This sermon was preached at WPC Belconnen’s Sunday evening service on October 17, 2021. The Bible passage being expounded is Daniel 6.
The account of Daniel and the lions’ den is one of the most famous stories in the book of Daniel – and it’s one of the best-known accounts of the entire Bible. This account has comforted suffering Christians for more than 2000 years. In this true account, we see God’s grace to a faithful servant, and we see God’s power revealed to another pagan king – this time the king of the mighty and vast Persian Empire – an empire that had just conquered the previous world power, Babylon. It’s one of those stories in the Bible that we can gloss over because we have read so many times. But it’s good to again slow down, take a closer look and see what we learn about God and His grace to us as His children in this account, recorded by the prophet Daniel.