Properly Prepared

Daniel, Sermon Preparation

June 14, 2015 – Morning Worship

MondayDaniel 10:1-21

In Daniel 10 Daniel learns something about the future. What does he learn? What’s the application for us?

TuesdayJob 1, 2; Ephesians 6:10-20

The Word of God shows us where the real battle is for Christians in the world. Where is it? How does that affect your daily life?

WednesdayEzra 4; Acts 19:21-41

The rebuilding of the temple in the Old Testament and the spread of the gospel in the New Testament faced serious opposition. Any lesson for your life today?

ThursdayDaniel 10:7-10; Exodus 19; 20:18-21; Isaiah 6:1-5; Luke 5:1-8; Acts 9:4; Revelation 1:12-17

In these passages we see the reactions of those who have a vision of the glory and the holiness of the Lord. What are these reactions? Why? What does that tell us about God? Does this happen today? Why or why not?

FridayDaniel 10:10-11, 18-19; Exodus 3:7-12; Isaiah 54:10; John 3:16; Romans 5:1-11; 8:31-39

In the midst of this terrifying vision of future conflict, Daniel hears how much he is loved by this heavenly messenger. How is that an encouragement to Daniel and to us as Christians?

SaturdayDaniel 10:1-12; II Chronicles 7:12-15; Mark 1:35; Luke 6:12-13; John 16:23-24; Acts 1:14; 12:5; Colossians 4:2- 4; James 5:13-18

Here we see the importance of and encouragement to do what? Are you doing it? Why or why not?

Hope in Tough Times

Daniel, Sermon Preparation

May 17, 2015 – Morning Worship

MondayDaniel 9:1-27 (esp. vss. 20-27)

Read Daniel 9:20-27. In light of Daniel’s prayer (vss. 1-19) do you see any hope in the tough times?

TuesdayDaniel 9:2; Deuteronomy 30:1-6; Jeremiah 31:31-34; Hebrews 10:15-18

As Daniel meditates on “the word of the Lord” as written in the prophet Jeremiah (Daniel 9:2) it leads him to pray. Why? What is the application for your life?

WednesdayDaniel 9:24-27; Exodus 3:1-12; Luke 18:1-8; James 5:13 -18

Daniel’s prayer is answered! Another encouragement to pray. Even in the toughest of times, no matter how things look, we are to pray. How can you apply this to your prayer life?

ThursdayDaniel 9:24-27; Genesis 15:12-16; Matthew 18:21-22; John 2:4; 7:30; 8:20; Philippians 1:6; II Peter 3:8-13

Daniel hears that the good news is certain but that the timetable is such that the future of “everlasting righteousness” is a long way off. Clearly God’s timing is different than ours. How does this apply to the church of today?

FridayPsalm 119:49-50, 65-72; Isaiah 53; John 14:1-3, 15-17; 15:18-16:4, 20-24, 33

Until we are with Jesus in heaven, this life will include trials, tribulations, afflictions and persecutions. How does looking to Jesus in His word and prayer help us in persevering under these things?

SaturdayDaniel 9:24; Exodus 32:30-32; 33:12-17; Isaiah 53:4-6; John 3:14-17; 6:40; 10:27-30; 14:6; Romans 8:18-21

The only one who puts an end to sin, atones for all iniquity, rings in everlasting righteousness and puts all things in their proper perspective is the Lord Jesus Christ. How does that glorious truth affect your daily life and witness?

How to Wait to God

Daniel, Sermon Preparation

April 26, 2015 – Morning Worship

MondayDaniel 8 (esp. vs. 27); II Peter 3:8-13

What do these passages teach us about waiting for God’s Kingdom to come? For Christ’s return?

TuesdayHebrews 11

What does this chapter in Hebrews teach us about waiting for Christ’s return? How does it apply to your daily life?

WednesdayDaniel 4:18; 5:8-12; 8:27; 12:8; Deuteronomy 29:29; I Peter 1:10-12

In these passages we see that sometimes Daniel was the greatest (or only) interpreter of visions and dreams and at other times he didn’t understand them. What do we learn from this?

ThursdayDaniel 7:15, 28; 8:27; 10:16; Matthew 23:37-39

Why do you think Daniel was anxious, alarmed, greatly alarmed, in pain and with no strength? He clearly had great faith and courage (lion’s den!) so what’s wrong with Daniel in these pas- sages? Apply to you!

FridayJonah 1-4; Isaiah 61:11; Matthew 9:9-13; Acts 26:27-29; I Corinthians 9:19-23; I Timothy 2:3-4

Read these scriptures and see God’s concern for the lost, Jesus’ concern for the lost and Paul’s concern for the lost. What’s your view of the lost?

SaturdayDaniel 8:27; Genesis 39:1-6; Ecclesiastes 9:10; Daniel 1:18-21; Matthew 25:31-46; I Corinthians 10:31; Ephesians 6:1-9; Colossians 3:17, 23

While we are waiting and longing for Christ’s return, what should we be doing? How should we be doing it?

The Kingdom of the Son of Man

Daniel, Sermon Preparation

April 12, 2015 – Morning Worship

MondayDaniel 7; Revelation 14:14-20

Read these passages and consider what we learn about the Son of Man. Also list any lessons you see there for us as Christians.

TuesdayDaniel 7:13-14, 23-27; Matthew 25:31-46; Revelation 22:6-21

There seems to be an even more serious interest in the end of the world than in the recent past, in movies, books, games, etc. Why do you think that is? Is that good or bad? Why?

WednesdayDaniel 7:1-8, 15-27; Matthew 24:1-31; (Extra time? Read Revelation 6)

These passages are good examples of apocalyptic literature (i.e. focused on the end times, uses fantastic and sometimes unusual images, revealed and interpreted by a messenger and ending in a great cataclysm). How does this type of literature fit with the gospel message?

ThursdayDaniel 7; Revelation 18:21-19:10; 20:7-10; 22:1-5

Believe it or not, the focus of Daniel 7 is not the beasts and who they represent (then or now!) but on something else. What do you think it is? What’s the application to you? To the church?

FridayDaniel 7:9-14; Revelation 4, 5

Consider these descriptions of the heavenly court, the throne- room of the God in heaven. What is the writer trying to teach us? How might this affect our daily lives?

SaturdayDaniel 7:13-14; 2:31-38; 4:19-37; Romans 11:33-36; Colossians 1:15-22

What do we learn here about the son of man? How is he different than the kings of this world, like Nebuchadnezzar? They were also glorious, mighty, majestic and powerful. So what’s the difference and how does it apply to us?