This Habakkuk Bible Study Lesson can be downloaded for free.
Join our small group fellowship as we study the events that are recorded in this book.
This study is a preamble to the Revelation series.
"The just shall live by his faith"
Most people are aware Martin Luther was responsible for bringing about the Protestant Reformation. What many are not aware of is his action was a result of his reading this particular book.
Prior to becoming a Christian Luther had obtained a doctorate degree of theology in the Catholic church. As a priest he lived a life devoted to prayer, fasting, and Bible study, and blindly accepted the churches doctrine of a person being able to self- justify by performing religious rituals and being obedient to the denominational do's and don'ts. Despite his religious efforts to find inner peace, worry, fear, and an inner emptiness prevailed.
Luther identified with the life of unrest Israel experienced during the days of Habakkuk. Despite Isreal's religious vent bondage, fear, and stress was a way of life. After reading the book of Habakkuk he came to the conclusion, that like Israel, he had a more intimate relationship with a religious organization, and its beliefs, than he had with the Lord. The verse that had the most impact on Luther was the above verse. As a result of making this verse a reality in his life, Luther's life was transformed, and the Protestant Reformation had its roots.
If you find that such bondage as worry, fear, anxiety, and stress surfacing whenever your flesh is challenge, then this lesson will be of value to you.
Bible Study Lesson (MP3 File)
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Note: After listening to the lesson on Habakkuk I recommend listening to the Revelation series as Habakkuk is a preamble to Revelation.
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