Summary: The dream and conversion of king Nebuchadnezzar

Daniel Chapter 4-‘Nebuchadnezzar’s Second Dream and Conversion’

I. The King’s Proclamation (v.1-4)

A. Universal in Scope (v.1)

B. Ultimate in Praise (v.2,3)

II. The King’s Dream (v.4-18)

A. The Circumstances of the Dream (v.4,5)

B. The Interpreter of the Dream (v.6-9)

C. The Contents of the Dream (v.10-17)

D. The Request of the Dreamer (v.18)

III. The Interpretation of the Dream (v.19-27)

A. Daniel’s Hesitation & Nebuchadnezzar’s Encouragement (v.19)

B. Dream Explained (v.20-26)

C. Daniel’s Exhortation/Recommendation (v.27)

IV. The Fulfillment of the Dream (v.28-36)

A. Nebuchadnezzar’s Judgment (v.28-33)

B. Nebuchadnezzar’s Restoration (v.34-36)

V. Nebuchadnezzar’s Conclusion (v.37)

A. The King of Heaven’s Praise and Recognition

B. The King of Heaven’s Power to Abase the Proud

VI. Application: The Seven Deadly Effects of The Sin of Pride

1. When pride cometh then cometh shame (Proverbs 11:2)

2. Only by pride cometh contention (Proverbs 13:10)

3. Pride goeth before destruction (Proverbs 16:18)

4. The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee (Jeremiah 49:16)

5. His mind [was] hardened with pride (Daniel 5:20)

6. Being lifted up w/pride he falls into the condemnation of the devil (I Timothy 3:6)

7. God resisteth the proud (James 4:6)

VII. Chapter Emphasis: The Most High Rules in the Kingdom of Men (v.17, 25, 32, 35)

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