Many set aside the book of Daniel when they get to chapter 7 because the content can be confusing, and they're right. What we’re going to study in chapter 7 is confusing but scholars agree that this is the best chapter in the entire book. It’s a chapter of celebrating the greatness of God and His eternal reign. Listen in as Neal preaches from Daniel 7 and talks about how God is the eternal King.
In Daniel 6 we read this about Daniel, "Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before” (Daniel 6:10b). Daniel was a man of routine. The only thing he could be accused of was of his commitment to God. Listen in as our guest speaker, Brian Berry, shares about big dreams and small decisions.
Think about the last bad night you had. You might have lost sleep over a break-up, a sickness or horrible news. In Daniel 5, we read about a bad night in Babylon. Thankfully, there is a godly man who the king can call on for answers. Listen in as Neal shares about setting yourself on the side of God and worshiping the Lord with your life.
In our selfish nature we each have a piece of us that wants a kingdom built around our personality. It's the reason we're in trouble with God— we want to build an empire while God wants us to help build His eternal Kingdom. In this message Pastor Neal talks about the grace of God expressed in the life of King Nebuchadnezzar. Listen in on Daniel chapter 4, and learn about how God is sovereign over all things.
It takes courage to stand up to an evil power. Think of a time in your life where you stood up to a person who was doing something that you morally opposed. In Daniel 3, we see three men refuse to bow to a king’s statue. It was a matter of principle and not breaking the first commandment. Listen in as Neal shares about how to stand tall when others bow.
Our dreams are powerful. Maybe you’ve experienced dreams that left you elated or dreams that woke you up in a sweat. In Daniel 2, King Nebuchadnezzar has the latter kind of dream and is very troubled at what he saw with his eyes closed. Listen in as Neal teaches about finding clarity in the chaos of life and relying on God for the unseen.
There comes a time in everyone’s life that they draw a line in the sand. It might be due to a rude boss, an unloving significant other, a disrespectful professor or an unrelenting neighbor. About 2600 years ago, Jerusalem was captured by the Babylonians. Their practice was to assimilate the best of the best into their culture. Daniel found himself caught in the crosshairs of a life changing decision. Listen in as Neal teaches about Counter-Cultural Living from Daniel chapter 1 and what it takes to resole to life a holy life for the Lord.
Very few people have experienced a clear pathway to spiritual maturity. In fact, the path to God is not always a straight line. Believers experience twists and turns, confusion and frustration, joy and fulfillment. Our aim at Coastline is to help every single one of us know what our next step in spiritual growth is. When people go to the gym they hire a trainer to help them accomplish their goals. People seek the advice of a financial planner to help them get to their desired location. The road map for Coastline is intended to do the same for each of us. Listen in as Neal talks about: gather, grow, serve, and send.
Listen in as guest speaker, Mark Bargaehr of Transformation Ministries, closes out our summer Prayer series with a message about the power of prayer from James 5:13-16.
You can tell a lot about people by the way they pray. Prayers reflect a person's wants, desires, attitude and focus. Listen in as Neal shares about Jesus' prayer from John 17. In this text, Jesus prays a forward-thinking prayer before He goes to the cross in which he prays for Himself, the disciples and every single one of us.