Sermons In Daniel

Written by Serena Berger
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Sermons in Daniel are easy to find. Daniel was favored by God because he sought knowledge and would not compromise his religious beliefs, even in the face of persecution and probable death. If you are looking for inspirational sermons, sermons in Daniel are a great place to start.

Stories for Sermons in Daniel

Daniel, early on in his adulthood, was taken as a slave by King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon, who captured Jerusalem. Daniel was hand-picked as one of the most accomplished, strong, and intelligent young men to serve the king, and found himself in the spotlight when the king had a disturbing dream that he was unable to interpret. Daniel prayed to God who showed him the dream and its meaning, enabling him to help the king and earn his favor.

Daniel's political power grew, and many Babylonians sought to subvert it. The king was encouraged by these advisors to make a false idol and demand that it be worshipped; when Daniel and his three closest friends refused to dishonor the Commandments by worshipping the statue, their enemies gleefully made the king aware of this, and had the Israelites sent to burn in a furnace. While others could not survive a minute in the furnace, Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego all survived. Nebuchadnezzar believed this to be because their God saved them.

These same two themes of loyal service to both God and King as well as persecution, continued throughout Daniel's life. Every time his virtues led him to greater power, someone used his belief in God to force him to anger an ambitious ruler. Sermons in Daniel may take on this conflict and reinterpret it in modern times, when people may lose out on opportunities that seem appealing if they follow their Christian values, but know that this is still the right thing to do.

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