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Daniel: Faithfulness in Difficult Times

The Hand of Reality

Scripture Focus: Daniel 5:1-9, 17-30

writing on the wall

Daniel: Faithfulness in Difficult Times

Writing on the Wall

What do you think people mean when they use the phrase “the handwriting is on the wall”?

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Daniel: Faithfulness in Difficult Times

Writing on the Wall

What would your reaction be if you saw a disembodied hand appear?

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Daniel: Faithfulness in Difficult Times

Writing on the Wall

Have you ever felt like God has gone to some dramatic lengths to get your attention?

the elements of arrogance

Daniel: Faithfulness in Difficult Times

The Elements of Arrogance

(Daniel 5:1-4)

What things did Belshazzar do in order to impress people?

What made the goblets from the Temple in Jerusalem so special?

when god makes himself known

Daniel: Faithfulness in Difficult Times

When God MakesHimself Known

(Daniel 5:5-9)

Why did the writing on the wall cause such a dramatic response from Belshazzar?

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Daniel: Faithfulness in Difficult Times

When God MakesHimself Known

(Daniel 5:5-9)

What does this tell you about his previous show of confidence?

Why did the incompetence of Babylon’s experts add to Belshazzar’s dilemma?

balancing the scales

Daniel: Faithfulness in Difficult Times

Balancing the Scales

(Daniel 5:17-31)

What is the point of Daniel’s history lesson?

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Daniel: Faithfulness in Difficult Times

Balancing the Scales

(Daniel 5:17-31)

To whom must Belshazzar ultimately answer?

balancing the scales10

Daniel: Faithfulness in Difficult Times

Balancing the Scales

(Daniel 5:17-31)

What is the message of the writing on the wall?

impressed by our world

Daniel: Faithfulness in Difficult Times

Impressed by Our World

What things get your time and attention?

Why do they capture our attention?

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Daniel: Faithfulness in Difficult Times

Impressed by Our World

What qualities draw us to them?

What needs might they fulfill in our lives?

impressed by our world13

Daniel: Faithfulness in Difficult Times

Impressed by Our World

Could our interest create problems?

When do the things of this world become dangerous, emotionally and spiritually?

arrested by our god

Daniel: Faithfulness in Difficult Times

Arrested by Our God

What might God do today in order to bring us back to reality?

rethinking the glitter

Daniel: Faithfulness in Difficult Times

Rethinking the Glitter

Are the things that impress you day by day really as important as you think?

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Daniel: Faithfulness in Difficult Times

Rethinking the Glitter

Has God done something dramatic to get your attention in this past week?

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Daniel: Faithfulness in Difficult Times

Rethinking the Glitter

What is God asking you to reevaluate in your life?

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