“Behold, his soul is puffed up. It is not upright within him, but the righteous shall live by his faith.” The righteous shall live by faith. This line from verse 4 of the 2nd chapter of Habakkuk in the old testament is repeated several times in the new testament…...Keep Reading
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Once upon a time, two maple trees stood guard over our front yard.They lived and served together for close to 20 years. Each spring new branches reached heavenward and sprouted a thick mass of green leaves. Each autumn the green would bloom into golden orange waves of foliage until the last frosty wind blew each leaf to the ground. To the average onlooker, these trees appeared identical in every way. But the difference between them was revealed one spring day: their roots....
On a dark night, my husband and I found ourselves stranded in the middle of nowhere in Barbados. Two local men offered to lead us back to our place, giving us one piece of advice: follow their lights. Throughout history, God has encouraged us to do the same, to follow HIS light in this dark world. ...
If you've been a follower of Christ for some time, you may already feel like skipping this blog post, based on the title! Many sermons have been spoken on this topic and I'm sure we will continue to hear more throughout our walk.But it's an important idea when we are working through our current series, "The Message of Habakkuk: When Your Circumstances Challenge the Promise...Keep Reading
In the last few weeks of The Message of Habakkuk, Pastor Armstrong has shared the transformative moment in Martin Luther's life where Habakkuk 2:4, "The righteous shall live by faith" opened his eyes for the first time to the true meaning of the Gospel. Without this revelation, the Protestant church as we know it today would not exist, and we could have still been slaves t...Keep Reading
In 1981, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers came out with the song, "The Waiting is the Hardest Part" okay, I am showing my age here! I remember watching the video on that "new" music video channel called MTV!Tom Petty was right! It IS the hardest part at times during our faith walk. But it doesn't have to feel like it's hard, if we keep our focus on the Lord. Easier said th...Keep Reading
The story of Habakkuk is one that we can all resonate with. At any given point in one's faith walk, we are left asking the question, "Why?" Sometimes we receive an answer. Sometimes we don't. Sometimes, hindsight is 20/20 and we realize later how that problem, that time of suffering has later lead us to a path of blessing or peace.I can name numerous times in the past when...Keep Reading