This is a sermon about influence. The influence that Babylon wanted to exert on Daniel and then through Daniel. The influence that God exerted on Daniel, in Daniel, for Daniel, and then through Daniel. It a sermon about the influence that the world wants to have on us as sometimes silently and sometimes loudly it seeks to influence us for its own purposes. It is a sermon about the influence that Holy Spirit exerts on our hearts and on our identity when he gives us God’s name. It’s a sermon about the influence that then we get to exert on the world. Stand up and stand out! Daniel 1.