Brave

How Will You Wake Up?

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Today, Pastor Dan continues the series, "Brave."

Scripture References:

Daniel 12:1–3 (NIV84)
1 “At that time Michael, the great prince who protects your people, will arise. There will be a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then. But at that time your people—everyone whose name is found written in the book—will be delivered. 2 Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake: some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt. 3 Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever.


Daniel 12:13 (NRSV)
13 But you, go your way, and rest; you shall rise for your reward at the end of the days.”


Romans 3:23 (NRSV)
23 since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God; 


Daniel 12:3 (NRSV)
3 Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky……


Daniel 11:32 (NRSV)
who are loyal to their God and who take action


Romans 10:11 (NRSV)
11 The scripture says, “No one who believes in him will be put to shame.” 


Daniel 12:3 (NRSV)
Those who lead many to righteousness will shine like the stars forever and ever. 

Strange Strength

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Today, Pastor Dan concludes the series "Brave: Lessons from the Story of Daniel."

Scripture References:

Daniel 10:2–3 (NRSV)
2 At that time I, Daniel, had been mourning for three weeks. 3 I had eaten no rich food, no meat or wine had entered my mouth, and I had not anointed myself at all, for the full three weeks.   


Daniel 10:8 (NRSV)
8 So I was left alone to see this great vision. My strength left me, and my complexion grew deathly pale, and I retained no strength.


Daniel 10:16–19 (NRSV)
16 Then one in human form touched my lips, and I opened my mouth to speak, and said to the one who stood before me, “My lord, because of the vision such pains have come upon me that I retain no strength. 17 How can my lord’s servant talk with my lord? For I am shaking, no strength remains in me, and no breath is left in me.” 18 Again one in human form touched me and strengthened me. 19 He said, “Do not fear, greatly beloved, you are safe. Be strong and courageous!” When he spoke to me, I was strengthened and said, “Let my lord speak, for you have strengthened me.”


Isaiah 58:6–7 (NRSV)
“Is this not the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of injustice… to le the oppressed go free……is it not to share your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into your house?” 


Daniel 9:3 (NRSV)
3 Then I turned to the Lord God, to seek an answer by prayer and supplication with fasting….. 

Holy Confession

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Today, Pastor Dan continues the series "Brave" with a message called "Holy Confession."

Scripture References:

Daniel 9:3–6 (NRSV)
3 Then I turned to the Lord God, to seek an answer by prayer and supplication with fasting and sackcloth and ashes. 4 I prayed to the Lord my God and made confession, saying, “Ah, Lord, great and awesome God, keeping covenant and steadfast love with those who love you and keep your commandments, 5 we have sinned and done wrong, acted wickedly and rebelled, turning aside from your commandments and ordinances. 6 We have not listened to your servants the prophets, who spoke in your name to our kings, our princes, and our ancestors, and to all the people of the land.


Daniel 9:20–23 (NRSV)
20 While I was speaking, and was praying and confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel, and presenting my supplication before the Lord my God on behalf of the holy mountain of my God— 21 while I was speaking in prayer, the man Gabriel, whom I had seen before in a vision, came to me in swift flight at the time of the evening sacrifice. 22 He came and said to me, “Daniel, I have now come out to give you wisdom and understanding. 23 At the beginning of your supplications a word went out, and I have come to declare it, for you are greatly beloved….


Daniel 9:5 (NRSV)
5 we have sinned and done wrong, acted wickedly and rebelled, turning aside from your commandments and ordinances.
Daniel 9:8 (NRSV)
8 Open shame, O Lord, falls on us, our kings, our officials, and our ancestors, because we have sinned against you.


Daniel 9:20 (NRSV)
20 While I was speaking, and was praying and confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel…” 


Numbers 15:27 (NRSV)
27 An individual who sins unintentionally shall present a female goat a year old for a sin offering. 


Daniel 9:18 (NRSV)
18 …… We do not present our supplication before you on the ground of our righteousness, but on the ground of your great mercies. 


2 Chronicles 7:14 (NRSV)
14 if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, pray, seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. 

When the Lion's Circle

Today, Pastor Dan continues the Series, "Brave."

Scripture References:

Daniel 6:1–3 (NRSV)
1 It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom one hundred twenty satraps, stationed throughout the whole kingdom, 2 and over them three presidents, including Daniel; to these the satraps gave account, so that the king might suffer no loss. 3 Soon Daniel distinguished himself above all the other presidents and satraps because an excellent spirit was in him, and the king planned to appoint him over the whole kingdom. 


1 Peter 5:8 (NRSV)
8 Discipline yourselves, keep alert. Like a roaring lion your adversary the devil prowls around, looking for someone to devour. 


Psalm 22:21 (NRSV)
21 Save me from the mouth of the lion….

Valiant Vessels

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Today, Pastor Dan continues the series "Brave: Lessons from the Story of Daniel."

Scripture References: 

Daniel 1:1–2 (NRSV)
1 In the third year of the reign of King Jehoiakim of Judah, King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it. 2 The Lord let King Jehoiakim of Judah fall into his power, as well as some of the vessels of the house of God. These he brought to the land of Shinar, and placed the vessels in the treasury of his gods.
 

Daniel 5:1–2 (NRSV)
1 King Belshazzar made a great festival for a thousand of his lords, and he was drinking wine in the presence of the thousand. 2 Under the influence of the wine, Belshazzar commanded that they bring in the vessels of gold and silver that his father Nebuchadnezzar had taken out of the temple in Jerusalem, so that the king and his lords, his wives, and his concubines might drink from them. 


1 Thessalonians 4:3–4 (NKJV)
3 For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality; 4 that each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor, 


1 John 4:3–4 (KJV)
4 …….. greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. 


2 Corinthians 4:7 (NKJV)
7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. 

All Bad Things Must Come to An End

Tonight, Pastor Dan gives another message in the series "Brave."