How do we follow Jesus? In the Red Letter Challenge (RLC), we go back to Jesus’ own words. You know, the red letters in your Bible. It turns out Jesus had a lot to say to His followers about what we are called to do and how we are called to live. We'll explore five ideas Jesus wants us to live: Being, Forgiving, Serving, Giving and Going!

RLC Release Dates

  • Week 1 (Intro)  - September 13

  • Week 2 (Being) - September 20

  • Week 3 (Forgiving) - September 27

  • Week 4 (Serving) - October 4

  • Week 5 (Giving) - October 11

  • Week 6 (Going) - October 18

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Week 1 - Introduction

Bible Story: Wise and Foolish Builders (Matthew 7:24-29)

Memory Verse: 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

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Week 2 - being

Bible Story: Mary and Martha (Luke 10:38-42)

Memory Verse: Come to me, all you who are
weary and burdened, and I will
give you rest. Matthew 11:28

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Week 3 - Forgiving

Bible Story: Joseph and His Brothers (Genesis 37 and 45:1-15)

Memory Verse: For God so loved the world
that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16

Week 4 - Serving

Bible Story: Jesus Washes the Disciples'
Feet  (John 13:1-17)

Memory Verse: God’s gifts of grace come in many forms. Each of you has received a gift in order to serve others. You should use in faithfully. 1 Peter 4:10

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Week 5 - Giving

Bible Story: The Widow's Offering
(Mark 12:41-44)

Memory Verse: But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. Matthew 6:20

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Week 6 - going

Bible Story: Pentecost (Acts 2:1-12)

Memory Verse: Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:19

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