May 28-July 30
“It is not who you are or where you are that ultimately matters in the kingdom of God. It is what you are. Faithfulness, not reputation or situation, is what counts in God’s kingdom.”
The stories in Daniel are familiar to us. Stories like Daniel in the lions’ den, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in the Fiery Furnace, and the mysterious handwriting on the wall.
But did you know Daniel, as an exile in Babylon, served a narcissistic king in a time of political turmoil, and ultimately became known for his prophetic words and teaching? We will journey with Daniel as he lives through the beginning of one of the most volatile times in history, beginning with the Babylonian empire, then looking ahead to Alexander the Great, four competing kingdoms, and ultimately culminating with the Roman rule in the time of Jesus.