We seek to make disciples who are
Gathering, Growing,
Giving, and Going
Old School: Faces in the Old Testament

Old School: Daniel – Standing Up, Not Giving In

Daniel 1:1-21

Standing Up, Not Giving In

  1. Convictions determine your course.
    The worst time to make a decision is in the middle of it.
  2. Expect your convictions to be challenged.
    Challenges They Faced:
    • New Babylonian identity
    • New position in the Babylonian government
    • Eating food from the king’s table
  3. Direction, not intention, leads to your destination.
    The Path Principle
    “We don’t drift in good directions. We discipline and prioritize ourselves there.” Andy Stanley
    “Choices, not chance, determines your destiny.” Andy Stanley
    Filters for Wise Choices:
    • The Bible filter
    • The integrity filter
    “Integrity is who you are when no one is looking but God.” Chuck Swindoll
    • The influence filter
  4. People will notice when you’re different.

It’s not important to be successful. It’s important to be faithful.