The Marketplace Ministry

WHAT IS A MARKETPLACE MINISTER?

  • In ancient times, the market was where large crowds would usually be.
  • Early Christians would preach the Gospel openly in the markets.
  • Unofficial term to refer to someone who shares the Gospel at the workplace.

WHO IS DANIEL?

  • Daniel 1:3-7 ESV – Then the king commanded Ashpenaz, his chief eunuch, to bring some of the people of Israel, youths without blemish, of good appearance and skillful beyond all wisdom, endowed with knowledge, understanding learning, and competent to stand in the king’s palace, and to teach them the literature and language of the Chaldeans. The king assigned them a daily portion of the food that the king ate, and of the wine that he drank. They were to be educated for three years, and at the end of that time they were to stand before the king. Among these were Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah of the tribe of Judah. And the chief of the eunuchs gave them names: Daniel he called Belteshazzar, Hananiah he called Shadrach, Mishael he called Meshach, and Azariah he called Abednego.
  • A prophet during Israel’s exile to Babylon in about 605 B.C.
  • Chosen among the young men of Israel to be a Chaldean, a sort of mystical advisor to King Nebuchadnezzar.
  • Served over 60 years under different rulers who died or went mad.
  • Received dreams and visions that would later be echoed by John in the Book of Revelations.

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