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Summary: To show that we don't need to be believers only but also one that evangelizes or soul winners.

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I. EXORDIUM:

Do you evangelize?

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To show that we don't need to be believers only but also one that evangelizes or soul winners.

IV. TEXT:

Daniel 12:3 (Amplified Bible)

12:3 And the teachers and those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament, and those who turn many to righteousness (to uprightness and right standing with God) [shall give forth light] like the stars forever and ever.

Parallel:

Proverbs 11:30 (Amplified Bible)

11:30 The fruit of the [uncompromisingly] righteous is a tree of life, and he who is wise captures human lives [for God, as a fisher of men—he gathers and receives them for eternity].

V. THESIS:

Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS for we shine like sun in the sky and stars at night because of You.

VI. TITLE:

Believe, Evangelize, Shine like stars

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Author: Daniel

B. Date written: Before 350 B.C.

C. Purpose: To give hope to God's people by revealing God's sovereign program for them, even during Gentile domination. God's eternal program will not be deterred.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines

D. To whom written: Jewish exiles in Babylon and GOD's people everywhere

E. Main Theme: The sovereignty of God over the affairs of people in all ages.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines

F. Key words: GOD's Eternal Kingdom

G. Key verses: Daniel 2:20-22, Daniel 2:44

VIII. MAIN BODY:

A. Believers will shine like sun in the sky

"And the teachers and those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament,"

Wise or "sakal" in Hebrew meaning:

1. to be circumspect hence intelligent

2. consider, expert, instruct, prosper, deal prudently, skillful, to have good success, teach, wisdom

Shine or "zahar" in Hebrew meaning:

1. to gleam

2. to enlighten

3. admonish, shine, teach, warn

Brightness or "zohar" in Hebrew meaning:

1. brilliancy

2. brightness

Firmament or "raqya" in Hebrew meaning:

1. an expanse

2. firmament

3. visible arch of the sky

Daniel 11:33 (Amplified Bible)

11:33 And they who are wise and understanding among the people shall instruct many and make them understand, though some [of them and their followers] shall fall by the sword and flame, by captivity and plunder, for many days.

Daniel 11:35 (Amplified Bible)

11:35 And some of those who are wise, prudent, and understanding shall be weakened and fall, [thus, then, the insincere among the people will lose courage and become deserters. It will be a test] to refine, to purify, and to make those among [God’s people] white, even to the time of the end, because it is yet for the time [God] appointed.

Daniel 11:30 (Amplified Bible)

11:30 For the ships of Kittim [or Cyprus, in Roman hands] shall come against him; therefore he shall be grieved and discouraged and turn back [to Palestine] and carry out his rage and indignation against the holy covenant and God’s people, and he shall do his own pleasure; he shall even turn back and make common cause with those [Jews] who abandon the holy covenant [with God].


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