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 […]
Nebuchadnezzar receives his final vision from God and it is a warning, “Humble yourself before God or prepare to be humbled.”
Those who have grown up in church are familiar with the fiery furnace, but we are used to seeing things through the perspective of Shadrach, Meshack, and Abednego. While we should aspire to have such uncompromising faith as they, we are often much more like Nebuchadnezzar. This message focuses on our own propensity towards human […]
Daniel is now serving under the most powerful king in the wolrd, Nebuchadnezzar, and now that very king has demanded an interpretation of his dream or else. Daniel does not shy from this opportunity, but willingly puts himself in the vulnerable position of doing before the most powerful man in the world.
We will begin by watching a great overview video of the Book of Daniel by “The Bible Project.” Visit thebibleproject.com for more great content. Rather than begin in the text we will have a historical overview of Daniel to help us understand the context for which it was written. This includes understanding the current history […]
God needs to be a part of your plans. Today we can live thinking we have a long life ahead of us. Rather then count that as a blessing we begin to think that life is ours to determine. God calls us to live in light of His plans.
James argues that conflict in the church is sourced in the worldly desires that hold sway in our hearts. Our covetousness causes us to want that which we can’t have and leads us to commit evil.
James warns us that our tongue, while small, is powerful and that it has the ability to cause great harm if left unchecked. In this sermon we take a practical look at how our speech influences the lives of those around us.
In what is one of the more controversial texts in the Bible we have James making a case for the necessity of works as an evidence of faith. Many who are familiar with evangelical theology will wonder if this comes in conflict with Paul’s clear teaching that it is faith, not works that saves. Is […]
This message serves as an introduction to James, the author of this epistle, and a primer of the events surrounding the book. We then look at James 1:2-18 and focus on the value and purpose of trials in life. God’s goal is not for you to be comfortable. God’s goal is for you to rely […]