Standing with Faithfulness

 

Notes: Standing With Faithfulness

Daniel 6

Intro: an appeal for the future of CCC

Walk in a manner worthy

 

1.    Faithful Through and Through (1-9)

Because he was faithful – Integrity

John 15:19 – If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.

The conspiracy of the enemy:

  • Jealousy
  • Lies
  • Hostility
  • Offer another mediator

1 Timothy 2:5 – For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,

 

2.    Pattern of Prayer (10-15)

Sustaining effects of habitual prayer
3.    Preserving the Blameless (16-28)


Genesis 15:6 – And he believed the LORD, and he counted it to him as righteousness.


Romans 1:16-17 – For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. [17] For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”

faithfulness + prayer (mediator) + blameless = salvation

Colossians 1:21-22 – And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him,

  • The guarantee

God is not committed to our comfort. He is not committed to making our path through life smooth. He is committed to sanctifying us and demonstrating his own glory in and through us; and, very often, that commitment means he will subject our earthen vessels to pressures that would certainly shatter us, were his grace not sufficient for us. The Lord will take you into the eye of the storm, to show that he is the storm’s master and that he can make your fragile vessel float safely through to the other side. His wonderful plan for your life is to sanctify you through trials and tribulations (1 Peter 1:6-7).’
Iain Duguid, Daniel

Hebrews 11:32-38 – And what more shall I say? For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets—who through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, were made strong out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight. Women received back their dead by resurrection. Some were tortured, refusing to accept release, so that they might rise again to a better life. Others suffered mocking and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were killed with the sword. They went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, afflicted, mistreated—of whom the world was not worthy—wandering about in deserts and mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.

  • The warning

Conclusion: prospering after praise sustained in prayer