by Jeff Schreve

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When to Say No (1 of 6)
Series: Shine: How to Live the Christian Life in an Unchristian World
Pastor Jeff Schreve
Daniel 1:1-16

It was in 1920 when a man named Harry Dickson Loes wrote a children's song. He had no idea how popular it would be, but it became super popular. It was a big hit. It's still a big hit today. Debbie and I when our kids were little taught our kids this song written by Harry Dickson Loes. It has hand motions with it. It says, "This little light of mine, I'm going to let it shine." Anybody remember that song? Did you do the hand motions to that song? You have to put your light up. We'd tell the girls, "Now, okay, we're going to sing this song. Get your light up." And so it's, "This little light of mind, I'm going to let it shine. I'm not going to hide it under a bushel, hide it under a bushel, no! I'm going to let it shine. Won't let Satan blow it out, I'm going to let it shine. Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

We're starting a brand new series today on the first six chapters of the Book of Daniel. Daniel was a guy who let his light shine for the Lord. And we're going to learn how to do that and how to live out the Christian life in an unchristian world, an increasing unchristian world, the world in which we live in today. It's becoming not only increasing unchristian; it's becoming anti-Christian and hostile toward Christians. And if you have been watching the news, and if you've been tuning in to what's going on, you know that our nation is getting further and further away from God, further and further away from His Word and the Judo-Christian values that this country was built upon. Just about a year ago, Chick-fil-A wanted to move into the Chicago area. And the Mayor of Chicago and some other officials there said, "Chick-fil-A is not welcome here because they hold to traditional family marital values and marriage between a man and a woman, and that's not Chicago values, and they don't need to come here. We don't want them ...

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