Monday, February 2, 2009

The Promise: Honoring God Above All and In All (Daniel 3)

  • What commands of the Bible seem to be unreasonable or impossible to keep?  How should we respond to these kind of difficult commands?
  • What type of situation (in America) might cause a Christian to be uncomfortable or endangered if they are obedient to God?
  • Read or recap Daniel 3 (the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.  If you were to rewrite the story in modern-day West Michigan, what would be the image the boys were commanded to bow to?  What are the things our society encourages us to honor above God?
  • Are there some Biblical commands you would be willing to compromise if it meant saving your life?  Which ones?  Why or why not?
  • Read or recap Daniel 6.  Why do you think Daniel was so obsessed with his daily prayer time?  Do you have any daily habits that are “can’t miss” times?  Why or why not?
  • Why do you think Daniel was willing to die for something as insignificant as a prayer time?
  • What is a “small” area of your life that you need to demonstrate more faithfulness to God in?  What actions can you take this week to accomplish this?  How can this group help you

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