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The Essential Jesus Challenge For Individuals
If you are thinking, "I'm interested in learning more about Jesus, but I don't want anyone pressuring me, I just want to see what the Bible says at my own pace so I can come to my own conclusions," you are not alone!
That's why the book, Essential Jesus, was designed to make a "solo journey" through the Bible easy and meaningful. The 100 short passages trace the story line of Jesus that's woven throughout the Bible. The readings are not dated so you can complete them at your own pace - in one hundred days, six months, a year or more. The readings are grouped into sets of five, beginning with an introduction that alerts you to important themes.
You will need to have a copy of Essential Jesus to guide you through the Essential Jesus Challenge, and you will find that the Reading Planner (included FREE with each book) is the prefect companion to help keep you on schedule.
Whatever schedule you pick (and picking a schedule is important), don't feel guilty if you miss a day now and then. Just do the next reading whenever you have time, and before you know it, you will have made it through all one hundred readings.
Even though you'll be reading the passages on your own, you might want to talk about what you are discovering with a friend, perhaps someone who is a committed follower of Jesus. If you do, just make sure it's someone who will listen to you, not preach at you. If you find the right person, you'll find that talking about what you're learning can make your journey through the Bible more meaningful.
However you choose to take the Essential Jesus Challenge, remember that your goal is not just to read through 100 Bible passages or gain more Bible knowledge. Those things are important, but your higher goal is get to know more about Jesus. With that goal in mind, your reading will be more than just a "challenge", it will become an exciting adventure, getting to know the most influential person in history: Jesus Christ.
Some Tips to Help Get You Started:
Find a Bible Translation That's Easy to Read
Gather Your Resources
Set a Goal for Completing the Challenge
Choose a Time and Place for Reading
Keep a Journal of Your Insights and Discoveries
Join the Online Community
Follow-on Bible Reading Resources