Monthly Archives: September 2009

Habakkuk Review

Habakkuk starts by complaining about the corrupt state of his nation.  God replies by telling him that He will bring a horror filled invasion.  Habakkuk submits to God’s will.  Habakkuk gains nothing except a broadened perspective of God.  That is … Continue reading

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Habakkuk 3: 16 – 19

“Rejoice in the Lord always.  I will say it again: Rejoice!”  How do you do that when you are facing being swept away with the rest of your people?  There has been an economic meltdown.  There is no food to … Continue reading

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Habakkuk 3: 1-15

Habakkuk transitions from a man who demands God acts in ways that he dictates.  Now Habakkuk is bowed in awe before a God who acts as He wills.  God can do whatever He wishes.  From being the God of Israel … Continue reading

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Habakkuk 2: 12-20

Woe:  The word seems meaningless because of its lack of use.  However, when a word like ‘Woe’ is repeated several times in a passage we should take note.  Why are these people suffering the opposite of joy?  They indulge in … Continue reading

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Habakkuk 2: 1-11

Injustice can not go unnoticed.  God sees time from a broader perspective.  Justice will ultimately win out.  It is strange that injustice can be used to execute justice by God in the short run.  However, in the end all of … Continue reading

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Habakkuk 1: 12 – 2:1

Habakkuk 1: 12 – 2:1What observation about God leads Habakkuk to conclude that Israel will not die?What is God’s purpose in appointing Babylon?What perplexes Habakkuk about God’s actions?How does Habakkuk show us ways to question God and keep our faith?What … Continue reading

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Habakkuk 1: 1-11

Habakkuk 1: 1-11Habakkuk?  Yes.  Suzanne Osborne of The Chapel (www.chapel.org) has written an article in the church magazine (Sixteen:Nine Fall Issue, p. 10-11) inviting us to take a Joyride.  She then presents four weeks of study to be completed this … Continue reading

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Philippians Review

Read through Philippians.How do you see unity upheld?How is joy used in the book?How does Paul use personal experience?How should your life be affected?

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Philippians 4: 10-23

Philippians 4: 10-23What was it good of the Philippians to do?For what is Paul not looking?What did Paul receive from Epaphroditus?What is the financial attitude of a wealthy church like Philippi to a missionary like Paul?How can your finances support … Continue reading

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Philippians 4: 2 – 9

Philippians 4: 2-9Who needs to agree?What phrase does Paul add to his pleading?Where should our minds be focused?How is unity preserved in the community of Philippi?How is unity preserved by where your thoughts are?I am frustrated with the merger of … Continue reading

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