Be Different J.D. Greear 4/11/2021 Daniel As we begin our walk through the book of Daniel, Pastor J.D. calls us to see our lives as beacons of hope in a world of despair. Yes, the world we live in, like Daniel’s, is often very dark and hostile. But God doesn’t call us to escape this world. He calls us to transform it. The book is about how to shine, how to thrive, in a very dark and hostile world. You see, unlike most of the other books in the Hebrew Bible, the book is set not in Israel, but in the heart of an enemy, pagan Empire where God’s people have been taken captive. We’ll learn that the power to make a difference is only found in the commitment to be different.