Sermon Preview - Portraits from the Prophets: Habakkuk

Sunday, October 20, 10:00 am worship O LORD, how long shall I cry for help, and you will not hear? Or cry to you "Violence!" and you will not save? (Habakkuk 1:2)

Are you allowed to ask questions like that? The book of Habakkuk in the Hebrew scriptures opens with some tough questions. You can hear the anger and the pain. Habakkuk was an 8th century prophet in the southern Kingdom of Judah during Judah's final years. He looked around at all the evil and chaos, and it seemed like either God did not hear his cries for help or didn't care enough to help. Maybe God was not powerful enough to make a difference.

Habakkuk asked his hard questions and God responded. Habakkuk got a vision of God as a fierce warrior King completely in control, a God that could be trusted with every question, with every evil, and with every need.

Come to worship this Sunday with your own questions for God and let's listen together as he responds.

Pastor David