So, starting next week, the Cultivate blog is going to be innundated for the next 20 weeks with posts for the E100 Challenge. I just wanted to take a few minutes to explain what’s happening exactly and to encourage you to be a part of it!
First of all, let me explain what the E100 Challenge is. E100 stands for “Essential 100.” Basically, this study takes the big, 100 noteable passages from the Bible, and puts them all in one study for you to read over the course of 100 days. By the time you finish the 100 passages, you should hopefully have a really good “big picture” view about what happens in the Bible. You might even discover stories, people, events, etc. that you’re interested in and want to do more study and reflection on in the future. That’s the goal. The E100 Challenge is intended to whet your appetite for the rest of Scripture.
So, first thing you need to do is pick up an E100 sheet. They were in your bulletin last week, and they will be again this week at Suncrest. Of course, you can also just head to this website and download the planner for free.
There are two sides to the planner, which I will brilliantly demonstrate for you. Here, you see the 100 readings; 50 from the Old Testament and 50 from the New Testament. You’ll also note that they are further divided into groups of 5. We’ll be doing the plan on here over the course of 20 weeks, with new posts every Monday-Friday from different Suncrest folks who are going through the E100 Challenge together. I’d love to encourage you to keep checking back and to see what other people in our church across both of our campuses are learning about God through reading these passages! If you’re interested in writing a few entries, let me know (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I’d love to get you signed up!
The other side here is the check-off side. Once you finish a passage, check off or fill in the appropriate circle so you know where you are. If you’re like me, nothing gives you greater satisfaction than checking something off of the to-do list (as you can see from my expression in that picture). Hopefully that will be motivation for you to keep reading and keep learning!
I’m definitely very excited to see what God has in store for our church over the course of the E100 Challenge! Check back here starting Monday for E100 posts!