Saturday, August 29, 2015

E100 Challenge - Week 4 - Moses and the Exodus

Welcome to Week 4 of the E100 Bible Reading Challenge.

Moses and the Exodus

16 Birth of Moses              Exodus 1:1–2:25
17 The Burning Bush         Exodus 3:1–4:17
18 The Ten Plagues          Exodus 6:28–11:10
19 Passover and Exodus    Exodus 12:1–12:42
20 Crossing the Red Sea   Exodus 13:17–14:31

Saturday, August 22, 2015

E100 Challenge - Week 3 - The Story of Joseph

Welcome to Week 3 of the E100 Challenge. How are you enjoying the challenge?

11 Sold into Slavery                  Genesis 37:1–37:36
12 Prison and Promotion           Genesis 39:1–41:57
13 Ten Brothers go to Egypt     Genesis 42:1–42:38
14 The Brothers Return             Genesis 43:1–44:34
15 Joseph Reveals His Identity Genesis 45:1–46:7

Saturday, August 15, 2015

The E100 Challenge - Week 2 - Abraham, Isaac and Jacob

Ready for Week 2 of the E100 Challenge?


6 The Call of Abram Genesis 12:1–12:20
7 God’s Covenant with Abram Genesis 15:1–15:21
8 Isaac’s Birth and ‘Sacrifice’ Genesis 21:1–22:19
9 Jacob and Esau Compete Genesis 27:1–28:22
10 Jacob and Esau Reconcile Genesis 32:1–33:2

Saturday, August 8, 2015

E100 - Week 1 - In The Beginning

Welcome to our 20 week Bible Engagement challenge:

Week 1: August 9 - 15, 2015
Readings - "In The Beginning"

1 Creation                                        Genesis 1:1–2:25
2 The Fall                                         Genesis 3:1–3:24
3 The Flood                                     Genesis 6:5–7:24
4 God’s Covenant with Noah           Genesis 8:1–9:17
5 Tower of Babel                             Genesis 11:1–11:9

The Essential 100 Bible Reading Challenge

It is ironic that, at least for American Christians, there is an unprecedented level of access to the text of the Bible in English while measures of biblical literacy indicate a low-level of those who have read the entire Bible.

Access is not the problem. Engagement with the text of the Bible is. To help address this concern and to provide a means of getting a good overview of the themes of Scripture, Scripture Union has developed a plan called the "E-100" (Essential 100).

There are 100 passages of Scripture, 50 from the Old Testament and 50 from the New Testament, which provide a foundation for understanding topics such as "In The Beginning", "Abraham, Isaac and Jacob" or "The Living Word",  "The Cross of Christ" or "The Apostles' Teaching."

Starting the week of August 9th, I'm challenging my readers to join me in reading through the E-100. We will take five passages each week, as each week's readings center on a specific topic. This challenge will take us to the last week of 2015. I will be posting a listing of each week's readings here (and also linked to the Restoring The Core website).

You can also download the pdf of the list of all 100 readings (courtesy of Scripture Union UK).

I'll be reminding you on Twitter as well. #essential100  #spiritualclay