Taco Bell)  


Cost: $40 each (Saturday Lunch included)
Registration Deadline is January 15, 2014


For more info please contact:

Pat Thompson,

Pat Thompson, Men Ministry Sectional Rep
Pastor Darryl Kua,
Westside Christian Center

Church Services

Sunday Worship Services


First Service - 8:30 a.m.


Pastor Harold Kilborn ministering the Word
  (Children Church and Nursery provided).


Second Service - 10:30 a.m.
Pastor Harold Kilborn ministering the Word



Three Courses Offered at 9:45 a.m. 


Crazy Love - Mike Wilson
                                         The Parables - Christy Kilborn


                                          Beginning Point - Fred Baum (Beginner's Class)



                           Sunday Youth - 9:45 a.m.                          


Youth Pastor: Joy Abreu


Sunday Evening Worship Service 6 p.m.

Kyle Morrison

Youth Ministries - 6 p.m.
Youth Minister - Joy Abreu



Tuesday - 5:30 p.m.


Christian Hula MInistry - 5:30 p.m.
Debbie Akau, Hula ministry leader


Bible Study  - Wednesday 7 p.m.

Pastor Harold J. Kilborn
Romans 1:18-23



Thursday - 10 a.m.


 Tea Time for Jesuis



Saturday - 8 a.m.


Men's Bible Study in the Fellowship Hall


Saturday - 9 a.m.
Prayer in the Church


Church Service on Hoike channel - 54


Monday night at 8 p.m.
   Tuesday morning at 8 a.m.

The Koloa Church Leadership


Senior Pastor - Pastor Harold Kilborn
Christian Education/Music - Christy Kilborn
Youth Pastor - Joy Abreu
Head Deacon - Kyle Morrison
Men's Leader - Peter Lopez
Women's Leader - Jan Baldwin
Sound - Curtis Elvenia and Landon Samiano
Head Greeter - Val Roland
Sermon Download - Patrick Monette
Teatime with Jesus - Barbara Morrison
Vice President - Palani McCracken
Nursery - Millie Abreu
Church Grounds/Buildings - Russell Abreu
Television Ministries - Mike Wilson

Prayer Chain - Richard & Kila Penman
Christian Counseling - Dr. Irene Sherman Ph.D

 Hula Ministry Leader - Debbie Akau  

Men's Saturday Bible Study - Richard Penman & Paul Rubican 

Koloa Church Number: 808-742-9956


Webmaster: Paka Monette