Dear Mosaic Family , Tomorrow we have the blessing of studying one of the most famous and beloved stories in all of Scripture: the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego thrown into the fiery pit. It's a phenomenal testimony of the unwavering, ironclad, immovable faith of three young men, in the face of the most dire of circumstances. This text is chock-ful of faith-building and live-giving lessons. A primary question the text poses before us today is: am I going to declare the Lord to be my God, my primary allegiance, come what my, or will I bow to the multitude of glittering idols that the world present to me? The same battle these men fought, is actually waged daily in our hearts over much lesser issues.
Furthermore, so many questions arise from the text:
- How can Nebuchadnezzar force everyone to worship this image he's built, immediately after he just proclaimed to Daniel, "Truly, your God is God of gods and Lord of kings."
- Couldn't Shadrach, Meshach, and Abelnego have bowed down to this image in public, but still worshiped Jesus in their hearts? Why the brouhaha?
- Why didn't God save them before they are thrown into the fire? Didn't he cut it a little close there?
- Who was the fourth person in the fire pit with them?
Join us tomorrow as we answer these questions and more.
Also, we've got baptisms tomorrow at the 11:15 service. Join us to celebrate with those publicly committing their lives to Jesus.
Praying for you, Pastor Jan
Membership Class Sunday, April 24th, 1-3pm. If you're interested in membership at Mosaic, taking this class is your first step. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for the class.
2nd Quarterly Members' Meeting & Potluck Sunday, June 12th, 1-3pm. If you're a member of Mosaic Boston, plan on attending this important in-house family meeting, and bring a favorite dish to share!
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