The Christian life is one based on faith—a faith that believes even when it can’t see. But, what do we do when we have a crisis of faith? What do we do when our faith is tested? During the month of December we will look at three men who displayed a level of faith that goes almost unmatched. We will learn what faith is, what we do when our faith is under pressure, and the results that accompany unwavering faith.
December 8 – Faith Is
What are the marks of Christian faith? What makes the Christian faith so powerful? 3 men displayed a kind of faith that can change even the hardest hearts. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego showed an entire nation that a counter-cultural, confident, and future-focused faith is is necessary to following God and His commands.
December 15 – When the Flames Rise
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego face the ultimate test of faith by being thrown into burning oven for refusing to worship any god but the true God. Their experience serves as an example, showing us what we should do when the flames rise in our own lives and our faith is tested.
December 22 – Cause and Effect
Every action has an equal reaction. As Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego step from the flames of the burning oven, an incredible reaction occurs. Not only is God revealed as the One, True God, but hardened hearts are softened and changed. King Nebuchadnezzar has a complete change of heart and grants the three men an incredible amount of influence in his kingdom. Our faith can have an enormous effect on the world and people around us, granting us even more influence to reveal God and change the hearts of people.