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From the Sermon: Daniel 11
Preacher: Pastor Rusten Harris
Scripture: Daniel 11
MAIN POINTS: 1) Our Conflict, 2) Our Enemy 3) Our Hope
In Daniel 11, we continue in Daniel’s final and most detailed vision. This vision gives details of kingdoms rising and falling. It also tells of God’s faithful remnant standing
firm during unthinkable persecution. We are reminded that every ruler and nation is under God’s sovereign hand and will eventually come to an end. Our job is to remain steadfast in our faith and obedience to God and his Word.
Family Discussion Questions:
1. What’s something that surprised or confused you about this Bible passage?
2. In what ways are you prone to wander from the truth of scripture?
3. When are you tempted to care more about what the world thinks than what God says in his Word?
4. How can we be encouraged during trials and hardship?
5. What in your life marks you as one “who knows their God”?
· Read the sermon summary together as a family. Build this into your regular routine, perhaps reading together around the table during a meal.
· There are five questions, each with a different theme. You can choose one night a week to go over all five, do a couple of questions a few times a week, or discuss one question per day.
· Each question is meant to be a conversation starter—model for your children how to answer these questions by sharing your own personal insights.
· Even if your conversations don’t go as planned, don’t be discouraged. ALL time spent talking about and reading God’s word is valuable!
· The more consistent you are in having these discussions, the more fruitful they will be. As this becomes part of your weekly rhythm, your kids will anticipate the questions and listen more attentively at church.
- Daniel 7:14b
- Romans 8:28
- 1 Corinthians 15:25
- John 1:19
Use these additional scriptures as daily reading. This is also a great way to help your children learn to locate passages in the Bible.
Attribute of God:
WISE: Everything God does is the right and best way. He orchestrates all things for the best of his people and for his glory.
We focus on a new attribute of God each week to discuss as a family. Use this time to discuss who God is, answer questions the kids
might have, and talk about what that week’s attribute means to each person in your family.
REPENTANCE: Spend some time this week repenting of unkind actions.
Each week of the month has its own prayer theme: Church, Family, Community, and Repentance. Use these themes to show your children how to pray. It can be helpful to add this to an already existing routine, like at bedtime or when you’re in the car together.
**For further study on the book of Daniel, you can purchase a helpful book in the foyer by Jon Nielson, Daniel: Faith Enduring through Adversity.
Bound for Glory
This world is not my home
I’m here but for a moment
It’s all I’ve ever known
But this world is not my home
The fight is not my own
These burdens aren’t my future
The empty tomb has shown
I am bound for glory
I am free because I’m bound
I am bound for heavens gate
Where my feet will stand on holy ground
I am bound for glory
The saving work is done
Death is not my ending
My God has overcome
I am bound for glory
All my pain, hurt and shame
Gone when Jesus calls my name
Endless joy endless praise
All when Jesus calls my name
Each month we highlight a different song for you to sing together. Singing is an integral part of worship! Singing as a family helps teach the kids how to worship at church, and as they learn more songs, they will be able to participate more on Sunday mornings. You can practice your songs in the car, at the dinner table, when you wake up, or at bedtime! You can also check out our playlist on Spotify and sing along with your favorite worship songs.
Romans 8:31 “What shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?”
This is the same memory verse that the whole church is learning and it rotates monthly. Practice reciting it as a family each day at least once. Dinner time is a great opportunity to practice together.
New City Catechism:
Questions 24: Why was it necessary for Christ, the Redeemer, to die?
Answer: Christ died willingly in our place to deliver us from the power and penalty of sin and bring us back to God.