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Oct 11, 2020

The Writing On the Wall (Click Here For Resources)

Passage: Daniel 5:1-31

Speaker: Andrew Kerhoulas

Series: Daniel

Category: Grace Brevard

Keywords: pride, judgment, justice, forgiveness, name, loved

The idiom about the writing on the wall--that something unwelcome is about to happen--stems from Daniel 5. This story of God’s judgment on a prideful and idolatrous king should give us pause to consider the story being written about our own lives. But housing this story in the bigger story of the gospel, we learn how the Author of our salvation flips the script on our lives forever.

Order of Worship

The Lord’s Prayer

CALL TO WORSHIP: Psalm 149:1,4-6,9


  • Indescribable
  • Oh Lord, My Rock and My Redeemer
  • How Deep The Father’s Love For Us 

READING: 1 Corinthians 1:27-31

MESSAGE TITLE: The Writing On The Wall


RESPONSE: Humility in Service (The Valley of Vision) 

LEADER: O Mighty God, we humble ourselves for opportunities neglected, and words ill-advised.

ALL: We repent of our folly, inconsiderate ways, and paths of unbelief

LEADER: Fill us with an overflowing ocean of compassion, bury our sins in the cleansing blood of Jesus.  The reign of love our motive and the law of love our rule.

ALL: O God of all grace, make us more thankful, more humble, and continually work in us our deep need of Your ongoing mercy, rescue, and guidance.

LEADER: That faith may adhere us to Jesus. Thy Spirit drawing and leading; making known the riches found as sons and daughters in His finished work.  

ALL: Lord Jesus, give us repentance unto life. And lead us in the way everlasting.

BENEDICTION: 2 Peter 3:18


  • Exodus 8:16–20
  • Deuteronomy 9:10 
  • John 8:1-11
  • Acts 17:29-31
  • Romans 3:26 
  • Romans 8:1



  1. What is one thing that you’re taking away from this sermon? Do you have any lingering questions? Feel free to email pastor Andrew Kerhoulas ( ). 
  2. The good news of Christianity is not only that our sins are forgiven, but also that this world will one day know the same perfect justice as heaven knows. Meditate on why this is good news.
  3. The heart of the gospel is that God is both the just one and the justifier of those who trust Jesus. How does this shape your understanding of the gospel? 
  4. What would God “write on the wall” about your life? What are some key words or themes that come to mind? How does belief in Jesus change the script, as it were? 


  • “What comes to mind when you think about God is the most important thing about you.” -- A.W. Tozer


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