I am so excited to begin The Essential Question Bible Reading Challenge at our church on January 11, 2015!
Starting this Sunday every participant will receive a copy of The Essential Question Bible reading card which consists of 50 Bible readings from the book of Acts. Our church is doing these readings over a 10 week period. Everyone is asked to read 5 passages each week. Each Sunday sermon for those 10 Sundays will be based on one of the five passages for that week and the text will be stated in the bulletin a week in advance. Not only will people in our church be reading the same scriptures and getting more out of the Sunday messages, they will also be encouraged to join a small group for that time period. In 2014 we had 3 small groups for The Essential Jesus Bible reading challenge. For The Essential Question we have 6 small groups starting up.
For the past two years participating in The E100 and The Essential Jesus Bible reading challenges has had a tremendous impact on our church. People were talking about what they were reading in their own devotional times and coming to church with questions about the Bible. This year I am anticipating the transformation of many lives as we delve into the book of Acts. I do hope you will join us for this 10 week journey into the scriptures!
You can hear more about The Essential Question at http://www.scriptureunion.org.
I would appreciate your comments on what you are hoping to experience over the next 10 weeks, or how you benefited from the Bible reading challenges in the past. You might just encourage someone who has not yet decided to take the plunge!
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