To Whom Are You Listening?

October 14, 2018 Speaker: Steve Thiel Series: Biblical Theology

Topic: Prophesy Passage: Daniel 1:1–1:21

TO WHOM ARE YOU LISTENING?
Christ Proclamation Church
Daniel 1:1-21Gen
Ocotober 14, 2018

In the midst of the apparent rejection of exile, God raises up a prophet from among the people who is worthy, without blemish, and full of wisdom to proclaim the good news of God’s future coming Kingdom. But the question that must be answered is, “Will we actually listen to Him?”

I. GOD’S PEOPLE EXILED TO BABYLON
   A. Description of the Exile to Babylon – (1:1-2)
       1. In Terms of the Historical Background
       2. In Terms of the Conflict of Kingdoms
   B. Description of the Assimilation Process – (1:3-7)
       1. Through Relocation – New Address
       2. Through Education – New School
       3. Through Indulgence – New Appetite
       4. Through Appointment – New Job
       5. Through Name Change – New Identity

II. GOD’S PROPHET ESTABLISHED AS WORTHY
   A. Daniel Resolved to Remain Holy – (1:8)
   B. Daniel Granted Favor by God – (1:9-16)

III. GOD’S PROPHET EXALTED IN WISDOM
   A. Equipped with Prophetic Wisdom – (1:17)
   B. Exalted to a Position of Authority – (1:18-19)
   C. Exalted over Magicians and Enchanters – (1:20)
   D. Equipped with Exile Endurance – (1:21)

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