Faith PCA Podcasts

Sermons from Faith Presbyterian Church, San Antonio, Texas

Category: Habakkuk

Nothing to Lose

These final verses in Habakkuk 3:16-19 of Habakkuk’s rocking prayer song show us three responses to the Lord’s coming in judgment and prayer : (1) stunned awe, (2) recognition of loss; and, (3) blissful dependence.

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Framework of Faith

This passage teaches us two things about salvation from the Lord into which those declared to be righteous faithfully trust: (1) God’s saving acts are glorious (2-7); and, (2) God’s saving acts are personal (8-16).

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Defrosting Faith

The opening of Habakkuk’s prayer song in Habakkuk 3:1-2 gives us the opportunity to contemplate how we worship God through prayer, whether spoken or sung. Prayer ought to be: (1) passionate and humble; and, (2) a recognition of our constant need for God’s merciful presence.

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The Heart of the Matter: A Matter of the Heart

Habakkuk 2:18-20 teaches us that the human heart is a very efficient idol factory. If we do not worship the One True God, we will create other things to worship. Those thing will be extensions of us. As God finishes the final refrain of His fight song, He reveals two things about mankind and idols: (1) Dead hearts have dead ears and seek after dead things to worship; and, (2) living hearts have ears open to hearing God’s revelation.

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Poetic Justice: God’s Fight Song

In this passage, God sings a fight song to taunt his enemies, claiming victory before the opposing team even takes the field. We hear the climax of God’s script for the universe – God is glorified. He is glorified in two ways: 1) by His judgment upon the puffed up (2:5-13, 15-17); and, 2) by His covenant loyalty to His people (2:14).

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The Nature of Faith

Habakkuk 2:1-4 teaches us that faith and righteousness before God are permanently welded together. What we will learn today by unpacking 2:4 is: (1) there are two kinds of believers; and, (2) the New Testament give us three contexts in which to examine the nature of faith.

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The Object of Faith

Habakkuk 2:1-4 teaches us a principle that is repeated three times in the New Testament, “the just shall live by his faith.” Faith demands an object. Today we will review what Habakkuk knew about the object of his faith: (1) God and his promises are eternal: and, (2) God and his promises are good.

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I Believe, Help My Unbelief

Habakkuk 1:12 –  2:1 shows us the prophet’s two-fold response to God’s oppressive revelation of a severe coming judgment: (1) worship; and, (2) wonder. We will learn that God’s eternal nature and sovereign rule does not prevent us from being honest in our prayers as we struggle to rest in his shepherding.

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The Burden of Judgment

God’s answer to Habakkuk’s complaint is far more than the prophet was expecting; Habakkuk 1:5-11 teaches two things about the relationship between God and man: (1) the problem is always bigger than we can imagine; (2) the solution is always more amazing than we can comprehend.

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The Work of God

What if God actually answered you? What if one day, as you were crying out the same old prayer, you heard the unmistakable voice of the Lord God talking to you?

As the Lord begins His response to Habakkuk’s cry against immorality and injustice, in Habakkuk 1:5, we see two imperatives for the prophet and his listeners: (1) Pull your head out of your ghetto; and, (2) get with THE Program.

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