We like to think about heaven, but we’re slower to believe in hell. We’re okay with mercy and grace, but we often fail to understand their magnitude because we don’t quite understand Judgment Day. In this final message from our series through the book of Daniel, I share about the final judgment and what it means for our daily lives.
The real miracle in the lions’ den wasn’t that a prophet named Daniel wasn’t eaten – impressive as that is. The real miracle is that the power and truth and grace of God had shaped the life of Daniel for ninety years into a man whose faith was so strong, it was the only thing his enemies could possibly hold against him.
Is it possible to have a thriving relationship with God even in the middle of a culture gone crazy? Absolutely! And my confidence is bolstered by the testimony of an ancient biblical prophet named Daniel. He lived most of his life in Babylon as a servant of tyrants and still managed to hear from God, speak for God, and live his life in a way that was pleasing to God. And I think he has much to teach believers today.
Babylon is throwing a party in the presumed absence of God. But God has a message for our culture and he wants to share it through his people. In this fifth message in our series on Daniel: Thriving In Babylon, I share about how we can shine the light of truth in an ever-darkening culture.
We are all builders, and that’s not a bad thing. To build families, careers, and business is good and productive for humanity. But for Christians who follow Jesus, there’s a big question at stake – whose kingdom truly comes first? In this fourth message in a series through the book of Daniel, we’ll talk about why thriving in Babylon requires that I know the answer to this question.