I’ve been working a lot on the book of Daniel lately. It began by compiling an extensive Bible study that my good friend and mentor had done and putting it online. While I was doing this I began to think about what my next sermon series should be about and I came to the conclusion that Daniel would be a good book to study.
So after compiling the entire Bible study for the website I decided to turn around and study the book again to preach from it. And then to promote the website I’ve been writing a series of short articles about each chapter on another blog. If you’re interested you can follow the blog at http://hubpages.com/hub/Studying-the-book-of-Daniel.
So I have Daniel on the mind a lot right now. The Bible study site has an in depth commentary on the book with each chapter being discussed for about ten pages. My sermons are about half of that length or less. And my blog posts are around 500 words each. I’ve really run the gamut on the topic.
No matter how many words that I’ve used to speak on the book of Daniel, I still come to the conclusion that it is an amazing book. There is perhaps no greater book in all of the Bible in terms of the range of subjects. There are children’s stories such as Daniel and the lion’s den and Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego and the fiery furnace. And on the other end of the spectrum are incredible prophecies such as Daniel’s seventy sevens. Throw in some miracles and the amazing conversion of Nebuchadnezzar and the book has it all in just 12 chapters.
Every chapter displays the power of God in a new and magnificient way. This is something that has really come out in my sermons. This makes Daniel an important book to study because the church needs a reminder of God’s power.
All in all I just can’t get enough of the the book of Daniel right now and I’d highly recommend the study of it to anyone who was looking for a book or series to study.