Reading the Handwriting on the Wall
2022 SERMON SERIES
In 2022 at PLANO BIBLE CHAPEL, we’ll begin a sermon series in the book of Daniel – Reading the Writing on the Wall. The theme is: There is a God in heaven who is in control of all things here on earth – past, present, and future. The book repeats that “He is the great God,” (Daniel 2:45; 9:4) “He is the God of gods,” (Daniel 2:47; 11:36) “God of the heavens” (Daniel 2:18,19, 28, 37; 4:37; 5:23). No one understood God’s sovereign control better than Daniel. Centuries ago, he deciphered some strange signs written by an unseen hand (Daniel 5:1-9) and was given visions from heaven for the future (Daniel 1:17; 2:37; 7:1; 8:1; 10:1).
Today, more than any time in history, we should be able to look at our perplexing world and say that we, too, are able to read the handwriting on the wall about God’s sovereignty.
How can we faithfully live for the LORD God in a godless world? Daniel will teach us that the kingdoms of this world are passing away and the kingdom of heaven is coming soon.
January 9 GOD IS SOVEREIGN – Intro to Daniel; Sermon by Larry Murray
There is a God in heaven who is in control of all things here on earth – past, present, and future.
January 16 Living in Babylon – Daniel 1:1-8; Larry Murray
God provides a way for cultural captives to remain faithful.
January 23 Courageous Living – Daniel 1:9-21; Larry Murray
God rewards those who diligently seek Him and live for Him.
January 30 Dreams and Nightmares – Daniel 2:1-30; Larry Murray
God works in people’s lives (including dreams) for His glory and honor.
February 6 Kings and Kingdoms – Daniel 2:31-49; Jeff Edmunds
The sovereign God uses kings and kingdoms for His glory.
February 13 When Christ Rules the World – Daniel 2:34-35; 44-45; Ryan Rives
One day, Jesus Christ will come again to establish His kingdom on earth.
February 20 A Fiery Faith – Daniel 3:1-18; Larry Murray
God protects and provides for those who live by faith and with integrity.
February 27 In the Fire with the Lord – Daniel 3:19-30; Larry Murray
God can, but not always does, deliver us from any situation or circumstance.
March 6 A Proud King’s Conversion – Daniel 4:1-37; Jordan Brown
God demonstrates His grace and mercy to us by giving us time to repent and trust Him.
March 13 The Handwriting on the Wall – Daniel 5:1-9; Larry Murray
God warns us of sin and reminds us of His Word that points us to trust Him.
March 20 Weighed and Wanting – Daniel 5:10-31; Larry Murray
Disobedience and defiance of God has consequences, but faithfulness has rewards.
March 27 Prayer under Pressure – Daniel 6:1-13; Larry Murray
Effective prayer and close friendship with God can flourish even in difficult circumstances.
April 3 In the Lion’s Den – Daniel 6:14-28; John Adair
God doesn’t promise to deliver us in life, but He will deliver us through death by faith in Him.
April 10 Palm Sunday Witnesses of Jesus’ Life – Luke 19:28-40; Larry Murray
April 17 Easter Sunday Witnesses of Jesus’ Resurrection – Luke24:36-49; Larry Murray
April 24 Dreams, Visions, and Prophecies – Daniel 7:1-8 (Overview of Daniel 7-12); Larry Murray
Why should we study biblical prophecy and apocalyptic dreams and visions?
May 1 The Beasts and The King – Daniel 7:9-14; Ryan Rives
The Kingdom of God is far greater than the kingdoms of humanity.
May 8 Mother’s Day Peace – Philippians 4:6-7; Larry Murray
May 15 Signs of the Times – Daniel 7:15-28; Larry Murray
The Antichrist is coming, but we look with hope for Christ appearing again.
May 22 The Reign of the King – Daniel 7:15-28; Larry Murray
One day, the King of kings will return to establish His Eternal Kingdom and reign.
May 29 The Time of Judgement – Daniel 7, Revelation 4-19; Larry Murray
The 7-year Tribulation will be a time of judgment for those who have rejected Jesus as the Messiah.
June 5 The Olivet Discourse – Daniel 7, Matthew 24; Larry Murray
God’s Word gives us a helpful perspective on the future and a hopeful knowledge that He is in control.
June 12 Superpowers in Conflict – Daniel 8:1-8, 15-21; Warren Mull
Biblical prophecy moves us and Christ’s love compels us to tell others about the LORD.
June 19 Antiochus and the Antichrist – Daniel 8:9-14, 22-27; Craig Williams
The cruelty of sinful people in this world leads us to the kindness of the Savior from Heaven.
June 26 God’s Word and Prayer – Daniel 9:1-4; Larry Murray
Life changing prayer is motivated by God’s Word.
July 3 God’s People and Prayer – Daniel 9:1-19; Larry Murray
Life changing prayer magnifies our worship of the LORD.
July 10 Seventy Weeks of Daniel – Daniel 9:20-27; Tom Constable
Biblical prophecy has a purpose of encouraging and strengthening God’s people.
July 17 Daniel and Demons – Daniel 10:1-21; Larry Murray
The personal conflicts of our hearts are often a result of spiritual conflicts in the heavens.
July 24 OT History and Prophecy – Daniel 11:1-35; Chris Buri
History reveals an accurate fulfilling of Old Testament prophecy, so the future will reveal and accurate fulfilling, too.
July 31 The Battle of Armageddon – Daniel 11:36-12:1; Jordan Brown
Through His plans for the final battle on earth, God will reveal His strength and power to the rebellious nations of the world.
August 7 Resurrection and Reward – Daniel 12:2-4; Larry Murray
God has plans for humanity which includes a final resurrection to eternal life for believers in Christ and resurrection to judgment before God for those who ignored, rejected, or rebelled against Him.
August 14 Final Words from Daniel – Daniel 12:4-13; Larry Murray
God has given us prophecies for the future to give us hope for the present while we trust that God is in control of all people, governments, and things.
“Daniel praised the God of the heavens
May the name of God be praised
forever and ever,
for wisdom and power belong to him.
He changes the times and seasons;
he removes kings and establishes kings.
He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge
to those who have understanding.”