Why do you think that Nebuchadnezzar is troubled by his dreams?  (2:1)

What was unusual about Nebuchadnezzar’s request of the magicians, enchanters, and sorcerers?  How do they respond to his request?  (2:2-11)

What decree does the king make?  How does Daniel respond when he is made aware of the king’s decree?  Why does Daniel’s response require courage and faith?  (2:12-16)

In 2:17-18, Daniel asks his companions to pray for him.  Why is this detail important?  What can we learn from Daniel about the importance of prayer, and community, and healthy relationships with other believers?

Describe the heart posture that we see in Daniel’s prayer.  (2:20-23)  How might it serve as an example for us, as believers today?

What does Daniel say to Nebuchadnezzar in 2:27-30?

Describe Nebuchadnezzar’s dream.  (2:31-35)  Describe Daniel’s interpretation of the dream.  (2:36-45)

What some implications and applications of this passage?  What does it tell us about God?  What does it tell us about ourselves?  How might it be calling us to respond?