Community is about relationship. Take time to listen to and engage in one another’s stories.
God is always present and at work in our lives – even in our suffering. Can you think of an time of suffering you’ve had when you experienced God’s presence in a real way?
Be honest – what are the “fires” you find yourself in right now? Where do you need God to show up?
Read Daniel 3:1-30
Throughout this series, we’ve talked about standing strong against the compromise of both assimilation and condemnation. How do you see this in Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego?
Read verse 18. The threat of death did not scare these young men into submission. How have you seen faithfulness to God be a powerful witness in the face of loss – or even death?
As modern followers of Jesus, what can we learn from this story about how to live faithfully in our own modern Babylon that calls our allegiance away from God?
Pray For The Persecuted Church. In America, we are often blind to the plights of Christians around the world that face persecution for their faith. Last year, it was reported that 245 million Christians experienced high levels of persecution. Visit persecution.com and learn how pray for and support persecuted Christians!