Passage: Daniel 1:1–21
Sermon Title: Stand Out
Text: Daniel 1
Context of book of Daniel: God’s people in captivity in Babylon.
- Daniel (God is my judge) > Belteshazzer (May Bel protect his life)
- Hananniah (God has been gracious) > Shadrach (Command of aku)
- Mishael (Who is what God is?) > Meshach (Who is like aku?)
- Azariah (God has helped) > Abednego (servant of zebu)
Resolved = purposed in his heart, a predetermined decision.
Your success will often be determined by what you decide to do ahead of time.
Values aren’t what we claim. Values are what we do.
We’d rather be remembered for standing out than forgotten for blending in.