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Living In An Ungodly World

living in an ungodly worldMemory Verse: Daniel 1:8

Life Application: We must purpose in our heart to obey God.

Bible Text

Daniel 1:1-9

Daniel 1:6

Daniel 1:8

Daniel 1:15

Daniel 1:17-20

Daniel 6:26-27

Daniel 1:1-9 NKJV

“In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it. And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with some of the articles of the house of God, which he carried into the land of Shinar to the house of his god; and he brought the articles into the treasure house of his god. Then the king instructed Ashpenaz, the master of his eunuchs, to bring some of the children of Israel and some of the king’s descendants and some of the nobles, young men in whom there was no blemish, but good-looking, gifted in all wisdom, possessing knowledge and quick to understand, who had ability to serve in the king’s palace, and whom they might teach the language and literature of the Chaldeans. And the king appointed for them a daily provision of the king’s delicacies and of the wine which he drank, and three years of training for them, so that at the end of that time they might serve before the king. Now from among those of the sons of Judah were Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah. To them the chief of the eunuchs gave names: he gave Daniel the name Belteshazzar; to Hananiah, Shadrach; to Mishael, Meshach; and to Azariah, Abed-Nego. But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s delicacies, nor with the wine which he drank; therefore he requested of the chief of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself. Now God had brought Daniel into the favor and goodwill of the chief of the eunuchs”

Many Israelites were taken to the ungodly kingdom of Babylon to become slaves. Some of these men were chosen to serve in the king’s palace. These men were to be young men without physical defect, handsome, intelligent, educated, quick to understand. Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah were among those chosen to be the king’s servants.

Daniel 1:6 NKJV

“Now from among those of the sons of Judah were Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah.”

Daniel and his friends obeyed God, and God was with them, even though they were surrounded by people who did not know about God. Daniel decided to obey God’s laws and not defile himself with the king’s food and wine. He made a deliberate choice to obey God.

Daniel 1:8 NKJV

“But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s delicacies, nor with the wine which he drank; therefore he requested of the chief of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.”

Daniel’s love for God led him to request a special diet of the chief of the eunuchs for his friends and himself. He showed great courage, boldness, and a desire to do what was right. Daniel also had faith that God would help him and his friends. The chief of the eunuchs agreed to Daniel’s request and at the end of the ten day period Daniel and his friends looked healthier than anyone who had eaten the king’s food.

Daniel 1:15 NKJV

“And at the end of ten days their features appeared better and fatter in flesh than all the young men who ate the portion of the king’s delicacies.”

God blessed Daniel and his friends for doing right. He gave them knowledge, wisdom, the ability to interpret dreams and visions, and the king found them 10 times better than all the wise men in his kingdom.

Daniel 1:17-20 NKJV

“As for these four young men, god gave them knowledge and skill in all literature and wisdom: and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.

Now at the end of the days, when the king had said that they should be brought in, the chief of the eunuchs brought them in before Nebuchadnezzar.

Then the king interviewed them, and among them all none was found like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah; therefore they served before the king.

And in all matters of wisdom and understanding about which the king examined them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers who were in all his realm.”

As a result of standing strong for God, the king recognized Daniel and his friends served a powerful and living God. Their lives were a powerful witness to everyone around them.

Daniel 6:26-27 NKJV

“I make a decree that in every dominion of my kingdom men must tremble and fear before the God of Daniel.

For He is the living God,

And steadfast forever;

His kingdom is the one which shall not be destroyed,

And His dominion shall endure to the end.

He delivers and rescues,

And He works signs and wonders

In heaven and on earth,

Who has delivered Daniel from the power of the lions.”

Review

1. When Jehoiakim was king of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon __________________ Jerusalem.

2. Some of the children of Israel, some of the king’s descendants and some of the nobles were taken ______________.

3. Many Israelites were taken to the ungodly kingdom of Babylon to become ______________.

4. Some of these men were chosen to serve in the king’s palace. These men were to be young men without _______________ _____________, handsome, ___________________, educated, quick to ___________________.

5. The chief of the eunuchs gave the young men new names. What new names were the following young men given?

Daniel – _________________________________

Hananiah – _________________________________

Mishael – _________________________________

Azariah – _________________________________

6. Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with what?

7. Daniel and his friends obeyed God, and God was with them, even though they were ____________________ by people who did not know about God.

8. Daniel made a deliberate _______________ to obey God.

9. What does deliberate mean?

10. Daniel showed great __________________, boldness, and a desire to do what was right.

11. The chief of the eunuchs agreed to Daniel’s request and at the end of the ten day period Daniel and his friends looked ________________ than anyone who had eaten the king’s food.

12. God ________________ Daniel and his friends for doing right.

13. How did God bless Daniel and his friends?

14. As a result of standing strong for God, the king recognized Daniel and his friends served a ____________________ and ______________ God.

15. Their lives were a powerful witness to everyone around them. What does witness mean?

16. How can you can be a witness to the unsaved around you?

17. What would have happed to Daniel and his friends if they had chosen to disregard God’s laws and do what everyone else was doing?

18. What do you think might happen to a person, a group of people or a nation that disregards God’s laws?

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December 4 – Review and Reflections

December 4  – Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading

Daniel 11:36-12:13

1 John 4:1-21

Proverbs 29:2-4

 

Review and Reflections

1. Read Daniel 11:36-45. The king shall do according to his own will:

* He shall exalt and __________________ himself above every god.

* He shall speak ___________________________ against the God of gods.

* He  shall prosper till the _________________ has been accomplished.
* He shall regard neither the God of his ____________________ nor the desire of women.

* He shall not regard any god – he shall exalt himself __________________ them all.

* He shall also enter the ___________________     ____________________, and many countries shall be overthrown.

* He shall have __________________ over the treasures of gold and silver.

* He shall come to his end, and no one will _________________ him.

 

 

2. Read Daniel 12:1-13. These verses describe the end times.

What people will be delivered?

 

Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall _______________ – some to everlasting life, some to shame and everlasting contempt.

 

 

3. Read 1 John 4:1-6. We are to test the spirits. What does that mean?

 

Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh _____ of God.

Every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh ____    __________ of God.

What is the spirit of the Antichrist?

 

Believers have __________________________ the world because He who is in them is greater than he who is in the world.

 

 

4. Read 1 John 4:7-21.
Love is of _______________ – it starts with God.

Everyone who loves is born of God and knows God – He who does not love does not ______________ God.

God has sent His only begotten ___________ into the world, that we might live through Him.

God sent His Son to be the ______________________ for our sins.

What does propitiation mean?

 

There is no fear in love. Perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves  __________________.

We love God because He _______________ loved us.

 

 

5. Read Proverbs 29:2-4. When the ______________________ are in authority, the people rejoice.

When a ____________________ man rules, the people groan.

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December 3 – Review and Reflections

December  3 – Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading

Daniel 11:2-35

1 John 3:7-24

Proverbs 29:1

 

Review and Reflections

1. Read Daniel 11:2-35. Theses verses describe the kings of the north and the south. A few things from the vision are…

* A mighty king shall arise, who shall rule with great dominion, and do according to his will. When he has arisen, his kingdom shall be broken up and divided toward the __________  ___________ of heaven.

* The king of the __________ shall become strong, as well as one of his princes and he shall gain power over him and have dominion. His dominion shall be a great dominion.

* The king of the North shall come to the kingdom of the king of the South, but shall return to his own land.
However his _____________ shall stir up strife, and assemble a multitude of great forces.

* The king of the South shall be moved with _____________, and go out and fight with the king of the North, who shall muster a great multitude, but the multitude shall be given into the hand of his enemy.

* A ___________ person shall arise and stir up his power and his courage against the king of the South with a great army. And the king of the South shall be stirred up to battle with a very great and mighty army, but he shall not stand, for they shall devise plans against him.

* Those who do wickedly against the covenant he shall corrupt with flattery, but the people who know their _______________ shall be strong, and carry out great exploits.
* The people who ______________________ God’s ways shall instruct many, yet for many days they shall fall by sword and flame, by captivity and plundering.

 

 

2. Read 1 John 3:7-10. A person who practices righteousness is righteous, just as Christ is righteous. Whoever has been ______________ of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him.

A person who sins is of the ___________, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. Whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God.

The Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the ______________ of the devil.

 

 

3. Read 1 John 3:11-24

Believers …

*  should ______________ one another.
* will be ______________ by the world.

* ought to lay down their ___________ for the brethren.

* should help his ________________ in need.

* should not love in _______________ or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.
* who keep God’s commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight can have __________________ in knowing that whatever they ask they receive from Him.

* should believe on the ______________ of Jesus Christ and love one another.

* who keep Christ’s _________________________ abide in Him, and He in them.

 

 

4. Read Proverbs 29:1. What does rebuke mean?

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December 2 – Review and Reflections

December  2 – Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading

Daniel 9:1-11:1

1 John 2:18-3:6

Proverbs 28:27-28

 

Review and Reflections

1. Read Daniel 9:1-19.  Daniel prayed and asked God to…

* let His  ________________ and His fury be turned away from His city Jerusalem.

* cause His face to _____________ on His sanctuary.
* incline His ear and hear, and open His eyes and see their _____________________.

* forgive them of their many ___________________________.

 

 

2. Read Daniel 9:20-27. While Daniel was _______________ Gabriel appeared to him.

 

Gabriel said…

* I have now come forth to give you ____________ to understand.

* I have come to tell you, you are greatly ___________________.

 

What does Gabriel describe in this passage ( Daniel 9:20-27) ?

 

 

3. Read Daniel 10:1-11:1. How long did Daniel mourn?

 

What happened on the twenty-fourth day of the first month?

 

Did anyone else see the man?

 

When Daniel saw this great vision he became very ____________   – there was no strength left in him.

 

The man said to Daniel…

* O Daniel, man greatly ____________________, understand the words that I speak to you, and stand upright, for I have now been sent to you.

* Do not fear, Daniel, for from the _________ day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come because of your words.
* I have come to make you understand what will happen to your _________________ in the latter days, for the vision refers to many days yet to come.
* O man greatly beloved, fear not! _______________ be to you. Be strong, yes, be strong!

 

4. Read 1 John 2:18-27.What is an antichrist?

 

Believers have an ___________________ from the Holy One, that helps them know what is true and what is a lie.

 

A person who…

* denies the Father and the __________ is antichrist.
* denies the Son does not have the _____________ either.

* _________________________ the Son has the Father also.

 

 

5. Read 1 John 2:28-3:6. If a person abides in Christ they may have confidence and not be ashamed before Him at His ______________.

Everyone who practices righteousness is ____________ of Christ.

Children of God will purify themselves, just as _______________ is pure.

A person who commits sin also commits ___________________________, and sin is lawlessness.

Jesus was manifested to take away our _____________, and in Him there is no sin.

Whoever abides in Christ does not sin. Whoever sins has neither seen Him nor _____________________ Him.

 

 

6. Read Proverbs 28:27-28. He who gives to the poor will not lack. Why?

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December 1 – Review and Reflections

December  1 – Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading

Daniel 8:1-27

1 John 2:1-17

Proverbs 28:25-26

 

Review and Reflections

1. Read Daniel 8:1-14. In the vision…

*  Daniel was in ______________, the citadel, which is in the province of Elam.

* Daniel saw a __________ which had two horns standing beside the river.

* no animal could withstand the ram or _____________ from his hand.

* suddenly a male ______________ came from the west, across the surface of the whole earth, without touching the ground.

* the male goat had a notable ____________ between his eyes.

* the male goat attacks the _____________ and breaks his two horns.

* the ram is ___________________ by the male goat.

* the large horn on the male goat is broken, and in place of it ___________ notable ones came up. And out of one of them came a little horn which grew exceedingly great.

 

 

2. Read Daniel 8:15-27. Who stood before Daniel?

 

Gabriel was told to give Daniel the meaning of the ___________________.

 

Gabriel said…
* The vision refers to the time of the _____________.
* The ram with the two horns are the ____________ of Media and Persia.
* The male goat is the kingdom of ____________________.

* The four horns are the four _____________________ shall arise out of Greece.

 

What would happen when the transgressors have reached their fullness?

 

 

3. Read 1 John 2:1-14. Who is our Advocate with the Father?

 

What does advocate mean?

 

What does propitiation mean?

 

We know that we know Jesus if we keep His __________________________.

If we keep God’s word, the love of God is perfected in us. What does perfected mean?

 

If a person truly _______________ in Christ they will walk as He walked.

A person who loves his brother abides in the ________________, but a person who hates his brother is in darkness and walks in darkness.

How do you overcome the wicked one?

 

 

4. Read 1 John 2:1-15-17. Where does the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life come from?

 

A person who does the ______________ of God abides forever.

 

5. Read Proverbs 28:25-26. A person who _____________ in the Lord will be prospered.

A person who walks _______________ will be delivered.

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November 30 – Review and Reflections

November  30 – Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading

Daniel 7:1-28

1 John 1:1-10

Proverbs 28:23-24

 

Review and Reflections

1. Read Daniel 7:1-14. Who had a dream?

He wrote down the dream, telling the main facts that he saw in his vision.

* The four winds of _________________ were stirring up the Great Sea.

 

* Four great _________________ came up from the sea, each different from the other.
* The first of the great beasts was like a _______________, and had eagle’s wings.

It’s wings were plucked off and it was lifted up from the earth.

It was made to stand on two feet like a ______________, and a man’s ______________  was given to it.

 

* The second of the great beasts was like a ____________.

It was raised up on one side, and had three ____________ in its mouth between its teeth.

It was told to ‘Arise, devour much flesh!’

 

* The third of the great beasts was like a ___________________.

On it’s back it had _______________ wings like a bird.

It had four heads, and dominion was given to it.

 

* The fourth of the great beasts was dreadful and terrible, exceedingly strong.

It had huge _______________ teeth which was devouring.

It was different from all the beasts.

It had ten ______________.
A little horn came up from among the ten horns and _______________ of the first horns were plucked out by the roots.

In the little horn were eyes like the eyes of a _____________, and a mouth speaking pompous words.

 

Concerning the Ancient of Days…

*  His garment was white as _______________, and the hair of His head was like ____________ wool.

* His ______________ was a fiery flame, its wheels a burning fire.
* A thousand thousands ____________________ to Him –  Ten thousand times ten thousand stood before Him.

 

What happened to the beast with the horns?

 

What happened to the rest of the beasts?

 

One like the Son of Man, coming with the clouds of heaven came to the Ancient of Days. Who was that person?

 

Concerning Jesus…

* To Him is given ______________________ and glory and a kingdom.

* All peoples, nations, and languages will _________________ Him.

* His dominion is an _______________________ dominion, which shall not pass away nor be destroyed.

 

 

2. Read Daniel 7:15-28. Daniel was told the interpretation.

* The four great beasts are four ______________  which arise out of the earth.
* The saints of the ___________ ____________ shall receive the kingdom, and possess the kingdom forever, even forever and ever.

 

Who were the ten horns?

 

 

3. Read 1 John 1:1-10. Jesus desires that our __________ may be full.

God is __________ and in Him is no darkness at all.

If a person says that they have fellowship with Jesus, and they walk in darkness,  what are they?

 

 

If walk in the light as He is in the light…

* we have ______________________ with one another.

* the blood of Jesus Christ His Son _______________ us from all sin.

 

If we say that we have no sin…

* we __________________ ourselves.

* the _______________ is not in us.

 

If we confess our sins…

* He is ________________  and just to forgive us our sins

* He will cleanse us from ________ unrighteousness.

 

 

4. Read Proverbs 28:23-24. He who rebukes a man will find more favor afterward. Why?

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November 29 – Review and Reflections

November  29 – Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading

Daniel 6:1-28

2 Peter 3:1-18

Proverbs 28:21-22

 

Review and Reflections

1. Read Daniel 6:1-28. Daniel distinguished himself above the governors and satraps, because an excellent ______________ was in him.

The governors and satraps sought to find some charge against Daniel concerning the kingdom. Why?

 

Daniel was faithful. The  governors and satraps could not find any error or fault found in him. What plan did they devise in order to accuse Daniel?

 

According to the law of the Medes and Persians a __________________ , once signed, could not be changed.

When Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went home. What did he do?

 

The governors and satraps told the king that Daniel did not show due _________________ to him.

Daniel  was cast into the den of lions because had disobeyed the decree by __________________ to God.

The king spoke, saying to Daniel, “Your God, whom you serve continually, He will ________________ you.”

God sent His ________________ and shut the lions’ mouths, so that they did not hurt Daniel.

What happened to Daniel’s accusers?

 

Daniel __________________ in the reign of Darius and in the reign of Cyrus the Persian.

 

 

2. Read 2 Peter 3:1-18. Scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts. What is a scoffer?

 

With the _____________ one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

The Lord is not ____________ concerning His promise.

The Lord will come as a thief in the night. What does this mean?

 

Believers…

* should look _______________ to Jesus’ returning.

* be diligent to be found by Jesus in _______________, without spot and blameless.

* should be aware so that they are not led away with the _____________ of the wicked.

* should grow in the _____________   and ________________________ of Jesus Christ.

 

 

3. Read Proverbs 28:21-22. What does partiality mean?

 

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November 28 – Review and Reflections

November  28  – Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading

Daniel 5:1-31

2 Peter 2:1-22

Proverbs 28:19-20

 

Review and Reflections

1. Read Daniel 5:1-31.During a great feast Belshazzar the king gave the command to bring the gold and silver vessels which his father Nebuchadnezzar had taken from the temple. What did they do with the gold and silver vessels?

 

As they drank wine, and praised the gods of gold and silver, bronze and iron, wood and stone, what happened?

 

All the king’s __________    __________ came, but they could not read the writing, or make known to the king its interpretation.

Who told the king that Daniel could give the interpretation?

 

Daniel told Belshazzar…

*  that he had not ____________________  his heart.

* that he had lifted himself up ________________ the Lord of heaven.

* that God had ________________ his kingdom, and finished it.

* that God had  weighed him in the ______________________, and found him wanting.

* that his ________________ had been divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.

 

That very night Belshazzar, king of the Chaldeans, was slain. Who received his kingdom?

 

 

2. Read 2 Peter 2:1-22. What is a false prophet and false teacher?

 

How do false prophets and false teaches exploit people?

 

The Lord is oppressed of the _______________ conduct of the wicked.

The Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of ______________________________ and to reserve the unjust under punishment for the day of judgment.

 

False prophets and false teaches …

* are like _______________ without water.

* are like _______________ carried by a tempest, for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness.
* speak great swelling words of ________________________.

* allure people through the ________________ of the flesh.

* promise liberty but they themselves are _________________ of corruption.

 

 

3. Read Proverbs 28:19-20. What  do these verses tell us concerning laziness?

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November 27 – Review and Reflections

November 27  – Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading

Daniel 4:1-37

2 Peter 1:1-21

Proverbs 28:17-18

 

Review and Reflections

1. Read Daniel 4:1-18. These verses describe ________________________________ dream.

He thought it was good to declare the signs and wonders that the ____________   _____________   __________ had worked for him.

The dream made Nebuchadnezzar afraid – the thoughts and the visions _________________ him.

The magicians, the astrologers, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers could not make known the interpretation. Who was able to tell the king the interpretation?

 

 

2. Read Daniel 4:19-27. Who was the tree in the dream?

 

The king …

* had ________________ and become strong.

* would be _______________ away from men.

*  would dwell with the _______________ of the field.

* would eat _____________ like oxen.

* would not be destroyed – his ________________________ would be returned to him after he come to know that Heaven rules.

 

Daniel advised the king to…

* break off his _______________ by being righteous

* break off his ______________________ by showing mercy to the poor.

 

 

3.  Read Daniel 4:28-37. At the end of the twelve months King Nebuchadnezzar  was walking about the royal palace of Babylon. What happened when he began to brag and praise himself?

 

That very hour the word was fulfilled concerning Nebuchadnezzar.

* He was driven from _____________ and ate grass like oxen.

* His body was ___________ with the dew of heaven till his hair had grown like eagles’ feathers.

* His nails grew like _____________ claws.

 

At the end of the time Nebuchadnezzar lifted his eyes to heaven. What happened when he did?

 

__________________________ blessed the Most High and praised and honored Him.

What is pride?

 

God is able to put down those who _____________ in pride.

 

 

4. Read 2 Peter 1:1-11. Believers…

* have obtained righteousness through ______________   _______________.

* have been given all things that pertain to life and ____________________.

* have been given exceedingly great and precious ____________________.

* are partakers of the divine _________________ of Jesus Christ.

* are to be diligence, virtuous, and knowledgeable. They should also exhibit self-control, _____________________, godliness, brotherly ___________________, and love.

* are not to be barren or unfruitful in the _______________________ Jesus Christ.

* are to be diligent in making their _____________ and election sure.

* will be given entrance into the _______________________ kingdom of Jesus Christ.

 

 

5. Read 2 Peter 1:12-21. Jesus…

* received from God the Father ____________ and glory.

* is God‘s Son – God said, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well _____________________.”

Prophecy never came by the will of man, but by men of God who spoke as they were moved by the ______________   ________________.

 

 

6. Read Proverbs 28:17-18. Whoever walks ____________________________ will be saved.

What does perverse mean?

 

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November 26 – Review and Reflections

November  26 – Review and Reflection

Today’s Bible Reading

Daniel 2:24-3:30

1 Peter 4:7-5:14

Proverbs 28:15-16

 

Review and Reflections

1. Read Daniel 2:24-49. Daniel went to Arioch, whom the king had appointed to destroy the wise men of Babylon. What did he say to him?

 

What did Arioch tell the king?

 

Daniel said…

* The _________________  which the king has demanded, the wise men, the astrologers, the magicians, and the soothsayers cannot declare to the king.

* There is a God in heaven who ________________ secrets.

* God has made known to King Nebuchadnezzar what will be in the _______________ days.

* The ___________ of heaven has given you a kingdom, power, strength, and glory.

* God of heaven will set up a ___________________ which shall never be destroyed.

 

After the dream and interpretation was revealed, King Nebuchadnezzar …

* fell on his face, prostrate before Daniel, and commanded that they should present an _________________ and incense to him.

* said, “Truly your God is the God of gods, the Lord of kings, and a __________________  of secrets.”

* promoted ______________ and gave him many great gifts.

* made Daniel ruler over the whole province of Babylon, and chief ________________________ over all the wise men of Babylon.
* set Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego over the __________________ of the province of Babylon.

 

 

2. Read Daniel 3:1- 30. Nebuchadnezzar …

* made an image of gold, whose height was _____________ cubits and its width __________ cubits.

* set the image up in the plain of ___________, in the province of Babylon.
* sent word to gather together the satraps, the administrators, the governors, the counselors, the treasurers, the judges, the magistrates, and all the officials of the provinces, to come to the ______________________ of the image.

What was the command that the king gave?

 

What was the penalty given if the command was not obeyed?

 

Certain Chaldeans came forward and accused Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego of not falling down and __________________ the gold image.

 

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego said to the king…

* our God whom we serve is able to ________________  us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us from your hand.

* we do not _____________ your gods, nor will we worship the gold image which you have set up.

 

Nebuchadnezzar was full of fury and commanded that they heat the furnace ______________ times more than it was usually heated.

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego were _______________ in their coats, their trousers, their turbans, and their other garments, and were cast into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.

What happened to the men who cast Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego into the furnace?

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King Nebuchadnezzar said…

* Did we not cast ____________ men bound into the midst of the fire?

* I see ___________ men loose, walking in the midst of the fire; and they are not hurt, and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.

* Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, servants of the ________  ________   __________ , come out, and come here.

* Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, who sent His _____________ and delivered His servants who trusted in Him.

* Any people, nation, or language which speaks anything amiss against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego shall be _________ in pieces, and their houses shall be made an ash heap.

 

The hair of  Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego was not singed nor were their garments affected, and the _________ of fire was not on them.

 

 

3. Read 1 Peter 4:7-19. Believers…

* should be ___________________ and watchful in prayer.
* should have fervent _____________ for one another – love will cover a multitude of sins.
* should be ___________________ to one another without grumbling.
* should use the gift that they have received – be a good ___________________ of the gift that God has given.
* should speak as the _______________ of God.

* should minister with the ______________ which God supplies.

 

When going through trials why should you be joyful?

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The time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God. What does that mean to you personally?

 

 

4. Read 1 Peter 5:1-14. Shepherds the flock of God should serve as overseers, not by ______________________ but willingly, not for dishonest gain.

Younger people should submit themselves to their ________________.

 

We should …

* be clothed with humility – God resists the proud, but gives _____________ to the humble.

* cast all our __________ on God – He care for us.

* be sober and _____________ because our adversary, the devil, walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

 

 

5. Read Proverbs 28:15-16. A ruler who lacks ______________________ is a great oppressor.

A person who hates covetousness will ______________ his days.

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