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A Test of Loyalty

April 19, 2015 Preacher: Rich Lanning Series: Daniel

Scripture: Daniel 1:3–1:21

A Test of Loyalty
Daniel 1:3–21
April 19, 2015


I. Taken into exile. Daniel 1:3–4

II. The threat of assimilation into the world’s mold. Daniel 1:5–7

III. Daniel shows great discernment. Daniel 1:8

IV. Daniel models courage and courtesy. Daniel 1:10–14

V. Daniel and his three friends receive the favor of God and the king. Daniel 1:9, 15–21

Questions for reflection:

  • In a time of crisis, how is God’s sovereignty over history and circumstances a comfort to
  • His people?
  • How is the world trying to squeeze us into its mold? How can we resist this pressure to stand out, like Daniel, as salt and light?
  • Can you think of specific ways our allegiance to Christ might be tested so that we as Christians need to take a risky stand like Daniel?

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The Humbling of Belshazzar

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