Living in the Lion's Den: Part 7 - Unfathomable

October 29, 2023
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Halloween On Mission - October 21-31

Halloween is right around the corner, and it’s an incredible time for you to live on mission in your neighborhood. From neighborhood pumpkin carvings, to reverse trick-or-treating, to making your house the best stop in the neighborhood on Halloween night, and more - there are tons of ways for you to engage your neighborhoods this Halloween. Use the card in your chair for some ideas to get started, and then let us know how you’re going to live on mission this Halloween! CLICK HERE

OneLife Students, United Night - November 1

Wednesday night, November 1, our middle & high school students from both campuses will be coming together for a United Night. This will be a night of student led worship, a great message from our Student Director Matt, and a lot of fun for all our middle and high schoolers at both campuses! It will take place at the North Campus at 7pm and we will wrap up at 8:15pm. For more information mark the OneLife Students box on the Connection Card. We can’t wait to see you there!

OneLife’s Angel Trees - Beginning November 5

This year OneLife is continuing our partnership with the McNabb Center’s Dear Santa program as well as providing angel tree gifts for children on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation in Montana. The Angel Trees will be up in the lobby starting November 5, so check them out! Gifts can be returned to your campus November 19-26.

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BOTTOM LINE: Only an unfathomable God can bring unfathomable hope.

Daniel 7:1-3 NLT

1 Earlier, during the first year of King Belshazzar’s reign in Babylon, Daniel had a dream and saw visions as he lay in his bed. He wrote down the dream, and this is what he saw. 2 In my vision that night, I, Daniel, saw a great storm churning the surface of a great sea, with strong winds blowing from every direction. 3 Then four huge beasts came up out of the water, each different from the others.

Daniel 7:4-8 NLT
4 The first beast was like a lion with eagles’ wings. As I watched, its wings were pulled off, and it was left standing with its two hind feet on the ground, like a human being. And it was given a human mind. 5 Then I saw a second beast, and it looked like a bear. It was rearing up on one side, and it had three ribs in its mouth between its teeth. And I heard a voice saying to it, “Get up! Devour the flesh of many people!” 6 Then the third of these strange beasts appeared, and it looked like a leopard. It had four bird’s wings on its back, and it had four heads. Great authority was given to this beast. 7 Then in my vision that night, I saw a fourth beast—terrifying, dreadful, and very strong. It devoured and crushed its victims with huge iron teeth and trampled their remains beneath its feet. It was different from any of the other beasts, and it had ten horns. 8 As I was looking at the horns, suddenly another small horn appeared among them. Three of the first horns were torn out by the roots to make room for it. This little horn had eyes like human eyes and a mouth that was boasting arrogantly.

1. Chaos and struggle are certain.

Daniel 7:9-10 NLT

9 I watched as thrones were put in placeand the Ancient One sat down to judge.His clothing was as white as snow,his hair like purest wool.He sat on a fiery thronewith wheels of blazing fire, 10 and a river of fire was pouring out,flowing from his presence.Millions of angels ministered to him;many millions stood to attend him.Then the court began its session,and the books were opened.

2. God is still in control amidst the chaos.

Daniel 7:11-12 NLT

11 I continued to watch because I could hear the little horn’s boastful speech. I kept watching until the fourth beast was killed and its body was destroyed by fire. 12 The other three beasts had their authority taken from them, but they were allowed to live a while longer.

3. God will bring justice. I don’t have to.

Daniel 7:13-14 NLT

13 As my vision continued that night, I saw someone like a son of man coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient One and was led into his presence. 14 He was given authority, honor, and sovereignty over all the nations of the world, so that people of every race and nation and language would obey him. His rule is eternal—it will never end. His kingdom will never be destroyed.

4. Hope comes with Jesus.








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