Friday, May 25, 2012

Bible Study Daniel 3 - The Golden Image & True Faith

The proud King Nebuchadnezzar built a golden image of himself for all to worship him. But he was a fair and intelligent king. He gave clear orders and executed his orders. He did not listen to accusations and called for a court hearing and gave the accused a second chance. We learned about the true faith of SMA(Shadrach, Messhach & Abednego) and about their God. The King was quick to acknowledge the true God of SMA . He promoted them. But he was not yet ready to acknowledge God as his God (that happened in chapter 4).
The Content
This chapter 3 is best summarized in the mind-map below:

Questions for Reflections and Applications:
The mind-map below give some possible answers for your consideration.

 Lim Liat (C) 26 May 2012

Friday, May 11, 2012

Bible Study Daniel 2 - Nebuchadnezzar's Dream and Promotion

Learn: 1. the wisdom of Nebuchadnezzar's in validating people advice to him;  2. from Daniel about how he handled a major crisis and run a country;  3. about what God is like and   4. about the history and future of mankind.
Chapter 2 is summarized in the following mind-map:

Questions for Reflection:

  1. What was Nebuchadnezzar's way of ruling his kingdom?
  2. In what way did Nebuchadnezzar make sure the interpretation of his dream is correct?
  3. Can you think of a better way to get his dream known and interpreted?
  4. How did Daniel handled this crisis?
  5. What can we learned about God from Daniel's experience with Him?
  6. What was Nebuchadnezzar's dream and what was the interpretation?
  7. What happened to Daniel after the interpretation?
  8. Do you think it is right for Daniel to get his friends promoted to ruling positions as well? Isn't it Nepotism? What are the advantages and disadvantages
  9. What principles and lessons can you learned from this chapter that you can apply in your life?
  10. Think of some issues that concern you now. How can your answer in the preceding question help you?
Some possible answers for your considerations are in the following mind-map:

Lim Liat (C) 12 May 2012