If being a Christian was a crime, would they find enough evidence to convict you?
Living like Jesus is rare. Where do you see true, sacrificial love, a love that dies every day for the good of the others?
We never have to look far to find Christians who are in it for what they can get out of it. Honestly, we often only have to look in the mirror.
So it’s no wonder that Christians and churches are the subject of such hatred. Even if the world does the same evil, everyone knows that Christians should be better. And we should.
In Hebrews 11:33, Daniel is referred to (without mentioning his name) as one of those people who, by faith, ‘stopped the mouths of lions.’
But does God expect us to just be brave like Daniel? To just try harder to have faith like his faith?
As always, the answer is not ‘Try harder!’ The answer is ‘Follow Christ!’
As we think about this familiar story, everything that we see in Daniel should point us to Jesus Christ and how He calls us to live by faith Him. So, what will that look like?
1. Behold Great Signs! (v1-18)
2. Receive God’s Warnings! (v19-27)
3. Humble Your Pride! (v28-33)
4. Praise the Most High God (v34-37)
I’m Set Up For Good! (v1-7) Who Is Able To Deliver You? (v8-15) The God We Serve Is Able (v16-18) I Will Be With You (v19-25) Do You Trust In Him? (v26-30) Daniel 3:1-30 (NIV 2011) 3 King Nebuchadnezzar made an image of gold, sixty cubits high and six cubits wide,[g] and set it up on theContinue reading “The Danger at Dura (Daniel 3:1-30)”
The Deadly Dream – Part 2 (Daniel 2:29-49) Life is unpredictable. How things are today is no guarantee that it’ll be that way tomorrow. History is full of surprises. And in our own lifetimes, we can think of events that took us completely by surprise. Some remember the bombing of Pearl Harbour or Darwin; TheContinue reading “The Deadly Dream – Part 2 (Daniel 2:29-49)”
What keeps you up at night? What problems run through your head? What regrets haunt you? And what can you do to find peace? The Unwise King is Shaken (v1-3) The Unwise Men are Doomed (v4-13) The All-Wise God Reveals Mysteries (v14-28) The All-Wise God is Unshaken Forever (v29-35) Daniel 2:1-35 (NIV) 2 In the second yearContinue reading “The Deadly Dream – Part 1 (Daniel 2:1-35)”