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Kids - Thurman is Brave

Daniel and the Lions - Week 3

November 16-17, 2019 |

Kids will meet Thurman the scaredy cat in this four-week video series, and hear how God helped people in the Bible to be brave when they were facing scary things.



“Be strong and brave. God is with you wherever you go,” Joshua 1:9.


Who did God help be brave in our story today? (Daniel)

What did Daniel do when he was in the den with the big, hungry lions? (pray)

What did God do to the lions? (He shut their mouths.)


Read Daniel 6

Daniel stood firm on his faith, even in the face of opposition from powerful people. Daniel was in an influential and high position in the eyes of King Darius. But those around him felt threatened by him. Because of his good character, they couldn’t find anything negative to bring to the king to get rid of him, so they manipulated King Darius into writing a law that would incriminate Daniel. But despite all that he could lose, Daniel refused to conform, and his resolve took him to a den of lions. In that den, Daniel faced death head on with bravery and calm. God met Daniel in the lions’ den, and he came out in one piece. His bravery, and God’s goodness, ignited a faith in King Darius, who, after seeing Daniel alive at the bottom of the lions’ den, said this:

“For he is the living God, and he endures forever; his kingdom will not be destroyed, his dominion will never end. He rescues and he saves; performs signs and wonders in the heavens and on the earth. He has rescued Daniel from the power of the lions,” Daniel 6:26-27.

Daniel’s bravery inspired King Darius’ repentance and his faith.

Are you ever tempted or pressured to conform?

How does Daniel’s story inspire you and challenge you to remain faithful to the one true God?


Q. Where was Daniel brave?

A. in the lions' den

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