Northwest Bible Church - Nov. 26, 2017 - Christ in the OT series - Alan Conner
The Kingdom of the Son of Man
The dominant theme in Daniel’s book is the coming universal and eternal Messianic kingdom of God which will supersede all the earthly kingdoms of this world and be an everlasting kingdom.
A. NEBUCHADNEZZAR’S DREAM OF GOD’S KINGDOM (Daniel 2:1-45).
1. The demand of the king to his wise men (Daniel 2:1-13).
2. God reveals to Daniel the dream and its interpretation (Daniel 2:14-23).
3. Daniel reveals both the dream and its interpretation to Nebuchadnezzar (Daniel 2:24-45).
a. The Statue represents four successive world kingdoms of men.
b. The Stone refers to Christ who sets up the Kingdom of God - Luke 20:17-18.
4. The Stone and the kingdom of God.
1. The vision of the four beasts (Daniel 7:1-8).
2. The vision of the Ancient of Days and the Son of Man (Daniel 7:9-14).
For How Long?
3. The title “Son of Man” was used most by Jesus for Himself - 84 times in Gospels.
4. Two phases to the kingdom of God - now and not yet.
For further reflection: What are some practical implications of Christ being the King now and you being in His kingdom? How should the future kingdom impact the way we live now?