Scripture Verses

Daniel 2, 7, & 8

Worship Playlist

Worship Playlist

Blessed Be Your Name
by Beth Redman and Matt Redman
as recorded by Matt Redman

Future Past
by John Mark McMillan
as recorded by John Mark McMillan

by Andres Figueroa, Hank Bentley, Mariah McManus, and Mia Fieldes
as recorded by Mosaic MSC

Living Hope
by Brian Johnson and Phil Wickham
as recorded by Bethel

Study Questions

Read Daniel 8

  1. Read Romans 8:28. How have you experienced the truth of this verse first hand?
  2. Read Daniel 4:35 and Isaiah 14:24. What do believe about history? Does it have meaning? purpose? direction? finality? Does God control history, guide history, or merely respond to history?
  3. In Daniel 8, the Ram is the Kings of Media and Persia. The Goat (Great Horn) is Alexander the Great (see verses 5-8). The Little Horn (verses 9-14) is likely Anticohus IV Epiphanes, who savaged Jerusalem. What is daunting about each of these figures?
  4. Daniel sought to "understand" the vision (verse 15). What are some passages of Scripture you struggles to grasp? How can we go about gaining deeper understanding?
  5. Read 2 Peter 3:15-16. What does Peter say about Paul's writings? What warning does he give?
  6. Scholars have long speculated about Daniel 8. Read 1 Timothy 1: 3-7. What human tendency does Paul warn Timothy about? When reading Scripture how do we sometimes miss the forest for the trees? What are some overarching truths Daniel teaches in these verses?
  7. To what time period does the later part of the vision pertain (see verses 17-19)? Why is it important for us to understand the future right now?
  8. What Biblical truths about the future do you believe Christians should hold?


  1. How would you feel if you were given an assignment at school that was 4 grades older than you? What would you do? Who would you ask for help?
  2. Daniel had a vision from God about things Daniel could not figure out with his own brain. Read Daniel 8:15-16. What did God tell the angel, Gabriel, to do?
  3. Read James 1: 5-6. What should we do when we do not understand something about life and our faith?

CHALLENGE: Read John 3:16. Do you believe that Jesus died and rose again to cover our sins? Have you told Jesus you are going to follow Him? Have you been baptized? Are you showing Jesus to everyone who sees you? Pray and ask God to give you wisdom to know what God is calling you to do today. Tell someone you trust what God wants you to do.


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 the Future Seems Dark

Dr. Jon Morrissette - 11/3/2019