The story of Jesus is the greatest story ever told! The Essential Jesus is an exciting way to get to know Jesus.
Bible Reading Method
Now that you’ve decided on a time and a place, you’re ready to “dig in” to the Bible itself and begin The Essential Jesus Challenge! The following Bible Reading Method is a simple, 5-step method developed by Scripture Union that has been used by millions of people around the world for over 100 years. Here’s how it works:
Pray before reading the Scripture passage. Remember, you’re beginning a dialog with God—not simply reading a book. Ask God to help you understand the passage. Amen!
Read the passages you have picked out.
Reflect on what you just read and ask yourself:
Apply to your life what God teaches you and ask yourself:
Pray again. Make your discoveries from the Bible the basis of your prayer time. Thank God for meeting with you and sharing his Word with you. Ask God to help you live out and apply what you learned. Ask him to transform you. Pray about your own needs and the needs of others. Thank him for answers to prayers. Amen!
The LEAF reminds us that we are gathered “to grow”.
We recall Jesus’ words, “I am the vine, you are the branches. If a person remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing” (John 15:5-6).
We offer learning opportunities for all ages and small groups designed to help you grow while fostering friendships with other people in a safe and caring environment. No one should stand alone.