Throughout the Bible, the city of Babylon is a metaphor for empire. And empires are always opposed to God because they compete with God for the ultimate allegiance of their people. Daniel and his friends were ripped out of their culture and taken to Babylon where they were forced to figure out how to be God’s people in a culture and country that was not godly and even set up to oppose God. How did Daniel respond to this dilemma? What does his story teach us about living and contributing to the good of our neighbors and countrymen while maintaining an identity and calling very different from theirs?
This six week sermon series will look at the book of Daniel to see what we might learn about living for God's Kingdom in the midst of a Babylonian type culture.