“Deacons, (and Disciples), Being Like Daniel – Oct. 29, 2017 PM

“Deacons, (and Disciples), Being Like Daniel – Oct. 29, 2017 PM

Daniel 6:12-23

Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
1 Peter 5:8 ESV
The challenge to…
  1. Determine your convictions
    • Based…
      1. On faith in the Word of God
        • Then these men said, “We shall not find any ground for complaint against this Daniel unless we find it in connection with the law of his God.”
          Daniel 6:5 ESV
      2. On following the ways of God
        • But Daniel resolved that he would not defile himself with the king’s food, or with the wine that he drank. Therefore he asked the chief of the eunuchs to allow him not to defile himself.
          Daniel 1:8 ESV
  2. Demonstrate your character
    • Demonstrated by…
      1. Your attitude
        • Then this Daniel became distinguished above all the other high officials and satraps, because an excellent spirit was in him. And the king planned to set him over the whole kingdom.
          Daniel 6:3 ESV
      2. Your actions
  3. Display your courage
    • Courage in the…
      1. Lord’s protection
      2. Lord’s power
        • Then the king was exceedingly glad, and commanded that Daniel be taken up out of the den. So Daniel was taken up out of the den, and no kind of harm was found on him, because he had trusted in his God.
          Daniel 6:23 ESV