The Son of Man

Series: Cut From The Mountain: God and Government in Daniel

The Son of Man

October 24, 2021 | Mike Stancak

Passage: Daniel 7:1-28

 At his trial, it was not Jesus' claim to be the Christ that led the high priest to tear his garments in outrage.  Nor even would it have been his claim to be the Son of God, surprisingly.  After all, Israel was God's Son.  The blasphemous claim that Jesus made was that he was, in fact, the Son of Man.  It may seem counterintuitive, but when we trace back what Jesus was referring to, it becomes clear.  
This week we return to our Daniel series with one of the most pivotal texts in all of Scripture: the enthronement of the Son of Man.  Familiar themes are revisited.  Empires are thrown down, the kingdom of the Lord reigns supreme.  The new addition is this mysterious figure who appears as one of us, and yet rules on behalf of the Ancient One.  The point was clear enough to the high priest: the Son of Man is divine.

TCC Order of Worship, 10.24.21



Psalm 2

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

Traditional Hymn

Come, Thou Fount of ev’ry blessing

Tune my heart to sing Thy grace

Streams of mercy, never ceasing

Call for songs of loudest praise

Teach me some melodious sonnet

Sung by flaming tongues above

Praise His Name; I’m fixed upon it

Name of God’s redeeming love

Hither to thy love has blessed me

Thou hast brought me to this place

And I know thy hand will bring me

Safely home by thy good grace

Jesus sought me when a stranger

Wand’ring from the fold of God

He, to rescue me from danger

Bought me with His precious blood

O to grace how great a debtor

Daily I’m constrained to be

Let Thy goodness, like a fetter

Bind my wand’ring heart to Thee

Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it

Prone to leave the God I love

Here’s my heart, O take and seal it

Seal it for Thy courts above

Here’s my heart, O take and seal it

Seal it for Thy courts above

O that day when freed from sinning

I shall see thy lovely face

Full arrayed in blood-washed linen

How I'll sing thy sovereign grace

Come my Lord no longer tarry

Bring thy promises to pass

For I know thy pow'r will keep me

Till I'm home with thee at last

Psalm 46 (The Lord of Hosts)

Shane & Shane

Oh, come behold the works of God, the nations at His feet

He breaks the bow and bends the spear and tells the wars to cease

Oh, mighty One of Israel, You are on our side

We walk by faith in God who burns the chariots with fire

Lord of Hosts, You're with us with us in the fire

With us as a shelter, with us in the storm

You will lead us through the fiercest battle

Oh, where else would we go but with the Lord of Hosts

Oh, God of Jacob, fierce and great You lift Your voice to speak

The earth, it bows and all the mountains move into the sea

Oh Lord, You know the hearts of men and still you let them live

Oh God, who makes the mountains melt

Come wrestle us and win

Oh God, who makes the mountains melt

Come wrestle us and win

Though oceans roar, You are the Lord of all

The One who calms the wind and waves and makes my heart be still 

Though the earth gives way, the mountains move into the sea

The nations rage, I know my God is in control




Man of Sorrows

Hillsong Worship


Man of sorrows Lamb of God

By His own betrayed

The sin of man and wrath of God 

Has been on Jesus laid


Silent as He stood accused 

Beaten mocked and scorned 

Bowing to the Father's will 

He took a crown of thorns


Oh that rugged cross, my salvation

Where Your love poured out over me 

Now my soul cries out Hallelujah

Praise and honour unto Thee


Sent of heaven God's own Son To purchase and redeem

And reconcile the very ones Who nailed Him to that tree


Now my debt is paid It is paid in full

By the precious blood That my Jesus spilled 

Now the curse of sin Has no hold on me 

Whom the Son sets free Oh is free indeed


See the stone is rolled away 

Behold the empty tomb 

Hallelujah God be praised 

He's risen from the grave




Be Thou My Vision

Traditional Hymn w/ Added Chorus by Ascend the Hill


Be Thou my vision, O Lord of my heart;

Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art

Thou my best thought, by day or by night

Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light


Be Thou my wisdom, and Thou my true Word;

I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord;

Thou my great Father, and I Thy true son;

Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one.


Riches I heed not, nor man's empty praise,

Thou mine inheritance, now and always:

Thou and Thou only, first in my heart,

High king of heaven, my treasure Thou art.


O God be my everything, be my delight

Be Jesus my glory, my soul satisfied


High king of heaven, my victory won,

May I reach heaven's joys, O bright heaven's sun!

Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,

Still be my vision, O ruler of all.

Still be my vision, O ruler of all.


Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery / Turn Your Eyes

Matt Papa & Traditional Hymn


Come behold the wondrous mystery, In the dawning of the King

He the theme of heaven's praises robed in frail humanity

In our longing in our darkness now the light of life has come

Look to Christ who condescended took on flesh to ransom us


Come behold the wondrous mystery, He the perfect Son of Man

In His living in His suffering, not a trace or stain of sin

See the true and better Adam, come to save the hell-bound man

Christ the great and sure fulfillment of the law in Him we stand


Come behold the wondrous mystery Christ the Lord upon the tree

In the stead of ruined sinners hangs the Lamb in victory

See the price of our redemption see the Father's plan unfold

Bringing many sons to glory, grace unmeasured, love untold


Come behold the wondrous mystery slain by death the God of life

But no grave could e'er restrain Him praise the Lord He is alive

What a foretaste of deliverance how unwavering our hope

Christ in power resurrected, as we will be when He comes


Lift your eyes, Lift up your voices, Celebrate the coming King

He will split the skies in power, Yes, He reigns, victoriously


Turn your eyes upon Jesus

Look full in His wonderful face

And the things of earth

Will grow strangely dim

In the light of His glory and grace


Praise God from whom all blessings flow

Praise Him all Creatures here below

Praise him above ye heavenly host

Praise Father Son and Holy Ghost



Series Information

Christian political thought is a balancing act between competing allegiances.  On the one hand, the state is owed our allegiance as an authority anointed by God for a certain purpose.  On the other hand, our allegiance to the state is subservient to our allegiance to God.  We render to Caesar what is Caesar's, but never from what we owe to God.  

It is a difficult balance, even in the best of times, with nations limited by biblical principles.  But it's made even harder when the state arrays itself against God.  How does a Christian swear allegiance to God when he can't also swear allegiance to the state?  How does a Christian thrive in exile?
The book of Daniel is God's gift to his people in exile.  The tension between God and empire will be settled, and the empire of the Lord will prevail, and God's people will bear witness to its presence even now as his kingdom spreads like a stone cut from a mountain, which will become the great mountain, and fill the earth (Daniel 2:31-35).

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