This Sunday we begin a new study in the Old Testament book of Daniel, called The Strength of Knowing God. I’m really excited about this series because it will help us consider relevant questions we regularly face in life. In his book on Daniel, Biblical commentator Iain Duguid put it this way:
“How do you cope in the midst of the brokenness and alienation that is life here on earth? What truths can you cling to when the jagged edges of existence are twisting against you and cutting into your flesh? What do you need to know to live a life of faith in an alien world, a world that is frequently a place of sickness and pain, of broken relationships and bitter tears, of sorrow and death? These are the questions to which the Book of Daniel will give us the answers.”
The book of Daniel was written to help God’s people living far from home in Babylonian exile to find purpose in the midst of their pain. Daniel and his friends navigated extremely complex situations while displaying other-worldly strength. What was their secret? “The people who know their God will be strong” (Daniel 11:32). Knowing God, our year-long theme at City Church, was the essential ingredient. It fortified them through the fiery ordeals they faced and it can do the same for you and me.
Join us this Sunday at 10:30 AM as we launch this series and please take a moment to reach out and invite someone else as well.