All glory, honor, wisdom and strength belong to our God and to the Lamb, who sits on the throne. It’s Christ the King Sunday and Jesus continues to sit on his throne at the right hand of God, all things under his feet. Today, Pastor Nate Bourman takes us into Daniel chapter 7:9-14 and 18. He wraps up our series in the book of Daniel with three important lessons from the book of Daniel and especially from ch 7 as we live our lives in these last days. Listen in and be encouraged!
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. It’s thanksgiving and we’re gathering around God’s Word to give thanks together. On either side of us is a ditch. The ditch of worry and the ditch of pride. In either case, we find that we’re relying on our own strength, power and riches to get us through. But that’s not where we want to stand. Today, Pastor Bublitz takes us into an unfamiliar part of Daniel, Daniel 4. Here we see how God teaches Nebuchadnezzar and us to stand thankful beneath his sovereign rule and his gracious goodness. God help us to do the same.
Today is Saints Triumphant Sunday. We thank God for saving those who believed in Jesus and for bringing them to their eternal rest. We also find comfort, strength, and even purpose as we live our lives as the saints at war, the saints militant. Today, Pastor Bublitz takes us into Daniel 12 and shows us the hope we have in these last days and the purpose as we have as those who will shine like stars because we lead people to righteousness. Daniel 12:1-3
Today is Last Judgment Sunday and we consider what for many people is a scary topic - Judgment Day. But Daniel wasn’t afraid of the judgment of the King because he knew where he stood with God. And so also for us. We can live with tremendous courage and strength even the face of some honest accusations because we know where we stand with God. Listen in as Pastor Bourman takes us into Daniel 6 to learn about a faith that is courageous because it knows where it stands with God. (Note: We apologize for the angle of the video. We’ll work to get that corrected in the future.)
Today, as we celebrate Reformation, we face off against fear. There are so many things in this life that would make us afraid. Luther was afraid as he stood up for his faith. Today, God erases and abolishes our fear by reminding us of who he is and what he is all about - us and our salvation. Listen in as Pastor Bourman takes us into Daniel 3 to learn about a faith that stands firm in the fire.
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.