How can we remain faithful to our God in a world that rejects him?
Is it even worth standing firm, when his kingdom often seems so very far away?
And is it possible to be a blessing to our nations, and show the power and goodness of God, in our day?
Those are pressing questions for us in a time when living as a Christian increasingly means being misunderstood, maligned and even mistreated. And since this is the context in which Daniel found himself, the book that bears his name will reassure, challenge and thrill us as we read it today.
In these seven studies you will see Daniel and his friends seek to remain faithful in a foreign land; and then you will watch and listen in on a series of visions Daniel received, outlining how God would bring his people home, to live in his kingdom and under his king.
Let the book of Daniel show you what you can expect from this life, and how you can and must stay strong in a hostile world.
Table of Contents:
Why Study Daniel?
1. Babylon: Surviving and Thriving – Daniel 1-2
2. Faithful in the Fire – Daniel 3
3. Humbled and Restored – Daniel 4
4. Who rules? King vs. God – Daniel 5-6
5. One Like a Son of Man – Daniel 7
6. Daniel’s Prayer – Daniel 8-9
7. The Final Vision – Daniel 10-12
"The format is very user-friendly and the content is rich and accessible." - Justin Taylor, Gospel Coalition blogger and Vice-President of Editorial, Crossway
"God-centered, application-oriented, and driven by the text throughout, this resource is a gift to God’s church." - Matt Smethurst, Gospel Coalition reviewer and Master of Divinity student at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Here at Covenant Life Church, we have greatly benefitted from the small group resources from The Good Book Company. Many small groups in our family life ministry have used "Colossians: Confident Christianity" in their study of scripture. Additionally, our youth ministry has used "Romans 1-5: God and You" in their small groups. Both resources were very easy to use, helped the reader engage directly with the scriptures, and had a wonderful pastoral emphasis demonstrated in all the questions. - Dave Brewer, Youth Pastor at Covenant Life Church, Maryland