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This series looks behind the curtain to see what is happening backstage. In the Bible, this means imagining a giant curtain between the two parts of the Bible: Old and New Testament. The Old Testament is the back stage, it is behind the curtain and the New Testament is the stage, what is in front of the curtain. Behind the Curtain will look at how God reveals and promises things backstage that make their way into our lives and are fulfilled today.
This sermon looks behind the curtain in the book of Daniel, a Jewish man taken captive by the Babylonians and forced into service along with many other of his fellow Israelites, including Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego.
We can be tempted to do the same, looking for salvation in the news, the government, or the culture. We are looking for a truth, a cause, a platform, but all of them are man made. Our Truth is that God is real, Jesus is alive and the Bible is true.
These men take a stand for God, claim that he is able, but surrender to obey him even if he doesn’t deliver. They have “even if” faith and too often we have “only if” faith - our commitment to God is only as good as him accomplishing our will.
That truth is what God desires to come out from behind the curtain to take center stage in our lives. This promise to never leave or forsake us. To go through everything with us and love us “even if.” That is his offer and that is our mission.
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