Pastor Jeff Manion unpacks the first chapter of Daniel. Through this conversation, we see how God moves in, around and through difficult circumstances. We are challenged to trust God when things are hard and also be polite when drawing a line as citizens in two kingdoms.
Pastor Jeff Manion discusses Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego’s decision to stand up to king Nebuchadnezzar’s decree. Through this conversation, we see that there are times obedience to God may be costly. We are challenged to obey God even if they are consequences while at the same time trusting that God will meet us there.
Pastor Jeff Manion discusses Nebuchadnezzar’s pride, fall and restoration. Through this conversation, we see the danger of looking at our accomplishments and thinking we did it without God’s help. We are challenged to practice humility by recognizing God’s role and showing kindness to those around us.
Pastor Aaron Buer discusses the writing on the wall at King Belshazzar’s party. Through this conversation, we see that honoring God matters. We are challenged to recognize who God is, honor him wherever we are and not ignore God’s teachings on how to live.
Pastor Aaron Buer unpacks what it means to honor God through adversity. Through this conversation, we see that often our greatest opportunity to honor God comes when we face difficulty. We are challenged to have good works+good character, choose God’s honor over ours and trust God in the midst of adversity.