“This week we start a new message series based upon Thessalonians 1 & 2. Paul having established the new Church, has since been forced to flee from the persecution of the Jews, and now writes to the Thessalonian church to encourage the new Christians to continue with the work of the Gospel – Godly living and provide assurance to believers re the “second coming of Christ”. God willing, we will all be encouraged and challenged by God’s inerrant Word”
“For all True Christians, there is a time, past present or future, when like Habakkuk, you will come (or have already come) to the realization that despite what is happening in your life, or the circumstances of an ever deteriorating world situation surrounding you, there is only one person to turn too – the Sovereign Lord God, in and through His Son the Lord Jesus, and His empowering Holy Spirit. It is then that the reality of the phrase “and you will know the peace that is beyond all (human) understanding” has true meaning in your life, and like Habakkuk, will bring you peace of mind, heart and soul – praise God.”
“One of the continuing Biblical themes from Genesis to Revelation is that “the righteous will live by faith” – which requires, no matter what the circumstances of life, that God’s people place their trust completely in God – His salvation found in Jesus Christ – His providence – His spiritual help in times of need – His promise of eternal life. However, this also requires much dependent prayer and encouragement before God’s Throne of Grace!”
PASTOR’S THOUGHTS “In this weeks message, the Lord answers Habakkuk’s prayer of complaint in a totally unexpected way! So much so, that Habakkuk responds by again questioning the Lord’s ways – how could you possibly do this? However, how would we respond to answered prayer when the Lord’s answer was totally unexpected and put us out of our comfort zone?”
PASTOR’S THOUGHTS This Sunday we start a new sermon series based upon the Old Testament Book of Habakkuk and God. Habakkuk is struggling with the apparent lack of God’s “interest” in Israel’s declining spiritual morality and the increasing immunity of the ungodly – which brings about Habakkuk’s sincere question “Why O Lord?” Questions still relevant for today’s generations!