Habakkuk: Singing Joy in a Minor Key

Concluding our series on the book of Habakkuk, Pastor Mark shows how Habakkuk has transformed from letting his experience dictate his faith to living by faith. When everything in his life has been destroyed he says, “yet I will rejoice in the LORD; I will take joy in the God of my salvation.”

Habakkuk 3:17-19

Habakkuk: Prayer – A Powerful Change Agent

Habakkuk has had a heart change and it’s all due to the power of God through prayer. Pastor Mark brings us through Habakkuk’s journey and how God has impacted him.

Habakkuk 3:1-16

Habakkuk: Created or Creator?

Idolatry is running rampant in our consumer culture. We are taught by the world to constantly seek and desire more. When this happens we often lose our lofty view of the God who spoke all thing into existence. How do we combat our idolatry? Not by focusing on them, but by focusing on God. Pastor Cam brings us through Habakkuk 2:18-20 and reveals how the truths of the idols reveal greater truths about God.

Sermon Notes:

Habakkuk: Created or Creator?
Habakkuk 2:18-20

  1. Man’s Chief End
  2. Idols vs God
    – Profitable? (2:18)
    – Created or Creator? (2:18)
    – Vocal? (2:18)
    – Moving? (2:19)
    – Intelligent and a Teacher? (2:19)
    – Adorned? (2:19)
  3. Union with Christ

Habakkuk: Habakkuk’s Woes

God’s judgment will come upon evil and wickedness. Through judgment God desires our repentance and restoration. God is calling His people to a higher standard than the surrounding culture. This happened in Habakkuk’s time and is happening today.

Sermon Notes:

Habakkuk 2:6-17

1. Old & New Woes
2. What about Babylon?
3. God’s Judgement
a. Woe One
b. Woe Two
c. Woe Three
d. Woe Four
4. The Good News of Judgement
5. All to Jesus I surrender

Habakkuk: God’s Timing

God’s second response to Habakkuk is not exactly what he was expecting. Wait. Even when you can’t see how God is working, wait. “It will not delay.” Pastor Mark Kleinheksel speaks about how we are supposed to wait while we are in life’s detours. We are called to wait upon the Lord – an active waiting.

Sermon Notes:

Habakkuk 2:1-5

  1. Waiting Upon the Lord
  2. What are You Waiting For?
  3. Active Waiting
    1. Standing in Active Faith
    2. Actively Growing in Faith
  4. Passivity is not Faith
  5. Actively Wait Upon the Lord!

Habakkuk: A Divine Detour

Pastor Mark Kleinheksel dives into Habakkuk’s second complaint to God. God doesn’t work in our timing and in our ways. When you are on a detour do as Habakkuk does – rehearse the truth of who God is to yourself.

Habakkuk 1:12-2:1

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Habakkuk: Addition Through Negation

God uses many means to get our praise while we use any means to escape our pain. Habakkuk is realizing how God works through the evil of this world. Suffering is a part of the world, that will never change, but Habakkuk is seeing how his mindset needs to change in the midst of suffering.

God alone brings life from death – His will through suffering – addition through negation.

Habakkuk 1:5-11

Sermon Notes:

Addition Through Negation
Habakkuk 1:5-11

1. Commands from God
2. Habakkuk wants revival & God promises judgment
3. Babylonians
4. The New Testament and Evil
5. Suffering

Habakkuk: Divine Injustice

As we journey through the book of Habakkuk this summer, we begin with him as He pleads with God for His justice. There is a lot going on within God’s chosen people that I do not want to see happening in the Church today. We need each other and we need God so that we can be the people God has called us to be.

Habakkuk 1:1-4

Habakkuk: From Petition to Praise

Habakkuk is a minor prophet who often times gets overlooked. Habakkuk journeys with God as he attempts to truly figure out how God acts against evil. His mindset changes as he stays determined to focus on God through the pain.