From Babylon to Rockville

The Life of Faith in the Book of Daniel

What does Babylon have to do with Rockville? For God’s people then and now, much in every way. In the ancient writings of Daniel, we find some remarkable similarities in the cultural and spiritual situation for the church in the 21st century. Like Daniel and his God-fearing friends, Christians live in a pluralistic society that tolerates religion, but is increasingly hostile towards exclusive faith. In these trying circumstances Daniel and his friends stand out for both their courage and their cooperation, and give us insight on what it looks like to live as conscientious Christians in our cultural context. Join us as we explore the message of Daniel for the church today in the light of the Good News of Jesus Christ.


  1. Daniel 1:1-21 — Confrontation or Compromise (June 25, 2017)
  2. Daniel 2:24-49 — The Bigger Picture: Kingdoms in Conflict (July 2, 2017)
  3. Daniel 3:1-30 — Bow or Burn (July 9, 2017)
  4. Baptism Sunday (July 16, 2017)
  5. Daniel 4:1-5; 19-37 — King Neb’s Testimony (July 23, 2017)
  6. Daniel 5:1-31 — The Writing on the Wall (July 30, 2017)
  7. Daniel 6:1-27 — Liars and Lions (August 6, 2017)
  8. Exodus 20:1-17 — Live and Help Live (August 13, 2017)