The Holy Spirit is the person of the Trinity who is most actively with us now, and He is indispensable to our Christian life. If there were no Holy Spirit, there would have been no virgin birth of Jesus. Mary became pregnant by the “overshadowing” of the Holy Spirit (Matt 1:20 and Luke 1:35). Because of His miraculous work, each year we can celebrate the birth of the Christ child. Truly, Christ is the reason and the only reason for the season.
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Churchwide Fast & Prayer
Your participation in our churchwide fast has been incredible! TONIGHT concludes our official 24-hour churchwide fast in December from 6 pm tonight through 6 pm on Thursday. To help us get the most out of this time, we ask you to meditate on the following Scriptures:
- 2 Chronicles 15:3-6
- 2 Chronicles 20:1-25
- Hebrews 12:18-29
- Joel 2:1-32
Join us TONIGHT on Zoom at 8 pm, for a short devotion and a powerful time of prayer. This will be the last Wednesday night we meet collectively for the remainder of December. So, let us end our time together in a powerful way, calling on Heaven to intervene on earth as we pray for each other and our church, community and nation. After the devotion, please stay on as we break into smaller prayer groups. As before, men and women will meet on separate Zoom links listed below.
“Emmanuel is Here” Christmas Production
Get ready to experience a spectacular musical celebration of the Christ child. Join us this Sunday, December 20 at 10 am for Emmanuel is Here, featuring our very own Dr. Tony Evans, Anthony Evans, Patrick Dopson and Myron Butler, along with the OCBF Unity Choir, Band and Orchestra.
Invite your family members, friends and neighbors to view the Christmas broadcast with you via Zoom or Facebook Watch Party. Watch Emmanuel is Here on the following
TTA Food Pantry
We need your help with re-stocking our shelves. The holidays are here, and a vast number of families need food. You can drop off your food donations on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm at 7140 Library Lane, Dallas, TX. Go to turnaroundagenda.org/foodpantry to get a list of approved food items.
OCBF Bookstore Holiday Shopping
Last call for holiday shopping at the OCBF Bookstore. Tomorrow, Thursday, December 17, is the last day of the year to purchase high-quality merchandise that will make perfect gifts for your loved ones and friends. You can do in-store shopping or pre-pay phone orders with curbside pickup by calling 214-672-9119.
The Bookstore will reopen on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, and resume temporary hours of operation: Tuesday through Thursday from 10 am to 6 pm.
Tiny Steps to a Giant Future
Kingdom Collegiate Academies give students, 18 months – 4 years, an early start towards a brighter future. Our curriculum is rich with classical education combined with state-of-the-art innovative learning tools designed to awaken curiosity and encourage engagement.
Don’t wait. Apply today and secure your child’s spot in one of the best, innovative Christian private schools in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Explore our academies at KCAcademies.org.
OCBF Holiday Closing
The Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship offices will be closed Monday, December 21, 2020, through January 3, 2021. Except for Sunday morning worship, all regularly scheduled programs will be on hold. OCBF operations and programming will resume Monday, January 4, 2021.
Tithes & Offerings
Your financial commitment to our ministry is extremely important. We appreciate your faithfulness in keeping our church strong in ministry.
You can pay your tithe and/or offering in one of four ways:
- Mail: OCBF, 1808 W Camp Wisdom Rd, Dallas, TX 75232
- Website: OCBFChurch.org/Give
- Text OCBF to 797979
- OCBF Church Mobile App
Kingdom Collegiate Academies
Parents, if you are looking for a private school that offers flexible program options and an exceptional collegiate education grounded in a kingdom worldview, look no further than Kingdom Collegiate Academies.
We are now enrolling students 18 months through grade 12. Parents can choose from three program options for instruction: in-person classroom, remote classroom or self-paced online. To apply, visit KCAcademies.org/Apply.
Small groups meet VIRTUALLY for members only. Visit us at ocbfchurch.org/smallgroups if you are interested in hosting and/or joining a small group.
Members, don’t forget you can access our weekly study guide at ocbfchurch.org/studyguide.
Children’s & Youth Ministries
If your kids are not involved in OCBF Kidz and the NextLevel Youth Ministry, they are missing out on fun and meaningful activities that keep our young people grounded in their faith.
Our children’s programs (nursery – grade 6) are via Zoom Wednesdays at 6:30 pm and Sundays at 12:30 pm. Visit ocbfchurch.org/children to register your child to participate in OCBF Kidz!
NextLevel Youth (grades 7 – 12) can join us each Sunday at 5 pm on the OCBF Facebook and YouTube platforms.
Thursday Night Prayer Service
Our commitment to prayer is proof of our dependence on the Holy Spirit. At OCBF, we believe in the power of prayer. Join other prayer warriors each Thursday at 8 pm on Zoom. Click here to access the Zoom link for the weekly prayer service.
Technology, Education & Career Courses
Achieve success by learning the technology to virtually exist in today’s world. Make yourself more marketable, improve existing skills or learn something new! Courses include: Computer/IT Basics, Microsoft Office, GED Prep, navigating Zoom and more! Find success today by registering for a course at turnaroundagenda.org/success. Classes for the new semester starts in January and registration is now open!
Life on Life
Ladies, you can still register for the Fall session of Life On Life Women’s Bible Study! Join us each Tuesday at 9:30 am on Zoom. Register today at ocbfchurch.org/LOL.
We want to keep you updated! Help us do that by making sure we have your information. If you or a member(s) you know are not getting our emails, text and/or app notifications, please visit the following links to update your email, opt in to text messages and download our app and sign up for app notifications.
We want to see more people involved in the life our ministry. We encourage you to invite five people to view the Sunday morning broadcast with you this Sunday and each week – the same five people. Use Zoom, Facebook watch party or some other technology to watch the service together. After each Sunday broadcast, use the study guide to engage your guests in a discussion about the sermon. Find resources here to get you started.
Become a Member
Online pre-membership classes are going on right now! If you know anyone who has expressed interest in joining our church, please have them visit ocbfchurch.org/membership.
As always, we look forward to worshiping with you this Sunday!