Posts tagged Habakkuk
Treading on the Heights

June 9, 2019

Rev. Bruce Brown

Habakkuk 3:3-19

I. The Path Faith May Face (verses 16-17)

II. The Power Praise Brings to the Faithful (verses 3-15)

III. The Promised Perseverance of Faith (verses 18-19)

“Though vine nor fig tree neither their wonted fruits should bear,

Though all the fields should wither, nor flocks nor herds be there;

Yet, God the same abiding His praise shall tune my voice;

For, while in him confiding, I cannot but rejoice” (William Cowper)

Seeking God for Revival

Rev. Bruce Brown

Habakkuk 3:1-3

I. Approaching God in Humble Fear (verses 1-2a)

II. Approaching God for Renewed Work (verse 2b)

III. Approaching God to Plead for Mercy (verse 2c)

 “The last of Habakkuk’s requests is a simple one, but it goes to the heart of all we have been saying: ‘In wrath remember mercy.’  What a great request to leave with God!  What an effective request!  What an appropriate way to win and be assured of God’s favor!  God is the God of mercy, so to pray for mercy (even in the day of His wrath) is to plead for that which is central to His character.” ~James M. Boice

Waiting for God's Just Judgment

Rev. Bruce Brown

Habakkuk 2:6-20

1. God’s Judgment Is Just (6-8)

2. God’s Judgment Brings Futility (9-14)

3. God’s Judgment Proves Overwhelming (verses 15-17)

4. God’s Judgment Is Our Protection (verses 18-20)

“The way of the righteous is the way of faith in God. The way of the wicked is the way of drawing back from faith in God. The first submits to God and trusts God. The second submits to no one. The person who chooses the second way is arrogant.  He says, “I don’t need religion. I can take care of myself. I can do without God.” The bulk of Habakkuk chapter two shows the course and dismal end of the ungodly.”

~ James M. Boice

The Faith Our Mothers Live By

May 12, 2019

Rev. Bruce Brown

Habakkuk 2:1-4

I. The Foundation of Faith (verses 2-3b)

2. The Humility of Faith (verse 4)

3. The Perseverance of Faith (verses 1, 3b-4)

“To lie by faith means to believe God’s Word and obey it no matter how we feel, what we see, or what the consequences may be…. The men and women mentioned in Hebrews 11 were ordinary people, but they accomplished extraordinary things because they trusted God and did what He told them to do.  It has well been said that faith is not believing in spite of evidence; its obeying in spite of consequence, resting on God’s faithfulness.”   Warren W. Wiersbe

God Moves in a Mysterious Way

Rev. Bruce Brown

Habakkuk 1:1-12

May 5, 2019

I. Question: Why Such Silence in the Face of Wickedness? (verses 1-4)

II. Answer: God Is Sovereign Over Human Pride (verses 5-11)

III. The Worship of God Brings Hope (verse 12)

God moves in a mysterious way
His wonders to perform;
He plants His footsteps in the sea
And rides upon the storm.

Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take;
The clouds ye so much dread
Are big with mercy and shall break
In blessings on your head.

His purposes will ripen fast,
Unfolding every hour;
The bud may have a bitter taste,
But sweet will be the flow’r.

William Cowper