Never Alone: Part 4 - Time to Act

November 27, 2022


Jingle Jam, Nov 27 & Dec 4
Jingle Jam is a Christmas Party big enough for the whole family! It’s an interactive Christmas presentation for kids and parents that’s full of exciting music, fun characters, and a unique perspective of Christmas like you’ve never experienced before! Join us at 6pm on November 27 at the North Campus or December 4 at our East campus for this exciting night. And be sure to invite another family to join you. We can’t wait to see you there!

Christmas Parades are Coming!
This year, OneLife will participate in the Downtown Knoxville Parade on December 2 and the Powell Parade on December 3. This is an awesome way to represent our church in the community, plus, it’s a lot of fun! There are opportunities to help with float construction and decorating, as well as walking in the parade alongside our float and other OneLifers! Sign-ups are available now at, or you can write “Christmas Parades” on your Connection Card and we’ll send you the link to sign up.

Volunteer Christmas Banquet
If you serve on a OneLife volunteer team, then we can’t wait to see you Sunday night, December 11 at 6pm for our annual Volunteer Christmas Banquet. Our campuses are joining together at the Jubilee Banquet Facility on Callahan Road for one GIANT red carpet celebration. It’s going to be a blast! Visit to RSVP or talk to your team leader for more details. If you’re not a part of a volunteer team, this is a great time to get involved. Mark the volunteering box on your Connection Card!

OneLife’s Community Christmas Services
OneLife will be holding our annual community Christmas services on December 22, 23 & 24! Come experience the sights and sounds of the season during this modern, yet still traditional Christmas production. From candlelight and Christmas carols to lights, music, and more, this is an event you won’t forget! Visit to see all the service times and to reserve your free tickets today.

Join a Volunteer Team
Did you know it takes over a hundred volunteers every week to make a service at OneLife happen at our campuses? So if you haven’t started volunteering, then it’s time to get on the team! From First Impressions & Security, to Kid City, to Production & Worship, to OneLife Students, weekday teams, and more - there’s plenty of opportunities for everyone to serve. Mark the Volunteering box on your Connection Card to get started!

If you’ve given your life to Jesus but haven’t gone public with your story through baptism then it’s time to take that step! Mark the baptism box on your Connection Card and we’ll help you get started.

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BOTTOM LINE: When I really believe God is with me, I won't just say it I will do it.

Three questions to find my "it."

Joshua 1:10-11 NLT
10 Joshua then commanded the officers of Israel, 11 “Go through the camp and tell the people to get their provisions ready. In three days you will cross the Jordan River and take possession of the land the Lord your God is giving you.”

1. What would I do if I was confident God is with me?

Joshua 1:12-15 NLT
12 Then Joshua called together the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and the half-tribe of Manasseh. He told them, 13 “Remember what Moses, the servant of the Lord, commanded you: ‘The Lord your God is giving you a place of rest. He has given you this land.’ 14 Your wives, children, and livestock may remain here in the land Moses assigned to you on the east side of the Jordan River. But your strong warriors, fully armed, must lead the other tribes across the Jordan to help them conquer their territory. Stay with them 15 until the Lord gives them rest, as he has given you rest, and until they, too, possess the land the Lord your God is giving them. Only then may you return and settle here on the east side of the Jordan River in the land that Moses, the servant of the Lord, assigned to you.”

2. What would I say if I was confident God is with me?

James 3:4-5 NLT
4 And a small rudder makes a huge ship turn wherever the pilot chooses to go, even though the winds are strong. 5 In the same way, the tongue is a small thing that makes grand speeches.But a tiny spark can set a great forest on fire.

Luke 6:45 NLT
45 A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart. What you say flows from what is in your heart.

Joshua 1:16-17 NLT
16 They answered Joshua, “We will do whatever you command us, and we will go wherever you send us. 17 We will obey you just as we obeyed Moses. And may the Lord your God be with you as he was with Moses.

3. What impact will I have if I act as if God is with me?

When have you taken a risk or a step toward something because you really believed it would work out or succeed? Maybe it was a relationship, a job, a move, or a purchase?

Now be honest...when have you said you believed something would work out, but you didn't actually take a step because you didn't truly believe it?

Read Joshua 1:10-11.
What action do you see in these verses that shows that Joshua really believes God is with him and them?
How do you see Joshua leading the Israelites to plan for God to do what he said he would do? Why do you think this is important, and what do you think would look different for you and me if we actually plan for God to go before us and be with us?

Read Joshua 1:12-15.
Focus on the words that Joshua is using. What do you hear him say that shows he really believes God is with them?
When have you heard someone talk in this way because they had such confidence that God was with them and in total control?

What would be different about the things you talk about and the things you say when your faith grows to a place of total confidence that God is with you and in total control?

Read Joshua 1:16-17.
Joshua's confidence that God was with him and them had an impact on the faith of those who saw it and heard it for themselves. When has someone had an impact like this on you because you saw their total confidence that God was with them when they faced loneliness or an obstacle of some kind? When have you had this kind of impact on someone else because they saw your faith and confidence that God was with you?

What is an example of you experiencing God being with you that could be a way for you to share your "story" with someone else? Think about it this way in these three steps:

BEFORE: when did you face loneliness or an obstacle and you weren't sure if you could do it or if God was with you?

JESUS: what gave you the awareness of His presence or the confidence that God was with you, and what step did you take based on that confidence?

AFTER: how did your faith grow because you trusted Jesus completely and experienced him being with you and coming through on his promise to you?

Now, what and who are the opportunities you might have to share this story? What can you do to be listening to the Holy Spirit when you are in every day conversation with people to know if this is an opportunity to share this experience of Jesus with them?

Pray for each person and the practical steps they shared in the section above. Pray that God uses these experiences to write a story for each person that will impact others for Him, and that we all look for ways to share that story wherever we live, work, or play!


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