Momentum - Part 5: Honest Evaluation

February 4, 2024
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OneLife Membership for 2024
It’s a new year, which means it’s time to update our new membership roster for 2024. Each year, we start the roster fresh to make sure we have the most up-to-date and accurate list of active members of our church. And our goal is for EVERY OneLifer to be more than just an attender, visitor, or donor, but to be fully engaged as a member of our church! Today is the last day to be considered for the 2024 membership roster, so visit to fill out the self-assessment form.

Night of Worship, February 28th
OneLifers, Wednesday night, February 28th at 6:30pm will be a Night of Worship! Both campuses will join together at our North campus for an extended time of music, prayer, communion, and a message from Pastor Rodney. Childcare will be available for 2nd Grade and younger. We can’t wait to see you then!

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BOTTOM LINE: Perpetual evaluation leads to perpetual momentum. 

Philippians 3:4-6 NIV
4 though I myself have reasons for such confidence.If someone else thinks they have reasons to put confidence in the flesh, I have more: 5 circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; in regard to the law, a Pharisee; 6 as for zeal, persecuting the church; as for righteousness based on the law, faultless.

Religious momentum is easier to evaluate.

Philippians 3:7 NIV
7 But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ.

Redefine where I want to see momentum.

Philippians 3:8-11 NIV
8 What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith. 10 I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 11 and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead.

Spiritual momentum is found in relationship.

Philippians 3:12 NIV
12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.

Humility is the fuel for momentum

Philippians 3:13-14
Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

Compare to the goal not the now.

Perpetual evaluation leads to perpetual momentum

When have you had to constantly be evaluating something if you wanted to see the momentum continue? When have you seen momentum in something lost or go the wrong way because you stopped paying attention to it and stopped evaluating it?

Read Philippians 3:4-6. Reword or rewrite this as if Paul was a modern day church member or church leader. What might be the things he would list here for the reasons to have "confidence" or think that he might have "momentum"?

Read Philippians 3:7-11. Is Paul saying that those things he previously listed are in and of themselves garbage? Why or why not? What is the point or purpose of this comparison? Read Isaiah 64:6. How is this verse similar and how does it help understand what Paul is teaching?


Read Philippians 3:7. What are some things that you may have considered gain before Jesus, or if you take your eyes off Jesus what are those things that you might consider as gain? What have you gladly or willingly considered "a loss" for the sake of pursuing Jesus in your life?

How have you experienced growth in your relationship with Jesus? How do things that might be considered religious metrics still play a role in helping you gauge how your relationship is growing? As you have grown to know Christ more and better, how has it resulted in a change of the way you live, instead of the other way around where you try to change behaviors on your own?

Read Philippians 3:12. Is this kind of humility encouraged in most of today's religious circles? Why or why not? How can we encourage this kind of humility in our relationships with each and within our microchurch?


Read Philippians 3:13-14. What is the goal that you pressing toward this week? How will you do that?

What are you going to do this week to perpetually evaluate your relationship with Jesus? What can you be measuring to ensure that you are growing in your relationship with him and to become more like him?

The result of Paul's perpetual momentum and growth in his relationship with Jesus is that he told the story of Jesus and his own life-change to anyone that would listen. How can this be a measure of your own momentum? How can you find ways this week to do that and to whom can you share your own story with?


Pray for each other in the micro church to continue growing in your relationship with Jesus and to see momentum in the area that matters most - your relationship with Jesus!

OneLife Membership
Each year at OneLife we wipe our membership roster clean and start over by identifying who is already "membering" and acknowledge that for the year to come. If OneLife Church is your home and you want to know more about how you can take the step to being a member in 2024 (and why that even matters!) check out this page and complete the membership self-assessment. We will help you determine the best next step for you to be fully invested and engaged in the life of our church and our mission!

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.


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 disciple-able or open to spiritual/missional conversations?

  - 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)?/giveback/giveback
  - 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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