Sermon Bible Study Guides

in Daniel

Daniel 8 – 18th June, 2021

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Daniel 8
  2. What are repeated words/phrases/ideas?
  3. When did Daniel see this vision?
  4. What "characters" does Daniel see? 
  5. How does he describe them? Where do they come from and where do they go?
    1. the Ram
    2. the Male Goat

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. What interpretation of the dream is Daniel given?
  2. Define the following words to aid your interpretation: desolation, indignation, conspicuous, glorious land, sanctuary
  3. Why do you think the Lord showed these things to Daniel?
  4. What effect might this vision have for those living in exile? (verse 14 offers hope)

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. Why was Daniel overcome and appalled by the vision? Should we be appalled also? If not, how should this chapter affect us?
  2. Daniel needed help to interpret God's message for him. What are some ways that we can seek to better understand God's Word?
  3. How is it helpful for us today to know that God predicted these things in the past?