The Liturgy of History

The Liturgy of History

November 26, 2017  |  Joe Boot

History is Yahweh's liturgy. Daniel learns above all in this vision that it is God who governs. He is in control. It is God who providentially reigns despite all appearances sometimes to the contrary.

Topic: History
Scripture: Daniel 10:1-20
Messiah and Seventy Sevens

Messiah and Seventy Sevens

November 19, 2017  |  Joe Boot
The 70 years are almost over and deliverance draws near. Instead of rejoicing over the coming restoration Daniel is confessing his grief and fear for Israel's lack of reform.
Topic: Covenant
Scripture: Daniel 9:20-27
Seeking the Lord by Prayer

Seeking the Lord by Prayer

November 12, 2017  |  David Robinson

We have a lesson in prayer here. Daniel models for us how to pray and what to pray.

About the King's Business

About the King's Business

November 5, 2017  |  David Robinson

The events in Daniel's vision relating to Antiochus Epiphanes are a manifestation of the spirit of antichrist and can help us to understand its influence today

Topic: History
Scripture: Daniel 8:1-27
The Beasts, the Son of Man and the Course of Empire

The Beasts, the Son of Man and the Course of Empire

October 29, 2017  |  Joe Boot

The purpose of books like Daniel, Revelation and Ezekiel is not to enable us to divine what's happening in the 21st century, it's to keep us from losing sight of God's lordship over history

Topic: Lordship
Scripture: Daniel 7:1-28
The Dens of Daniel

The Dens of Daniel

October 22, 2017  |  Joe Boot

Daniel survived the den of lions because he first built up his confidence in God's word in another den: Daniel's daily place of prayer

Weighed and Found Wanting

Weighed and Found Wanting

October 15, 2017  |  David Robinson

The story of King Belshazzar and the prophetic writing on the wall is a warning about pride, presumption and profanity.

Topic: Lordship
Scripture: Daniel 5:1-31
Signs and Wonders

Signs and Wonders

October 8, 2017  |  David Robinson

The whole purpose of Nebuchadnezzar's dream was to show that God is sovereign over all things and that Nebuchadnezzar has his power and rule because of God.

Topic: Lordship
Scripture: Daniel 4:1-37
The Empire Strikes Back

The Empire Strikes Back

October 1, 2017  |  Joe Boot

The story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in the furnace is an excellent example of both the challenge and reward of obedience to God in a disobeying world.

Topic: Lordship
Scripture: Daniel 3:1-30
God's New Empire

God's New Empire

September 24, 2017  |  Joe Boot

Daniel's special role in interpretating Nebuchadnezzar's dream was an example of how God's people can spare both their own lives as well as those of the society they live in by standing up and acting.

Topic: History
Scripture: Daniel 2 1-49