WHAT IS THE ESSENTIAL JESUS CHALLENGE?
Imagine the impact of having your entire church, Sunday School or home group network reading and discussing the Bible’s greatest story…together. Or imagine the impact of having an outreach Bible study in your neighborhood or of guiding a non-believing friend, loved one or colleague through what the Bible says about Jesus. That’s what The Essential Jesus Challenge is all about! There are lots of ways you can help everyone you know discover for themselves “the Bible’s greatest story.”
How Does The Challenge Work?
Based on the book, The Essential Jesus, the Challenge guides participants through the list of short Bible passages following the storyline of Jesus Christ—25 from the Old Testament and 75 from the New Testament—over a 20-week period. The program is undated and can be started at any time during the year. And it’s designed to be flexible, too; it fits any time schedule and works with any Bible translation. You can start with just the Essential Jesus Planner and use the convenient "track your progress" punch out card to keep you on track as you take the Challenge. Or you can combine it with the Challenge Guide for personal and small group studies. And if you really want to go deeper faster you can use the helpful commentary in The Essential Jesus book, also. Just find the way that works for you. You can receive free downloadable resources including Sermon outlines, a poster, and a bulletin insert form you can use to make The Essential Jesus Challenge an effective Bible engagement experience for the whole church or your small group.