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The Safest Place in a Scary World

February 7, 2016 Speaker: Joel Sutton Series: Flourish: Thriving in Our Hostile World

Scripture: Daniel 6

The Safest Place in a Scary World

Daniel 6

 

Our faith shows up in our courage. v. 10

 

Our faith shows up in our hope. v. 10

 

Our faith shows up in our trust. vv. 10; 23

 

God shows up—in the lion’s den. vv. 19-23

 

 

Take Home Idea: God will meet you in your lion’s den.

 

 

“The Safest Place in a Scary World” Discussion Questions

Daniel 6

 

Opening:


When have you felt really good about something you did, only to have someone else be jealous or unhappy?


Look at the Take Home idea. Explain it in your own words.

 


Dig:


What are the tow different reactions to Daniel in these first five verses? By whom and why?


How do the satraps manage to get their way with the king (vv. 6-7, 12-13, 15)? Why are the appeals to vanity so powerful?


Review the sermon notes: What do we learn about Daniels’ faith from verse 10? What else do we learn about Daniel’s prayer life from vv. 10-11?


What role does the “laws of the Medes and the Persians” play in this story? Likewise, what role does the law of God play in this story?


Read v. 16. How do you explain the last words of Darius to Daniel before the lion’s den?


Where does God show up in this story? Did you think Daniel was hoping God would show up earlier?


Read vv. 25-28. What has happened to Darius through this event?

 


Reflect:


When have you encountered a “lion’s den” kind of experience? What has been your response? How did God show up?


What insight have you had about who God is from this story?

 


Close by sharing together those names and praying together for those individuals.

 

 

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