Posted by: StrongStakes | October 1, 2011

Dare to be a Daniel


“Dare to be a Daniel, dare to stand alone …”

That is the opening line of an old chorus I learned in Sunday School when I was a young boy.  As we launch our next book study, on the O.T. book of Daniel, we will discover how relevant the words of that chorus are to our current culture.

Please download and print the following three handouts, then bring these with you Monday night:

•  Introduction to Daniel

•  Chronological Order

•  Daniel 1

The following eight questions will help prepare you for Monday night’s discussion:

  1. After reading through the book of Daniel, what general observations did you make about the book?
  2. What is a basic outline for the book?
  3. Daniel 1:2 states: “The Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his (Nebuchadnezzar’s) hand …”  Why did God do this?
  4. Define “God’s sovereignty.”  What does it mean to you in your everyday life?
  5. What does chapter one reveal about the main character, Daniel?
  6. Daniel and his friends had to determine which parts of Babylonian culture they could live with, and which parts they should stand against.  How do you make that determination in our culture?
  7. Describe a time when you had to stand up for your beliefs, as Daniel and his friends did in regard to the king’s food.
  8. How would you describe the traits that differentiate a “conformer” (to culture) from a “transformer” (of culture)?

Dessert will be served at 7 pm … the study will start shortly after that.

See you Monday!

~ tr

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