The Lion Sleeps Tonight

The sermon title today raised anticipation that was never fully satisfied. Therefore, I have provided a link for my faithful readers to have their unmet expectations fulfilled. Click this link to hear the original 1961 version of the Tokens singing, The Lion Sleeps Tonight.

Now that you have that out of your system, consider the character of Daniel. It has been said that every man has his price. I don’t think that’s true of a person with true integrity. Daniel was not a person who could be “bought.” Even the threat of certain death would not deter him from doing what he believed to be God’s will. The person with no fear of death is free to truly live!

Is this not the eternal life that Jesus has given to us? Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and have it too the full.” (John 10:10). Living a life of faith means keeping your eyes on the savior instead of on the lions. Trusting God means listening to the Word of God rather than being distracted by the lion’s roar. People of faith are always attractive — because they live the kind of lives that deep down everyone really wants to live: lives of principle, character, and integrity.

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Byron FikePreaching Minister

Byron has been the preaching minister at Clear Lake since 1999. He and his wife have three grown children, who have also devoted their lives to serving the Lord. In his personal time, Byron likes to read books, watch movies, and play with his little dog Willie. He also is an avid follower of Alabama football, having grown up in Tuscaloosa during the glory days of Bear Bryant.


2 Responses to “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”

  1. avatar RJG says:

    Thank you for the link to the song! I am fully satisfied now.

  2. avatar Jim Fletcher says:

    Couldn't resist. We really missed the boat two Sundays ago… Should have sung Steppenwolf's “Born to be Wild” before your message!

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