06 Jan Daniel 1:19

19 The king talked with them and he found none equal to Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah…  Daniel and his four friends made the best out of a bad situation. They were captives and chose to obey God. Daniel was rewarded with wisdom and abilities. If...

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05 Jan Daniel 1:15

15 At the end of the ten days they looked healthier and better nourished than any of the young men who ate the royal food.    Want to know something? We can trust God! Say it with me, WE CAN TRUST GOD! Daniel and his friends...

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04 Jan Daniel 1:12

12 “Please test your servants for ten days; Give us nothing but vegetables to eat and water to drink.”     Daniel made a choice to not eat the royal food, right? Now Daniel had turned what he wanted to do into action! It took very real faith...

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03 Jan Daniel 1:8a

8 But Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine. King Nebuchadnezzar had a plan for Daniel and his friends to be trained and ready to serve his kingdom. Yesterday we learned they had to change their names. Today, we learn they had...

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02 Jan Daniel 1:3

3 Then the king ordered Ashpenaz…to bring in some of the Israelites from the royal family and the nobility…    Do you like your family? I bet you do! How about your name? Growing up, kids joked my last name into Mash Potatoes! But I still liked...

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01 Jan II Kings 24:14

14 He carried into exile all Jerusalem.    Can you remember waaaayy back where we left off on our timeline? Israel and Judah had both been taken into captivity. Do you remember why? They had sinned against God! I bet when you get in trouble at...

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30 Dec Luke 2:11

11 “Today in the town of David a savior has been born to you; He is Christ the Lord.”    Did you notice God did not send money…or food…or video games…or cell phones…or a new job stimulus program to send everyone to work? Nope. He sent...

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29 Dec Luke 2:10

10 “…Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.”  ALL the people! See that? The angel didn’t say the smartest, the fastest, the best hair, the best clothes, the richest, the best toys, kind of...

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28 Dec Luke 2:8 – 9

8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby…An angel of the Lord appeared to them and the glory of the Lord shone around them…and they were terrified. Guarantee those shepherds were terrified! In that culture, they were the lowest of the low, dirty,...

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