Welcome to our Sunday Morning Service Join us each Sunday morning at 10.30 am. We encourage all children and babies to stay in the service until they go to their special classes, as we do not mind the noise, but we do have a crèche facility if you feel you need it.
For the month of August we will be studying the book of Habakkuk.
The first two chapters are organized around Habakkuk’s questions and the Lord’s replies. Habakkuk saw Judah’s rapid moral and spiritual decline, and this deeply troubled him. Yet God’s response puzzled him even more. How could a good and just God use a more wicked nation (Babylon) to punish a less wicked one (Judah)? God makes it clear that both nations are to be judged and appropriately punished for their sin. Although Habakkuk may not fully understand, he has learned to totally rely on God’s wisdom and justice. He knows God can resolve issues in ways he could never have imagined. This God is certainly worthy of Habakkuk’s praise and worship, which is how the book ends.
Many of the righteous in Judah would have agreed with Habakkuk’s words. They wondered what God was doing and struggled with the same issues as Habakkuk. God’s words reassured them that he was in control and would deal appropriately with the nations.
|04 August||Phil Waters||Habakkuk 1: 1-11||Introduction to the book of Habakkuk|
|11 August||Simon Brewer||Habakkuk 1: 12-2:20||Habakkuk asks & God answers|
|18 August||Phil Waters||Habakkuk 3: 1-15||The prayer of the prophet|
|25 August||Phil Waters||Habakkuk 3: 16-19||The praise of the prophet|