Exiled – The Writing on the Wall

One of the handful of good reasons to be part of church comes in the form of memory and experience. The relationships and stories we see in the church community serve as the writing on the wall. they instruct us in the outcome of a way of life. We can learn from one another the […]

Exiled – The Mad King

When we aren’t on our home turn, one of the more dangerous things we cling to is our pride. A lesson for the people of God is to remember that maintaining our security and status is not about us. We have a God that exudes faithfulness. We can keep our minds and remember that it’s […]

Exiled – The Furnace

More often than we may like, life gets hard and we feel like we’re in the furnace of hardship. We naturally wish that God would save us, but what we learn from Daniel’s friends is that God may not bail us out of the furnace, but we’ll never be in it alone.

Exiled – Drawing the Line

Compromise is part of the deal when you’re not on your home turf, but at some point you know you need to draw a line in the sand. As people of God, where should that line be? Here’s a quick thought on how to draw a line that is rooted in our trust that we […]

Exiled – Dangerous Dreams

Sometimes, the people of God find themselves in the seat of the oppressed. Maybe we end up in this seat because culture has changed, our circumstances have changed, or because we have changed. Even when we find ourselves in this position of oppressed, we have no need to feel like victims because we have a […]

Exiled – Named

How do we behave when we’re not on our home turf, the voices of deceit are loud and many, and we wonder who we really are? In week one of this series on the book of Daniel, we lay the foundation of the necessity of remembering what is of first importance.