Message Notes

Daniel - A Man of Character: God At Work

Summary: God works in all situations to reveal His greatness.


Key Scripture Daniel 2


Up to this point in the book of Daniel, we have seen the account of 4 Hebrew boys who were taken into captivity at the hands of the Babylonians, stay true to their convictions while living well in the world and remaining fatihful to God.


The entire 2nd chapter can be broken into 2 parts:

1. Nebuchadnezzar's Dream

2. Daniel's Interpretation of the Dream

RESPONSES TO DIFFICULT SITUATIONS:

  • HOW UNBELIEVERS TEND TO RESPOND: Threats & Anger (2:1-13) 
  • HOW BELIEVERS SHOULD RESOND: Wisdom & Faith (2:14-16)


Important Takeaway: As we see with Daniel, we should respond with an incredible amount of courage and faith.

HOW CAN WE PRACTICALLY RESPOND WITH COURAGE AND FAITH?

  1. Go to God in Prayer (v17-18)
  2. Get Some Rest (v19)
  3. Respond to His Goodness with Praise (v19-23)


Important Takeaway: I believe that Daniel and his friends give us an important blueprint to follow as we face situations in life.

THE RESULT:

  • Daniel trusts God as his source (v27)
  • God supplies the dreams meaning to Daniel (v29-47)
  • God rewards Daniel's faithfullness (v48-49)

WHERE DO WE SEE JESUS


Type in the notes section below the area(s) we see a picture of Jesus in this passage