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Habakkuk’s Lament: How to Keep From Drowning in the Deep End of Life

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  Lifeguard Training My kids have been in swimming lessons for quite a while. I took them when I was a child, as most people do, but I’m nowhere near as good at swimming as my kids are. Even my littlest, Eowyn, knows more strokes and techniques than I do. To be totally honest, I […]

Will You Relent to God? (When God Answers Your Prayers in Uncomfortable Ways)

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When crisis hits – whether it happens to us, our family, our friends, or we just hear about it on the news – our first instinct is to ask a lot of questions. Why did it happen to me/us? What will happen next? Is it over now or will it get worse? How far do […]

Why We Don’t Pray More (and How to Start!)

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Most of you who have been here for the whole series knows that the book of Habakkuk is essentially a prayer conversation between God and one of his priests. Habakkuk’s country is going through some difficult times and as he’s bringing his concerns to God, the Lord inclines to answer him – in surprising ways. […]

Woe to the God-Makers (Why People Think They Can Get Away with Anything)

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Review       We’re currently on week 8 of our 3 week series on the Old Testament book of Habakkuk, and this week we’re concluding our study of the five Woes Against the Chaldeans that we find in chapter 2. If you remember the other sermons in this series you’ll remember that we’ve seen quite a downward […]

Woe to the Exploiters: From Coffee to Human Trafficking – a Warning Against Self-Centredness

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Habakkuk Review Over the past few weeks, we’ve been working through the book of Habakkuk. This short book captures a conversation that the Old Testament prophet Habakkuk had with God during a time of great trouble in his nation. Everything around him was falling apart – the people were fighting one another, violence ruled the […]

Woe to the Self Secure: You are Not as Safe as You Think

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Parable of the Rich Fool Let’s begin today by reading “The Parable of the Rich Fool”: “Someone in the crowd said to him, ‘Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.’ But he said to him, ‘Man, who made me a judge or arbitrator over you?’ And he said to them, ‘Take care, […]

A Woe to the Greedy & Warning about Debt

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Changing Sin Confronting people’s sin isn’t very popular these days. More and more the world is handing out excuses rather than judgements and punishments. It’s not that I’m advocating for the return of the Salem Witch trials or the Spanish Inquisition, but I do believe that we have lost something incredibly important to human society […]

From Pride to Addiction to Greed: How Sin Creates Addicts and Consumers

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God Hates Sin God hates sin. Were it not for His abundant love for humanity and amazing grace, humanity would have been utterly destroyed a long time ago. God created two people and put them in the perfect environment, gave them everything they needed, and let them know only good – it wasn’t enough for […]