The “Jesus Focus” in the Book of Habakkuk

Reading The Bible Through The Jesus Lens in Habakkuk

 From Biblical Book to Biblical Hook

Charts adapted from Dr. Michael Williams Book

Title for Habakkuk

Habakkuk: Theme

Habakkuk 3:19

“Comfort in God”

God is my only comfort in life and in death in a world of seemingly unchecked evil.

“God, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like the deer’s; he makes me tread on my high places. To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments.”

Christ-Focus in Habakkuk

Implications from Habakkuk

Hooks from Habakkuk

Jesus offers true comfort and rest to those who come to him.

 “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

 – Matthew 11:28-30

In any trouble, we may find comfort in God and in his care for us.

“Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.”

 – 1 Peter 5:7

When things go wrong, where do you turn for comfort?

 What are the amazing things God has done for his people, and for you, in the past?

 Does God change?

 Do you really believe that God knows what he is doing?

 Do you believe that you know best?

 Are you able to believe in God’s power and wisdom when things don’t go as you want?

Author: lifecoach4God

I am the Lead Pastor of Valley Baptist Church (Bay Area), born and raised in Huntington Beach, Ca., and currently living in Novato, California. I am married to my best friend of 29 years - Dana - and have five adult children; and seven grand children. I have been a Teaching Pastor for over thirty years. I was privileged to study at Multnomah University (B.S. - 1988); Talbot School of Theology (M.Div. - 1991); Westminster Theological Seminary & Northwest Graduate School (D. Min. - 2003). I founded Vertical Living Ministries in 2008 with the goal of encouraging Christian Disciples and Leaders to be more intentionally Christ-Centered in how they live by bringing glory to God in nine key areas of life: (1) Intimacy with God, (2) marriage, (3) family, (4) friendship, (5) vocationally/ministry , (6) emotional and physical health, (7) stewardship of resources, (8) discipleship, and (9) mentoring.

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