Daniel Chapter 6Written by admin on Oct 30, 2018 in - No Comments
Daniel’s unwavering devotion to God lands him in a den of lions, but God sends an angel to shut the mouths of the lions. In this sermon about prayer, friendship, and faithfulness, Adam helps us to see God as a master redeemer, one who can turn around the most difficult circumstances of our lives for good.
Sermon Discussion Questions
- Reading Daniel chapter 6, what stands out to you?
- Looking at verses 10 – 11, which depict Daniel’s response to Darius’s decree, does anything surprise, intrigue, or comfort you? What words would you use to describe Daniel’s character and faith?
- In verse 14, we see Darius regret his decree and try at great length to rescue Daniel, which disproves the false narrative sometimes present in contemporary Christian culture that believers and non-believers can’t be good friends. What do you think? Have you had good friends who are not believers? Have you witnessed strong friendships between believers and non-believers?
- Read verses 19 – 22. In the Briton Rivière painting of Daniel in the lion’s den that Adam showed, the lions are being held back, but you can’t actually see the angel holding them back: “It’s as if the artist wanted to convey God’s intervention as something we can’t always see with our natural eyes,” Adam pointed out. Have you ever experienced God’s intervention in ways that are impossible to see with the human eye?
- If our adversary is a lion (see 1 Peter 5:8–10), how would you describe his nature? What do you think scripture means when it warns us to be alert and sober minded? What does it look like to resist him?
- Adam called God a master redeemer because he can turn the most difficult circumstances around for good. Have you experienced a difficult circumstance that God has turned around for good? Is there a current difficult circumstance where you need God’s intervention?
- Take a moment to thank God for his ability to shut the mouth of the lions, and, if you feel led, take a moment to ask in prayer for his intervention where it is needed.