Two Dreams and a God of Hope

Speaker: Pastor Jay Childs
Scripture: Daniel 2, 7
Series: Daniel: Finding Hope in Our Faithful God

Sermon Notes

  1. The Dream of a Pagan King (ch. 2)
  2. The Dream of a Prophet of God (ch. 7)

Discussion Questions

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  • Did you listen to the sermon?
  • Have you ever been distressed by a dream? Are you willing to share?


  1. Read Daniel 2:1-10, 27-35. Paraphrase Nebuchadnezzar’s dream.
  2. What was the interpretation? Read Daniel 2:36-47.
  3. Describe similarities and differences from Daniel’s dream (chapter 7, verses 1-14).
  4. What was the meaning of Daniel’s dream? Read Daniel 7:15-28.
  5. How does God’s sovereignty give hope to a true Christian? Discuss.
  6. What are some other dreams recorded in the Bible? Where? What happened?
  7. How would you describe/define God’s sovereignty over all things?
  8. Read Psalm 104 (this is one of the nature psalms). How does this psalm describe God’s sovereignty—specific observations?
  9. Read Exodus 9:12, 2 Chronicles 30:12, Proverbs 21:1, and Acts 2:23. Discuss how these passages reveal God’s sovereignty. How extensive is it?
  10. Discuss how God’s sovereignty is a primary lesson in Daniel’s book. How does this come out?


Discuss how God’s sovereignty is both encouraging and sobering at the same time.

Posted on January 12, 2014 and filed under Daniel.