We returned to our series on the book of Daniel, “Daniel: Apocalyptic Imagination and Exile Faith,” this past weekend at Eastbrook Church after a two-week hiatus for our annual MissionsFest. This weekend we looked at Daniel, chapter 5, where a mysterious hand appears in the midst of Belshazzar’s feast with a divine message for the king. There is so much we could have talked about, but I chose to focus in on the challenge of hearing the message of God in the midst of letters and words that sometimes feel hard to understand.
“Daniel answered the king, ‘You may keep your gifts for yourself and give your rewards to someone else. Nevertheless, I will read the writing for the king and tell him what it means.’” (Daniel 5:17)
Another Ruler Terrified (Daniel 5:1-9)
Daniel Returns with a Piercing Word from God (Daniel 5:10-24)
Hearing the Message in the Midst of the Words (Daniel 5:25-28)
God is King…So Hear! (Daniel 5:29-31)