People commonly consider God in the Old Testament as angry and judgmental. But this passage of Daniel is one of many demonstrating that God is merciful and faithful toward His people. Daniel’s prayer shows how God is always kind and longsuffering and how we sinners are always deserving of judgment.
How do we interpret a vision that even Daniel found appalling? And if the events were fulfilled so long ago, how does it apply to us in 21st-century America? Pastor Nate Harlan walks through this passage and shows how it points us to the coming of Christ.
Four beasts rise out of the sea. The last has teeth of iron and ten horns. And one like a son of man is given dominion. What does Daniel’s strange vision mean? Pastor Nate Harlan shows how these prophesies have already been fulfilled, culminating with the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem in AD 70.
Just like Daniel, we are faced with wicked men who want to silence us for their own gain and for their own power. How are we to respond to these men when they seek to oppress us? We are to respond like Daniel and our Lord Jesus did — not with silence, but with boldness. Hear Pastor Nate Harlan’s stirring sermon on Daniel 6.
Quarreling, jealousy, anger, hostility, slander, gossip, conceit, and disorder. This list of sins in 2 Cor. 12:20 is a cocktail of destruction. But in the center of this list is slander, a sin all too easy to fall into. Hear Pastor John Mergy’s teaching on how we can avoid this sin.
In the story of Nebuchadnezzar’s humiliation and repentence, we learn that we all need to be humbled because we also are full of pride and full of ourselves. But God is gracious: When He humbles us, He is saving us. Hear the sermon by Pastor Nate Harlan.
It’s a simple question: Do you love God like Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego do? They loved God more than their own lives, even within sight of the king and his fiery instrument of execution. How can we follow their exemplary example?
Idolatry is man exalting himself in God’s place. Here in the book of Daniel, King Nebuchadnezzar is a case study of human depravity, refusing to accept the rule of God. Pastor Nate Harlan points us to Scripture to show us the remedy to our own idolatry.
The church is not a captive awaiting rescue. The church is a conquering army, capturing nations by throwing down their idols, all by preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God. Find courage and hope from this portion of the book of Daniel. (NOTE: The audio problems have been fixed.)
When facing insurmountable troubles, what should the child of God do? It’s hard to find a better example than Daniel. He kept his cool when facing death because he trusted God and His generosity. Hear Pastor Nate Harlan’s encouraging sermon on chapter two of Daniel.