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Living in Exile: God Working Behind the Scenes

Pete Briscoe

Kidnapping. Brainwashing. Visions. Wars. End times. It all sounds like the makings of a blockbuster movie, but it describes the real life of someone facing difficult situations well beyond his control, living a life he didn't expect to live.

The book of Daniel is a story of God empowering an individual to persevere, combined with remarkable apocalyptic revelations enlightening us to our future. Daniel provides enormous application for those of us who may feel like outsiders or outcasts, trying to live well in challenging circumstances.

In this deep-dive, 17-message study, Pete Briscoe unpacks how we can thrive through adversity, know God is working behind the scenes for our good, and find deep assurance through a glimpse into the victory awaiting believers. 

Scripture:Daniel


Messages From This Series:

  1. 1. Christians in Exile

    Pete Briscoe

    Are we moving closer and closer to a state where Christians worldwide will live in exile, on the fringes of society? It's a growing concern as religious freedoms are usurped in exchange for the tolerance for other's perceived rights.

    In this message Pete Briscoe points to the book of Daniel for answers about how Christians can successfully live and thrive in changing times, even when the world seems to be spiraling out of control.

    Scripture:  Daniel

  2. 2. Is God Really in Control?

    Pete Briscoe

    War, terrorism, poverty, and illness. The world is full of pain and evil—so much so, it's sometimes difficult not to question what God is up to and if He really still cares.

    In this message Pete Briscoe looks to the book of Daniel to understand why God allows suffering and to find answers about how we can remain hopeful through difficult times.

    Scripture:  Daniel 1:1 - 1:21

  3. 3. Beyond Our Intellect

    Pete Briscoe

    Do you ever ask God to reveal truth to you or remove confusion? So often Daniel had no idea how God was moving in a particular circumstance, yet he trusted.

    In this message Pete Briscoe takes us to Daniel 2 for a lesson on how to respond in faith even when we don't understand our circumstance or have any idea on how God is working behind the scenes.

    Scripture:  Daniel 2:1 - 2:23

  4. 5. When He Comes

    Pete Briscoe

    Do you ever get confused and discouraged with deep theological discussions, particularly around the topic of Christ's triumphant return? This teaching will give you four short words that succinctly sum up what really matters about His second coming.

    In this message Pete Briscoe teaches from Daniel 2 and encourages you to embrace the Kingdom-building work you're a part of now while you wait to live in His Kingdom to come!

    Scripture:  Daniel 2:32 - 2:45 , Luke 17:20 - 17:25 , Matthew 21:28 - 21:44

  5. 8. Waiting for Justice

    Pete Briscoe

    No matter how many times we live through it, it's always frustrating to see leaders abuse their power and arrogantly live above the law. Or worse, intentionally revile God and enjoy doing it.

    Teaching from Daniel 5 Pete Briscoe reveals a comforting truth for those of us who yearn for justice that will help us patiently await God's timing of judgment.

    Scripture:  Daniel 5

  6. 9. Getting Through Trials

    Pete Briscoe

    Even before Daniel was sentenced to be thrown into the lion's den he'd endured so many trials at the hands of the King. As he faced certain death, he might have wondered what good came to him or his people from his suffering.

    In this message Pete Briscoe teaches from Daniel 6 and provides encouragement for those of us who despair and wonder where God is when He doesn't spare us from trials.

    Scripture:  Daniel 6

  7. 10. Hanging in There

    Pete Briscoe

    As Christians, we have God's Word to tell us how the game of life ends. Yet, even though we cling to His truth, we can find ourselves preoccupied with the enemy's short-term victories and temporary advances in the world.

    In this message Pete Briscoe teaches from Daniel 7 to help us through the struggle of trying to understand God's eternal plan and how to persevere until He decides to end the game of life.

    Scripture:  Daniel 7:1 - 7:14

  8. 11. Enduring Persecution

    Pete Briscoe

    Do you wonder why persecution against Christians seems to be growing? Do you wonder if the antichrist might be in the world right now?

    In this message Pete Briscoe teaches from Daniel 7:15-28 where we get a glimpse of what eternity will be like and why God's promise that His people will inherit the Kingdom of Heaven should give us strength to endure persecution.

    Scripture:  Daniel 7:15 - 7:28

  9. 12. God Will Keep His Promise

    Pete Briscoe

    Have you ever been promised something that seemed too good to be true? As we struggle through trials we can lose sight of God's future promise that someday believers will inherit the Kingdom of God.

    In this message Pete Briscoe helps us understand what we've been invited to when we say "yes" to Jesus. Being a child of God doesn't guarantee us a ride on "easy street," but we have reason to be encouraged that the tough ride will be well worth it in the end.

    Scripture:  Daniel 8

  10. 14. The Unseen Battle

    Pete Briscoe

    Do you ever feel oppressed and confused? Have you ever wondered if those feelings were part of an unseen spiritual battle taking place around you - something you can't visibly see but instinctively feel?

    In this message we get a behind-the-scenes peek at what spiritual warfare looks like from the perspective of the angel that appeared to Daniel. Pete Briscoe teaches from chapter 10 and shares an eye-opening truth that will increase your reliance on Jesus.

    Scripture:  Daniel 10

  11. 15. This is Our Future

    Pete Briscoe

    There's often debate about whether to read Scripture as literal or symbolic. In Daniel 11, we don't have to debate because all that was predicted 367 years before it happened in the Middle East and northern Africa came true with amazing accuracy. But it doesn't end there. The chapter continues to predict events that have yet to take place - horrific events against Christians that will usher in a terrible season of persecution. This is our future, and we can bank on it happening just as it's described.

    In this message Pete Briscoe shares troubling news of events yet to happen but also shows us why we can put our fears aside - even when clouds of persecution overshadow Christians throughout the world.

    Scripture:  Daniel 11

  12. 16. What Happens at the End?

    Pete Briscoe

    Have you ever played the "Would you rather..." game? It's where you're given two less than appealing situations and pick which you'd rather experience. For example, would you rather walk over hot coals or stand on a fire ant mound for 10 minutes? Usually neither option sounds inviting.

    In Daniel 11 we learn about some ugly end of time details that ultimately describe genocide against Christians. In this message Pete Briscoe teaches about this extraordinary and terrifying future event that will leave you with confidence about the glorious outcome for believers who persevere.

    Scripture:  Daniel 11:36 - 12:4

  13. 17. The Darker It Gets the Brighter We Shine

    Pete Briscoe

    The frightening realization that the atrocities against believers depicted in Daniel's visions are still to come begs the question of why Christian's are allowed to endure this evil time.

    In this message Pete Briscoe teaches from the last chapter of Daniel where there we glean some understanding about why God allows the persecution and the eternally important role God has for us as He ushers in the end of these earthly days.

    Scripture:  Daniel 12:5 - 12:13

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