Daniel (Bro. Jonah Lowrance)

1. Introduction to the Book of Daniel

“An Introduction to the Book of Daniel” • Brother Jonah Lowrance
Brother Jonah sets the historical background of the life of Daniel and the nation of Israel when Nebuchadnezzar takes the sons of the kings captive. He shows that theme throughout the twelve chapters is the coming kingdom of Jesus Christ. 

2. Daniel, Chapter 1

Daniel, Chapter 1 • Brother Jonah Lowrance Brother Jonah begins in Proverbs, Chapter 3 with a text that Daniel and King Hezekiah would have both known. There, Solomon teaches that we are to acknowledge God in everything we do. Jonah then shows how Hezekiah was blessed throughout his life but eventually forsook this counsel and Judah was taken into captivity because of his sin. In contrast, Daniel continues to follow the Lord and seek His ways throughout his entire captivity in Babylon. 

3. Daniel 2:1-19 • Praying in Babylon

Daniel 2:1-19 Praying in Babylon • Brother Jonah Lowrance ably presents the way we ought to live in a world that is against us by showing what Daniel and his friends did when facing adversity in Daniel, Chapter 2. Daniel prayed and immersed himself in church fellowship while waiting on the Lord to answer and help.

4. Daniel 2:20-49 • Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream

Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream • Brother Jonah Lowrance Brother Jonah preaches from the second half of Daniel, Chapter 2 where Daniel has prayed to God for help in interpreting the dream of the king. Daniel gives glory to God and then explains that there will be four major kingdoms in the earth that will ultimately be replaced by an everlasting kingdom ruled by the Rock not made with hands.

5. Daniel 3 • The Trial by Fire

The Trial by Fire • Daniel 3 – Brother Jonah Lowrance The next chapter after the Chaldeans were spared by the wisdom of Daniel, those same men seek to destroy Daniel’s three friends. In this intense adventure, we see how we are to act when faced with persecution and trial. We are not to cower away and be depressed. We are to take courage that God has promised that He will be with us. Even in our deepest trial, Jesus is with us in the fire.

6. Daniel 4 • An Introduction to the New Nebuchadnezzar

The New Nebuchadnezzar • Introduction to Daniel Chapter 4 – Brother Jonah Lowrance After a review of the character of Nebuchadnezzar and the attributes of God in the first three chapters, Brother Jonah shows us that something is now different about Nebuchadnezzar. In this preview, we find that Nebuchadnezzar himself will give an account of how God dealt with him directly.

7. Daniel 4 • Nebuchadnezzar’s Experience

Nebuchadnezzar’s Experience • Daniel Chapter 4 – Brother Jonah Lowrance Nebuchadnezzar was the most powerful king on earth during his day, but he tried to take credit for all the wonders of Babylon. God spoke to him through a dream, and then humbled him to spend 7 years as a beast of the field. At the end of his chastisement, Nebuchadnezzar makes one of the greatest claims of the power of God in all of scripture “all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?”

8. Daniel 5 • Belshazzar’s Feast

Belshazzar’s Feast • Daniel 5 – Brother Jonah Lowrance – In this message, Brother Jonah traces the history of the fall of Babylon through prophecy and secular history. In this, we learn that God keeps His promises and overrules the kingdoms of men in His time. God will ultimately bring down spiritual Babylon when Jesus returns to take us to be with Him forever.

9. Daniel 6 • Daniel in the Den of Lions

Daniel in the Den of Lions • Daniel 6 – Brother Jonah Lowrance – Brother Jonah takes us through the sixth Chapter of Daniel where Darius is tricked into having his best helper thrown into a den of lions. But God, through His providence overrules the acts of these wicked men and they, and their families, end up in the pit instead! 

10. Daniel 7 • God’s View of World History – Part 1

God’s View of World History • Daniel 7 – Brother Jonah Lowrance – The visions that Daniel sees concern the same subject of the dreams in Chapter 2. In chapter 2, we had man’s view of the rise an fall of the empires of man from Babylon to Rome. In Chapter 7, we see the same historical events from God’s perspective. In this message, Brother Jonah explains the first 3 beasts seen in Daniel’s vision, and he reminds us that Christ’s kingdom is established and He will conquer all His enemies.

11. Daniel 7 • God’s View of World History – Part 2

God’s View of World History Part 2 – Daniel Learns About His Vision – Brother Jonah Lowrance – Daniel 7:17-28 Brother Jonah continues in his expository message series on the book of Daniel with the latter half of Daniel, Chapter 7. In this chapter, we see the prophecy of the coming kingdoms of the world, and the establishment of the everlasting Kingdom of Christ. We also learn that the spirit of antichrist is always at work but will never ultimately prevail over the Kingdom of Christ.