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By Reverend Mindy Meier
First Congregational Church 

Sermonette- Dec. 10, 2018


December 10, 2018

The minor prophet, Habakkuk, spoke the word of God to the people of Israel in the midst of them being captured, massacred and pillaged. The powerful Babylonians, lead by viscous King Nebuchadnezzar had destroyed the temple, and taken the people of Israel into captivity. Back into slavery, where they’d be for 70 years.

How long, Lord, must I call for help,

but you do not listen?

Or cry out to you, “Violence!”

but you do not save?

(Habakkuk 1:2)

Habakkuk’s cry is the cry of every human heart. We see the violence around us: mass shootings, suicide, cancer, contentious politicians, bic...

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