Contributed on Oct 9, 2001
God rules in the affairs of men and nations.....but how does this affect us? And what should be our response?
I. The Plight of Israel’s Captivity A. Prophecy 1. Isaiah 39:1-7 2. Jeremiah 25:9-12 3. Habakkuk 1:5-11 B. Purpose 1. Israel had become idolatrous 2. Israel had neglected to keep the Sabbath years a. Lev. 25,26 b. 2 Chronicles 36:21, “to fulfill ...read more
Contributed on Oct 20, 2001
King Nebuchadnezzar’s program for re-education of the captives from Judah looks remarkably like what we see in our society today.
King Neb’s re-education program aimed at causing the captives to: I. Compromise Their Ideals A. For Them 1. Education 2. Diet B. For Us 1. Education 2. Media 3. Send messages like: a. Bible is not true/relevant b. Christians are the minority c. Christianity is not relevant II. Lose ...read more
Contributed on Oct 24, 2001
Obedience and confidence in God will rid us of fear.
Obedience & Confidence in God will rid us or Fear The Hebrew boys dared to do a: I. Courageous Act A. Their refusal could have been taken as an insult 1. King Neb was dangerous 2. Put out Zedekiah’s eyes (2 Kings 25:7) 3. Wise men to be slain (2:5) 4. Fiery Furnace (chapter 3) B. Peer ...read more
Contributed on Nov 2, 2001
Daniel gives a beautiful illustration of thanksgiving for answered prayer. Do you pause to give God thanks?
Ten lepers Luke 17:17-18, “So Jesus answered and said, “Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine? Were there not any found who returned to give glory to God except this foreigner?” We should be careful to give thanks to God; He is powerful to answer prayer! I. Intellectual ...read more
Contributed on Jan 11, 2002
The Handwriting on the Wall.
I. Weighing In A. 5:1-4; 18-23 B. Common concept 1. Job 31:6, “Let me be weighed on honest scales, That God may know my integrity” 2. Proverbs 16:2, “All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, But the LORD weighs the spirits” C. The sin of Belshazzar had reached its limit D. How do you ...read more