Staying True To God

by Josh Hollingsworth
(Bryant, Arkansas)

Daniel 6:10


INTRODUCTION: We have all been there one time or another. When we tell someone what we believe to be true and they attack us. Lets say we told someone that we believed is U.F.O.’s or aliens and they told us that we were stupid or retarded, made fun of us or beat us up because of it. This would be an attack on what we believe. It happens everywhere all the time.

In Daniel 6:10 the Bible talks about Daniel being attacked for his faith in God. This is where Daniel is thrown into a pit of lions for praying to God instead of obeying a law to pray only to the king for 30 days. Daniel is our model in this passage for us on how to act when others attack our beliefs in God. Daniel did what was right by praying for strength and answers and praising God.

THEME: WHAT SHOULD WE DO WHEN OTHERS ATTACK OUR BELIEF IN GOD?

I. WHEN OTHERS ATTACK OUR BELIEF IN GOD WE SHOULD CONTINUE TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT. vs. 10a


  1. We Should Do Right Despite Social Pressure Matthew 1:24
    1. Peer pressure should not affect our decisions. Luke 23:13-25
    2. We should obey God instead of seeking others approval. Matthew 1:24


  2. We Should Not Satisfy Right Desires In Wrong Ways. Matthew 4:3-4
    1. When right desires conflict with obedience. John 12:27
    2. When right desires control how we live. Proverbs 4:23-27


  3. Why Do We Do Wrong When We Know What Is Right. Romans 2:12-15
    1. Fighting our conscience. Romans 2:12-15
    2. Us judging others while we sin. Romans 2:12-15


  4. Doing Right When No One Notices. Galatians 6:9-10


  5. Sin Is Ignoring What Is Right. James 4:17
    1. We can’t ignore parts of God’s Word. I Corinthians 6:4-9
    2. God doesn’t protect those who ignore him. Ezra 3:5


T.S. WHAT SHOULD WE DO WHEN OTHERS ATTACK OUR BELIEF IN GOD?

I. WHEN OTHERS ATTACK OUR BELIEF IN GOD WE SHOULD CONTINUE TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT vs. 10a

II. WHEN OTHERS ATTACK OUR BELIEF IN GOD WE SHOULD CONTINUE TO LOOK TO GOD FOR STRENGTH AND ANSWERS. vs. 10b

  1. God’s Strength Is Our Source Of Strength. Isaiah 40:29-31
    1. God sends us strength. Psalms 18:32-34
    2. Satan attacks our weaknesses. Genesis 20:2


  2. God Has All The Answers. Matthew 11:25
    1. Not knowing all the answers develops faith. Job 1:1
    2. We need to beware of those who claim to have all the answers. Jude 1:10


T.S. WHAT SHOULD WE DO WHEN OTHERS ATTACK OUR BELIEF IN GOD?

I. WHEN OTHERS ATTACK OUR BELIEF IN GOD WE SHOULD CONTINUE TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT. vs.10a
II. WHEN OTHERS ATTACK OUR BELIEF IN GOD WE SHOULD CONTINUE TO LOOK TO GOD FOR STRENGTH AND ANSWERS. vs.10b

III. WHEN OTHERS ATTACK OUR BELIEF IN GOD WE SHOULD PRAISE GOD FOR WHAT HE HAS DONE FOR US. vs.10c

  1. We Should Praise God Daily. Psalms 61:8
    1. We can not know how to praise unless we read the Bible. II Corinthians 34:31
    2. Prayer leads to praise. Psalms 54:3-4


  2. How Should We Praise God. Psalms 148:5, 149:3-5
    1. With praise. Psalms 149:3
       a. Dance. Psalms 149:3a
       b. Instruments. Psalms 149:3b
    2. Glorify Him. Psalms 149:5


  3. What Does Praise Do. Psalms 146-150


  4. How Does Praise Affect You? I Corinthians 16:25


CONCLUSION: What should we do when others attack our belief in God? When others attack our belief in God we should continue to do what is right. When others attack our belief in God we should continue to look to God for strength and answers. When others attack our belief in God we should praise God for what he has done for us.

When others attack our belief in God we should continue to do what is right. Do you compromise your beliefs when someone has a different opinion or attacks you? Will you come and ask God for help today?

When others attack our belief in God we should continue to look to God for strength and answers. Do you retaliate when others attack you or do you ask God for strength and the answers for each situation?

When others attack our belief in God we should praise God for what he has done for us. Do you get upset when you are attacked or do you praise God for helping you through trials and tribulations? Will you ask God to help you praise Him during the hard times and see the good in any situation?

Stay True To God
Daniel 6:10

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Josh Hollingsworth Sermons.

The Preaching Ezine

Click Here!

Subscribe to my free newsletter for monthly sermons and get a free book right now. Just follow the link above and get the details!


Ministry Leads

Click Here!

Anybody else want more leads and prospects for your Church, Ministry, or School, as well as, a means to follow up and communicate automatically?
Just follow the link above and get the details!


YOUR PAGES:


Your Web Page:
Want your own sermon web page? You can have one!
Your Outlines:
Share YOUR skeleton outlines.
Your Illustrations:
Share YOUR Illustrations.
YOUR SERMONS:
Encourage other ministers
by sharing
YOUR great sermons!
YOUR POEMS:
Encourage us all
by sharing
YOUR great poems!