Call To Die

Then [Jesus] said to them all, "If anyone wants to come with Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow Me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life because of Me will save it. (Luke 9:23-24, HCSB)

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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Sermon Notes from "Fire and Rescue: Three Faithful Jews and the Fourth Man in the Furnace." Sermon by Mitch Chase.

[From the 10:45 A.M. worship service this morning at Kosmosdale Baptist Church.]

Daniel 3.

I. Introduction:

A. Stories With "Staying Power"

B. Background:
1. The Babylonian Captivity
2. Nebuchadnezzar's Dream
3. The Tower of Babel

II. The Command to Bow and the Fiery Furnace:

A. Jealousy is likely the motivation for the Jews being reported to the king.

B. The king questions the Jews.

C. The Jews do not defend themselves, but they appeal to God.

D. The king's reaction was severe and irrationally urgent.

III. Deliverance from the Fire and the Fourth Man:

A. The Miracle Described

B. Nebuchadnezzar's Extreme (Though Ungracious) Response

C. The Further Promotion of the Jews

IV. Connection to the Rest of Scripture:

A. The Prohibition of Idolatry

B. The Angel of the LORD = The Son of God (Christ Delivering His People)

C. Hebrews 11:33-34.

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