Contributed on Jul 16, 2003
Self-help excercises for overcoming bad childhood experiences based on the book of Daniel, chapter one.
Childhood can be difficult enough, even if you grow up in the best of circumstances. Truth is, some of us didn’t have the luxury of growing up in an environment that was always safe and secure. Others of us who did have a pretty good upbringing still have some things we’d like to forget when ...read more
Contributed on Jul 22, 2003
Self-help exercises for developing a promising future, based on Daniel chapter two.
A friend of mine was recently given a business card from a "minister" who came into his store. It read: "Rev. ________, Associated Minister _______________ Church Rev. ________, a prophet of Jesus Christ, healer, and miracle worker: will bring marriages together, destroy devils, bring ...read more
Contributed on Aug 5, 2003
Self-help exercises for increasing your confidence, based on Daniel chapter three.
The story of the three Hebrew children being delivered from the fiery furnace is such a spectacular story we just might overlook the theme of this chapter. We might think it’s all about deliverance from trials. But don’t miss the real intent of the event. The story isn’t just about ...read more
Contributed on Aug 13, 2003
Here are some self-help principles from Daniel chapter 4 on putting an end to self-defeating behavior in your life.
In Daniel chapter four we read of a king gone mad. This, by the way, is not unusual. There are many instances in history (and in modern culture) of those who have achieved great status, wealth, power or fame, ending up mentally and/or emotionally disturbed. Sometimes it is directly tied to the ...read more
Contributed on Aug 21, 2003
Here are some self-help principles for overcoming feelings of inadequacy from Daniel chapter five.
What makes people behave badly? We partially answered that question last week in the sermon, "Putting an End to Self-defeating Behavior" based on Daniel chapter four, but the Word of God is going to expand our understanding this week. The Bible gives us an example of some very bad behavior ...read more
Contributed on Sep 5, 2003
Instructions on how to belong gleaned from Daniel chapter six.
At one time or another we’ve probably all experienced what psychologists call the fear of "social exclusion" - the feeling we don’t belong. Daniel could have had every reason to feel like he didn’t belong. Taken captive as a teenager by an invading king’s armies, he never got to go home again. ...read more
Contributed on Sep 15, 2003
The prophetic dream of Daniel in the 7th chapter of his book applied to our security in changing times.
In chapters 1-6 of his book Daniel revealed the past. In chapters 7-12 he reveals the future. Keep in mind that the future has already taken place in the mind of God since He is an eternal being. The basis of Bible prophecy is the fact that God has no future. The terms, "past", "present", and ...read more