The Cost Of Following (John 18:15-27)

John 18:15-27 English Standard Version (ESV) Peter Denies Jesus 15 Simon Peter followed Jesus, and so did another disciple. Since that disciple was known to the high priest, he entered with Jesus into the courtyard of the high priest, 16 but Peter stood outside at the door. So the other disciple, who was known to the high…

Power And Peace In Conflict (John 18:1-14)

John 18:1-14 English Standard Version (ESV) Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus 18 When Jesus had spoken these words, he went out with his disciples across the brook Kidron, where there was a garden, which he and his disciples entered.2 Now Judas, who betrayed him, also knew the place, for Jesus often met there with his disciples. 3 So Judas, having procured a band of…

The Power Of “Though” (Habakkuk 3:17-19)

Habakkuk 3:17-19 English Standard Version (ESV) Habakkuk Rejoices in the Lord 17 Though the fig tree should not blossom,    nor fruit be on the vines,the produce of the olive fail    and the fields yield no food,the flock be cut off from the fold    and there be no herd in the stalls,18 yet I will rejoice in the Lord;    I will take…

To Reclaim The Awe (Habakkuk 3:1-16)

Habakkuk 3:1-16 English Standard Version (ESV) Habakkuk’s Prayer 3 A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet, according to Shigionoth. 2 O Lord, I have heard the report of you,    and your work, O Lord, do I fear.In the midst of the years revive it;    in the midst of the years make it known;    in wrath remember mercy.3 God came from Teman,    and the Holy One from Mount Paran. His splendor…

Getting to the COre (habakkuk 2:15-20)

Habakkuk 2:15-20 English Standard Version (ESV) 15 “Woe to him who makes his neighbors drink—    you pour out your wrath and make them drunk,    in order to gaze at their nakedness!16 You will have your fill of shame instead of glory.    Drink, yourself, and show your uncircumcision!The cup in the Lord’s right hand    will come around to you,    and utter shame will come upon your glory!17 The violence done to…

The Waiting is the Hardest Part (Habakkuk 2:2-5)

Habakkuk 2:2-5 English Standard Version (ESV) The Righteous Shall Live by His Faith 2 And the Lord answered me: “Write the vision;    make it plain on tablets,    so he may run who reads it.3 For still the vision awaits its appointed time;    it hastens to the end—it will not lie.If it seems slow, wait for it;    it will surely come; it will not delay. 4 “Behold,…

look up, look down, look out (habakkuk 1:12 – 2:1)

habakkuk 1:12-2:1 english standard version (esv) Habakkuk’s Second Complaint 12 Are you not from everlasting,    O Lord my God, my Holy One?    We shall not die.O Lord, you have ordained them as a judgment,    and you, O Rock, have established them for reproof.13 You who are of purer eyes than to see evil    and cannot look at wrong,why do you idly…

The Hour of Jesus’ Need (Part 2) (John 17:20-26)

John 17:20-26 (ESV) 20 “I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, 21 that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 The glory that you have…