Sermons on Habakkuk

Sermons on Habakkuk

For His Anointed and His Glory

Sermon text: Habakkuk 3:9-19 With the first chapter of the book being identified as Habakkuk’s dialogue with Yahweh and the second chapter being the dirge he was commanded to record, the third chapter is easily marked as the doxology, as Yahweh is truly glorified!

Habakkuk’s Psalm – Part 1

Sermon text: Habakkuk 3:1-9 Chapter three begins the portion of the book that reveals the reason Habakkuk is called the “poetic prophet.” We look together at these verses to in comNovember scover the how he reminds the people of Judah of their own past and and the might of Yahweh, by taking them to their miracle filled deliverance from Egypt.

Babylon, See? S. I.

Sermon text: Habakkuk 2:15-20 As we finish out the second chapter and the last two woes of Habakkuk’s taunt-song, we see the measure of the depravity of this oppressor and his people. We also see the judgment that is predicted. The last verse of the chapter serves as a transition to the “song of worship” of the third and last chapter.

Taunt Song, Part 1

Sermon text: Habakkuk 2:6-11 As Habakkuk provides his original readers with a seven-decade peek into the future, to encourage them that their oppressors would ultimately be judged, the prophet breaks into a taunt-song containing five “woes.” We look into the first two of these, which teach us some important principles, also. 


Text: Habakkuk 2:4-5 There is an amazing correlation between “the proud one” that Habakkuk describes in the fourth verse of the second chapter of his prophecy and Belshazzar, who would fulfill the prophecy some seven decades later. This also correlates with Jeremiah’s prophecy for the length of time Judah would be in captivity to the Babylonians, as well as explaining the recording and waiting mentioned earlier in the chapter.

Not the Only Fishers of Men

Text: Habakkuk 1:13-17 Finishing out the first chapter of the prophet’s exchange with Yahweh, we, not only, “see” that he realizes the purity and holiness of the One to Whom he a been complaining, we are, also, able to relate the truths to the importance of our standing to the task of “catching” the people of our very own society, before they are trapped and, forever, lost to the Kingdom.

Habakkuk’s Response to Yahweh’s Answer – Confidence

Text: Habakkuk 1:12 It is almost as though Habakkuk suddenly realizes Who has responded to him and begins to “take stock.” In this single verse, we find, rather densely packed, nine attributes/characteristics of Yahweh God. It is exciting to realize with wonder the majesty of the One Who Loves us so much, as we briefly look at these areas of confidence that the prophet expresses.

The Enemy of My Enemy is My Friend

Text: Habakkuk 1:5-11 As (so it would seem) Yahweh God responds to Habbabuk’s complaint, we begin to see a reflection of our own current culture, only to realize that, just maybe, the difficulties we are experiencing could be a judgment from the Lord on His rather divided called out assembly. The prophet learns that the Lord will be using a wicked nation to discipline His people. Could this be repeating itself with the Church?

Embracing the Poet Prophet Habakkuk

Text: Habakkuk 1:1-4 In much the same way as when we began our series in James, we begin our study in Habakkuk asking the questions: Who was he? When did he live and write? What were the circumstances occasioning his writing? Why do we call him a poet prophet? What does his name mean and why was he named that? Why ask “Why?”