Difficult Decisions with Daniel (1 of 14) by Donald Cantrell

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Difficult Decisions with Daniel (1 of 14)
Series: Daniel
Donald Cantrell
Daniel 1:1-21

I - The Great Defection is Mentioned (Daniel 1: 1 - 2)
II - The Great Deportation is Massive (Daniel 1: 2 - 7)
III - The Great Decision is Majestic (8 - 10)
IV - The Great Diet is Meager (11 - 14)
V - The Great Demonstration is Marvelous (15 - 20)
VI - The Great Devotion is Mighty (21)

This sermon contains a fully alliterated sermon outline on Daniel 1

Theme: ''Daniel was committed from the very beginning''



Billy Graham said, ''The strongest principle of life and blessings lies in our choice. Our life is the sum result of all the choices we make, both consciously and unconsciously. If we can control the process of choosing, we can take control of all aspects of our life. We can find the freedom that comes from being in charge of our life. So start with what is right rather than what is acceptable.

''If you don't make a decision, then time will make it for you, and time will always side against you.''

Decisions - Surveys - Harry Truman

…Harry Truman, whose presidency included such momentous decisions as the Marshall Plan and the first use of the atomic bomb, once said: ''I wonder how far Moses would have gone if he had taken a poll in Egypt.''

Os Guinness, The Call (USA: W Publishing Group, 1998), 75

Daniel will prove to be a young man that was not afraid to make decisions that would impact his life and those around him. He is someone that we could all mimic as far as making proper decisions.
Two Points to Ponder:

1 - Israel legendary for Faithfulness and Failures
a. Peaked under the leadership of King David
b. Plummeted under the leadership of King Solomon I Kg. 11: 1/13

2 - Israel had declined and eventually split 10/2
a. Ten tribes in Northern Kingdom (Israel)
b. Two tribes in Southern Kingdom (Judah)

Isa 39:5 KJV - Then said Isaiah to Hezekiah, Hear the word of the LORD of hosts: ...

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