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Daniel: Living Counter-Culturally

To be Christian is not to be anti-cultural, it is to be counter-cultural. This distinction provides an opportunity to courageously live for Jesus and the transforming love He brings into the world. Though our secular culture seeks us to follow along, we – like Daniel – are called to stand with conviction and compassion. Daniel 6:1-28 Pastor Anders [...]

By | 2018-06-11T09:42:47+00:00 June 5th, 2018|Vital Signs|Comments Off on Daniel: Living Counter-Culturally

Daniel: How God Loves You

Pastor Phil WagnerThe message of our secular world is that there is no God or that God does not matter. Even worse, the devil tries to convince us that God does not love us. He lies in suggesting to us that we have no real value; that the struggles of life are proof that God does not care. Daniel [...]

By | 2018-05-21T09:44:37+00:00 May 21st, 2018|Vital Signs|Comments Off on Daniel: How God Loves You

Daniel: Battling Sinful Pride

Our secular world teaches us to place pride in ourselves. Is that wrong? What kind of pride is sinful and what is God pleasing? Our battle with our pride often determines our response in this secular world. Hear Pastor Phil Wagner as he explores this issue of pride. Daniel 4:1-27     [...]

By | 2018-05-15T12:04:45+00:00 May 15th, 2018|Vital Signs|Comments Off on Daniel: Battling Sinful Pride

Daniel: The Fiery Furnace

The Fiery Furnace is the ultimate Daniel story. We know the story, but have we looked closely at the lessons God wants to teach us? Do we really know about living in the fiery furnace called our secular world? We often hope to be delivered from the furnace, but we must remember that God delivers in the furnace, [...]

By | 2018-05-08T14:27:13+00:00 May 8th, 2018|Vital Signs|Comments Off on Daniel: The Fiery Furnace

Daniel: Worship

Worship is the "worth" that we give to someone or something. What is your worship like in this world of distractions and stuff? Worship counts. How we worship matters, and who we worship matters. But why? Hear Pastor Anders Davidson as he explores what we learn from God about worship through the life of Daniel. Daniel 3:1-18     [...]

By | 2018-05-08T12:53:49+00:00 May 1st, 2018|Vital Signs|Comments Off on Daniel: Worship

Daniel: Who’s In Control

Take charge! Be the master of your destiny! Take the bull by the horns! Such advice is often given when we are Christians living in a secular world. The reality is that this strategy can actually diminish God and our witness of Him. Daniel learned to let God be God: good advice for us. Daniel 2:1-3, 24-49     [...]

By | 2018-04-23T09:24:51+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Vital Signs|Comments Off on Daniel: Who’s In Control

Daniel: Facing Challenges

When do I say something for Jesus? When do I stay quiet? What do I do when someone is attacking Christ or Christians? How do I respond when it costs me to be a Christian? These and other challenges are present for Christians in our secular world. Daniel’s life was threatened and the way that he faced this challenge [...]

By | 2018-04-18T12:05:42+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Vital Signs|Comments Off on Daniel: Facing Challenges

Daniel: A Resilient Witness

Resiliency is the capacity to thrive in challenging situations. Living as a Christian in a secular world is without question a challenging situation. What characteristics of Daniel helped him? Do those characteristics translate to me and how? Listen to Pastor Phil Wagner as he explores this topic. Daniel 1:1-21       [...]

By | 2018-04-09T10:57:02+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Vital Signs|Comments Off on Daniel: A Resilient Witness
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