Printable Study for the Book of Daniel in the Bible

Study the book of Daniel in the Bible when you use this printable outline to discover historical events, timelines and themes.

Book of Daniel in the Bible

THE BOOK OF DANIEL IN THE BIBLE

The book of Daniel in the Bible is jam-packed with action and power, miracles and visions. It’s a story of a real man who was exiled to Babylon and taken from his homeland of Judah when he was just 15 years old. He is faithful to God and trusts him, so when the new king trains him and his 3 friends (Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego) to learn to live as Babylonians, they won’t do any rituals that violate what their God asks of them.

Because of this, they grow stronger and wiser than anyone else. When the king has a strange dream, he calls Daniel in to interpret it and he does. After, the king rewards Daniel by making him third in command!

Later, Daniel’s three friends are thrown into a fiery furnace when they refuse to bow down to a false god, but the true God performs a miracle and they aren’t harmed! Because of this, the king demands that everyone worship their true God!

Book of Daniel in the Bible

DANIEL AND THE LIONS’ DEN

Daniel lives his life as a prophet, helping kings with their dreams and prophesying about his own visions he is receiving from God. At one point, some administrators who are jealous of Daniel trick the king into passing a law that forbids others to pray to their God.

When Daniel breaks the law, the king is heartbroken, but has to throw him into the lions’ den. In the morning, the king runs to check on Daniel and sees that he isn’t harmed, and in turn, throws the palace administrators in instead. Spoiler alert: they don’t make it.

The book of Daniel in the Bible is a historical account and prophesy of what is to come for future empires–none of which will last, but will all eventually be replaced by the one true kingdom–the kingdom of God!

DANIEL PRINTABLES

There’s a lot to unpack, so I’m here to help. While I can’t give you all the answers in this overview, I can break down the main ideas as you read along.

Open up your Bible, and print out this the book of Daniel timeline to guide you as you read.

Book of Daniel in the Bible
Book of Daniel in the Bible

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Book of Daniel in the Bible

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Printable Study for the Book of Ezekiel in the Bible

Study the book of Ezekiel in the Bible when you use this printable outline to discover historical events, timelines and themes.

DIGGING DEEP FOR UNDERSTANDING

Historically, there’s so much in the Old Testament to unpack…So if you’re confused, join the club.

I was content with reading the Bible and brushing off the history-type elements for YEARS of my life as if they didn’t really matter much. But guess what, if you want to grow spiritually, these facts matter!

There’s good news and bad news:

The good news is that I can help you. The bad news is that the Bible is so complex, you’ll have to be patient! It will take time to learn these things.

If you really want to dig deep, there is no crash course. Spiritual growth is a discipline, and with any discipline, it will require a lot of work on your part.

But if you’re ready to do a little thinking (which I think you are!), I know you will enjoy going on this life-long journey of learning how to dig for treasure in your Bible.

THE BOOK OF EZEKIEL IN THE BIBLE

Ok, so if you haven’t followed along since the beginning, you might want to go back and start at Genesis with me. Otherwise, here we go!

Ezekiel is a priest and prophet from the Israelite tribe of Levi. He was born in the southern kingdom of Judah around 620 BC during the time right after the Israelite kingdom has been exiled to Assyria.

Eventually the nation of Babylon overthrows Assyria and then proceeds to overthrow Judah as well. So by the time we reach 586 BC, all Israelites (from Judah and Israel) are in Babylonian captivity.

There are three groups in Judah that are taken captive before the entire nation of Judah is overthrown.

JUDAH EXILED TO BABYLON:

  • 1st Group Exiled: 605 BC (the prophet Daniel is taken with this group)
  • 2nd Group Exiled: 597 BC (the prophet Ezekiel is taken with this group)
    3rd/Final Group Exiled: 596 BC (the prophet Obadiah is taken with this group)

The book of Ezekiel focuses on his story. Ezekiel’s ministry starts after he’s taken captive and ends right before his death (also during exile). Ezekiel is known for his strange visions and rituals he undergoes as a prophet to God.

Many of his teachings come through the form of parables (which we will see again through Jesus’ ministry).

EZEKIEL PRINTABLES

There’s a lot to unpack, so I’m here to help. While I can’t give you all the answers in this overview, I can break down the main ideas as you read along.

Open up your Bible, read through the book of Ezekiel and print out these visual notes to guide you as you read.

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How to Create a Spiritual Resume

Why do you believe what you believe? Learn how to create a spiritual resume so that you can stay focused on the hope during hard times.

WHERE DO YOU FIND YOUR HOPE?

“Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.”

1 Peter 3:15

I was always intimidated by this Bible verse—to me it meant that I needed to have all the answers—to prove why my religion was the one true religion, to prove why Jesus is really the Son of God—but the deeper I grew in my faith, I realized, relationship with Jesus is intensely personal. It’s not about winning debates or proving others wrong. It’s about grace and love and humility. Your relationship with faith is about surrender and kindness and all the things that you can’t necessarily show in a science experiment.

Faith is at the heart of all religion. It’s something you have to experience—personally—and can’t always be explained. So don’t take this verse as something you’re intimidated by, take it as an opportunity to give your own personal testimony. All of these stories in your life can be compiled into a sort of “spiritual resume”.

Everyone’s story is different. Mine will not look like yours. And that’s a good thing. I want to hear your story. And you’re probably on this site because you want to hear mine.

Our stories are what reflect the goodness and glory of Jesus Christ. Tell others what he’s done in your life. Why you get up every day and keep going. Why you smile when things are still hard.

Not sure of what he’s done? Take the time to make a list. Write your stories down. You can’t tell others the reason for the hope that you have, if you’re not sure yourself.

WHAT IS A SPIRITUAL RESUME?

I have stories in my life, and so do you, of moments when my life was changed in big ways. So many, that I decided to blog about them. What do you do when something big happens to you? Do you blast it on social media, or write it quietly in a journal? Do you replay the memories in your head or draw them out in a sketchbook? Whatever you do, the memories are there.

When has something good happened in your life?

When have you seen the silver lining in something bad?

Take theses stories and write them down. Make a list, then add to it. Remind yourself of the times Jesus has brought you through something difficult or blessed you with something wonderful to keep your positive focus strong on any trials ahead. Your story, your testimony, is the answer to the reason for the hope that you have.

REASONS FOR THE HOPE THAT I HAVE

  1. My worries are calmed when I go to Him in prayer.
  2. I find peace in my relationship with Him more than anything I can experience on Earth.
  3. I find purpose and meaning in my life because of His calling and direction.
  4. He is the reason I can be positive when Lyme is awful.
  5. I experience spiritual wholeness when I worship.
  6. I feel seen, heard and loved when I pray and read His Word.
  7. He’s the focus on keeping my marriage healthy.
  8. My faith is the motivation for raising my children with intention.
  9. He’s my example for a joyful, servant-filled life.
  10. He is my refuge, strength, song, joy, peace, hope, love, focus, passion, rock, salvation, fortress, helper, stronghold, savior, God, defender, protector, deliverer, shield, teacher, father, shepherd, friend, guide, and leader.
  11. He is unfailing, gentle, consistent, all-knowing, all-powerful, always present, glorious, patient, kind, good and faithful.

“The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him and He helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise Him.”

Psalm 28:7

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Now more than ever, we need to remember the reason for our own hope. Take this time to print out this page and reflect on your own reasons. This is your testimony. Refer to it when you’re feeling down–this is your strength right here!

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