Hope for Hard Times from God through the Prophet Habakkuk

Tuesday is for Preaching

Had the opportunity to preach the book of Habakkuk to a grieving church this past Sunday. What an incredible privilege to stand before people and know that you have a word of hope from the living God.

I.    Habakkuk 1:1-11    Habakkuk’s First Problem:  God’s people are wicked and God is tolerating it.

A.  Hab. 1:1-4    Habakkuk’s First Question: How long Oh God will you tolerate sin?

B.  Hab. 1:5-11  God’s First Response: “I will judge Israel by the hand of the Chaldeans.”

II.   Habakkuk 1:12-2:20 Habakkuk’s Second Problem:  God’s first answer!

A.  Hab. 1:12-2:1  Habakkuk’s Second Question: “We’re bad, but they’re worse. How can you use them to judge us?

B.  Hab. 2:2-5   God’s Second Response: “The Chaldeans will be judged too. Meanwhile, the just shall live by faith.”

III. Habakkuk 2:6-20  Habakkuk’s Public Response to God’s Plan: Five Warnings to the People of God.

A.  Hab. 2:6-8     Woe #1:  To those who take by violence what is not theirs.
B.  Hab. 2:9-11   Woe #2:  To those who devise shameful plans.
C.  Hab. 2:12-14 Woe #3: To those who build their empires on violence.
D.  Hab. 2:15-17 Woe #4:  To those seeking to disgrace & destroy their neighbors.
E.  Hab. 2:18-20 Woe #5:  To those who worship created things.

IV.  Habakkuk 3:1-19  Habakkuk’s Private Response to God’s Plans: Worship

A.  Petition:  In wrath, remember mercy, Oh God.

B.  Praise:  Come what may, I will praise You.

Full message is up at Chinese Christian Union Church with applications.

3 thoughts on “Hope for Hard Times from God through the Prophet Habakkuk

  1. Thanks for the great outline Marty. Good stuff 🙂 Question: Do you know much about the organization, “Corporate Chaplains of America?” If so…what’s your impression of that ministry?


    1. Andrew,

      I had never heard of them although I think I had read or seen something reporting on the developments of this concept. Just did some research on them and they seem to be a great group with a very creative strategy.

      I like it.


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