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ISBN: 9781783688920
Imprint: Langham Preaching Resources
Format: Paperback
Dimensions (mm): 229 x 152
Publication Date: 30/05/2018
Pages: 124
Language: English

From Why to Worship

An Introduction to the Book of Habakkuk


In a world which often seems out of control, Christians today need to make a vital spiritual journey through the book of Habakkuk. This journey begins with life’s toughest questions. It involves times of patient waiting. But it leads to a revelation of God’s greatness and the discovery that he truly is in control of the world, the events of history, and of our own lives. We discover that God can be trusted, even in the darkest times.

From Why to Worship is structured with sections and subsections that provide a clear set of preaching units that will serve preachers in building a sermon series but this is also an ideal book for individual or group use with questions, discussion points, ideas for action and further study suggestions.

Author Bios

Jonathan Lamb

JONATHAN LAMB is an author and Bible teacher, and the minister-at-large for Keswick Ministries. For many years he served as Director of Langham Preaching and as a Vice President of IFES, the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students. He frequently teaches and trains at events in different parts of the world, and is the author of several books, including a range of titles published by Langham Preaching Resources and IVP. Jonathan and his wife Margaret live in Oxford, and have three daughters and three grandchildren.


Simply excellent. I cannot recommend this too highly.

Michael Ramsden
International Director, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries

It was truly memorable to sit with more than three thousand people at the Keswick Convention listening to Jonathan preach through the book of Habakkuk. I am delighted that this material is now being made available for a wider audience.

Peter Maiden
International Director Emeritus, Operation Mobilisation

From Why to Worship by Jonathan Lamb bring alive God’s word in a clear, faithful and relevant manner. It challenges us to live consistent, authentic Christian lives in a morally bewildered and spiritually confused world, with God’s purpose and for His glory. I highly recommend it to you.

Patrick Fung
General Director, OMF International

These sermons once blessed a live audience and have since continued to bless many more people through the printed page, along with the additional questions and application. May your soul be enriched as you find the big questions of life answered from Scripture in studying these passages yourself!

Conrad Mbewe
Pastor, Kabwata Baptist Church
Chancellor, African Christian University, Lusaka, Zambia

Jonathan Lamb gave a series of talks from the book of Habakkuk in Cochabamba, Bolivia, and I was profoundly impacted by the clarity, depth and relevance of what he expounded from this short minor prophet. I rejoice that this material is now published and available to a wider audience.

Igor Amestegui
Director – Latin America, Langham Preaching

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Using This Book
  3. Section 1: Why? (Habakkuk 1:1–2:1)
    1. 1 Habakkuk’s Problem (Habakkuk 1:1–11)
    2. 2 Habakkuk’s Perplexity (Habakkuk 1:12–17)
  4. Section 2: Wait! (Habakkuk 2:1–5)
    1. 3 Careful Listening (Habakkuk 2:1–3)
    2. 4 Patient Waiting (Habakkuk 2:3–5)
  5. Section 3: Woe! (Habakkuk 2:6–20)
    1. 5 The Certainty of God’s Judgment (Habakkuk 2:6–20)
    2. 6 The Certainty of God’s Rule (Habakkuk 2:14, 20)
  6. Section 4: Watch! (Habakkuk 3:1–15)
    1. 7 Habakkuk’s Appeal (Habakkuk 3:1, 2)
    2. 8 Habakkuk’s Vision (Habakkuk 3:3–15)
  7. Section 5: Worship! (Habakkuk 3:16–19)
    1. 9 Respect for the Lord (Habakkuk 3:16)
    2. 10 Rejoice in the Lord (Habakkuk 3:17–19)

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