Sermons from November 2020

Sermons from November 2020

What We Know for Sure About the End

Daniel 12:1-13 While we may be uncertain regarding the timing of the end, God is clear regarding the testing leading up to that end. Daniel’s final vision provides a vague progression of events accompanied by a clear expectation for His followers. There is coming a time when 2020 will feel like the glory days. God has concealed certain details about what we want to know, but He has undoubtedly given us what we need to know. 1. Things will get worse before they get better (12:1). To follow Jesus in this…

Even the Antichrist Has a Term Limit

Daniel 11:1-45 Daniel foresaw a clear progression of prideful rulers culminating in the reign of the Antichrist. For all the power amassed by God’s opponents throughout history, their end will be sudden and sure. Some scholars believe that over 130 precise details about the future were foreseen in Daniel 11. The detailed nature of the vision gives us hope in our God, who is sovereign overall. Persia & Greece (1-4) The Persian Empire ensured God’s people returned to Jerusalem (2).…

The Spiritual Warfare All Around Us

Daniel 10:1-21 God sent messengers to Daniel to reveal how earthly conflicts are connected to spiritual warfare. If we don’t acknowledge that we are in a war, we will most definitely experience significant defeat. The quickest way to lose a battle is to forget that you are in a war. The Context (10:1-3) A remnant returned to rebuild Jerusalem, but Daniel was greatly burdened with the knowledge of their ongoing conflict (1). Daniel applied intentional and costly effort to discern God’s direction (2-3). The Vision (10:4-9) God helps us not by…

When the Future Seems Unclear

Daniel 9:20-27 In Daniel’s concern about the future, the angel Gabriel provided a needed amount of clarity yet permitted some level of confusion. While the details may be debated, the vision is clear – Christ is coming at an appointed time for a specific outcome. The only agreed-upon part of this passage is that it is one of the most difficult in all the Bible to interpret. God Hears Our Prayers [Daniel 9:20-23] God not only heard Daniel’s prayers, but…

When God’s People Turn Aside

Daniel 9:1-19 As Daniel studied the scriptures, he was dismayed at how far the people had drifted from God. His prayer of corporate repentance provides a helpful guide as we seek a needed wake-up call from God. To apply Daniel 9 most accurately, we need to pray for the Church more than the country. Daniel’s prayer of corporate repentance shows us four key things to include in our prayers. 1. Pray According to Scripture (9:1-2) The Word of God should…