Is it possible to climb the ladder in business in education or in government and stay close to God? What does personal faith in Jesus look like publicly in Monday morning Main Street life? Daniel is the Old Testament patron saint for those who want the answer to these questions. If you want to get serious about living in "Babylon" but not be destroyed by it, then this Truth Encounter series is a must listen for you.
Daniel: A Look Back
Here are twelve chapters packed with great stories and mysterious prophesies. The point of it all is to answer the question-Who will be the King of the Mountain in the End? Want to know how to put the entire Book of Daniel together in a few minutes and discover the answer to this question?
Daniel: The Conclusion (Daniel 12:4-13)
You can’t teach an old dog new tricks! Facebook was designed in 2004 ago as a social network for college kids. It’s the over 30 crowd who are its fastest growing demographic. See! You can teach a lot of old dogs new tricks, but the dog you can’t teach can be old or young. It’s the proud dog! The prophet Daniel concludes his prophecy with "but the wicked will continue to be wicked. None of the wicked will understand." Is Daniel saying that these folks never had a chance and that there is no point in trying to reach them? Let’s see if we can unseal some of the truth that Daniel sealed up when he put the clay closure on his parchment scroll.
Resurrection (Daniel 12:1-4)
You're trying to serve Jesus, live according to His will, and yet everything in life seems to have turned out badly. You lose your job while a deceitful fellow worker gets a promotion. Your neighbor who parties looks great even at forty. You’ve faithfully worked out daily for years and discover at forty five that you have breast cancer. What does our Heavenly Father have to say to us when being part of His family doesn’t look like such a good deal? Turn to Daniel 12:1-4 and let's ask whether or not God will make things right in the end.
Angels and Demons: Michael vs. Antichrist (Daneil 11:36-12:3)
Every good story has angels and demons--the good guys vs. the bad guys. For example, Dan Brown even titles his latest work to come to the big screen Angels and Demons. The catch is: How do you decide who is good and who is bad? God tells the ultimate Angels vs. Demons story in Daniel 11:36- 12:3 and He does know who is good and who is bad. Whose side are you on?
Intrigue, War, and God’s Hand (Daniel 11:1-35)
Do you like war movies? From John Wayne in The Alamo to Tom Hanks in Saving Private Ryan, one thing I would never say about war movies is that they are boring. Filled with flags, canons, explosions, and life and death confrontations—how could they ever be boring? Yet when we turn to Daniel 11, a chapter filled with three hundred years of battles between the East and West and the North and South, it doesn't even give you the names of the Kings and Generals. Maybe God has a good reason not to tell the history of the world from Cyrus the Great to Antiochus Epiphanes in riveting dramatic narrative.
The Attempted Brainwash (Daniel 1)
As believers in the 21st Century, Daniel teaches us not to isolate ourselves from the world, or be assimilated by the world, but to bring redemption to our world by living out our faith in the world. This week you will face the “brain washing” pressures that Daniel faced. Pressure to give in to idolatry, to compromise your moral values, to go along with the “system.” Will you dare to be a Daniel?