Daniel 2: God Reveals to the King of Babylon the Future History of the World

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Evaluation
by Frank Carmical


General Information:
I preached this sermon on Sunday morning, 6-26-11 at Lafayette Bible Chapel in Lafayette, Louisiana  USA.

Sermon Title: God Reveals to the King of Babylon the Future History of the World

Sermon Passage: Daniel 2

Sermon Purpose:
-To read Dan 2 in its entirety and comment on every vs.
-To present both the prophetic aspect of the chapter as well as the personal aspect of Daniel’s life, especially his prayer life.

Overall Evaluation:
I survived this sermon! I got thru the whole chapter, read and commented on every vs, and hit both prophetic, personal, and prayer elements in the sermon. However, this message still suffered from the problems previously: too long, too much teaching, not enough preaching! It would have been more appropriate in a Sunday School class than a pulpit! Frown

Strengths:
1. I managed not to succumb to the illness of many evangelical Pre-Mil’s—I didn’t get Daniel the young man lost in the forest of prophetic trees!
2. The emphasis on prayer is always needed.
3. The comments about young people are also needed.

Weaknesses:
1. Too long
2. Too much teaching, especially all the vss dealing with the future kingdoms.
3. The Carl Jung illustration was unnecessary, even though I have PhD’s in psychology in my congregation—I probably murdered the reference to Jung anyway!
4. Applications seem tacked on at the end once again: 1, 2, 3, boom!
5. No real close this sermon. It just stops, the way a Sunday School lesson often does!

The grades I give myself on this sermon:
Number grade:
[on a scale of 1 (low) to 10 (high)]: 5
Letter grade:
[A (high) and F (low)]: D

*A lesson you can learn from this sermon:
Survival is one of our 2 most basic instincts in life. Sometimes all you can do in a sermon is just survive it. Of course, be sure your audience has survived too, even if they’re sleeping!
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