Red Letter Challenge
A 40-DAY LIFE-CHANGING DISCIPLESHIP CHALLENGE FOR OUR CHURCH FAMILY
Through it you will learn how to:
1) Have a deeper relationship with Jesus.
2) Receive God’s forgiveness in your life and give grace to others.
3) Gain a greater heart of service.
4) Become more generous.
5) Grow in confidence to speak about what Jesus has done in your life.
Week Five | GIVING
This Week's Challenge:
FOOD & CLOTHING DONATIONS | Sunday March 8
NEXT Sunday March 8 we will be collecting food & clothing donations to support our local ministry partners as part of our Red Letter Challenge. Start sorting through your closets and pantries and bring your donations to church!
Week Six | GOING
Although our Red Letter Challenge readings come to an end this week, reading and applying God’s word in our lives doesn’t end. BEING, FORGIVING, SERVING, GIVING and GOING should continue to define who we are and how we live.
Being – Spend time connecting with Jesus each day through prayer and Bible Study. You have made it regular practice over the last 40 days, so you know you can make this a consistent routine in your spiritual life.
Forgiving – Think back on our week of “Forgiving”. Is there any unconfessed sin in your life you need to ask God to forgive? Is there someone in your life you still need to forgive? Remember, when we forgive others, we are the ones who are set free!
Serving – God wants you to be involved in His work on earth. If you haven’t already, make serving part of your life. When you serve, you get to be a part of what God is doing all around you.
Giving – Be a cheerful giver. You can’t out give God. He is the most generous giver of all and He wants you to be like him.
Going – The challenge doesn’t end here! Now is your time to go and share your story. Someone’s life could change forever because of your willingness to go and share the Good News of Jesus and His love. Allow God to work through you and trust Him to give you the words to say.
It’s not always easy following in the footsteps of Jesus; we will need support and encouragement from each other and, most importantly, we will need the Holy Spirit. We’re just getting started!
Keep the Momentum GOING
Here are some practical ways that you can keep the momentum GOING and be prepared to share the love of Jesus with others:
New Testament Reading Plan
Keep reading through the New Testament. One great way to do this is by following a reading plan like The Bible Project: New Testament in One Year plan on the YOU VERSION Bible app or at Bible.com. Bibles are always available at our Resource Center.
Share Your Story
Sharing your story is a simple and powerful way to tell people about Jesus. Talking about what Jesus has done for you, is like joining a conversation God is already having with them. It can take less than a minute if you use this easy 3-step method:
· Share two sentences about your life before you met Jesus
· Share two sentences about how you met Jesus
· Share two sentences about how your life has changed
If you need help organizing your story, or would like to share your story with us, go to blackrock.org/mystory