What In The World Is Going On?

Junior Level

Our Sunday school topic for today focuses on Habakkuk, a prophet during the time when the nation of Judah was nearing its end, possibly during the reign of King Jehoiakim, 609–597 B.C. King Jehoiakim was a godless king. He led Judah down a destructive path. Habakkuk called to the people of Judah continually, to repent, but their sins kept piling up. They repeatedly ignored the prophet’s warning.

Handout: What In The World Is Going On?

  1. Ask the students - Do you ever watch the news? What is going on in this week's news?
  2. Ask the students - When you read the news, do you ever wonder why God lets bad things happen?
  3. What does God do this?
  4. Which nation is "acting up," and which one might God punish?
  5. What does the Bible say?
  6. Describe the joy and personal reward of patience - trusting the indwelling Christ
  7. Challenge students to serve others in humility this week
  8. Prayer


Bring a recent newspaper to class for discusion.


The complaint: “Oh Lord, I speak on behalf of the many righteous people in the nation. We cry out to You: Don’t you see all the violence going on in our land? All the robberies, the looting, the embezzlement, the immorality? Don’t you care that there is constant battling among the people? Don’t you care that the innocent and the little ones are suffering? There is no justice. The law is powerless. The righteous are surrounded by the wicked. Judgment is perverse. Aren’t You going to do anything about it?”


2 Peter 1:7 
And to godliness brotherly
kindness; and to brotherly
kindness charity.