Hey, is God good or what? I’ve been eagerly awaiting the start of the 90 Day Bible challenge. In fact, she who has no life and was all alone on New Year’s Eve (that would be me) couldn’t wait until today to begin, so I am already done with Day 2.
So I show up for church this morning and guess what? Our entire church has been issued the challenge. Our sermons for the next three months will be on what was read the previous week in our 90 days through the Bible. (Can you imagine a pastor preaching on both Genesis and Exodus in 30-45 minutes? That’s what Pastor Tri will be doing next Sunday!) They have posted a Leaders Guide on the church web site and participant guides will be available each week (those aren’t active yet, but week 1 should be posted today or tomorrow; I got the hard copy of the week 1 guide at church). If you’re interested in getting any of these materials (or later, listening to the recap sermons after the fact), go to this page on the Boise Vineyard website.
I’m so excited that this is a challenge my church is taking on. Pastor Tri and Pastor Mike both spoke today, talking about the importance of the word hidden in our hearts, to have fun while doing this, to not worry about what we are retaining, that God will put it to work in our hearts. This is the big picture, not a minute study (the way we usually do studies, i.e. it took us about three months to complete the study of 1 & 2 Thessalonians).
So instead of just doing this reading the Bible in 90 Days with some of you blog readers who took the challenge as well as some Christian novelists on a couple of writer’s email groups I’m on, now I’m doing it with about 2000 or more congregants of my church. How cool is that?
Could this be the start of Victory in 2006?