The Bible Society and Scripture Union Australia have brought the E100 Challenge to you and your church. The Essential 100 Challenge is an effective Bible reading program built around 100 carefully selected ‘essential’ Bible passages; 50 from the Old Testament and 50 from the New Testament.
It will enable you to get the big picture of God’s Word and in the process help you build a life of daily conversation with God through Bible reading and prayer that will transform your life.
Below is an excerpt from the E100 Challenge
“The Bible is the world’s most important book.
It has sold more copies than any other volume in history. It is the reference point for both the Jewish and Christian religions. And it has affected the culture, law, art and morality of nearly every society on earth”.
But the Bible is more than just an influential book. It is the historical record of the most important story of all time: God’s interaction with humankind. Although the Bible contains many kinds of writing and introduces us to a wide variety of characters, they all combine to tell one main story, that God created the world, that humans rebelled against God, and that God initiated a plan to save the world – a plan that culminated in Jesus Christ. That’s ‘the big story’ that makes sense of the Bible and all of life.
The 39 books of the Old Testament and the 27 books of the New Testament were written by many authors over a 1,500-year time span. And yet, each author was uniquely inspired by God. What distinguishes the Bible from any other book is its divine origin.
So as you begin your journey through the E100 Bible Reading Challenge, remember that your goal is not just to read the world’s greatest book, or to gain more Bible knowledge, or even to develop greater spiritual discipline. All those things are important. Your higher goal is to meet the Author.
The secret to making Bible reading more than just a good habit is to think of it as an opportunity to meet God – to have an encounter with the God who made you, who loves you and who desires to have a living relationship with you.”
Contact us for further information on the E100 and how to start the E100 Bible reading challenge in your church.