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Daniel

Free though locked in chains, wise in the age of folly, unflinching in the face of a lion, influencer of kings and kingdoms, steadfast through fiery trials, empowered by the spirit of God. Daniel - Thriving in Exile.

Us, Daniel, and the Lions’ Den

Daniel 6 • December 2, 2018 • Jon Thompson

In the lions’ den, Daniel shows us the power of prayer and necessity of Spiritual disciplines, He prayed knowing God is in control, God is with him, God can change the situation or help him though it. Daniel is a model for us as we encounter the lions’ den in all aspects of our lives. Free though locked in chains, wise in the age of folly, unflinching in the face of a lion, influencer of kings and kingdoms, steadfast through fiery trials, empowered by the spirit of God. Daniel - Thriving in Exile.

The Writing on the Wall

Daniel 5 • November 25, 2018 • Jon Thompson

We are truly living between two kings and the church is Daniel. Our families, friends, neighbours, our nation has not fully yet decided which we they will go, but we are to be Daniel to Nebuchadnezzar and Belsharazzar. We are not at the time of final judgement, the writing is not not yet on the wall, we do not yet know if the days are numbered. And so we personally and we as a church get to be Daniel to all our neighbours, friends, family, neighbourhoods, to Durham, to the GTA and Canada. Free though locked in chains, wise in the age of folly, unflinching in the face of a lion, influencer of kings and kingdoms, steadfast through fiery trials, empowered by the spirit of God. Daniel - Thriving in Exile.

Salt, Light and The Great Humbling

Daniel 4:19-37 • November 18, 2018 • Jon Thompson

Should we be hanging out with all sorts of people and not worry about what people think and say? This story in Daniel says yes - be salt and light. Association does not mean agreement, it means you are there to show them light. The only rule is if you cannot handle a person and situation because you might go back into sin then don’t. See how Daniel's presence over time humbled a King. Free though locked in chains, wise in the age of folly, unflinching in the face of a lion, influencer of kings and kingdoms, steadfast through fiery trials, empowered by the spirit of God. Daniel - Thriving in Exile.

When Enemy Becomes Neighbour

Daniel 4:1-18 • November 11, 2018 • Jon Thompson

Our culture loves hear when the other sides loses, we love when famous people mess up, we love the suffering, misfortune of others and the online world is full bragging, gloating, lying and killing. But Daniel shows us that he cares for his chief enemy, he loves God and loves his neighbour. Free though locked in chains, wise in the age of folly, unflinching in the face of a lion, influencer of kings and kingdoms, steadfast through fiery trials, empowered by the spirit of God. Daniel - Thriving in Exile.

When We're Called to Stand

Daniel 3:19-30 • November 4, 2018 • Jon Thompson

In the second half of Daniel 3 we see how God doesn’t save us from the flames, he saves us in the middle of them. When culture burns bridges to us from their side, what do we do as Christians? Free though locked in chains, wise in the age of folly, unflinching in the face of a lion, influencer of kings and kingdoms, steadfast through fiery trials, empowered by the spirit of God. Daniel - Thriving in Exile.

Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego: A Legacy of Faith

Daniel 3:1-18 • October 28, 2018 • Sunder Krishnan

Even in the midst of insurmountable odds their response “Our God is able….but if not…”defines what worship really is: a conviction that shapes all of life’s choices so as to declare to everyone who might be aware that God is our ultimate good. Free though locked in chains, wise in the age of folly, unflinching in the face of a lion, influencer of kings and kingdoms, steadfast through fiery trials, empowered by the spirit of God. Daniel: Thriving in Exile

A Master Class in Bridge Building

Daniel 2:24-49; Psalm 18:2; Luke 20:17-19; 1 Peter 2:6-8; Isaiah 9:6-7; Revelation 20:11-12; Acts 17 • October 21, 2018 • Jon Thompson

In a Post-Christian culture it feels like there's no bridges left to build, but Daniel shows us that they are everywhere. Daniel uses King Nebuchadnezzar's dream as a bridge to witness about God, and there may be opportunities for us to do the same! Free though locked in chains, wise in the age of folly, unflinching in the face of a lion, influencer of kings and kingdoms, steadfast through fiery trials, empowered by the spirit of God. Daniel: Thriving in Exile

The Power, Priority, and Place of Prayer in Culture

Daniel 2:1-16 • October 14, 2018 • Jon Thompson

How do we thrive in exile? How do we be salt and light? It is when prayer is at the centre of our personal life and church life. The world changes because they called out to the Lord in Prayer! Daniel 2:1-16 shows the power, the priority and place of prayer. Free though locked in chains, wise in the age of folly, unflinching in the face of a lion, influencer of kings and kingdoms, steadfast through fiery trials, empowered by the spirit of God. Daniel: Thriving in Exile

Wisdom in a Time of Folly

Daniel 1:8-21; Psalm 137:1-4; 1 Peter 2:13-17; Matthew 5:13-16 • October 7, 2018 • Jon Thompson

How do you continue to love a country and city when it's going in one direction, and you're going in another. Can you love and disagree? Free though locked in chains, wise in the age of folly, unflinching in the face of a lion, influencer of kings and kingdoms, steadfast through fiery trials, empowered by the spirit of God. Daniel: Thriving in Exile

Holy Living in a Hostile Place

Daniel 1:1-8 • September 30, 2018 • Jon Thompson

In this sermon, we learn from the faith of our fathers who lived in Babylon exile where their culture and their faith did not match up. Free though locked in chains, wise in the age of folly, unflinching in the face of a lion, influencer of kings and kingdoms, steadfast through fiery trials, empowered by the spirit of God. Daniel - Thriving in Exile.