Prayer, Praise and Trust in the Lord (Prayer)
Sermon for Sunday September 23, 20018
Scripture: Habakkuk 3:1-2
Text Habakkuk 3:2
Theme: Prayer, Praise and Trust in the Lord (Prayer)
1. Pray to the Lord (vv. 1-2).
2. Praise the Lord for His coming and for His mighty works (vv. 3-15).
3. Trust in the Lord, He who is the God of salvation (vv. 16-19).
The final chapter of Habakkuk assures us that God will indeed work all things out for the good of those who truly love Him. The example of the prophet teaches us that we must seek answers to the questions that trouble and burden us directly from the Lord. We must seek Him in prayer and in His written Word. Regardless of the answers we receive, whether we fully understand them or not, we must respond to the Lord with thanksgiving and praise. And we must trust Him to complete His work at its appointed time. In prayer and in songs of praise, we need to acknowledge the work of the Lord, even as we stand in fear and awe of Him. The Lord and His works are truly awesome, majestic, and holy beyond measure. God is worthy of our praise and worthy of our trust.
I will be preaching this message in three parts as outlined above. On Sept. 23rd, the emphasis will be on Prayer. On Oct. 14th, the emphasis will be on Praise and on Oct. 21st, the emphasis will be Trust.
We pray that you will come to join us in worship. May God Bless you and your family richly.