Habakkuk [God in the Ruins]

God in the Ruins Series GFX_App SquareLike many other churches, this past weekend at Eastbrook we had to make a major shift in our gathering due to the concerns related to COVID-19 and coronavirus. This was accentuated by the declaration of a public health emergency in our state, and the recommendation that groups over 250 no longer meet. We switched to online service for this past weekend, but still continued our series on the message of the minor prophets, “God in the Ruins,” by looking at the prophet Habakkuk.

Habakkuk is one of the 7th century BC prophets in the Hebrew Bible, ministering near the time of Nahum, Zephaniah, and Jeremiah. Habakkuk’s prophetic message is gathered into book form in the following structure:

  • Habakkuk’s first complaint and God’s answer (1:1-11)
  • Habakkuk’s second complaint and God’s answer (1:12-2:20)
  • a final prayer of trust and worship (3:1-19)

You can view the message from this past weekend and follow along with the message outline below. You can also engage with the entire series on the minor prophets here or download the Eastbrook mobile app for even more opportunities to connect.

“Lord, I have heard of your fame; I stand in awe of your deeds, Lord. Repeat them in our day, in our time make them known; in wrath remember mercy.” (Habakkuk 3:2) 

Introducing Habakkuk

 

Learning to Pray with an Overwhelmed Prophet (Habakkuk 1:1-4; 1:12-2:1)

Turning to God instead of going numb with fear

Learning to lament

Keeping our hearts open to God and the world

Waiting on God

 

Watching for God in a Confusing World (Habakkuk 1:5-11; 2:2-20)

When God acts in ways that don’t match our hopes (1:5-11)

When the world swirls and God seems delayed (2:2-19)

Eyes on God in the midst of trouble (2:20) 

 

Finding Faith Amidst Trouble (Habakkuk 3:1-2, 16-19)

Patience in Trouble

Rejoicing in Barrenness

Strength Eternal