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Daniel 2:1-30

 

Study on the Book of Daniel:

WHO CAN REVEAL THE SECRET THINGS OF GOD?

Life B-P Church Worship I & II, 22nd January 2017

Daniel 2:1-30 (Rev Colin Wong)

 

I.     Introduction

A.             For thousands of years of written history, people have wanted to know about the future. 

B.             Everybody wants fulfilment. 

C.             What will the future bring?

 

II.    The Dream of Nebuchadnezzar

A.             In 603 BC Nebuchadnezzar had a dream (Daniel 2:1).

B.             Did the king forget his dream? (5, 8)

C.             God gave the dream to Nebuchadnezzar and only God could give the interpretation (11; Deuteronomy 29:29a).

 

III.   Trusting God in the Midst of Crisis

A.             Daniel requested that the king grant him a certain amount of time (16).

B.             Daniel held an emergency prayer meeting (17, 18).

C.             God revealed to Daniel in a vision of the night (19).

D.            Daniel blessed the God of heaven (20-23).

 

IV.   The Interpretation of the Dream

A.             “Destroy not the wise men of Babylon (24).

B.             "I have found a man" (25).

C.             Daniel told the king in no uncertain terms that no one could make known to him his dream (26, 27).

D.            Daniel told the king that there is a God in heaven that reveals secrets (28, 29; 1 Corinthians 2:10-16).

E.             Daniel acknowledged that it was not his wisdom that he could reveal the interpretation of the king's dream (30).

 

V.    Conclusion

Who can reveal the secret things of God? Daniel said that the king's dream was revealed to him, not because he was wiser than anyone else.  Jesus said God has hidden these things from the wise and the learned and has revealed them to little children (Matthew 11:25). 

 

Do you want to know the secret things of God? Do you want to know God’s future plan for you? Then humble yourselves before God and seek his face daily by reading his Word, and he will say to you, For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end” (Jeremiah 29:11).  Amen.  

 

Discussion Questions 

1.    What can we learn from Daniel's example about how we should react to a personal crisis (14-18)? 

2.    What do verses 19-23 tell you about how to respond to answered prayer? What aspects of God's character are emphasized in these verses? 

 

3.    How did Daniel’s knowledge of God's character reveal itself in his remarks to King Nebuchadnezzar (27-30)?

Vision & Mission

 

To build a united church family that is committed to making disciples through Salvation, Sanctification and Service, to the glory of God.

Verse for the Week

October 15 & 22 - The Cost of Discipleship

For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. Matthew 16:25