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Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4

Proper 26C

This passage is part of an extended dialogue between the prophet Habakkuk and his God, whose ways with God’s own people are a mystery to the prophet.  In the first 4 verses, the prophet passionately voices his complaint to God.  In 1:5-11, God answers that complaint with a truth that Habakkuk finds unbelievable.  So in…

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Symposium 2019: The God of Joy in the Midst of our Troubles

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Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4

Proper 26C

As most every Bible commentary would tell you, the way Paul uses Habakkuk 2:4b (“the righteous will live by faith”) in Romans and Galatians may be a bit different from how the text “sounds” and seems to function in Habakkuk 2.   Habakkuk has spent most of his prophecy up to this point complaining to God…

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Habakkuk 3

To really understand the gravity of the prayer that Habakkuk offers in this chapter, you cannot skip over the two preceding chapters. This is easily avoided when you preach this text in a series; but if you’re highlighting chapter 3 only, you’d do well to lay the groundwork of Habakkuk’s questions to God from earlier…

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It Will Surely Come: A Meditation

December 4, 2006

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