Dr. Ira Antoine Jr.: Praying Through a Pandemic of Prejudice

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Dr. Ira Antoine Jr.: Praying Through a Pandemic of Prejudice (Habakkuk 3)

Dr. Ira Antoine Jr., the pastor of Minnehulla Baptist Church in Goliad, Texas, and the director of bivocational pastors ministry for the Baptist General Convention of Texas, draws his congregation to a part of the Old Testament infrequently visited. Habakkuk’s concern that God wasn’t listening to his pain relates to today’s outcry about racial injustice. Antoine suggests sometimes we need understanding instead of an answer. He challenges his hearers to remember God’s past provision and promises for the future.

This sermon was livestreamed on June 7, 2020, for the morning worship service of Minnehulla Baptist Church in Goliad. The sermon script is available here




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