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Our 2018 Advent series is “Four Gospel Witnesses to the First Advent.” You may browse a list of all recent sermons below.

Entries in Habakkuk (13)

Sunday
Oct282012

Habakkuk: Sweetness in Suffering

From the sermon series examining the book of Habakkuk.

Sermon text: Habakkuk 3:17–19

Though the fig tree should not blossom,
     nor fruit be on the vines,
the produce of the olive fail
     and the fields yield no food,
the flock be cut off from the fold
     and there be no herd in the stalls,
yet I will rejoice in the LORD;
     I will take joy in the God of my salvation.
GOD, the Lord, is my strength;
     he makes my feet like the deer’s;
     he makes me tread on my high places.
To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments.

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Habakkuk: Sweetness in Suffering

Sunday
Oct212012

Habakkuk: Waiting for God

From the sermon series examining the book of Habakkuk

Sermon text: Habakkuk 3:7–16

I saw the tents of Cushan in affliction;
     the curtains of the land of Midian did tremble.
Was your wrath against the rivers, O LORD?
Was your anger against the rivers,
     or your indignation against the sea,
when you rode on your horses,
     on your chariot of salvation?
You stripped the sheath from your bow,
     calling for many arrows.

Read the rest of Habakkuk 3:7–16 at esvbible.org

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Habakkuk: Waiting for God

Sunday
Oct142012

Habakkuk: The Character of God is Our Hope

From the sermon series examining the book of Habakkuk

Sermon text: Habakkuk 3:1–6

A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet, according to Shigionoth.
O LORD, I have heard the report of you,
     and your work, O LORD, do I fear.
In the midst of the years revive it;
     in the midst of the years make it known;
     in wrath remember mercy.
God came from Teman,
     and the Holy One from Mount Paran.

Read the rest of Habakkuk 3:1–6 at esvbible.org

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Habakkuk: The Character of God is Our Hope

Sunday
Oct072012

Habakkuk: The Danger of Idols

From the sermon series examining the book of Habakkuk

Sermon text: Habakkuk 2:18–20

“What profit is an idol
      when its maker has shaped it,
      a metal image, a teacher of lies?
For its maker trusts in his own creation
     when he makes speechless idols!
Woe to him who says to a wooden thing, Awake;
     to a silent stone, Arise!
Can this teach?
Behold, it is overlaid with gold and silver,
     and there is no breath at all in it.
But the LORD is in his holy temple;
     let all the earth keep silence before him.”

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Habakkuk: The Danger of Idols

Sunday
Sep302012

Habakkuk: What Do You Want From Your Neighbor?

From the sermon series examining the book of Habakkuk

Sermon text: Habakkuk 2:15-17

“Woe to him who makes his neighbors drink—
     you pour out your wrath and make them drunk,
     in order to gaze at their nakedness!
You will have your fill of shame instead of glory.
     Drink, yourself, and show your uncircumcision!
The cup in the LORD’s right hand
     will come around to you,
     and utter shame will come upon your glory!
The violence done to Lebanon will overwhelm you,
     as will the destruction of the beasts that terrified them,
for the blood of man and violence to the earth,
     to cities and all who dwell in them.

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Habakkuk: What Do You Want From Your Neighbor

Sunday
Sep232012

Habakkuk: Exploitation Everywhere

From the sermon series examining the book of Habakkuk

Sermon text: Habakkuk 2:12–14 

“Woe to him who builds a town with blood
      and founds a city on iniquity!
Behold, is it not from the LORD of hosts
      that peoples labor merely for fire,
     and nations weary themselves for nothing?
For the earth will be filled
     with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD
     as the waters cover the sea.

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Habakkuk: Exploitation Everywhere

Sunday
Sep162012

Habakkuk: The Danger of Selfism

From the sermon series examing the book of Habakkuk

Sermon text: Habakkuk 2:9–11

“Woe to him who gets evil gain for his house,
     to set his nest on high,
     to be safe from the reach of harm!
You have devised shame for your house
     by cutting off many peoples;
     you have forfeited your life.
For the stone will cry out from the wall,
     and the beam from the woodwork respond.

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Habakkuk: The Danger of Selfism

Sunday
Sep092012

Habakkuk: Greed, Theft, and Guilt

From the sermon series examing the book of Habakkuk

Sermon text: Habakkuk 2:5b–8

“Moreover, wine is a traitor,
     an arrogant man who is never at rest.
His greed is as wide as Sheol;
     like death he has never enough.
He gathers for himself all nations
     and collects as his own all peoples.”

Read the rest of Habakkuk 2:5b–8 at esvbible.org.

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Habakkuk: Greed, Theft, and Guilt

Sunday
Sep022012

Habakkuk: Seeking Satisfaction

From the sermon series examining the book of Habakkuk

Sermon text: Habakkuk: 2:5a 

“Moreover, wine is a traitor,
     an arrogant man who is never at rest.

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Habakkuk: Seeking Satisfaction

Sunday
Aug262012

Habakkuk: The Sin of Pride and the Humility of Faith

From the sermon series examining the book of Habakkuk

Sermon text: Habakkuk 2:2-4

And the LORD answered me:

“Write the vision;
     make it plain on tablets,
     so he may run who reads it.
For still the vision awaits its appointed time;
     it hastens to the end—it will not lie.
If it seems slow, wait for it;
     it will surely come; it will not delay.

“Behold, his soul is puffed up; it is not upright within him,
     but the righteous shall live by his faith. 

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Habakkuk: The Sin of Pride and the Humility of Faith