by Donald Cantrell

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Defying Decrees with Daniel (4 of 14)
Series: Daniel
Donald Cantrell
Daniel 3:1-13

I - The Golden Image (1)
II - The Grand Invitation (2 - 3)
III - The Garnered Idolatry (4 - 7)
IV - The Glaring Insubordinates (8 - 13)

This sermon has a fully alliterated sermon outline with sub-points.

Theme: ''Standing tall as all around are willfully crumbling''


The definition of integrity is ''the quality of being honest and fair'' that is the simplest definition. It also means ''a firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values''. Integrity implies trustworthiness, incorruptibility to a degree that one is incapable of being false to a trust, responsibility, or a pledge. It is linked to ''probity'' which means ''the quality of a person who is completely honest''.

In this book we continually see the lack of integrity by the feeble masses and the loyal integrity of the four men. In the book of Daniel we see four main themes throughout the book:

1. Defiant Decisions
2. Daunting Danger
3. Dynamic Dedication
4. Dramatic Deliverance

In the book of Daniel we see decrees, defiance, danger, dedication, and ultimately defiance over and over again. Life is about making decisions, most of us will never make a decision pertaining to our being executed but we do make decisions that affect our integrity and our loyalty.

Kim Davis Kentucky Court Clerk

On September 3rd 2015 Kim Davis was incarcerated at the Carter County Detention Center in Grayson, Kentucky for refusing to issue marriage licenses to homosexual couples.

Kim Davis spent six days incarcerated and was released on September 8th 2015.

CBS News - AP Reports

U.S. District Judge David Bunning on Tuesday lifted the contempt order against Davis, saying he was satisfied that her deputies are fulfilling their obligation to grant licenses to same-sex couples in her absence. But he warned Davis not to interfere with them, saying, ''If Defendant Davis shoul ...

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