In addition to the New International Version (2011) of the Bible, the following resources were used in writing this sermon: Don Cousins, Standing Strong, Part 5: Standing Strong for God, Willow Creek Community Church, South Barrington, IL, C9031; Sinclair B. Ferguson, Daniel in The Communicator’s Commentary, pp. 132-43; Rodney Stortz, Daniel in the Preaching the Word Commentary, pp. 89-110; W. Sibley Towner, Daniel in the Interpretation Commentary, pp. 78-90; Edward J. Young, The Prophecy of Daniel, pp. 134-40.