DANIEL THREE (2 PARTS): The past provides the pattern for the future. This Bible study on Daniel chapter 3 will examine how King Nebuchadnezzar sets up a golden image and forces everyone in his kingdom to bow down and worship it. Anyone who does not bow down will be thrown into a fiery furnace. When Daniel’s three friends refuse to bow down, the king becomes furious and orders that the furnace be heated seven times hotter. After they are thrown in, the King is confused because he sees four unharmed men walking around in the fire. The story of the three Hebrew boys in the fiery furnace provides a vital life lesson for God’s church today. As incredible as it may sound right now, the same pattern of forced worship will come about with the mark of the beast in end-times. God wants his people to face the future unafraid and confidently put their trust in Him despite the deadly consequences. This study will also examine the nature of fire and the presence of God as well as reveal how God’s people will be able to stand in His fiery presence at the end of time. Be equipped with God’s word.