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Www.HebronChurchofChrist.com. Who is this?  From the tribe of Judah  Served kings of two enemy nations  Three-year training program  Almost executed.

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2 Who is this?  From the tribe of Judah  Served kings of two enemy nations  Three-year training program  Almost executed twice  Said, “the God who holds your breath in His hand and owns all your ways, you have not glorified”  One of his best friends: Hananiah

3 Daniel was a great man of God; hero of faith, Heb. 11:33  Man of prayer  Great trust in God  Confronted powerful men with their sins

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5 Determined to be faithful to the Lord, Dan. 1:8  Mindset, attitude, 2 Tim. 2:15  Purity, 1 Thes. 5:22  Priorities, Mt. 6:33

6 Helped others obey God’s will, Dan. 1:11-16  Those who respected God, Heb. 3:13  Influenced “society,” Mt. 5:13

7 Blessed in his life before the king, Dan. 1:17-21  Impressed the king with wisdom, Acts 4:13 ›Spend time in God’s word, Prov. 3:3 ›Gain wisdom & favor, Prov. 3:4  Long life, Prov. 3:1, 2

8 Blessed in his life before the king, Dan. 1:17-21  Not always able to make direct connection ›Respect the law, great wisdom & favor ›Listen in Bible class, do well in school

9 King’s dream – only Daniel could interpret, Dan. 2:1-16  King wanted others to tell him his dream ›Tested the magicians, cf. Acts 13:6-12 ›Magicians complained ›Decree of death

10 King’s dream – only Daniel could interpret, Dan. 2:1-16  Petitioned the king for time, 2:14-16 ›Already refused others, 2:8, 9 ›Daniel tried & prevailed, cf. Lk. 18:1-8 ›Should not dismiss action before we try ∙Ask to be excused from immoral activity at school ∙Invite someone who rejected it before

11 King’s dream – only Daniel could interpret, Dan. 2:1-16  Petitioned the king for time, 2:14-16 ›Already refused others, 2:8, 9 ›Daniel tried & prevailed, cf. Lk. 18:1-8 ›Should not dismiss action before we try ∙Ask to be excused from immoral activity at school ∙Invite someone who rejected it before

12 Put his trust in God, Dan. 2:17-23  Leaned on his friends ›Teaching truth, 2 Thes. 3:1, 2 ›Experiencing stress, Mk. 14:32-38

13 Put his trust in God, Dan. 2:17-23  Leaned on God ›Trials, Phil. 4:6, 7 ›Sin & temptation, Heb. 4:16

14 Told & interpreted the dream, Dan. 2:24-45  Dream  Interpretation ›God knows the future, 1 Thes. 4:16 ›God accomplishes His will, Eph. 1:5 ›Same God rules today!


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