Our god Reigns

Our God Reigns

While the nations rage, we will trust in the Lord Our God


As Election Day draws near, the nation is pressed to pick a side. Political campaigns curry favor. Pundits inflame fear. Yard signs pop up in our neighborhoods and propaganda in our news feeds. The world is shouting for our allegiance. 

Into the cacophony we will proclaim one thing louder than any other: our God reigns. This is the truth our hearts need to hear. It’s the truth the world needs to hear. And it’s the central theme of the book of Daniel. 

Daniel tells the story of the power of God in the lives of his people in a world gone mad. It shows us the sovereignty of God over human authorities and the role of God's people in the midst of an unbelieving society. It calls us to prayerful dependence on God in dire circumstances and courageous allegiance to God in the face of opposition. It points us to a future that’s sure, when God will one day fully extend his perfect justice. 

While the nations rage, we will trust in the Lord our God.

Helpful Resources


On the Book of Daniel:

The Bible Project, Daniel

The story of Daniel inspires faithfulness and hope that God will bring all nations under his rule.

The Message of Daniel, Dale Ralph Davis

The Book of Daniel is a realistic manual for the saints, still vitally relevant for the church in today's world

Daniel: An Introduction and Commentary, Paul R. House

Daniel asserts that the meaning of history is that God's kingdom is coming. As it does, faithful people persevere in their work for God. Believers can rely on the certainties the book proclaims: God is sovereign over human affairs and is effectively bringing in his eternal kingdom, which will encompass all nations. 

On Faith Through Election Season:

Onward: Engaging the Culture without Losing the Gospel, Russell D. Moore

The signs of the times tell us we are in for days our parents and grandparents never knew. But that's no call for panic or surrender or outrage. Jesus is alive. Let's act like it. Let's follow him, onward to the future.

How the Nations Rage: Rethinking Faith and Politics in a Divided Age, Jonathan Leeman

When we identify with Christ more than a political party or social grouping, we can return to the church’s unchanging political task: to become the salt and light Jesus calls us to be and offer the hope of his kingdom to the nations.

How Can I Love Church Members with Different Politics?, Jonathan Leeman, Andy Naselli

Christians should learn how to disagree on such issues with a spirit of gracious understanding by recognizing the importance of what binds us together as a local church body—the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Free Audiobook: How Can I Love Church Members with Different Politics?, Jonathan Leeman, Andy Naselli

This audiobook offers six practical recommendations for Christians who are divided on political issues. Christians should learn how to disagree on many such issues with a spirit of gracious understanding by recognizing the importance of what binds us together as a local church body.

Sermon Review

Sermon #1 - "Life in Exile" - Daniel 1:1-21

It’s possible to be surrounded by pagan propaganda and still live a full and faithful life if your mind is set on serving God.

Application Questions:

  • How does Daniel 1 demonstrate both the sovereignty of God and the responsibility of his people?
  • Which of these most resonate with you: the call to endure in exile, to resist reprogramming, or to build in Babylon?

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