Red Letter Challenge

Red Letter Challenge

 RLC Black SquareWhat 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 us! 

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 significant areas:

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 together.

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 kimberly.butz@splgrafton.org.

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. 
Click 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!  tinyurl.com/splrlcbook

Red Letter Challenge Intro Video 

Red Letter Challenge St. Paul Video