Did you ever have to give someone bad news? Not only is it void of fun, it can be downright dangerous. Daniel was faced with such a choice when asked by Nebuchadnezzar to interpret a dream. The meaning of the dream was not a good one for Nebuchadnezzar. God was giving the king time to repent, but the king inevitably succumbed to the fate of his dream as interpreted by Daniel. Sometimes kings kill those who bring them bad news. Still, Daniel gave the king the truth -- and the GOSPEL -- that there was still time to repent. Pastor Dale Thornton is the senior pastor at First Baptist Church Las Colinas in Irving TX -- a family integrated church in the Baptist Missionary Association of America.