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Part 4: Surviving Success



This study guide is provided for OneLife Home Groups to use as the guide for your time together. You can also use it to go deeper on your own throughout the week! Need to join a home group? Click here!


Get to Know OneLife Lunch

Do you ever wonder why we do what we do at OneLife? Do you want to know more about how you can get involved and what opportunities there are for you to grow? Or maybe you just want a free lunch?! If any of those are true, check out the Get to Know OneLife Lunch on March 26, immediately following the 2nd service. To sign up go to

Student Beach Camp 2017

Middle and High School Students listen up! Summer is only a few months away which means it’s time for our student ministry beach camp. June 26 – 30 you’ll get to hang out in Myrtle Beach, SC with other students from OneLife for a week of awesome worship, powerful teaching, and a ton of fun at the beach! Visit for all the information and to register today.


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Take a Next Step

Whether this is your first time attending OneLife, you’ve been coming for years, or anywhere in between,  we believe there is a next step for you to take. From baptism, to joining OneLife as a partner, to volunteering, joining a home group, and more – there are plenty to choose from. Visit to sign up for your next step today.

Intern Housing

OneLife may have an opportunity to host some summer interns this year and is looking for families that would have an interest in housing these interns. If you have accommodations for this and have an interest in making your home available for approximately 8 weeks then let your volunteer or home group leader know.



Think back through Sunday’s message. What stuck out?

Key Scriptures:

1 Samuel 19

Bottom Line:

Surviving success depends on who is in my corner, and that depends on me being in theirs.

Key Notes:

  • Attack will come in life, especially when times of success come.
  • To survive the attack, I will need three relationships. But first, these are three relationships I need to invest in.
  • 1. Someone I’m committed to.
  • 2. Someone I’m fighting for.
  • 3. Someone I’m submitted to.
  • Even Jesus illustrates each of these points. He was committed to rescuing those far from God, he fought for us on the cross, and he submitted to his Father.


Start Talking – Get the conversation started!

  • Who do you know that has done great things, but they didn’t do them alone? They had someone alongside like Billy Graham had his friend, John Adams had his wife, and Rocky had his trainer?
  • When have you seen attack come to someone who was successful? How did relationships help them survive the attack?

Start Thinking

  • Read 1 Samuel 19:1. What was Saul trying to do? Why do you think he was doing this?
  • Read 1 Samuel 19:6-7. What were the results, although temporary, of Jonathan’s meeting with his father, Saul? Why do you think Saul listened?
  • Read 1 Samuel 19:14-17. What is ironic about Saul’s question to Michal in verse 17? (hint: was he being loyal to her like he wanted her to be to him?) What does this show about Saul’s heart and the way he viewed the world?

Start Sharing

  • When Saul broke his vow to not kill David, and tried to anyway in 1 Samuel 19:9-10, how do you think it made his son Jonathan feel? Michal his daughter? David, who was there serving him yet again?
  • Read 1 Samuel 18:20-27. Have you ever had someone fight for you like David did for Michal here, and then Michal did for David in chapter 19? Have you ever had to fight for someone else like this? Share your experience with the group.
  • Read 1 Samuel 19:18. David finally submits to his trusted mentor for help and protection. Have you ever had a mentor to trust and submit to? Why do you think we are slow to open up to others and admit we need help like David does here?

 Start Doing

  • What does it look like to be committed to someone?
  • How can you fight for someone in your life?
  • How can you submit to another relationship?
  • How would being in the corner for someone else in these three ways make a difference in the way people around you see your relationship with Jesus?

Start Praying

  • As you pray, thank God for giving you people to commit to, fight for, and submit to! 
  • Confess to God how you often you attempt to do life alone, and in doing so miss the opportunity to be there for someone else.
  • Ask God to help you grow in the relationships he has given you to help you survive attack when it comes in life.

Start Digging

  • 1 Samuel 19

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