Scripture Verses

Daniel 6, 1 Peter 5:8-9, Luke 24:1-6, Romans 8:34-39, Matthew 27:19

Worship Playlist

Worship Playlist

You Make Me Brave
by Amanda Cook
as recorded by Bethel

by Phillip LaRue, Seth Condrey, Heath Balltzglier, and Kyle Lee
as recorded by North Point InsideOut

You Never Let Go
by Beth Redman and Matt Redman
as recorded by Matt Redman

What a Beautiful Name
by Ben Fielding and Brooke Ligertwood
as recorded by Hillsong

Study Questions

Read Daniel 6

1. Describe a time you experienced the hostility of a group of people around you. What was the reason for other people's hostility? How did they try to marginalize you?

2. Consider Daniel 6:1-5. This isn't the first time officials felt threatened by Jewish captives (see Daniel 3:8-12). What was the reason for their hostility?

3. Daniel's "excellent spirit" was readily observed by others (see 5:11-12, 6:3). Read Galatians 5:16-26. What kind of characteristics might people readily observe in the life of a believer?

4. Read John 3:16-21. Why are people so threatened by God's people?

5. How does the story in Daniel 6 foreshadow the exact circumstances in which Jesus would be crucified centuries later (i.e. What is similar about Daniel 6 and the circumstances of Jesus' crucifixion)? How did King Darius and Pilate share a similar dilemma?

6. See Daniel 6:10. How did Daniel respond to the unjust accusations? How does this foreshadow Christ's response to unjust suffering (see Luke 22:39-46, 1 Peter 2:21-25)?

7. The den of lions was essentially a hole in the ground, with a large stone rolled over top. How did this miracle vindicate Daniel? How does this foreshadow Christ's vindication and resurrection (Discuss 1 Timothy 3:16)?

8. What is God's promise to his people? (See Daniel 6:26-27, Romans 8:21-39).


1. Read Daniel 6: 3. How did Daniel compare to the other supervisors? Equal/better/worse? How do you think the supervisors felt?

2. The only thing the supervisors could do was attack Daniel's faith. Read Daniel 6:7. What kind of law did they say the King should make?

3. Daniel's faith put him in the lions' den. Read Daniel 6:22. Who did Daniel tell the king saved him from the lions? Daniel did not hide his faith. He was brave.

CHALLENGE: Sometimes we forget to give God the credit for the things He has done. As a family, each day this week tell each other one thing God did for you that day.


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 Lions Circle

Dr. Jon Morrissette - 10/20/2019