DANIEL 3

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Daniel 3

A GODLY STAND

 

Introduction - Many people have taken a step for God. Give some examples of people you know who have stood for God at work, home, school, etc. Shadrach, Meschach, and Abednego made their stand for God when their king wanted them to worship an idol.

 

REASON FOR A GODLY STAND Vss. 1-7

 

REPORT AGAINST A GODLY STAND Vss. 8-12

 

REBUKE CAUSED BY A GODLY STAND Vss. 13-15

 

RESOLVE OF A GODLY STAND Vss. 16-18

 

RAGE PROVOKED BY A GODLY STAND Vss. 19-23

 

RESULTS OF A GODLY STAND Vss. 24-30

 

 

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Daniel 3

CONFRONTATION FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS' SAKE

 

Christians should not like conflict. However there are times when conflict is necessary.  When we are asked to that which is wrong, we must resist and stand for what is right.

 

A SINFUL PROCLAMATION - Vss. 1-11

The king was requiring that an image of his making be worshipped. It is wrong to require anyone to worship anything or anybody except the one true God.

 

A STEADY STAND - Vss. 12-18

These young men stood for what was right and would not back down.

 

A SUPERNATURAL INTERVENTION - Vss. 19-27

Although the punishment was severe, God's intervention was miraculous.

 

A STRIKING PRONOUNCEMENT - Vss. 28-30

The king announced that no one was allowed to speak against the one who proved to be the one true God.  Instead of being an enemy of God, the king was at least impressed by Him.

 

 

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