Week 2: The Red Letter Challenge

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5 Targets:

  1. Being be with Jesus
  2. Forgiving practice bi-directional grace
  3. Serving saved to serve
  4. Giving followers of Jesus are generous
  5. Going following Jesus is an adventure
  • Our doing flows from our being
  • a relationship not a check list
  • following not applauding
  • being with Jesus leads to becoming who He calls us to be
  • Hebrews 12:1-2

John 8:31 (Abide):

“If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

Matthew 9:38 (Pray):

“therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”

Luke 4:8 (Worship):

“It is written, “‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve.’”

Mark 6:31 (Rest in Me):

“Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.”

Matthew 6:17 (Fast):

“But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face”

Luke 15:23 (Celebrate our relationship):

“And bring the fattened calf and kill it and let us eat and celebrate.”

Mark 2:27 (Sabbath):

“The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.”

Five Love Languages


Good things become bad things when they become god things in your heart.


“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. … Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.                               (John 15)


To BE like Jesus ~ Commit to BE like Jesus


For personal study and LIFEgroups this week please use
the Red Letter Challenge book, “Day 6 through 12” (p. 40-81).
Messages are available at sjlchurch.org/sermons;

video resources can be found at sjlchurch.org/rlclifegroups.