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2 Will you Purpose in Your Heart?....

3 God tells us about people who lived before us… Rom. 15:4

4 DARE TO BE A DANIEL

5 Setting: -vs 1 - At the time of the Babylonian captivity. -King Nebuchadnezzar had overthrown Judah and besieged Jerusalem. -vs 3 - King Nebuchadnezzar wanted certain men selected from the Israelites. -vs 4 - skilful, wise men with good abilities -vs 5 - These men would be appointed a daily provision from the king for a period of three years.

6 Daniel purposed in His heart… Daniel 1:8 Daniel purposed in His Heart that he would not defile himself With the king’s meat and drink….

7 - The men selected: Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah (Shadrach, Meshach & Abednego) -

8 Daniel 1:5 “And the kind appointed for them a daily ration from the king’s choice food and from the wine which he drank” Why did Nebuchadnezzar do this? 1.To solicit good will and a sense of obligation 2.To insure that they were healthy 3.To get them accustomed to the good life

9 -However, Daniel didn't want to "defile" himself. -Perhaps the meat came from animals considered unclean under God's law. -Perhaps they were not killed and prepared properly (strangled/blood) -Perhaps they had been offered to the Babylonians' false god(s). -We see that Daniel (for whichever reason) wanted to maintain a sense of separation.

10 “Daniel made up his mind (laid upon his heart) that he would not defile himself” Daniel acted alone at first. His three friends joined him at some point. Daniel sought permission not to eat the food. The Resolve of Daniel

11 What was Daniel to do? He made a RESOLUTION… He made a RESOLUTION… As we start the New Year, we need To make some Resolutions… Just like Daniel, it all begins in our Heart…

12 Resolutions: 1. Purpose 1. Purpose 2. Plan 2. Plan 3. Pay the consequences 3. Pay the consequences 4. Prevail 4. Prevail

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14 #1 He Purposed in His Heart THAT’S WHAT I WANT US TO DO THAT’S WHAT I WANT US TO DO TODAY… TODAY… New Year’s Resolutions made with A Purpose…in heart.

15 What did he resolve to do? -Purposed In His Heart -vs 8 - purposed: Some translations say "made up his mind, determined". -purpose - (Am Her Dict) – the object toward which one strives or for which something exists: aim or goal

16 In his heart" - This wasn't just a decision made in a moment. -"In his heart" - This wasn't just a decision made in a moment. -It was sincere, thought out - determined, intended.

17 Question? -What good does it do to say we want to do something if we gave the matter little thought, have -What good does it do to say we want to do something if we gave the matter little thought, have no determination to try to accomplish it and don't really intend to anyway? no determination to try to accomplish it and don't really intend to anyway?

18 Resolutions: Joshua wrote in Joshua 1:8, Joshua wrote in Joshua 1:8, "This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success."meditate

19 Read the Bible; Study the Bible Listen to the Bible Just like Joshua told Israel: day and night, Meditate on the things written in the book. You can’t do it, if you don’t read God’s word, study, search it, John 5:39 Acts 17:11 Psalms 119: THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR THIS. Will you resolve to start today… And do it?

20 We should also have aim and set goals as a congregation. -Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he. -So, Daniel purposed in his heart and we should, too.

21 #2 Daniel had a -Plan Do you have a plan for the New Year Do you have a plan for the New Year Here at O’Neal? Here at O’Neal? If the Lord allows you to live through 2013, Will you be where you are today? Let’s go forward.

22 vs 12 - We can see that Daniel had a plan. He didn't have empty intentions -If they were not going to accept the king's portion, then they needed to have a plan on what they were going to do -If they were not going to accept the king's portion, then they needed to have a plan on what they were going to do.

23 -"Prove thy servants" – -"Prove thy servants" – prove = to test -Daniel wanted his plan put in place - tested.

24 Pulse and Water - Pulse and Water -Pulse - (Strongs) - something sown - i.e. a vegetable as food -Pulse - (Strongs) - something sown - i.e. a vegetable as food -(Am Her Dict) - the edible seeds of certain pod-bearing plants - such as peas and beans Many times people have good intentions, but no plans. plans.

25 James 2:17 Faith without works is dead. Faith without works is dead. Intentions without a plan become dead. - Intentions without a plan become dead. What are your plans for 2013 at What are your plans for 2013 at O’Neal? O’Neal?

26 if we have intentions combined with determination, we can then make a plan to try to accomplish those goals. This can help us to become stronger individually and also as a congregation -This can help us to become stronger individually and also as a congregation

27 Resoltuion: Plan…To be present,attend, participate, be involved To be present, attend, participate, be To be present, attend, participate, be Involved, be happy, be joyful, Involved, be happy, be joyful, 1. Lord, you can count on me!! 1. Lord, you can count on me!! Psalms 122:1 I was glad Psalms 122:1 I was glad Psalms 121:1 I will lift up Psalms 121:1 I will lift up Joshua 24:14 As for me and my house Joshua 24:14 As for me and my house

28 Action: Clean up Action: Clean up !!! Some things that you need to RETAIN…. Some things you need to REMEMBER REMEMBER Some things you need to RELEASE….

29 Old Challenge for a New Year Col. 3:1 “If ye then be risen with Christ; seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Col. 3:1 “If ye then be risen with Christ; seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.

30 ..Set your affection (your mind) on things above,not on the things on the earth...Focus our thoughts on heavenly things not earthly things...We need to pursue : 1. A deeper knowledge of Jesus. Col.3:10 2. A clean, holy life. Coil. 3: Godly virtues Col. 3: Holiness in our domestic life. Col. 3:18- 21

31 .Holiness in our social life. Col. 3:22-4:1.An effective prayer life. Col. 4:2.A fruitful light in the world. Col. 4:3-6

32 Things to be Remembered Col. 3:3-4 Things that cause us to take A trip down memory lane. a)pictures of children when they were small. b)Recipts from air plane trips c)Cruise memories d)a piece of hair from Tabitha; Tim’s box…pencils, erasers,..your report cards, your old love letters, Deed to your old house, Remember your Mom and Dad

33 Are there things in your life that need to be RETAINED. Does your focus need to be adjusted. RELEASED. Do you need to lay down some of the things mentioned in this lesson? REMEMBERED.Do you need to take a trip down memory lane and nail down a few things today?

34 #3 Pay the Consequences purposed -Daniel purposed in his heart, plan put a plan together and was willing to pay pay the consequences

35 Here is what he had to do: -vs 16 - Their portion was taken away. -vs 16 - Their portion was taken away. -Now think about what he was willing to do – -Now think about what he was willing to do – eat the same thing for up to three years (vs 5).

36 You have to pay the consequences there are certain types of food that I really like a lot, but none that I would want to eat constantly for three years. -But, he was willing to pay the consequences - make the necessary sacrifices -But, he was willing to pay the consequences - make the necessary sacrifices

37 Stick To Your Plan!! God is FIRST…is HE? Matt. 6:33 God is FIRST…is HE? Matt. 6:33 Jesus wants you to remember Him each First Day of Each Week!. Acts 20:7 will you? Jesus wants you to remember Him each First Day of Each Week!. Acts 20:7 will you? Give the Lord what is due HIM! Don’t rob Give the Lord what is due HIM! Don’t rob God!. Mal. 3:8 God!. Mal. 3:8

38 -We have it very, very good and don't have too many consequences to pay as a result of our obedience (in terms of persecution/suffering).

39 -The good consequences far outweigh the negative ones. -However, we need to be willing to make the necessary sacrifices in order to be obedient and grow stronger.

40 Don’t you agree….. -All too often, it is the things involving obedience to God and attendance to the church services that gets sacrificed for things of the world. -All too often, it is the things involving obedience to God and attendance to the church services that gets sacrificed for things of the world.

41 So, let's purpose in our hearts, So, let's purpose in our hearts, plan to maintain our aim and accomplish our goals and be willing to plan to maintain our aim and accomplish our goals and be willing to pay the consequences (make the necessary sacrifices). pay the consequences (make the necessary sacrifices).

42 #4 -Prevailed -vs 20 - Daniel and the others prevailed - in "all matters.” “And in all matters of wisdom and understanding, that the king enquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers that were in all his realm. “ “And in all matters of wisdom and understanding, that the king enquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers that were in all his realm. “ Following God's instructions works. - Following God's instructions works.

43 -God's way is the right way, -God's way is the right way, the best way the best way and the only way and the only way !

44 - -1 Cor 15:58 - "your labour is not in vain in the Lord“ 2 Tim. 4:7,8 Rev. 14:13

45 At the End of 2013, if we live till then At the End of 2013, if we live till then…. Will we be able to say: Will we be able to say: 1. I Purposed in my heart on Jan.6 1. I Purposed in my heart on Jan.6 2. I had a Plan 2. I had a Plan 3. I Paid the consequences 3. I Paid the consequences 4. I have prevailed… 4. I have prevailed…

46 Remember the 4 P’s 1. Purpose..Resolve 1. Purpose..Resolve 2. Plan-Correct sins, live right 2. Plan-Correct sins, live right 3. Pay the consequences- Stedfast,stick to it. 3. Pay the consequences- Stedfast,stick to it. 4. Prevail..God will be with you..you will 4. Prevail..God will be with you..you will Prevail. Prevail.

47 Daniel purposed in his heart, made the necessary plans, was willing to pay the consequences and Daniel purposed in his heart, made the necessary plans, was willing to pay the consequences and prevailed. prevailed. -What a wonderful example for us - Rom 15:4. -What a wonderful example for us - Rom 15:4.

48 -Do you have some particular goals that you are aiming for? -Are there some areas you would like to improve upon? -Reading your bible more. Studying more. -Praying more. -Attending services more often. -Applying the scriptures to your life more to live more according to God's word. -Getting involved more with the congregation and the activities. -Working harder to spread the gospel. Inviting more folks to services

49 If you are not a Christian, how about becoming a christian? Hear Rom. 10:17 -Believe (John 8:24), Confess (Matt 10:32), Repent (Luke 13:3), Be Baptized (Acts 2:38, Mark 16:16 -Perhaps you need to return to your service and commitment to God. (1 John 1:7- 9, Acts 8:22-24)

50 -There’s no better way to start a new year – with the right spiritual relationship with God. -There’s no better way to start a new year – with the right spiritual relationship with God.

51 What are your New Year’s Resolutions? A comic: My new year’s resolution is to stop telling you what to do all the time…Here I wrote down your resolutions for you!

52 2013 Are there any bad habits that are haunting you? Are you doing the very best that you can to be the kind of person you want to be? Are there some things about you that you don’t like and are sure others don’t as well? Do you anticipate improvement, staying the same or digressing in this New Year?

53 New Year’s Resolutions 2013 Spend more time with family and friends Fit in fitness Quit Smoking Enjoy life more Quit Drinking Get out of debt Learn something new Help others Get organized

54 Goals…do they mention 1. Serving God..Acts 20: Mention God.Putting Him first. Rom. 12: Love for Christ I Cor. 16:22; Eph. 6:24 4.Concern for othersI Pet. 3: Sorrow for our sins 2 Cor. 7: Work in the church I Pet. 1: Loyalty to brethren. Lk. 16:13 8. Our future life after this one is over Lk. 6:20-23

55 1. Visit the sick...call, send a card go by to see them, pray for them 2. Invite someone...a neighbor, a friend, an employee, 3. Be cheerful...time to laugh, a time to cry...always a time to 'rejoice in the Lord, always.. Phil. 4:4 4. Be a helper in the work...help the elders, the deacons, the preachers, anything you can do...teach a class, help with a class, be busy doing something

56 5. Be a participant...sing when we sing, pray when we pray, be happy that you can be here 6. Help people who need your help...physical... give to those who are in need and when you have the opportunity Speak to everyone you can...be friendly...Let folks know you are glad to be part of the greatest work on earth. 8. Study your lessons..be serious about learning more of God's word 9. Use your s, facebook, or social means to contacting people for spiritual things.

57 10. Get involved...be a member that helps other members...Ask not what the church can do for you, ask what you can do for the church. 11. Be here to participate...not to just show up. To the best of your ability, Sing...pray...and give attention to what is being done. Put up your computers, your texting, give your attention to what is going on. 12. Don't complain..Just because someone doesn't call you when you are sick, not everyone can call everyone.. Do you call? Are you pampered and want to be pampered...Jesus wants you to be a worker..James 2:24 Ye see how that by works a man is justified and not by faith only. 13. Ladies class. be involved...Each class at O'Neal...be involved.

58 Do Better This Time My Child Sis. Deanie Britton handed this poem To me last week… About a new year….

59 I came to my teacher with quivering lips, I came to my teacher with quivering lips, My task undone; My task undone; ‘Teacher hast thou another sheet for me? ‘Teacher hast thou another sheet for me? I have spoiled this one. I have spoiled this one. She took the old sheet, stained and blotted, She took the old sheet, stained and blotted, And gave me a new one, clean, unspotted, And gave me a new one, clean, unspotted, And into my glad face smiled, And into my glad face smiled, “Do better this time, my child.” “Do better this time, my child.”

60 I came to the Father with a quivering heart, I came to the Father with a quivering heart, The old year done; The old year done; Father, hast thou another year for me? Father, hast thou another year for me? I have spoiled this one. I have spoiled this one. He took the old year, stained and blotted, He took the old year, stained and blotted, And gave me a new one, clean, unspotted, And gave me a new one, clean, unspotted, And into my glad heart smiled, And into my glad heart smiled, “Do better this time, my child.” “Do better this time, my child.”

61 DARE TO BE A DANIEL

62 Dare to be a Daniel, Dare to stand alone! Dare to have a purpose firm! Dare to make it known.

63 Come To Jesus Come to Jesus at the beginning of 2013 Come to Jesus at the beginning of 2013 Stay with Jesus during 2013 Stay with Jesus during 2013 End 2013 with Jesus…either on earth or End 2013 with Jesus…either on earth or In Heaven! In Heaven!


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