Moving forward from a traumatizing election, what does it mean to be a Christian who has a faithful missionary presence in our culture? Scripture offers us the example of Daniel, who in turbulent times is thoughtfully biblical and prayerfully repentant.
God gives Daniel a vision that not only describes a number of historical events, but cuts through his – and our – perceived reality to illuminate a spiritual truth.
After the first six chapters, Daniel begins to shift in tone, becoming more difficult to understand but offering beauty, epic drama, horrible enemies, and resplendent heroes. If we can unlock its meaning, we can draw unceasing encouragement from its message.
After a lifetime of cultivating Christian character, Daniel, as an old man, is cast into the lion’s den. What does his story tell us about the formation of Christian character today?
The third chapter of Daniel offers a lesson on idols that prompts three questions: Where do idols come from? How do we acquire them? And how can we resist them?
The second chapter of Daniel reveals the contrast between human kingdoms and the Kingdom of God.
Is it possible to follow God faithfully, and to thrive, in a culture that is hostile to Christian beliefs? Rev. Thomas Hinson kicks off a new sermon series on the Book of Daniel that examines this question.