Superheroes Part 1 “Daniel – God’s Hero in a Foreign Land”


Daniel – God’s Hero in a Foreign Land

God’s heroes do not derive their power from their _________________, physical __________ or even ____________  _______________. 

 God’s heroes derive their power from ____________.

  Do you see yourself as being _____________ for God today?

 As you live for Jesus Christ you will notice the world becoming more ________________ to your way of life.

 Today we will focus on Daniel’s ___________ event.

 Daniel’s heroism was born out of _______________.  Daniel 1:3-4

Then the king ordered Ashpenaz, chief of his court officials, to bring into the king’s service some of the Israelites from the royal family and the nobility— young men without any physical defect, handsome, showing aptitude for every kind of learning, well informed, quick to understand, and qualified to serve in the king’s palace. He was to teach them the language and literature of the Babylonians.[a]

 God’s Heroes in a Foreign World Will…

 1.  Be Attacked Simply for _________________ to God.  Daniel 6:1-9

[a]It pleased Darius to appoint 120 satraps to rule throughout the kingdom, with three administrators over them, one of whom was Daniel. The satraps were made accountable to them so that the king might not suffer loss. Now Daniel so distinguished himself among the administrators and the satraps by his exceptional qualities that the king planned to set him over the whole kingdom. At this, the administrators and the satraps tried to find grounds for charges against Daniel in his conduct of government affairs, but they were unable to do so. They could find no corruption in him, because he was trustworthy and neither corrupt nor negligent. Finally these men said, “We will never find any basis for charges against this man Daniel unless it has something to do with the law of his God.”

Daniel was __________ out to get those who were out to    get him.

 Your _____________________ with God will lead to attack.

God’s Heroes in a Foreign World Will…

 2.  _________ to God.  Daniel 6:10

 When the going gets tough, _____________ do the tough      go?

  Daniel goes to his __________ king, instead of the king        of Persia.

  Going to God first does involve ____________; but heroes   are willing to take that ___________ with God.

 Daniel 6:16-23

16 So the king gave the order, and they brought Daniel and threw him into the lions’ den. The king said to Daniel, “May your God, whom you serve continually, rescue you!”

17 A stone was brought and placed over the mouth of the den, and the king sealed it with his own signet ring and with the rings of his nobles, so that Daniel’s situation might not be changed. 18 Then the king returned to his palace and spent the night without eating and without any entertainment being brought to him. And he could not sleep.

19 At the first light of dawn, the king got up and hurried to the lions’ den. 20 When he came near the den, he called to Daniel in an anguished voice, “Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to rescue you from the lions?”

21 Daniel answered, “May the king live forever! 22 My God sent his angel, and he shut the mouths of the lions. They have not hurt me, because I was found innocent in his sight. Nor have I ever done any wrong before you, Your Majesty.”

23 The king was overjoyed and gave orders to lift Daniel out of the den. And when Daniel was lifted from the den, no wound was found on him, because he had trusted in his God.

 3.  Have a _____________________. (vs 16)

16 So the king gave the order, and they brought Daniel and threw him into the lions’ den. The king said to Daniel, “May your God, whom you serve continually, rescue you!”

 Your reputation won’t be made by your ____________ or   your _____________ but by your ________________.

 4.  Be Used by God for His _______________.  Daniel 6:25-28

25 Then King Darius wrote to all the nations and peoples of every language in all the earth:

“May you prosper greatly!

26 “I issue a decree that in every part of my kingdom people must fear and reverence the God of Daniel.

“For he is the living God
and he endures forever;
his kingdom will not be destroyed,
his dominion will never end.
27 He rescues and he saves;
he performs signs and wonders
in the heavens and on the earth.
He has rescued Daniel
from the power of the lions.”

28 So Daniel prospered during the reign of Darius and the reign of Cyrus[a] the Persian.

 God is not likely to use you to impact a ___________ or a    _______________ but to impact a ________________ or a     __________________.