Posted by: StrongStakes | October 5, 2011

Daniel: Preamble, Introduction, etc.

Gentlemen,

While refining my teaching notes from Monday night’s introduction to Daniel, I came across this combination quote from Dallas Willard’s book, Knowing Christ Today: Why We Can Trust Spiritual Knowledge:

“One result of the displacement of faith from knowledge … is that many people now believe you do not need to think deeply and carefully to follow Christ.  C.S. Lewis makes a very penetrating comment about this matter: ‘God has room for people with very little sense, but He wants everyone to use what sense they have. … God is no fonder of intellectual slackers than of any other slackers.  If you are thinking of becoming a Christian, I warn you that you are embarking on something which is going to take the whole of you, brains and all. … One reason why it needs no special education to be a Christian is that Christianity is an education itself.'”  (pp. 10-11)

Strong stuff! … this is why we commit to meeting together weekly to study the Word of God.

Click here for my Notes on Introduction to Daniel.  Please bring these with you so we can complete our discussion on this background info.  In addition, download and print the Secular Context of Daniel, borrowed from Joyce Baldwin’s commentary (p. 81).

Please review questions 2, 5, 6, 7 and 8 from the previous blog post as preparation for Monday night.

Dessert will be served at 7 pm … the study starts right after that … see you then!

Abide in the Vine!

~ tr

P.S.  We will take a two-week break after this while I visit Thailand.


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