Week 1: What are God’s plans for you for 2015?

Are you ready to jump into the Bible but you don’t know where to begin?  We’ve got the perfect start for you!  Join us for 100 days as this New Year we accept the Essential Jesus Challenge. This Bible plan will take you through twenty five Old Testament and seventy five New Testament passages about Jesus.  You can pick up your fold-out planner from Colin.

This week Lynn introduces us to the series with a week entitled Who is Jesus?

The five readings for the week beginning Sunday 4 January 2015 are:

Truth Beyond Facts: John 1:1-18

Living Like Jesus: Philippians 2:1-11

It’s All about Jesus: Colossians 1:15-23

What is God Like?: Hebrews 1:1-4

The Big Church: 1 Peter 1:4-10

Leave your thoughts on one or more of the passages by clicking the Comment link on this post!

The Essential Jesus Challenge


Essential Jesus

From January we are starting a new series called Essential Jesus. 

This is a follow on course from E100 which we followed January to May 2011, so four years ago.  This time we’re challenging each other to read one hundred essential Bible readings about who Jesus is, from the Old and New Testaments of the Bible.  We will do it over twenty weeks and introduce the topic of the next five Bible readings on each Sunday.  There is a book by the guy who wrote the E100 book, which was excellent.  Our aim will be to know Jesus better, to be better equipped to live like him and make him better known in our own life places to the people we mix with.

Essential Jesus
The 20 sections (5 readings per section) are:

1. Who is Jesus?

Old Testament
2. The Need for a Saviour
3. Previews of a Saviour
4. Psalms About a Saviour
5. Prophecies About a Saviour
6. More prophecies About a Saviour

New Testament
7. The Birth of Jesus
8. The Beginning Ministry of Jesus
9. The Sermons of Jesus
10. The Parables of Jesus
11. More Parables of Jesus
12. The Miracles of Jesus
13. More Miracles of Jesus
14. The Prayers of Jesus
15. The Hard Sayings of Jesus
16. The Crucifixion of Jesus
17. The Resurrection of Jesus
18. The Early Church of Jesus
19. The Second Coming of Jesus
20. Who is Jesus…To You?

There is an accompanying book, Essential Jesus by Whitney T Kuniholm, published by Scripture Union.  This is not necessary to enjoy and benefit from the course, but is nonetheless recommended.