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Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego

Three men refuse to bow down to a false idol.
Contributed by Lambsongs
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This true story is found in the Bible in the book of Daniel. – Slide 1
Nebuchadnezzar was a very powerful and bossy king. – Slide 2
‘Everyone must bow down and pray to a big gold statue I have made. It will be your God,’ said the king. – Slide 3
Three men who loved the one true God would not bow to the big gold statue. ‘We only bow and pray to God,’ they said, ‘not to a statue a man has made.’ – Slide 4
The king was very angry. He made another rule. ‘These men must be thrown into a fire,’ he said. ‘Make a very hot fire and they will change their mind.’ – Slide 5
The soldiers made a very hot fire. The three men prayed and they asked God to help them. They would not bow down to statues. – Slide 6
The king’s soldiers threw the men into the fire. It was very hot but it didn’t burn them! God was looking after them! Not even their clothes got burnt! – Slide 7
The King looked into the fire and saw God’s angel looking after the men. He knew a statue could never do that. Then the King believed in God. – Slide 8
The King made a new rule. ‘These three men were right and I was wrong. Everyone in my kingdom must pray to the one true God and not to statues,’ he said. – Slide 9
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