The Big Give: Part 1 - Big Give

December 04, 2022


Jingle Jam,Tonight at OneLife East
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 tonight at 6pm 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!

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 Students - A Night Before Christmas Party, Dec 14
This year's annual OneLife Students Christmas party is themed "A Night Before Christmas". Students will be encouraged to wear their best Christmas PJs as the stage will be transformed into a living room for the night. There will be Christmas treats, games, worship, and a challenging message to lead into small groups. Sudents will also have a chance to give a gift this year as well. It takes place on December 14 at 6:30pm at the North Campus.

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.

Stay Connected Through the OneLife App
From watching services, to Micro Church discussion guides, to online giving, family resources and more - the OneLife app has everything you need to stay connected to what’s happening among our church. The app is also available on Apple TV and Roku so you can watch services on your TV at home! Download the mobile version of the app on your phone by going to on your phone’s web browser. And on Apple TV and Roku simply search the app store for “OneLife” and look for our logo.
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HOPE: Confident expectation for the future.
Bottom Line: Christmas proves that hope springs eternal.

Micah 5:2 NLT
2 But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah,are only a small village among all the people of Judah.Yet a ruler of Israel,whose origins are in the distant past,will come from you on my behalf.

1. Hope does not depend on where I stand today.

Micah 5:3-5 NLT
3 The people of Israel will be abandoned to their enemiesuntil the woman in labor gives birth.Then at last his fellow countrymenwill return from exile to their own land. 4 And he will stand to lead his flock with the Lord’s strength,in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God.Then his people will live there undisturbed,for he will be highly honored around the world. 5 And he will be the source of peace.When the Assyrians invade our landand break through our defenses,we will appoint seven rulers to watch over us,eight princes to lead us.

2. Hope is relevant for today.

Micah 5:5-6 NLT
5 And he will be the source of peace.When the Assyrians invade our landand break through our defenses,we will appoint seven rulers to watch over us,eight princes to lead us. 6 They will rule Assyria with drawn swordsand enter the gates of the land of Nimrod.He will rescue us from the Assyrianswhen they pour over the borders to invade our land.

3. Hope requires action.

Romans 15:4 NLT
4 Such things were written in the Scriptures long ago to teach us. And the Scriptures give us hope and encouragement as we wait patiently for God’s promises to be fulfilled.

Romans 15:12-13 NLT
12 And in another place Isaiah said,“The heir to David’s throne will come,and he will rule over the Gentiles.They will place their hope on him.” 13 I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.

4. Fulfilled hope builds future hope.

When have you have a "normal" hope - optimism - but weren't sure or confident that it would actually happen?

But then, when have you had "real" hope - confident expectation for the future - that something would actually happen?

How did you act differently in each situation?

Read Micah 5:2.
Why do you think it was important for God to acknowledge that Bethlehem was, and felt like, "just a small village"? How does this show us that hope doesn't mean we ignore the reality of the current situation?

What do you think the people of Bethlehem would have felt when they heard this, that the world changing savior of humanity would and King of Kings would come from their small town of 300? Be honest - what would you have felt?!

Read Micah 5:3-5.
This passage made the hope of Jesus's coming relevant for what they were facing in that very moment. When have you experienced that your hope - confident expectation of what is to come through Jesus - applied to a specific issue or circumstance that you were facing in that very moment? How did your hope in Jesus give you hope in the moment?

Read Micah 5:5-6.
Because of their hope, they took action with bold faith. When have you taken a bold step of faith because of your hope that Jesus was in control and would ultimately give you victory?

Read Romans 15:4.
What does it take to "patiently" wait for hope to be fulfilled? What do you need to do in moments of uncertainty to remain patient? How can the scriptures and your own past experiences keep your hope strong?

If hope requires action, what step of faith are you going to take to act on that hope? What can you do to sacrifice your time so that others will have hope? What can you do to sacrifice to give your first and your best to Jesus through the Christmas offering so that we can bring this hope to many others?

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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