lessons from daniel 3

Politically, one religion could unify the kingdom. James 2:19-You believe that there is one God. This could include the base. God’s miracles leave no room for coincidences. The statue was made of pure gold and was 90 feet tall and 9 feet wide. A. Nebuchadnezzar erects an image and demands everyone worship it. The following lesson about Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego focuses on the importance of knowing and obeying God’s Word without compromise. Do you know what pleases God because you read and study His Word? You can freely license our resources under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International. He was willing to give them another chance, I believe more to satisfy his own pride and show the world he could force anyone to do anything than because he wanted to show mercy. (Daniel 2:12)  He is furious that anyone would dare not to obey his commands! How did God use this event in the kingdom of Babylon? The instructions were very clear. Daniel 3. When believers blend in with those who do not believe in Jesus we don’t stand out and God’s greatness is not seen in the lives of His people. They weren’t like all of the others, merely pragmatically motivated. As they threw the 3 men into the fire the flames were so hot it killed them instantly. He asked, “Weren’t there three men that were tied up and thrown into the fire?”  The men told him that was indeed true. Our teacher, parents, boss, friends, may seem powerful or important now, but they won’t once we face the Lord. What does King Nebuchadnezzar make (see verse 1 printed below?) Did the Jews consider giving in? They all had a price. Exodus 5:2, 2 Kings 18:35 – Two more peoples/nations defy the Lord and later lose. As a class discuss what choice would please God and would be obedient to what His Word teaches. That boys and girls is a miracle! Their clothes were in perfect condition, their hair was not melted and they didn’t even smell like smoke. What kind of reasons do we sometimes give for why we “have” to do the same as everyone else? Click here to respond, Supply List:  Bibles, blocks, word puzzle, pens/pencils, flannels/pictures, using index cards create situations that children may face that would require them to make a choice to stand for God-example:  at lunch no one prays before they eat. What do you think inspired him … 1. They stood on their principles and were willing to face whatever cost their stand brought them. King Nebuchadnezzar made an image of gold, sixty cubits high and six cubits wide, and set it up on … What can you do this week that will reveal that you are trusting fully in God and obeying His Word? 1. See video on this topic here. 2 He then summoned the satraps, prefects, governors, advisers, treasurers, judges, magistrates and all the other provincial officials to come to the dedication of the image he had set up. Psalms 33:18, 34:22 – The Lord with take care of those who trust in Him. It wasn’t a false threat. Do you think people in the world will respect our decision if we stand up for what is right? If they think it will benefit them, then they will do something. Over 50,000 words of in depth discovery questions, teaching points, and applications cover each chapter in 23 lessons. Did Neb respect their decision? Recorded at the Bible Lessons International studio. 3. A miracle is something only God can do. Daniel 3 suggests that the king determined to solidify his dominion by unifying the many races and nations under his rule with a common religion and object of worship. Help us continue to create Bible study resources by supporting Study and Obey for as little as $1. All the people were to worship Neb’s image under threat of death (1-7) II. Daniel 3:26 says that King Nebuchadnezzar said the fourth man in the fire was like the Son of a God. Why not? Before Jesus was born as a baby in Bethlehem He appeared to people in the Old Testament. Neb once again showed the height of his pride. He worships false gods that are not gods at all. 2. They made the accusation as harsh as they could, hoping Neb would punish them and they could get even more reward/position. Exodus 20:23, Exodus 20:5 – Do not make images or gods and do not bow down to any other god. (7 times), Why was it a miracle that Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego survived? With Daniel it was “worked out”, but sometimes these things cannot be worked out. He invited all the leaders from the different parts of his kingdom. Challenges of the First Christmas – Pressing on in Obedience. They are under the control of an absolute despot against whom an offense is punishable by death. One day we might find ourselves having to choose obedience to God over our very life. Why? Even with these introductions of the God of gods, Nebuchadnezzar had not turned away from his wickedness (sin) and put his faith in the One True God. (Matthew 16:24-25 “If anyone would come after Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me. There is no negotiation on God’s clear commands. Every week, thousands of churches use our Bible lessons, craft ideas, printable resources, and coloring pages to teach kids the Christian faith. They worshiped because it was to their material advantage to do so not because they really believed. Were they willing to give their lives for it, or did they just expect God to save them? Let’s read the King’s reaction to God’s power in verses 28-29. Who was invited? When studying the book of Daniel, many people quickly want to go to the “meat”: Daniel 2, Daniel 7, Daniel 8, Daniel 11 and 12. Satan often uses threats/rewards to try to lure believers to do wrong. Some think it was a short time after t… What Nebuchadnezzar was seeing is what Bible scholars call the pre-incarnate Jesus. Our right decisions can help others and can help break bad policies and bring shame to bad actions. We find out later in the 6 chapter of Daniel that part of … (At the sound of music everyone was to fall and worship the image), What was the punishment for anyone who chose not to worship? 5. This takes a lot of time and hard work. Daniel 3:3-5. In Daniel 1 he saw that Daniel and his 3 friends were 10 times better than all his ‘wise men’. What should this teach us about the motivation to do right? NEBUCHADNEZZAR'S IDOLATROUS IMAGE; SHADRACH, MESHACH, AND ABED-NEGO ARE DELIVERED FROM THE FURNACE. It’s not necessary to try to talk others into agreeing with us. (Only God could rescue them from the flames. But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O Jacob, And he who formed … These small group studies of Daniel contain outlines, cross-references, Bible study discussion questions, and applications. The Chaldeans were jealous and sought every chance to accuse the Jews. How about in the lives of the three Jews? What do you do? 1. Learning Goal:  Students will learn that choosing to trust God in all situations requires knowing and obeying His Word. 1. We have therefore created a library of almost one thousand (and growing) inductive Bible studies, which are available for free. What do you think most people would do today in the same situation? Excuses like “everyone is doing it” and “I have no choice” are still commonplace. Their response infuriated the king even more. He gives the three men another chance demanding them to bow or die immediately in the fiery furnace. (1 Corinthians 10:20-No, the sacrifices of pagans are offered to demons, not to God, and I do not want you to be participants with demons.) Why would they not bow? What should we do? Do you think all the people worshiping that image at that moment truly believed in it? Is this the point where Neb becomes a believer? Christians should pursue excellence in the workplace. 3. Those who defy God are setting themselves up for defeat. Let’s read the three men’s response in verses 16-18. Target Age Group: Age 9 – 11 (U.S. 3rd – 5th Grade) 1. Didn’t the Most High God tell His servant Daniel, that Nebuchadnezzar was the king of kings? Neb acknowledges the Lord and blesses the three men (28-30), What were the dimensions of this image? For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it.”) Close in prayer. Neb acknowledged the Lord, but it was still as one impressive God among many gods. I. Answer: … They prospered more than ever before. (Give recent talk with Shenzhen brother as example.). I’ve met many professing believers who are willing to obey God as long as God blesses them and rewards them. This statue would remind everyone how great Nebuchadnezzar was. Daniel Chapter 3 Inductive Bible Study Notes These small group studies of Daniel contain outlines, cross-references, Bible study discussion questions, and applications. King Nebuchadnezzar nodded with pleasure as he admired the statue built to honor him. It’s important to make obedience to God top priority in any situation. Isaiah 43:2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. Lesson 1: "To Eat or Not to Eat - That is the Question" Lesson 2: Nebuchadnezzar's Image; Lesson 3: The Fiery Furnace; Lesson 4: Nebuchadnezzar's Judgment; Lesson 5: Surprise Party; Lesson 6: An Ancient Death Decree; Lesson 7: Daniel's History Lesson; Lesson 8: The Pre-Advent Judgment; Lesson 9: The Sanctuary Attacked Apr 29, 2017 - The 'Stand Strong' Sunday School lesson on Daniel 3 teaches children that they can stand strong for and with Jesus. October 27, 2014. 4. Learning Context: Sunday School Learning Activity #2:  Word puzzle for this lesson. Neb’s anger slaughtered the people who were serving him. Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego chose to trust God and were kept safe. Good! View lesson 4 It was about what was right. 3. Proverbs 27:4 – Who can stand before jealousy? Does he respect their decision now? It wasn’t about what they could get. They think God will give them many things and bless them. SUBSCRIBE NOW to get email updates. It contains things we all like in a story... 90 foot idols, furious kings, fiery furnaces hot enough to kill people who are just passing by... That sort of thing. Children learn that faith is the key to finding courage. Neb may have thought it was he himself doing it, but God was holding the strings! David Guzik :: Study Guide for Daniel 3 [A new version of this page can be found here] Saved In the Fiery Furnace. Memory Verse:  Daniel 3:17-18 “If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to save us from it, and He will rescue us from your hand O king. Compromising is not obedience to God. As we close let’s think about how this lesson applies to us. Review Questions: Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. (They will follow whatever they think will give them more benefit, whether they believe it or not.). Use Your Time At Home During Covid-19 to Study the Word! [get feedback] Yes, Jesus! Our mission is to make the life-changing wisdom of the Bible understandable and accessible to all. An example of compromise in this situation is to pray quietly in your heart, “Lord, I am not bowing to this statue I really am going to imagine I am bowing to you.”  When everyone bows you bow with this excuse to make it ok. 430 Oak St. Sellersburg, IN 47172, © 2021 Ministry-To-Children.com | Read our, Summertime Shift: Managing Your Ministry During Summer, Goodness Bible Lesson (Fruit of the Spirit), Back to School (Sunday School Lesson) Armor of God, “Back to School ” Children’s Sermon (Jesus, the Sin Eraser), “Back to School” Object Lessons (School Supplies Backpack), Believers are not supposed to blend in with those who do not believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. It isn’t a courageous faith. a. Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold: There is considerable debate regarding when this happened. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 2. He will show us His compassion and mercy. 2. Daniel 3 Sermon — Sermon outline by Kevin Cauley on Daniel 3 with Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego and the fiery furnace.. There could be no doubt about the miraculous nature of this event because of the evidence of the clothes, hair, ropes. Copyright © 2007-2020 Ministry-to-Children. They are complete. 7. Once again, it shows us that Neb is very smart. Exodus 20:23 Do not make any gods to be alongside Me; do not make for yourselves gods of silver or gods of gold. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. (Exodus 20:1-4, 23) Sin displeases God and doesn’t allow others to see the greatness and power of the One True God. (Use pictures or flannels as you tell the story) What do you believe about the Lord Jesus that you are willing to die for? Today we’re continuing a new series called “No Compromise: Dare to be a Daniel.” CONTROL TOOL Anytime I say, “No Compromise!” I want you to say, “Live for Jesus!” Practice a few times. When the music began everyone was to fall to their knees and bow to the statue in worship. But through the faithful, God can bring change. 6. Do you think God will save us as well? It shows the weakness of most people and their principles. (1 Peter 1:15; 2:9), What did Nebuchadnezzar have built? Are you willing to suffer for obeying God’s Word without compromise? In what area of your life are you tempted to compromise what you believe? 1. King Nebuchadnezzar pointed at the furnace and said, “Look! 4. Do you think that person was Jesus? Then Nebuchadnezzar the king sent to gather together the princes, the governors, and the captains, … The Promise in the Fire. The following summary of the doctrines and principles students learned as they studied Daniel 3–Amos 9 (unit 30) is not intended to be taught as part of your lesson. Read Daniel 3:4-6. He commanded that the furnace be heated 7 times hotter than before. LESSON 03 | LENGTH: 44:05. You Can Help: Please share your feedback and suggestions to improve this children’s Bible lesson. BIBLE LESSON (Based on Daniel 3:1-30) SAY: Good morning. We believe that children and parents benefit from a  strong Christian education program in the church. Lesson 3 - A Reputation of Being Humble. This posed a serious threat to the Jews. He set it up in the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon. People are all about pragmatism. Reference to these three men and their faith. Sure, this is exciting, and we should study these prophecies! God’s miracles are not halfway done. We’ve already seen how Daniel and his friends … I see four men freely walking around in the fire. Come here!” https://ministry-to-children.com/lesson-focus-on-god-not-the-flames-daniel-3 Why did Neb want the people to worship this image? (Daniel 2:36-38) Why? The situations we discussed are simple day to day situations that believers may face. View lesson 3. He has been introduced to the Most High God through 4 Jewish young men who stood out from among all the prisoners taken from Jerusalem. I have just asked many questions and as we close in prayer I am going to give you a few minutes to talk to God about what He challenged you with. If you are a follower of Jesus do you trust Him completely? You weren’t exactly bowing you were tying your shoe (or sandal) but it appeared to everyone else that you were bowing. Esther 3:5-6 – Haman was enraged Mordecai would not kneel to him. He defied their God. Did he have any real belief in any gods? (Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego), How much hotter did the king command the furnace to be? He wanted to have a special ceremony dedicating his new statue. Did he respect the God of the Jews? The motivation is “what can I get?”. They didn’t even consider giving in. The fire burned the part holding them and didn’t touch the rest. It recounts the story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego and how God saved them from the fiery furnace. Daniel 3 Lesson by Dr. Bob Utley, retired professor of hermeneutices (Bible interpretation). 3 King Nebuchadnezzar made an image of gold, sixty cubits high and six cubits wide, [] and set it up on the plain of Dura in the province of Babylon. Proverbs 29:25 Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe. Subscribe. Matthew 10:19-20 – The Holy Spirit will give you the words to say. Even the demons believe that-and shudder. They are in it for the materials. Nebuchadnezzar has anger issues. This happens a lot in Scripture and out of it and the punishment for this attitude is normally swift and complete. They have emotions and must respond to their situations just as we do. How would you describe Neb and his attitude here? View lesson 2. (Goliath, Titanic Belshezzar, etc.). (Proverbs 29:25 Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe.). They knew God could save them, but even if they knew 100% ahead of time, God wouldn’t, then they would still stand up for the belief. The Image of Gold and the Blazing Furnace. Between the vision of Nebuchadnezzar in the second chapter and that of Daniel in the seventh, four narratives of … Let’s turn in our Bibles to Daniel 3. Learning Activity #1: Building blocks (we use the cardboard ones). Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, whose height was sixty cubits and its width six cubits. It is HIS divine will that young people come to faith in Jesus Christ and find salvation through the Gospel and the work of the Holy Spirit to bring them to faith. As the leaders gathered around the statue they were given a command. (Man). The decision of the three to stand up for their faith for a time made life easier for the rest of the believers scattered across the kingdom. 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