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July 2017 // First Steps Together: Session 3 – Daniel
Meeting aim: To see how some of God’s people were faithful to him in exile.
Bible passage: Daniel 1
Background: The messages God has been sending to his people through the prophets have come true. Jerusalem has been besieged and the king captured by the Babylonians. The Babylonian strategy is to take the best of God’s people – the natural leaders – and to put them into positions within their own society. Daniel and his friends are part of the cohort taken to serve in the king’s palace. However, they are not willing to simply assimilate and become part of Babylonian culture. Instead, they remain true to who they know themselves to be as God’s children and God proves his faithfulness to them time and again.