In this episode of Help Me Teach the Bible, I talk with David Helm, pastor of the Hyde Park Congregation of Holy Trinity Church and chairman of The Charles Simeon Trust. The book of Daniel is often mined for the stories in its first half while the apocalyptic visions of the second half are avoided. David is the author of a new book Daniel for You (The Good Book Company, 2015) and is also author of the acclaimed Expositional Preaching: How We Speak God’s Word TodayOne to One Bible Reading, as well as The Big Picture Story Bible. Promising that we can teach the book of Daniel without charts, David provides great wisdom to teachers in this episode, including:

  • Why teach the book of Daniel
  • Understanding Babylon throughout the Bible and in this book
  • The thematic poetic line in Daniel
  • Getting to Christ in the fiery furnace scene
  • Making the genre shift in the second part of Daniel
  • The primary fulfillment of Daniel’s prophecies in the death and resurrection of Christ

Here are some additional resources that you may find helpful in preparing to teach Daniel:

For further study, here are some books you may find helpful, including titles from Crossway, the sponsor of Help Me Teach the Bible:

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