Series: Taking God Seriously (5 of 6) by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 9 and 10 of a 12 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 9: God's Ways Are Not Our Ways
Series: Taking God Seriously
Stuart Briscoe

The Prophet Habakkuk lived in such tumultuous days that he was confused by God's role in human affairs. His questions and God's answers are still relevant.

I. Habakkuk's Dialogue with God. 1:1-2, 20

A. The distress Habakkuk relates. 1:2-4
1. Evil and suffering triumph.

2. Goodness and justice fail.

B. The doubt Habakkuk expresses.
1. Why is God silent?

2. Why is God inactive?

3. But note he still asks God!

C. The decision God reveals. 1:5-11
1. It is unbelievable.

2. It is irrevocable.

3. It is incomprehensible.


Part 10: Fear God and Nothing Else
Series: Taking God Seriously
Stuart Briscoe

The Bible talks about "fear" in different ways. Sometimes it simply means "to be emotionally distraught," but when it refers to God it means "to reverence or to be awestruck." Accordingly, those who reverence God live "God-fearing" lives but also respect His control over fearsome events.

I. The Fearsome Situation in Jerusalem.

A. The Assyrians had been conquered by the Babylonians.

B. The Babylonians had conquered Judah. 2 Chronicles 36:15-20

C. The Persians had now overthrown Babylon.

D. The exiles had been released by Cyrus. Ezra 1:1-4

E. The work of restoration had begun. Ezra 3:1-13

F. The fears of the people paralyzed the work.
1. People fears. Ezra 3:3

2. Political fears. Ezra 4:1-4, 24

3. Poverty fears. Haggai 1:2-3

II. The Fear of the Lord.

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