Scripture Verses

Daniel 3, Isaiah 43:1-2, Hebrews 11

Worship Playlist

Worship Playlist

The Lion And The Lamb
by Brenton Brown, Brian Johnson, and Leeland Mooring
as recorded by Bethel

Faithful To The End
by Brian Johnson, Hannah McClure, Joel Taylor, and Paul McClure
as recorded by Bethel

Bigger Than I Thought
by Allen Swoope, Natalie Sims, and Sean Curran
as recorded by Passion

Another In The Fire
by Chris Davenport and Joel Houston
as recorded by United

This I Believe
by Ben Fielding and Matt Crocker
as recorded by Hillsong

Study Questions

1. In Daniel 2 the king saw an image utterly destroyed. What motivated the king to turn around and build a gold image anyway? Why do we so often fail to apply the spiritual truths we learn to every day life?

2. Consider the scene in Daniel 3:1-6. People imagine they are autonomous, self-willed human beings. What does Jesus teach us about the overwhelming power of peer pressure in Matthew 7:13-14?

3. Read Romans 12:1-3. What are some everyday ways you feel pressure to conform to the world? How often do you feel isolated and alone in obeying God?

4. Consider Daniel 3:6. How do the powerful attempt to bully the masses into conformity? What are the true costs of non-conformity? Have you ever paid a price for choosing a narrow path?

5. Read Daniel 3:15-18. Daniel and his friends are given an ultimatum. What is their response?

6. Years earlier King David wrote Psalm 66:10-12. How might have Daniel's intimate knowledge of Scripture prepared him for this moment? Why is it important for us to deeply know God's word today?

7. Consider Daniel 3:3. Would this chapter have greater or lesser power if Daniel and his friends died? Take a moment and read Romans 8:18-38. How does hope encourage us to endure?

8. Notice Daniel 3:25. How has God made himself present during the fiery trials in our life? What affect does this have on people hostile to God? What if Daniel would have bowed instead?


1. Read Daniel 3:1. What did the king have built? How tall was it? What was it made of?

2. Read Daniel 3:6. What would happen to anyone who did not bow?

3. The king was mad that Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego did not bow to his statue. And he began to bully them and threatened them to throw them in the furnace. What was their response? Read Daniel 3:16-18.

4. They were thrown into the furnace. Read Daniel 3:24-25. What did the King see? Who was the fourth person?

5. Read Daniel 3:27. How were they when they came out of the furnace?

CHALLENGE: Write down 10 things you like about yourself. Put it somewhere that you will easily find it. The next time you are hurt by mean words, read through the list. Remember God loves you and you are beautifully and wonderfully made. Psalm 39:14


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'm Bullied to Bow

Dr. Jon Morrissette - 9/29/2019