Daniel: How to Stand Out
We continue our journey through Daniel:Living By Faith by seeing how he stands out in the midst of his situation and how to learn from Jesus’ example as it parallels the story. In groups we’ll be discussing how we can engage in our environment whilst holding an eternal mindset.
See below (in application) !
1. Read through Daniel 6 and share your recaps from Sunday, your stand out points regarding having conviction and courage or your challenges in the passage.
2. If we’re to engage with this world, we need to learn to be like Daniel: Incorruptible (always honest), diligent (works hard) and have a spirit of excellence (offer his best). Where can we stand out, be salt and life and seek peace and prosperity in our day-to-day lives?
3. When Daniel prays, he’s proclaiming the promises of God and declaring he belongs to another place and engaging with a bigger story. (Philippians 3:20-21).
Thankfully, we don’t have to do any of this in our own strength, but we get to trust in a different King, to look towards Jesus, who’s courage fuels our conviction and who’s resurrection we can live from.
Listen to the song Another in the Fire by Hillsong, bringing to mind that God closes the mouths of the lions for us and that we will never be alone.