Worship Service April 19, 2020

COVID-19: Online Worship Service Only

Sunday - 9AM

Apr. 19, 2020

Hope Fully

Self-Quarantined

Habakkuk 1:1-9, 12-13 & Ephesians 2:10

1. Hopefully Verses Hope Fully

Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed.

2. Habakkuk: He That Embraces; A Wrestler

a. God doesn’t seem fair…

How long, LORD, must I call for help, but you do not listen? Or cry out to you, “Violence!” but you do not save? 3 Why do you make me look at injustice? Why do you tolerate wrongdoing?

Habakkuk 1:2-3

b. God doesn’t seem just…

Why do you make me look at injustice? Why do you tolerate wrongdoing? Destruction and violence are before me; there is strife, and conflict abounds. 4 Therefore the law is paralyzed, and justice never prevails…

Habakkuk 1:3-4

3. God’s Response To Habakkuk

“Look at the nations and watch—and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told.”

Habakkuk 1:5

“I am raising up the Babylonians, that ruthless and impetuous people, who sweep across the whole earth to seize dwellings not their own.7 They are a feared and dreaded people…they all come intent on violence...”

Habakkuk 1:6-7, 9

a. Like Habakkuk, when a believer hopes fully, they can wrestle with honest questions and embrace a genuine faith in God.

LORD, are you not from everlasting? My God, my Holy One, you will never die. You, LORD, have appointed them to execute judgment; you, my Rock, have ordained them to punish. Your eyes are too pure to look on evil; you cannot tolerate wrongdoing. Why then do you tolerate the treacherous? Why are you silent while the wicked swallow up those more righteous than themselves?

Habakkuk1:12-13

b. What does God want to do in our lives while self-quarantined?

i. Quarantine is a period of isolation for the purpose of physical health.

ii. Silence and Solitude is a period of isolation for the purpose of spiritual health.

 Hear more clearly.

Before daybreak the next morning, Jesus got up and went out to an isolated place to pray.

Mark 1:35-37

 See more deeply.

Examine yourselves to see if your faith is genuine. Test yourselves. Surely you know that Jesus Christ is in you.

2 Corinthians 13:5

 Feel more truly.

But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 5: 8

For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.

Ephesians 2:10

4. Conclusion: The self-quarantine of silence and solitude helps to heighten our spiritual senses and experience HOPE FULLY!