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Daniel (2010)


It has been some time since we have addressed prophecy.  This needs to be rectified, as the current thinking in our church holds that prophecy is best ignored or denied.  There are thus three purposes for this study:

  • First, there is the character of Daniel, a hero of the faith.  His actions are a model for us in trying times.
  • Next, there is the question of how God treats a nation that calls on his name - but does not obey his commands.
  • Finally, there is the surety of prophecy.  The Christian needs to know that what God foretells will come to pass.

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Daniel 1 Captivity -  How God treats the nation that disobeys; the concept of separation, "in the world, not of the world."
Daniel 2 The Statue -  Nebuchadnezzar's strange dream of a statue; his demands on the wise men; Daniel interprets the dream for him.
Daniel 3 Fiery Furnace - three Hebrew children therein.  Commentary on church and state.
Daniel 4 Madness - The pride, madness, recovery and restoration of Nebuchadnezzar.
Daniel 5 Writing on the Wall - The Babylonian kingdom comes to an end; Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin.
Daniel 6 Lion's Den - the classic story of Daniel in the lion's den; musings on the nature of law.
Daniel 7 Beasts From The Sea - Daniel's vision of the four beasts from the sea, and the introduction of the "little horn."
Daniel 8 A Lesson in Prophecy - The vision of the ram and goat; the 2300 days; and the clearest explanation in Biblical prophecy.
Daniel 9  Seventy Weeks.  The introduction of the 7 weeks, 62 weeks and last week of prophecy. Daniel's prayer for national repentance.
Daniel 10 Angels. An introduction to the topics of angels and spiritual warfare.
Daniel 11:1-35 History Foretold -  The most detailed and accurate prophecy in the Bible, it covers about three hundred years of Jewish history for the years between Malachi and Matthew.
Daniel 11:36-45 The Antichrist - the nature and characteristics of one of the prophetic enigmas, the Antichrist.
Daniel 12 Resurrection of the Dead - The doctrine of the general resurrection of the dead, examined both from Old Testament and New Testament.

These lessons were originally delivered in 2010.  An earlier version of this series may be found here.