What is the Red Letter
Challenge? What would change if you immersed yourself in
the words spoken by Jesus for 40 days? How would Jesus shape your
life if you began to more intentionally put His words into
practice? Beginning the weekend of September 8, we at St. Paul will
embark on a 40-day journey through the Gospels, hearing and doing
the words of Jesus. We hope you'll come along with
The Why? Most people at St. Paul know Jesus
died on the cross and rose from the dead. Many of us know about
some of His miracles and could even retell a few of His parables.
We've articulated a core value at St. Paul of growing strong in
God's Word. Our prayers are prayed in Jesus' name and we regularly
ask the question, "What is Jesus speaking into my life, and what
response is He shaping in me?"
So, if Jesus is already such a big deal at St. Paul, why embark
on the Red Letter Challenge (RLC)? The answer is rather simple.
Jesus invites His disciples to take what He says to heart. At the
end of His Sermon on the Mount, Jesus says, "Therefore everyone who
hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a
wise man who built his house on the rock." (Matthew 7:24)
Discipleship is a continual process of being shaped into the
image of Jesus for the sake of others. Over the 40 days of the Red
Letter Challenge, we believe that hearing and putting Jesus' own
words into practice will shape and form our discipleship in five
Being / Forgiving / Serving
/ Giving / Going
Reading, marking, learning, inwardly taking to heart, and
putting Jesus' own words into practice will significantly shape
each of us as individuals as we begin our fall season. And it will
form the next steps of our congregation as we walk forward
The How? So, you're ready to take the Red
Letter Challenge with us? Great! Where do you start? We'd suggest
these three ways to most fully participate in the RLC:
1. Weekly Worship - RLC will be our worship focus
for 6 weeks, beginning September 8.
2. Daily Word - The interactive RLC workbook will
guide you through each day of the challenge starting Tuesday,
September 10. This week, pre-order your RLC book for $10 at the St.
Paul Welcome Center starting THIS Saturday, August 10.
3. Authentic Relationships - When it comes to
discipleship, Jesus intends that no one journeys alone! The RLC is
best done in relationship with others. Go to
tinyurl.com/splrlcsmallgroups to connect with a Home Group. To
set up your own Home Group, email email@example.com.
Pre-Order your Workbook Here: Pick-up is
available before and after worship services over the next few
weekends or during the week from 8am-4pm at the Office.
this link to order and to let us know if you are interested in
joining a Small Group, too...a great way to explore and enjoy the
Red Letter Challenge!
Challenge Intro Video
Challenge St. Paul Video