Teachers Guide: Be A Daniel October 23, 2011
(Children of GOD not Babylon)
Discuss how this world is much like Babylon in Daniel's day.
People are interested in making a name for themselves, extremely self indulgent, over stimulated, and self centered. Explain that we are placed here to influence the world (our Babylon) for the Kingdom of God, not to be influenced by it!
Read Daniel 2:1-13
King Nebuchadnezzar has had a dream and it has troubled him but he cannot remember it and does not know what it means so he has asked all the wise men to tell him and interpret it for him and if they cannot then they will all die.
Read Daniel 2: 14-25
Read Daniel 2:26-35 (Daniel tells the dream)
Read Daniel 2:36-49 (Daniel interprets the dream)
2 arms represented the two nations coming together. (Discus Cyrus The Great and how GOD called and used him to free His people and some of them did not go home. (Isaiah 44:28; Isaiah 45:1-5 this was written 150 years before Cyrus was born.) Discuss how we are not suppose to love this world and blend in with this world and that we are supposed to be a light and be separate so that others know we are children of GOD not children of this world (Babylon).
3. Belly and Thighs of Brass – Grecian Empire – 331- 63 B.C.)
4. Legs of Iron- Roman Empire (63 B.C. – A.D. 476)
5. Feet and Toes of Iron and Clay – Ten toes represent A Ten Nation Confederacy that will form in the future.
Have we traded our moral value for strength, power, and popularity? IT’S NOT WORTH IT!
Challenge your listeners to stand up and be Daniels in this generation. To bloom where they have been planted no matter what the circumstances may be because GOD is faithful and HE will be with HIS children wherever they go!
I leave you with this promise in GOD’S Word
Galatians 6:9 “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”
Dare to be a Daniel, do not give up for The LORD your GOD is with you wherever you go!
Romans 10:13 “For whosoever shall call upon The Name of The LORD shall be saved.”