Daniel: Learning from God's Judgment and Other's Folly


Sermon Summary


March 8, 2020

Shawn Stinson





Primary: Daniel: 5

Supporting: Luke 12:13–21 (The Parable of the Rich Fool)


  • Intro: Spiritual reality and Future Judgment
  • Daniel 1-4 overview
  • God sees and confronts sin (5:1-9)
  • God speaks into our way of life (5:10-28)
  • God judges all and rewards the faithful (5:29-31)


 "We don't just need information about God, we need transformation from God."

"If you're a Christian and following Jesus, there's no such thing as retirement, if you're breathing you have a purpose in God's kingdom."

"If we want a legacy and an influence of godliness in our 70s and 80s we must be convicted to live a life of Godliness and conviction in our 20s and 30s."

"We must live urgently for the things of God."

"If you have an abundance of resources they are not meant for you, they are meant to go through you."

"Repent quickly, speak truthfully."

"Repentance is turning from the things that we know are the dirty streams and trusting in the living water from Jesus."

"When we confess, we receive assurance which is the gospel of Jesus for us. Many of us don't get into confession, therefore we never get the assurance and we never get the transformation that happens after that. Confession, assurance, repentance. It starts with speaking the things that are already true and trusting God to do the work in them."

“Whenever God brings a man to the end of himself, smashing all his props and wasting his
idols, it is a favorable moment indeed. If he will but see it.” -Dale Ralph Davis

Sending Questions

  1. What do we dislike about authority and judgment?
  2. How have you like Belshazzar ignored/forgotten the coming judgment of God?
  3. Why should we not fear God’s judgment if we believe Romans 2:4 that God’s kindness leads us to repentance?
  4. How do we like Daniel learn to be not controlled, lured, or incentivized by the treasure of the present world?
  5. What can we learn from Jesus’s teaching to the rich ruler in Luke 12?


    The Passion

    How Can It Be

    None But Jesus

    Every Breath