Radical Part 9: Radical Community

MICRO CHURCH GUIDE
May 30, 2021

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ANNOUNCEMENTS


Worship Team Jam Night - June 1
Are you interested in jamming with the OneLife Worship Team? On Tuesday night, June 1 at OneLife’s North Campus, the worship teams from both of our campuses are joining together for an open jam night. Whether you’re a vocalist or instrumentalist anyone is welcome to come! The night begins at 6pm with a potluck dinner followed by the jam session from 6:30 to 8:30pm. Write “Jam Night” on your Connection Card if you’re interested.

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.

Baptism
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  onelife.church/baptism and we’ll help you get started.

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GIVE BACK

Give Jesus your best! Make a one-time tithe or offering or to set up a recurring tithe or offering: Click Here To Give Online.

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MULTIPLICATION

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?

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SERMON NOTES & MICRO CHURCH DISCUSSION

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

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When have you been part of a group of people or an organization that became more than a group of strangers working together or living near each other? How did those relationships lead you to new experiences, try new things, or challenge you to see something differently?

Community: a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals; joint ownership or liability.

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BOTTOM LINE:
Radical community will push me and challenge me beyond my normal limits.

Mark 2:1-3
When Jesus returned to Capernaum several days later, the news spread quickly that he was back home. 2 Soon the house where he was staying was so packed with visitors that there was no more room, even outside the door. While he was preaching God’s word to them, 3 four men arrived carrying a paralyzed man on a mat.

Radical community embraces different and even challenging people.

James 2:1
My dear brothers and sisters, how can you claim to have faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ if you favor some people over others?

Romans 12:16
Live in harmony with each other. Don’t be too proud to enjoy the company of ordinary people. And don’t think you know it all!

Radical community revolves around vulnerability.

Galatians 6:2
Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ.

James 5:16
Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.

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When you think about the various communities or groups that you are part of, how diverse are those groups of people? What prevents us from embracing different or challenging people, and what are intentional steps we can take in our radical community to do this?

Think about the life of Jesus. How did he embrace different and challenging people? What examples come to mind?

Read Galatians 6:2 and James 5:16 again. Do you share your burdens in a vulnerable way with those you do community with? What makes you comfortable doing this, or what makes it uncomfortable for you?

How have you experienced healing when confessing sins with others you trust and share radical community with?

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Mark 2:4
They couldn’t bring him to Jesus because of the crowd…

Radical community happens organically not institutionally.

Mark 2:4-5
They couldn’t bring him to Jesus because of the crowd, so they dug a hole through the roof above his head. Then they lowered the man on his mat, right down in front of Jesus. 5 Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the paralyzed man, “My child, your sins are forgiven.”

Radical community is intense.

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Share about a time that someone displayed radical community by being intense in how they cared for you and would stop at nothing to help you or to get you to Jesus.

How do you experience radical community in this smaller, organic setting versus the “normal” community that can be experienced in a larger institutional setting.

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Start Praying
Take a moment and pray with your Micro Church about everything you've learned today about Radical Community. Pray that God helps each person to put into action what he has shown them.

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CONNECTION CARDS

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.
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WHAT'S NEXT?
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)?