But if Not…

MESSAGE - Pastor Dale Thiele

Daniel: Hope Amid a Hostile World

But if Not… 

  • Temptations to Idolatry
  • Faith Vs. Idolatry
  • God’s Preservation  

Questions for Further Study or Group Discussion:

  1. Read Daniel 3:1-30. This is a well-known story. What catches your attention as you read the story in Scripture?
  2. How is this story about the 1st commandment? How does disobedience to the first commandment lead to every other sin?
  3. What are some modern parallels to this story? In what ways are Christians tempted or pressured to worship and celebrate the gods of this world?
  4. How does the response of Shadrack, Meshach, and Abednego in verses 16-18 demonstrate faith? How does faith feed obedience?
  5. Does God promise to deliver all his people from harm? What does God promise all his people (consider Isaiah 43:1-2)? 

Memory Verse of the Week:

Isaiah 43:2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. (ESV)