Sermon: The Story, part 18: Daniel in Exile
February 12, 2017
We pick up God’s larger story in Babylon, far away from the promised land. Daniel and three of his Jewish friends have been recruited as part of the king’s counselors because of their wisdom. King Nebuchadnezzar has a dream that is tremendously troubling to him. He knows the dream is significant, but he has no idea the significance of the dream. He wants to ask his wise men the significance of the dream, but it seems that the interpretation of the dream might be rooted more in gaining favor with the king than the real interpretation. So, he tells the wise men that they must not only give the interpretation, but also tell what dream he had! And, unless they do that, he will kill all of them!