Contributed on Jul 20, 2017
The world appears to be tolerant of God's people then moves to tolerance with some compromise; and finally to intolerance. This is displayed in the lives of Daniel and his three friends.
1. I did not grow up regularly attending church. I learned Psalms 23, 100 and the Lord’s Prayer in public school – we recited these along with the Pledge of Allegiance. 2. “Times, they are a ‘changing” No prayer in school No Bibles in most schools The shift away from God is getting ...read more
Contributed on Jul 12, 2017
It seems we live in constant flux -- the world is changing and usually away from God. This lesson takes a look at how Daniel and his friends dealt with their world as it changed from Israel to Babylon.
1. War of the Worlds was written by HG Wells in 1897. It is one of the earliest stories of conflict between mankind and an extraterrestrial race. It was performed as a Halloween episode on radio by Orson Welles on OCT 30, 1938. It allegedly caused mass panic. It was presented as a series of News ...read more
Contributed on Jul 24, 2017
Nebuchadnezzar was blessed by God but thought too highly of himself. His temporary insanity that woke him up to the reality of God. He went on to honor God. Our culture has a "Contemporary Insanity" that rejects God and pushes him away. We must wake up!
1. Pride The owner of an old-fashioned corner grocery store in a small country town was fond of quoting a scripture after each sale. He had three old friends that would sit around a pot-bellied stove, playing checkers on a faded board. His ability to produce a scripture for all occasions never ...read more
Contributed on Aug 1, 2017
The handwriting on the wall episode with Belshazzar reveals more of the character of God. Daniel made a difference for God as he interpreted the writing. Each of us can make a difference in our settings.
Review of Series: Culture’s Greatest Goal -- Changed their names to supporting their gods; culture today wants to change us and give us a different mindset; Culture’s Greatest Test – Bow to their god; Not to your God; places in world where can’t read parts of bible – hate crime Culture’s ...read more
Contributed on Aug 9, 2017
The world needs Christians to be excellent in spirit and distinguished from the culture.
1. Tendency of Inwardness When Wendall Woodall was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, he began recording his journey in a book called Shuffle. His faith in Christ fueled his sense of humor and gave him a basis for daily living. Among his strategies was the habit of volunteering. “A big part of ...read more