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Raising Kids in Babylon

May 14, 2023
Pastor Adam Detamore
Message Description
In part one of this message, Pastor Adam explains how culture changes, but God doesn't. He shows this through the story of..
Scripture Reference
Daniel 1:3-7
Message Notes

Daniel 1:3-7
Then the king ordered Ashpenaz, his chief of staff, to bring to the palace some of the young men of Judah’s royal family and other noble families, who had been brought to Babylon as captives. “Select only strong, healthy, and good-looking young men,” he said. “Make sure they are well versed in every branch of learning, are gifted with knowledge and good judgment, and are suited to serve in the royal palace. Train these young men in the language and literature of Babylon.” The king assigned them a daily ration of food and wine from his own kitchens. They were to be trained for three years, and then they would enter the royal service. Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah were four of the young men chosen, all from the tribe of Judah. The chief of staff renamed them with these Babylonian names: Daniel was called Belteshazzar. Hananiah was called Shadrach. Mishael was called Meshach. Azariah was called Abednego.


Culture changes. God doesn’t. 


  1. Culture wants to relocate you.

  2. Culture wants to retrain you.

  3. Culture wants to rename you.




Our kids are living a label that the world put on them, not the label God put on them. CHANGE THE LABELS: 


Daniel = God is my judge.

Belteshazzar = Bel’s prince

Hananiah = God has favored

Shadrach = little friend of the king 

Mishael = who is what God is

Meshach = guest of a king

Azariah = Jehovah has helped

Abednego = Servant of Nebo

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