Jesus is Enough - Part 2 - The Prize

April 7, 2024
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IF Gathering: A Women’s Event, April 13

Ladies, you’re invited to a weekend event called the IF Gathering. There will be a time of worship, incredible teaching from some of the top speakers in the country, and time to share and connect with other ladies. The event will take place from 8:30am to 3:30pm on Saturday, April 13 at our North Campus. The cost is $35 per person and a light breakfast and lunch will be provided. To register CLICK HERE or write IF Gathering on your Connection Card.

MyOneLife - A 4-Week Sunday Morning Small Group Experience, April 14
The first step for every OneLifer to get involved and get to know our church culture and mission is a 4-week small group experience called MyOneLife. It takes place on Sunday mornings in the Meeting Room at each of our campuses. You’ll learn about the vision & values of our church, discover your personal mission & spiritual gifts, and find out tons of ways to get involved. The next MyOneLife will start on April 14, so for more information or to sign up, mark the “MyOneLife” box on your Connection Card.

MANday Night Out at 865Axe Throwing, April 22

Monday Night April 22nd the guys of OneLife are having a MANday night out at 865 Axe Throwing. We’ll start the night at the East campus at 6:15pm for some good food, a time to hang out and meet other guys, and then we’ll head just up the street to 865Axe Throwing at 7pm. The cost is $20 person and that covers food and axe throwing. Let us know you’re coming by writing “MANday Night” on your Connection Card or CLICK HERE to register. Dads, bring your middle school and high school sons with you!

Join a Volunteer Team
Did you know it takes over a hundred volunteers every week to make a service at OneLife happen at our campuses? So if you haven’t started volunteering, then it’s time to get on the team! Mark the volunteering box on your connection card today.



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Bottom Line: Jesus is enough, so I don’t have to be.

Philippians 3:1-6 NLT

1 Whatever happens, my dear brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord. I never get tired of telling you these things, and I do it to safeguard your faith. 2 Watch out for those dogs, those people who do evil, those mutilators who say you must be circumcised to be saved. 3 For we who worship by the Spirit of God are the ones who are truly circumcised. We rely on what Christ Jesus has done for us. We put no confidence in human effort, 4 though I could have confidence in my own effort if anyone could. Indeed, if others have reason for confidence in their own efforts, I have even more! 5 I was circumcised when I was eight days old. I am a pure-blooded citizen of Israel and a member of the tribe of Benjamin—a real Hebrew if there ever was one! I was a member of the Pharisees, who demand the strictest obedience to the Jewish law. 6 I was so zealous that I harshly persecuted the church. And as for righteousness, I obeyed the law without fault.

1. My effort will never be enough.

Philippians 3:7-9 NLT

7 I once thought these things were valuable, but now I consider them worthless because of what Christ has done. 8 Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ 9 and become one with him. I no longer count on my own righteousness through obeying the law; rather, I become righteous through faith in Christ. For God’s way of making us right with himself depends on faith.

2. Faith in Jesus is worth more than anything I can offer.

Philippians 3:10-14 NLT

10 I want to know Christ and experience the mighty power that raised him from the dead. I want to suffer with him, sharing in his death, 11 so that one way or another I will experience the resurrection from the dead! 12 I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. 13 No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.

3. The race isn’t easy, but the prize is worth it.


When have you ever felt like “I’m not enough” or “I can’t do it” or “I’m not qualified for this” and someone stepped in to help? How did that relief feel?

Read Philippians 3:1-6.
Paul talks about his pedigree, and how of all people he could “be enough” - and in that time he was probably not wrong! But in verse 3, what does he tell us we should rely on? What should we not rely on? Why do you think that is?

Read Romans 3:23. Why is “my effort” never going to be enough?
Read Philippians 3:7.
How have you experienced (ultimately) that your effort to try to be good enough was actually worthless? Share some personal examples!

Read Philippians 3:8.
What’s the difference in knowing a lot ABOUT Jesus versus (as the verse says) “knowing Christ Jesus my Lord?” How have you experienced the difference yourself?

Read Philippians 3:9.
What does faith in Jesus look like for you, and why is it so much more valuable than anything else?
Read Philippians 3:10-14.
What will you do this week that - even though it may not be easy - it’ll help you draw closer to Jesus?

How will you help others to “forget the past” and experience for themselves that they don’t have to be good enough, because Jesus is!? How will you use your own story?
Pray that God helps each person in your Micro Church to lay themselves aside. Pray that God strengthens each person’s faith! Pray that as each person experiences Jesus, they will stop trying to be enough on their own. And pray for the opportunity to share that with others!

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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