In Daniel 10, Daniel encounters Jesus in a vision. Daniel is overwhelmed by this experience, yet Jesus blesses and encourages Daniel. In this sermon we look at what it means to fear God and what it means to encounter God in ways that overwhelm us.
Daniel receives his last vision on the banks of the Tigris river. Here the vision will go into much more specifics about the coming conflict between nations, namely the Persians and the Greeks. This conflict however, is just a prelude to the final judgement and victory over evil. In this section we look at the […]
Jesus makes an incredibly radical promise about prayer saying, “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” In Daniel 9, we see an example of this kind of response from God, but, in our own lives we often question whethere or not God […]
Daniel sees some incredibly accurate and powerful visions in chapter 8. These visions reveal a dark future for Israel, but hope that God will ultimately prevail and redeem the Israelites. How do we reconcile the power and knowledge of God with the reality of living in a broken world?
We are presented with two figures. The Son of Man, a figure who is a man and yet worshipped like God, and the “little horn,” a king who wages war against the saints. Who is this figure? In this message we look to demystify the antichrist figure and try to understand the meaning of the […]
The book of Daniel is one of the Old Testament books that most strongly points forward to Jesus. In this sermon we look at a prophecy concerning Jesus that is well connected to several New Testament passages which confirm the predictions of Daniel.
Daniel takes a big shift in genre and tone in Chapter 7 marking the change from narrative to apocalytpic literature. Rather than stories, we are given visions and dreams of beasts and God’s divine council. Much of the language is steeped in imagery that is difficult to interpret for the lay person and even the […]
After God delivers Daniel from the lion’s den, King Darius directs the people of his kingdom to honor “Daniel’s God” as the living God who delivers and saves. Throughout the bible, God tells us who he is and how can can know him. Truly, he is the God of Glory!
God speaks more than most people give him credit for. In Daniel 5 we see God speaking very clearly to a new king who fails to hear it. God sends Daniel to make it plain to hear. In our lives we can know God’s voice, but we must also realize that hearing God is one […]