Daniel 9:1-5; John 15:7. In chapter nine of the book of Daniel, Daniel is an old man. We first learned of Daniel when he was 15 years old. Throughout his life he has gone through multiple changes, many of them involving test after test. Daniel passes those tests and keeps getting promoted. His authority and power increases. He has a history with God and so when he cries out in desperation God listens. From Daniel’s prayer Pastor Barry shares two of six principles for crisis praying.
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Maui Musings Sermon Series
The news since August has been largely dominated by the tragedy in Lahaina, Maui. The Lahaina wildfire was one of four blazes that broke out on Aug. 8, scorching a combined 10.4 square miles. More than 2,700 structures were destroyed. The death toll is staggering. Immediately following the tragedy, the questions began. Why? How could it have been prevented? Who’s to blame? Some of those who were directly affected by this tragedy may have ultimately asked, why did God allow it? In this Mini-Sermon Series, Pastor Barry contemplates the questions raised by this tragedy and in thoughtful reflections offers hope for those rebuilding their lives.