Jesus is Enough - Part 3 - Worship

April 14, 2024
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MANday Night Out at 865 Axe 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 visit to register. Dads, bring your middle school and high school sons with you!

OneLife Students - Movie Night - April 26
On Friday night April 26, the middle and high school students of OneLife will be having a movie night! We will be heading to the Inmans home for a time to hang out, eat delicious pizza, and of course watch a movie together. The night will start at 6:30pm and we will wrap up at 9pm. The address for the event is
7944 pelleaux rd Knoxville, Tennessee 37938. For more information simply write “Movie Night” on your connection card.

Student Life Camp, June 10-14, 2024 - Registration Now Open!
This summer, our middle & high school students will be headed back to Student Life Camp at Lee University, June 10th - 14th. This is going to be an awesome week where students will grow closer to God, grow closer in their small groups, and have an incredible amount of fun! Registration is open and spots are filling up fast. Visit for more information and to register!

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Bottom Line: Jesus is enough to worship.

John 4:20-21 NLT
20 So tell me, why is it that you Jews insist that Jerusalem is the only place of worship, while we Samaritans claim it is here at Mount Gerizim, where our ancestors worshiped?” 21 Jesus replied, “Believe me, dear woman, the time is coming when it will no longer matter whether you worship the Father on this mountain or in Jerusalem.

1. Worship is not about what I usually assume

John 4:22 NLT
22 You Samaritans know very little about the one you worship, while we Jews know all about him, for salvation comes through the Jews.

2. Worship is founded on relationship

John 4:23 NLT
23 But the time is coming—indeed it’s here now—when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is looking for those who will worship him that way.

Worship is found in what I adore and value the most.
- Time
- Money
- Thoughts

Jesus is enough to worship.  


When have you experienced someone or something valuing you and adoring you so much that they just wanted to be with you above anything else?

When have you adored or valued something or someone so much that it is what got the best (or a lot of) your time, money, and thoughts? Don't worry - we all have them - hobbies, relationships, etc. - so don't be afraid to share the non-spiritual examples, too, that help point out how we are all wired to worship.

Read John 4:20. While this woman asks Jesus about which mountain should be the place of worship, what do you think this question might have been if this conversation took place in East Tennessee in 2024? What are the things like this that are the modern version of this debate?

Read John 4:21. What do you think is the significance of Jesus saying that this doesn't matter? What are the things that we think matter (or we assume they matter) that Jesus might tell us are not what really matter to Him? Does it mean that they don't matter at all?
Read John 4:22. Jesus connects real worship to relationship. When have you experienced your worship grow because your relationship with Jesus grew? When have you experienced that it was hard to worship because your relationship with Jesus was struggling? How does thinking about the relationship between a child and a parent, and the natural adoration that comes in that earthly relationship, help you think about the relationship that your Father wants with you so that you can experience true worship?

Read John 4:23. If we studied each word of this very closely, we would find that to worship means literally to be willing to make all necessary physical gestures to show deference and reverence to someone. To do that in spirit is to do so as if it is our very breath and the very essence of who we are. And to do it in truth means sincerely, the opposite of superstition or expecting to get anything in return as a result of it. Have you ever experienced a time when you worshipped in spirit and it was just the natural expression of your very being and who you are? What was it like? How did you experience this?

If you were honest, how often do you find yourself wanting to worship because you hope it manipulates God in some way to do what you want Him to do? He wants us to come to him in our times of need, but more than that he wants us to come to him in truth - sincerely with no strings attached! What are the ways or reasons you may find yourself coming to Him to get something rather than simply to give adoration?

How does thinking through what or who gets the best of each of these below convict you that you may be worshipping other gods before Jesus?

- Time
- Money
- Thoughts

What can you do this week to give Jesus the best of your worship? If that means giving Jesus the best of your time, money, and thoughts, what would you actually do differently this week? What is a next step that you can take so that Jesus is enough to get the best of your worship in at least these three areas?

- Tim
- Money
- Thoughts
Pray for each person in the micro church to do what you each shared in the previous point. Pray that it leads to missional opportunities as the people around each of us where we live, work, and play will see true worshippers and long to have the same relationship with Jesus.

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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