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Sermons on Daniel

“A More Powerful Kingdom” Daniel 1:1-12:13 (Overview)

An Expositional Sermon Daniel 1:1-12:13 Old Testament Overview Sermon “A More Powerful Kingdom” Big Idea/Theme: God’s kingdom is a more powerful kingdom than the kingdoms of this world. Application/Aim: Repent and believe in the Son of Man, and in the face of the raging of the nations that we see in this fallen world, don’t lose hope…

“Blessed Is He Who Waits & Arrives” Daniel 12:1-13

An Expositional Sermon Daniel 12:1-13 “Blessed Is He Who Waits & Arrives” Big Idea/Theme: God will bring history to a close in final judgment adjudging the wicked to endless punishment and the righteous to endless joy. Application/Aim: Pray that God would preserve us to the end and that in the face of trials and persecutions each of…

“The Raging of the Nations” Daniel 11:1-45

An Expositional Sermon Daniel 11:1-45 “The Raging of the Nations” Big Idea/Theme: The nations rage, but God works all things according to the counsel of His will. Application/Aim: Persevere in trusting in Christ in the midst of this troubled world. Outline: (1) The Nations Rage (Daniel 11:1-45) (2) The Nations Rage against God by Raging Against His…

“God’s Word Strengthens His People” Daniel 10:1-21

An Expositional Sermon Title: “God’s Word Strengthens His People” Big Idea/Theme: God’s Word strengthens His people. Application/Aim: Christians, followers of Christ, this is a dangerous world, don’t despair, don’t be afraid of fearful things, because of God’s love for you in Christ. And if you’re here this morning and you’re not a Christian, run from the scary…

“God’s Word Expresses His Love” Daniel 9:20-27

Big Idea/Theme: God’s Word is an expression of His love for His people.
Application/Aim: Embrace the love of God for His people by trusting in Jesus Christ.
(1) God’s Word Points Us to His Love for Us in Jesus Christ (Daniel 9:20-23)
(2) God’s Promises Are Fulfilled in Jesus Christ (Daniel 9:24)
(A) First description of the 70 weeks in v. 24: 6 promises to be accomplished
(B) Second description of the 70 weeks in vv. 25-27: Historical things that will happen.
(3) History Points to Jesus Christ (Daniel 25-27)
(A) 70 Weeks, Part 1: 7 Weeks – rebuilding of Jerusalem & coming of anointed one
(B) 70 Weeks, Part 2: 62 Weeks – continued rebuilding of Jerusalem in “troubled time”
(C) 70 Weeks, Part 3: 1 Week – anointed one cut off forging a covenant, a prince’s people will destroy Jerusalem. – Last week is described twice.
Jesus is the fulfillment of this text. He fulfills both what was to be accomplished in the 70 weeks, and he fulfills the historical contours of what would happen in the 70 weeks. The way that God answers Daniel’s prayers for the forgiveness of the sins of God’s people is by helping him to forward to the good news of a covenant that would be forged in a “messiah” that would be cut of – namely, Jesus Christ (Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 10:1-14).

“Confession of Sin” Daniel 9:1-19

Big Idea: God’s people go to His word and respond in confession and pleading.
Application: Pray that God would give us the gifts of repentance and faith. Ask God to forgive you and others for sin. Come to God not based upon our insufficient righteousness, but based upon the righteousness of Jesus Christ alone.
(1) God’s People Go to God’s Word (Daniel 9:1-2)
(2) God’s People Respond to God’s Word – Confession (Daniel 9:3-14)
A. Our confession of sin is a response to the difference between who God is and who we are. We see this 4 times in vv. 4-14.
B. God’s appointed leaders will be held to account (v. 6 and 8)
C. God’s People Pray Prayers of Confession
(3) God’s People Respond to God’s Word – Intercession (Daniel 9:15-19)

“Responding to Tyranny” Daniel 8:1-27

Theme: God rules history, His people will suffer beyond returning from captivity.
Aim: Live soberly with the knowledge that this world is fallen. Pray that God will strengthen our hope with the knowledge that He rules history, and even if we are appalled by what we see, and horrified by what his people face, pray that He would set our hope on Him and His promise to finally give His kingdom to His people. 

(1) God Rules History (Daniel 8:1-4, 20)
(2) God’s People Will Suffer (Daniel 8:5-14, 19, 21-26)
(3) How We Respond to Tyranny (Daniel 8:15-18, 27)

“Judgment of the Ancient of Days” Daniel 7:15-28

Theme: God will give His people His kingdom forever.
Aim: Don’t despair in the face of suffering, persevere in waiting for Christ knowing that God keeps us firm in His grip and will finally and fully give us His kingdom.
(1) God’s People React to God’s Word (Daniel 7:15-16)
(2) God’s People Receive God’s Kingdom Forever (Daniel 7:17-18)
(3) God’s People Are At War (Daniel 7:19-25)
(4) God Gives His People All Dominion (Daniel 7:26-28)

“Son of Man – Jesus Christ Our Lord” Daniel 7:13-14

Theme: Jesus Christ is the Son of Man in Daniel 7 and He is our only hope.
Aim: Be reconciled to God, repent and believe in the Son of Man, Jesus Christ.
(1) The Clouds of Heaven (Daniel 7:13-14)
(2) One Like a Son of Man (Daniel 7:13-14)
(3) Presented to God (Daniel 7:13-14)
(4) Jesus Christ (Matthew 13:41-43; 16:13-20, 27-28; Acts 1:6-11; 7:55-56; Hebrews 10:14)

“God Most High – Ancient of Days” Daniel 7:1-12

Theme: God is sovereign over all and will judge the nations.
Aim: Be comforted and consoled as God’s people as we walk in exile in this world. The world will persecute you, and seek to destroy you, the world will lash out at God by coming against His people. If you trust in Christ that doesn’t mean you will live “your best life now.” Life here may not get easier if you trust in Christ, but your hope for God’s eternal kingdom will squelch out the empty promises of this fallen world. We will suffer, life will not be easy for God’s people in this world, but God’s perfect justice and judgment is coming. And He will usher His people into His eternal kingdom.
(1) God Reveals (Daniel 7:1-3)
(2) God Has Enemies (Daniel 7:4-8)
(3) God Judges & Destroys His Enemies (Daniel 7:9-12)