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Sunday School Lesson – Sunday January 14, 2018 A Bold Faith

To follow along, visit your local Christian bookstore, and ask for the Bible Expositor and Illuminator

Time:  about 587 B.C. – Place:  Babylon

Golden Text:  Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who hath sent his angel, and delivered his servants that trusted in him that they might not serve nor worship any god except their own God: (Daniel 3:28).


Daniel (Belteshazzar), Hananiah (Shadrach), Mishael (Meshach) and Azariah (Abednego) were of the children of Judah who were taken captive by King Nebuchadnezzar.  They were taken from their home as teenagers and were given pagan names to represent the different gods the Babylonians were worshiping. Although these teenagers were in a strange land they didn’t forget who the real God they were worshiping and they purposed in their hearts they would not serve any other god other than the God of Creation. They didn’t allow fear to make them bow and worship a strange god, they stood up for who they believed in and because of their sincere faith God delivered them from the fiery furnace. Read More

God’s Shield

Every word of God is pure (tried): He is a shield unto them that put their trust in Him (Proverbs 30:5). 

A shield was a defensive weapon in warfare before the introduction of gunpowder. They varied in size, covering much as the entire body of the soldier, or covering the face and upper torso. This Scripture was the words of Agur as he exalted the majestic of God; comparing God’s protection to a shield. Read More

God Will Deliver

If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king (Daniel 3:17).

 The three Hebrew boys were thrown into a fiery furnace because they wouldn’t bow and worship the golden image. Although they were thrown in the furnace, they didn’t burn, the Lord met them there in the furnace. Children of God there will be times you may feel as though you have been thrown into a fiery furnace and the heat is continually excelling. Read More