Scripture Verses

Daniel 1:1-22, Romans 12:2, Jeremiah 22

Worship Playlist

Worship Playlist

Call Upon The Lord
by Christopher Brown and Steven Furtick
as recorded by Elevation

You Make Me Brave
by Amanda Cook
as recorded by Bethel

Who You Say I Am
by Ben Fielding and Reuben Morgan
as recorded by Hillsong

Reckless Love
by Caleb Culver, Cory Asbury, and Ran Jackson
as recorded by Cory Asbury

Study Questions

  1. Describe a time when you encountered people with radically different beliefs and values than your own. How did you handle the culture shock? How did you cope with the pressure?
  2. As teenagers, what changes did the young men face when exiled to Babylon? What pressures do young people encounter today?
  3. Why were these young men selected? What was the king's intention with them? Who is pressuring the hearts and minds of our young people today? What are their intentions?
  4. How did the king try to remold these young men into the culture of Babylon? How does our culture try to shape the hearts and minds of young people today?
  5. Look at Daniel 1:8. What proactive measure did Daniel take to avoid having his identity erased? What resolutions might help us maintain our identity as God's people today?
  6. Read Daniel 1:8-9. Why did Daniel avoid the food and wine provided by the king? What are the subtle ways our spiritual edge can be dulled by what we consume? How did God help Daniel?
  7. What risks did Daniel take to remain spiritually true? In your life, what is hard about remaining true to God? What lines do you refuse to cross in order to stay true to God?
  8. Daniel didn't face these pressures alone. He had companions to lean upon. How can we encourage and pray for one another?


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 My Identity Is Erased

Dr. Jon Morrissette - 9/8/2019