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Daniel Session II – Staying faithful, even when it’s hostile (Handout)


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Daniel – Session II: Staying faithful, even when it’s hostile

Review

Fuel – Thursday night Bible Study specifically designed for people to “fill up” on the Word of God

Key Scriptures

  • Colossians 3:16 – Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly….
  • James 1:21 – …receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls

Implanted

  • Soil is our heart, the Word of God is the seed. As the seed is sown, or implanted in our hearts it will bring forth good, godly fruit

Book of Daniel

  • Blueprint of prophecy – Essential for understanding end times events
  • Prophecy – History written in advance
  • Daniel, like all prophecy, given for comfort, warning, and edification
  • Backdrop – Children of Israel are in captivity; Daniel and his friends are designated as future leaders and set apart to work in the court of King Nebuchadnezzar
  • Takes place in modern-day Iraq (approx. 53 miles south of Baghdad)

 

Christ is the central theme of the Old Testament, including the book of Daniel

  • John 5:39 – You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me, ~Jesus
  • “The New Testament is in the Old concealed, and the Old Testament is in the New revealed.” ~Augustine of Hippo

 

Daniel 1:6-9

  • Daniel and his friends begin to show us how to stay faithful to God, when confronted by an environment that is hostile toward God
  • Relevant for the world we live in – Increasingly hostile towards the Bible, and absolute truth
  • Part of Babylon’s assimilation policy was to change the names of their captives, so they would no longer identify with their homeland. (Lose their identity)
  • Spiritual application – Our enemy – the devil – doesn’t want us to see or think about ourselves the way God sees us.
  • “Accuser of the brethren” ~Revelation 12:10
  • We need to see and think of ourselves the way God thinks of us
  • Don’t let Babylon (world system apart for God) steal your identity
  • Daniel shows great leadership and character by resolving not to defile himself with the king’s food and wine

 

Daniel 1:10-16

  • The difference between belief and conviction demonstrated here
  • Conviction puts action behind our beliefs
  • Pressure shows us what are convictions are
  • Example – If we say we love the Word of God, we will make time to immerse ourselves in it, even when under pressure to do other things

 

Daniel 1:17-21

  • The power of their good decision. The benefit of staying faithful, even when it’s hostile!
  • God gives them learning and skills in all literature and wisdom
  • Daniel gets an additional gift – understanding in all visions and dreams
  • King interviews them and is blown away
  • 10 x’s better than all the magicians and enchanters that were in all his kingdom

 

 

Stay faithful, even when it’s hostile and watch God move!

Fuel Bible Study

FUEL meets Thursday nights at 6:30  at RockChurch,
located at 1081 Upper Spring Bay Rd in East Peoria


2 Comments

  1. Brett Mccully says:

    Awesome that I could get into some of this early this morning before work look forward to getting in deeper. Thanks brother

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  2. Brett Mccully says:

    Looking forward to the next 1 so cool I can get this on here since work has me away.

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