Three Survive Blazing Furnace
Author: Daniel 3:1-28
King Nebuchadnezzar had a really big image built out
of gold. He summoned everyone in his kingdom to bow
down and worship this image. He proclaimed whoever did
not fall down and worship the idle when the music
started, would be thrown into a blazing furnace.
As soon as the King found out there were three Jews,
who he had put in charge of the province of Babylon,
that did not participate, he became very angry.
When he sent for them, he found out they were none
other than Shadrach, Meshach and Abedenego.
King Nebuchadnezzar gave the trio one last chance to
save themselves, by allowing them one more chance to
bow down and worship the golden image.
The music started, and they still refused. They were
reported saying “ O, Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to
defend ourselves in this matter. If we are thrown into
the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to save
us from it.”
This reportedly made the King even more angry. What
God could possibly be more powerful than King
Nebuchadnezzar, or his gods?
Upon hearing this the King ordered the furnace to be
heated seven times hotter than usual. He then he had
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego’s hands tied and had
them thrown into the blazing furnace.
(to be continued...)
What do you think will happen to Shadrach, Meshach and
Abednego? ( Discusion Time)
Babylon Polls reports:
10% - of the Babylonian population do not have an
20% - of the Babylonian population believe they will
die in the furnace
70% - of the Babylonian population believe God will
deliver them out of the blazing furnace unharmed.
Blazing Furnace Part II
(continued from column I )
King Nebuchadnezzar lept to his feet in amazement when
he looked inside the furnace. He asked each of his
advisors how many men were thrown into the blazing
furnace. Each replied “only three”. The King then told
his advisors that he had seen four men inside the
furnace unbound and unharmed dancing.
Who was the fourth person in the fire?
To find out read Daniel 3:25
THIS IS MY COMMAND, BE STRONG, AND COURAGEOUS! DO NOT
BE AFRAID OR DISCOURAGED. FOR THE LORD YOUR GOD IS
WITH YOU WHEREVER YOU GO.
- Joshua 1:9
The next time you are afraid, no matter what it is you
are afraid of, or where you are, remember that God is
always with you.
Here are a couple of games to help remember today’s
A H I O P L Q F T I S K W M R O P E
K I N G L I U M N E D V E C J S M L
S M K I N P J E S Q P A M N P S T
H G D P L G O L D T U E P P O D W
A G M E A S K L P I N G E C N A V
D O B N L O E C N I W P M G U R E
R D Z X I P L F U R N A C E G O P C
A B E D N E G O Z X R U L E R V O P
C S I L B S I L V E R T I L B X C I E S
H D A N I E L B R O D S W O L W P S
J E U S H I M O B N E P W J E S U S
M E S H A C H B C C P M P A D N I N
A B V E C Z X B R O N Z E G O J K L
King Jesus Furnace Shadrach
God Bronze Meshach Gold
Ruler Abednego Silver Daniel
Word Puzzle: Using the code given, solve the puzzle
Sunday School 5 - Being thanksful for what we have in our lives. Aesop’s Fables as mentioned in the Talmud
Sunday School 6 - King Nebuchadnezzar had a really big image built outof gold. He summoned everyone in his kingdom to bow down.
Sunday School 7 - The participants will reflect on the martyrdom of Christians in the past and be invited to reflect on the meaning of this faith witness in their own lives as followers of Christ today.
Sunday School 8 - The participants will reflect on the martyrdom of Christians in the past and be invited to reflect on the meaning of this faith witness in their own lives as followers of Christ today.