Scripture Verses

Daniel 4

Worship Playlist

Worship Playlist

Follow You Anywhere
by Brett Younker, Kristian Stanfill, Jason Ingram, and Phil Wickham
as recorded by Passion

Bigger than I Thought
by Brett Younker, Kristian Stanfill, Jason Ingram, and Phil Wickham
as recorded by Passion

The Church
by Mack Brock and Chris Brown
as recorded by Elevation

Great Are You Lord
by Leslie Jordan and David Leonard
as recorded by All Sons & Daughters

Study Questions

Read Daniel 4

1. What is one of the most extremely difficult conversations you've ever had to have? How did it turn out?

2. Read Daniel 4:9 and Proverbs 29:5. What is the danger of flattery, or seeking praise from others? How might this sabotage what's needed later in a relationship?

3. Read Ephesians 4:11-16. Why does God provide gifted teachers to his body?? What obligation does every member of Christ's body have to one another? What happens if this is done well?

4. Read Daniel 4:19. Truth can come to us in unexpected ways and inconvenient times. Why does our stomach often churn at the thought of sharing hard truths? What is our fear?

5. Consider Daniel 4:19. Why does the king welcome tough conversation?

6. Compare the prophetic revelation of Daniel 4:23 with the prophetic preaching of John the Baptist in Matthew 3:1-12. How can hard truth be good for a person? What should our greatest concern for a person be?

7. Consider Daniel 4:31-33. What is the danger of procrastination? Read Acts 22:1-16. What is the urgency of taking steps such as faith, confession, repentance, and baptism? What paralyzes you from doing what you know God has called you to do?

8. Consider Daniel 4:34-37. What happens when the king properly responds to God's word? What if Daniel had remained silent? How might this story encourage you to speak hard truths to others?


1. If the truth will be hard for someone to hear, should you lie?

2. The king had another dream! And, once again, Daniel was asked to tell him what it meant. Read Daniel 4:25. Would the king be happy with this meaning? Did Daniel obey God and tell the king?

3. How would you feel if you had to tell the king something bad like this?

4. Was God's meaning about the dream correct? What happened after seven years? Read Daniel 4:34

CHALLENGE: Talk to your parents about when it is good to tell the truth and when is it best to not say anything at all. (i.e. I broke the lamp vs. That haircut is really ugly)


Lakeside Bookshelf

Below are some books to complement our Be Brave sermon series through the book of Daniel. Stop by the bookshelf in the lobby to browse or purchase.

The Daniel Dilemma: How to Stand Firm & Love Well in a Culture of Compromise by Chris Hodges

The Daniel Prayer: Prayer That Moves Heaven and Changes Nations by Anne Graham Lotz

A Practical Guide to Culture: Helping the Next Generation Navigate Today's World by John Stonestreet & Brett Kunkle

Downloads & Resources

Be Brave: When I Must Speak

Dr. Jon Morrissette - 10/6/2019