Wisdom from Above

MESSAGE - Pastor Dale Thiele

Daniel: Hope Amid a Hostile World

Wisdom from Above 

  • The Failure of Paganism
  • The Success of YHWHism
  • The Source of True Wisdom and Power  

Questions for Further Study or Group Discussion:

  1. Read Daniel 2:1-23. Some of the stories of Daniel are very familiar. What catches your attention from the text that may differ from what you have heard before?
  2. Why is Nebuchadnezzar so agitated? How do his advisors respond?
  3. What truth is found in the words of the Chaldeans in verses 10-11? What is not truthful?
  4. What does Daniel do when he learns of the impending execution? What is the significance in his actions?
  5. What do we learn from Daniel’s psalm of praise in verses 20-23? In what ways is Jesus the ultimate fulfillment of this praise (see 1 Cor. 1:18-31)? 

Memory Verse of the Week:

1 Corinthians 1:30 And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption. (ESV)