STAYING SANE IN A ROYALLY CRAZY WORLD

Daniel 4: “I, Nebuchadnezzar, raised my eyes toward heaven, and my sanity was restored. Then I praised the Most High; I honored and glorified him who lives forever.” What Constitutes Crazy? What Constitutes Sanity? What is the Gift for us from this part of Israel’s...

DREAMING IN NEBUCHADNEZZAR’S PALACE: A Drama

From Daniel 2 Cast: King, Astrologer, Daniel, Narrator Narrator:1 In the second year of his reign, Nebuchadnezzar had dreams; his mind was troubled and he could not sleep.  So the king summoned the magicians, enchanters, sorcerers and astrologers to tell him what he...

LIFE IN THE NON-STOP IMPERIAL SPECTACLE

DANIEL, CHAPTER 1 At first glance, today’s Bible story is about a food fight: a fight between God-given fruits and veggies, maybe whole grains too, and a rich, royal diet of exotic delicacies. Does this story only show that, if you have a choice between donuts...

“WHERE I HAVE CARRIED YOU”

To whom was Jeremiah’s letter addressed? What’s the bad news? Exile, 70 years What’s the good news? God is with them The people would grow in faith and fruitfulness God would bless their neighbors, too. What does this mean for us? We are exiles too A warning against...

WHERE HAVE WE SEEN THIS FIRE BEFORE?

When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place.2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest...