Radical Part 6: Radical Sacrifice

May 9, 2021



Rising 6th Grader Meet & Greet - May 16 & 23

If you have a 5th grader going into OneLife Students this fall, then we want to invite you to a special Meet & Greet on Sunday, May 16 at the East Campus and May 23 at the North Campus. It will take place in the Meeting Room immediately after each service. You’ll get to meet our Students Director and small group leaders, ask questions about OneLife Students, and get a preview of our summer schedule we have planned for you and your student as they make this transition. We can’t wait to see you there!

Kid City Team Night - May 25

Did you know that every month it takes a TON of volunteers to prepare all of the arts and crafts, games, and lesson plans for our kids ministry? That’s where you come in! At 6:00pm on Tuesday, May 25 at your campus, you’re invited to help us make it all happen. From cutting out crafts, to organizing lesson plans, building crazy games, and more - it’s a lot of fun and it’s a huge way for you to support Kid City. Write “Team Night” on your Connection Card or email us at mail@onelifeknox.com to let us know you’re coming.

Micro Church Sunday, May 30
Once each quarter whenever there’s a 5th Sunday in the month, OneLife closes our campuses and everyone gathers with their Micro Churches in homes for “Micro Church Sunday.” The next Micro Church Sunday is on May 30. If you’re not currently a part of a Micro Church and would like more information about what they are, how to join one, or even how to start your own, mark the Micro Church box on your Connection Card or stop by the Next Steps area in the lobby.

Women’s Bible Study, Starts June 7
On Monday nights throughout the summer we are hosting a Women’s Bible Study. This will be a great chance to meet other ladies, be challenged through an awesome group study, and have some fun too. Write “Women’s Bible Study” on your Connection Card if you’d like more information.


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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?


Very different from the usual or traditional, extreme.

SACRIFICE: Giving up what I love for what I love even more.

BOTTOM LINE: Radical sacrifice resembles my radical Savior.

1 Kings 3:17-18 NLT
17 “Please, my lord,” one of them began, “this woman and I live in the same house. I gave birth to a baby while she was with me in the house. 18 Three days later this woman also had a baby. We were alone; there were only two of us in the house.

1 Kings 3:19-20 NLT
19 “But her baby died during the night when she rolled over on it. 20 Then she got up in the night and took my son from beside me while I was asleep. She laid her dead child in my arms and took mine to sleep beside her.

1 Kings 3:21 NLT

21 And in the morning when I tried to nurse my son, he was dead! But when I looked more closely in the morning light, I saw that it wasn’t my son at all.”
1 Kings 3:22 NLT

22 Then the other woman interrupted, “It certainly was your son, and the living child is mine.” “No,” the first woman said, “the living child is mine, and the dead one is yours.” And so they argued back and forth before the king.
1 Kings 3:23-24 NLT
23 Then the king said, “Let’s get the facts straight. Both of you claim the living child is yours, and each says that the dead one belongs to the other. 24 All right, bring me a sword.” So a sword was brought to the king.
1 Kings 3:25 NLT

25 Then he said, “Cut the living child in two, and give half to one woman and half to the other!”

1 Kings 3:26 NLT
26 Then the woman who was the real mother of the living child, and who loved him very much, cried out, “Oh no, my lord! Give her the child—please do not kill him!” But the other woman said, “All right, he will be neither yours nor mine; divide him between us!”

1. Sacrifice doesn't care about "mine".

1 Kings 3:26 NLT

26 But the other woman said, “All right, he will be neither yours nor mine; divide him between us!”

2. Lack of sacrifice exposes selfishness.

1 Kings 3:27 NLT

27 Then the king said, “Do not kill the child, but give him to the woman who wants him to live, for she is his mother!”

3. Sacrifice is rewarded.

John 3:16 NLT

16 “For this is how God loved the world: He gave#3:16 Or For God loved the world so much that he gave. his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.

When do you remember your mom sacrificing - giving up what she loved for what she loved even more - for you? If you are a mom, how do you now do that for your kids?

Read 1 Kings 3:23-27. What did the real mom give up that she loved, and what did she love even more? How does that foreshadow God and the sacrifice He would make? What did He give up that He loved and what did He love even more?

Why do you think the other mom was willing to let the baby die? What does her lack of sacrifice say about the condition of her heart? How does this kind of selfishness prevent sacrifice from happening in someone's life?


Read Romans 12:1. What do you think this kind of radical sacrifice would look like in your daily life? What have you sacrificed to follow Jesus in this way? What can you sacrifice to follow Jesus in this way?

Read Hebrews 13:16. How does really doing good and sharing with others require sacrifice? When have you experienced someone doing this for you? Who have you sacrificed for recently? How does knowing that this pleases God motivate or encourage you?


Read Matthew 16:24. If we are going to follow Jesus, we will sacrifice like He sacrificed for us. What is one way you can sacrifice for Jesus this week, and what is one way you can sacrifice for someone else?

How does living on mission, specifically sharing your faith story with someone else, require sacrifice? What will you have to be willing to give up something you love for what you love even more - someone else hearing about Jesus?



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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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