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Daring to Stand When Standing is Uncomfortable
Bible Text: Daniel 1:1-21 | Preacher: Pastor Joe Ricchuiti | Series: Daniel, Daring to Stand When Standing is Uncomfortable
1. The following quotes capture the essence of the man Daniel, namesake of the Book of Daniel:
-“When you read about Daniel, you meet a man of God who was faithful to the Lord and glorified Him in the enemy’s land.” (Warren Wiersbe)
-“’Dare to be a Daniel’ is more than a gospel song. It is a timeless challenge for each new generation intent on being God’s ‘change agents’ wherever He might send them. You may never see the inside of a kingly castle (or lion’s den), but you can be sure your life will be full of excitement and challenge.” (the Daily Walk Bible)
2. Daniel lived, served, and wrote about the time of the exile when the Israelites were in exile in Babylon. He was probably 16 or 17 at the time of the beginning events in the book. Daniel was called a prophet by Jesus in Matthew 24:15 and is mentioned in the Book of Ezekiel along with Noah and Job (14:14,20) calling him righteous; and wise (28:3). Throughout his life he was uncompromising and faithful to God. He was a role model for the exiles.
3. The Book of Daniel is valuable in helping us to answer:
-how do I live in a pagan post-Christian society?
-is God in control over nations and peoples?
-is God faithful even to his disobedient children?
-what is God’s program for the Gentile nations and for His people Israel?
-what is the place and value of prayer?