Radical Part 2: Radical Life

April 11, 2021



OneLife Students Ice Bears Game - April 17
On Saturday, April 17th, OneLife Students is going to an Ice Bears game! We will meet at the East Campus at 6:30pm and then carpool over to the coliseum. This is going to be an awesome night for students to hang out, watch some hockey, and connect with each other. Also, parents are invited as well! For more information and to register, visit onelifeknox.com/students.

MyOneLife - Starts May 2
If you’ve been coming to OneLife but haven’t gotten involved, then it’s time to get started! Your next step is to attend our 4-week Sunday morning small group experience called MyOneLife. You’ll hear about the history, vision & values of our church, discover your personal mission and spiritual gifts, and have opportunities to take next steps such as joining a volunteer team, Micro Church, and more. It takes place on Sunday mornings in the Meeting Room at your campus beginning May 2. To sign up text “myonelife” to 94000.

If you’ve given your life to Jesus but haven’t taken the step of baptism then there’s never been a better time than now. Go to onelifeknox.com/baptism and we’ll help you get started.


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Share spiritual/missional conversations you've had where you live, work, and play:

  • Who did you have a conversation with that took a spiritual/missional turn this week?
  • What questions did you ask to discover where God is at work in their life, even if they are not aware?
  • How were you able to share your story of life change or how you have experienced Jesus?
  • How can you be intentional this week with people where you live, work, and play to have spiritual/missional conversations if the opportunity arises?
  • Who in your life do you think could be discipleable or open to spiritual/missional conversations?


RADICAL: Very different from the usual or traditional, extreme.

Bottom Line: Radical life comes from a radical God.

John 10:10 NLT
The thief's purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.

1 John 1:7 NLT
But if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, his son cleanses us from all sin.

1. Loneliness is normal. Relationship is radical.

Philippians 4:6-7 NLT
Do not worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God's peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

2. Turmoil is normal. Peace is radical.

Ephesians 2:10 NLT
For we are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.

3. Uncertainty is normal. Purpose is radical.

James 1:2-3 NLT
Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.

4. Unhappiness is normal.  Joy is radical.

James 1:6 NLT
But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind.

1 Corinthians 16:13 NLT
Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong.

5. Doubt is normal. Faith is radical.

What is something that only you or your family do because that's what someone that came before you did, or that's how you always experienced it, even though no one else did it?

Read John 10:1-10. Jesus describes those people and things that came before him or that come before him now as "thieves" and "robbers". In other words, false saviors. What are some things that came before Jesus seeming to offer hope, but instead they robbed us of pursuing Jesus? What are some things that will steal, kill, and destroy if we trust them more than Jesus?

Why is "full" and "abundant" life a radical, extreme concept for most people? Why can that only come from Jesus and nothing else?


Five things the enemy wants to steal and destroy in your life (among others!) are relationship, peace, purpose, joy, and faith. Instead, "normal" is loneliness, turmoil, uncertainty, unhappiness, and doubt. Which of these have you experienced? And what were the "false saviors" that ultimately only stole, killed, or destroyed something?

Read Jeremiah 29:11, James 1:17, and Ephesians 3:20. How do these verses help bring definition to the term "abundant life"? If someone asked you what it means for Jesus to give abundant life, how would you explain it? What examples from your own life and story would you give?


Read 1 Corinthians 16:13. This verse has four commands. How can you do each of these when a false savior comes along trying to steal your radical life?

Why is it important to the multiplication of your faith that you experience the radical life Jesus offers? How can this be part of your story that you share when you talk about faith?


Pray for each person in the micro church to experience the radical life Jesus came to bring, and to share that radical life with people where you live, work, and play. Pray for the areas that have been shared that are false saviors or where something has been stolen, killed, or destroyed, and thank Jesus that he offers the opposite, radical way!

Be sure to fill out the online Connection Card to let us know next steps, prayer requests, or other information you'd like to share. Click Here

Discuss the next step for your micro church. When will we gather again, and which purpose will it fulfill (missions, fellowship/care, growth, worship, multiplication)? 


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