Sermons on Daniel

Challenge Accepted: Don’t compromise

Daniel 6 When God calls us to live distinctively, he’s also calling us to live consistently. This is by no means an easy task! It’s important to have role models that we can look to for encouragement, and the book of Daniel provides us with many lessons in how to live in a world that rejects God. Daniel, by chapter 6, is in his 80s, having served for at least 65 years in the Babylonian Empire. But it isn’t until now that, as an old man, he is faced with his biggest challenge to his faith! And he faced this challenge in ways we might not expect – Daniel did exactly what he had always done!

Be thinking: Where is God when life hurts?

Daniel 3:19-30If it hasn’t happened to us already then it’s very likely to be just a matter of time before we experience painful, seemingly pointless, tragedy. When this happens the question: “Where is God when life hurts?” becomes not just a philosophical question but a real and practical one. Listen in as we consider what anchors we need to put in place before the storm hits.

God’s Survival Manual Vol 3: 2 of 2: When everything seems to be going well

Daniel 4:24-37 Reports from the formerly Christian city of Qaraqosh in Iraq speak of Christians being forced by the Islamic State to convert, and the church buildings have been converted into mosques or prisons. Are we still to say that God is ruling in those situations? To what extent is God’s involvement in this world limited by human free will? Listen in as we consider these questions together from the book of Daniel.

God’s Survival Manual Vol 3: 1 of 2: When the crisis hits

Daniel‭ ‬3:19-30‭ Fear of the future can hold us back socially,‭ ‬professionally,‭ ‬and most importantly,‭ ‬spiritually.‭ ‬The Bible describes how the Israelites ended up wandering around the desert for‭ ‬40‭ ‬years because they were driven by risk avoidance.‭ ‬Come and hear how we can make progress in living courageously and therefore productively for God.

Daniel Vol 2: 3 of 3: God’s Survival Manual – When everything seems to be going well

Daniel 4:24-37 Reports from the formerly Christian city of Qaraqosh in Iraq speak of Christians being forced by the Islamic State to convert, and the church buildings have been converted into mosques or prisons. Are we still to say that God is ruling in those situations? To what extent is God’s involvement in this world limited by human free will? Listen in as we consider these questions together from the book of Daniel.

Daniel: Vol 2: 1 of 3: God’s survival manual – When the temperature’s rising…

Daniel 3:1-18 William Wilberforce campaigned for most of his adult life, often against violent opposition, to end the British slave-trade. Martin Luther King even gave his life in the cause of civil rights in the US. When we hear about these heroes who stood for what they believed in against the world, we admire them but we doubt we would be able to show such resolve. Listen in as we consider the Bibles call on us to stand against the crowd, and how we can be empowered to do it.

God‭’‬s Survival Manual:‭ ‬3‭ ‬of‭ ‬3:‭ ‬When the temperature‭’‬s rising…

Daniel‭ ‬3:1-18 William Wilberforce campaigned for most of his adult life,‭ ‬often against violent opposition,‭ ‬to end the British slave-trade.‭  ‬Martin Luther King even gave his life in the cause of civil rights in the US.‭  ‬When we hear about these heroes who stood for what they believed in against the world,‭ ‬we admire them…

God‭’‬s Survival Manual:‭ ‬2‭ ‬of‭ ‬3:‭ ‬When it feels like you‭’‬re on the wrong team…

Daniel‭ ‬2:28b-49 One curious and yet common phenomenon in this country is discovering‭ ‬a Manchester United supporter with a southern accent.‭  ‬And when you quiz these people about how this loyalty first developed‭ (‬which invariably happened to them during the Ferguson era‭)‬,‭ ‬although there is usually a story about a grandparent who once nearly‭ ‬met…