How shall we sing the Lord's song
in a foreign land?
If I forget you, O Jerusalem,
let my right hand forget its skill!
Let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth, if I do not remember you,
if I do not set Jerusalem above my highest joy!
-Psalm 137:4-6

Exiles is our 6-week fall 2018 sermon series that walks through the first 7 chapters of the book of Daniel. Through the series, we’ll see how the Judean exiles were called to be a faithful presence in Babylon and we’ll draw on the implications of how we can do that today in our current cultural moment.

Oct 21: Exiles (Daniel 1)

Cultural Idol: Assimilation or Withdrawal

Gospel Truth: Faithful Presence

Oct 28: Consumerism (Daniel 2)

Cultural Idol: Consume

Gospel Truth: Create

Nov 4: Nationalism (Daniel 3)

Cultural Idol: Nationalism

Gospel Truth: Kingdom

Nov 11: Individualism (Daniel 4)

Cultural Idol: Pride

Gospel Truth: Humility

Nov 18: Hedonism (Daniel 5)

Cultural Idol: Hedonism

Gospel Truth: Joy

Nov 25: Faithful Presence (Daniel 6 & 7)

Cultural Idol: Beast

Gospel Truth: Jesus

About the Series

Each week, we’ll be posting podcasts and blogs that correspond to the cultural idol and gospel truth we see in the chapter covered. New podcasts and blogs are posted each Sunday throughout the series. To stay up-to-date on each blog and podcast, visit the links below:

Exiles Blogs //

Exiles Podcasts //


For more background on the book of Daniel, we recommend this great video from the Bible Project: