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What is the Essential Jesus Challenge?

Based on the book, Essential Jesus, the Challenge follows the story of Jesus throughout the Bible, and is designed to help you develop the daily habit of Bible reading and prayer. Featuring 100 carefully selected passages of Scripture, some just a few verses in length, others a chapter or two, the Essential Jesus Challenge will take you on a journey through both the Old and New Testaments. By following the readings which highlight the central role of Jesus, you will gain a deeper understanding of the plan of salvation.

On completion of the challenge, participants are encouraged to continue to spend time with God every day and strengthen their personal relationship with Him.

The Essential Jesus Challenge guides participants through the list of short Bible passages following the storyline of Jesus Christ over a 20-week period. The program is not dated and can be started at any time during the year. It's designed to be flexible, too; it fits any time schedule and works with any Bible translation.

You can start simply by obtaining a copy of the companion book, Essential Jesus, which contains helpful commentary on each reading. You might like to use the convenient "track your progress" punch out card on the complimentary Reading Planner to keep you on track as you take the Challenge. For those who are always on the go, the Essential Jesus Challenge App for mobile devices might be more convenient. Opt to go deeper for personal and small group studies by answering the thought provoking questions at the end of each section.

Just find the way that works for you and commit to taking the challenge of 100 Bible readings in 100 days and expect to be transformed by God through the power of His Word.

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 neighbourhood 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."