Daniel Lesson 4 handout


Lesson 4

Text: Daniel 2:1-18

  1. The King Dreams a Dream, Vs.1-13,

    1. The Kings Distress,

      1. The Top of the Pyramid is Uncomfortable,

        vs.29 “As for thee, O king, thy thoughts came into thy mind upon thy bed, what should come to pass hereafter:….”

        Ecclesiastes 5:12 “The sleep of a labouring man is sweet, whether he eat little or much: but the abundance of the rich will not suffer him to sleep.”

      2. The Lord Gave A Dream,

        See Genesis 41,

        Luke 16:31 “…If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.”

        See Jeremiah 23:25-33

        Warren Weirsby “It is dangerous to accept dreams as messengers form the Lord.”

    2. The Kings Disgust,

      1. The Kings Counselors,

        Proverbs 15:22 “Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established..

        Proverbs 11:14Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.”

      2. The wise men’s request, Vs.4

        1+2+3+4=10 —- 1×2+3+4=9 —- 4+3+2-1=8 —- 4×3÷ 2+1=7 —-1-2+3+4=6

        4×3÷ 2-1=5 —- 1+2-3+4=4 —- 1+2×3-4=3 —- 1+2+3-4=2 —- 1+2×3-4=1

      3. The King Puts a Fly in the Ointment,

See Daniel 3:29,

      1. The Wise Men’s Dilemma,

    1. Nebuchadnezzar’s Wrath,

      1. The King was Angry, and Furious,

      2. Daniel’s Request,

        Proverbs 18:24 “A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly:…”

        Matthew 7:13&14 “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.”

        Proverbs 15:1 “A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger. ”

      3. Daniel Shares With His Friends,

        Philippians 4:6 “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”

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