The Light of the World

December 10, 2017  |  Joe Boot

The light of Christmas allows us to see things as they really are, to appreciate truth and beauty, and to be freed from sin and death.

Shining as Stars

Shining as Stars

December 3, 2017  |  David Robinson

The focus of biblical history is not on the most sensational world events, but on God's judgments and care toward His covenant people

The Liturgy of History

The Liturgy of History

November 26, 2017  |  Joe Boot

The thing we should be left with is this: 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.
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 Exekiel 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