Monday, September 20, 2010

Getting Started in the Old Testament Challenge (OTC)

Redeemer is starting the Old Testament Challenge today!

Here's how you can get started:

Read the passage for the day and the devotional. Answer the questions that follow.

Each day, we will read 2-3 chapters of the OT and a one page devotional. There are 3-4 questions that follow. You will discuss these questions in your Community Group.

You can pick up to OTC book at Redeemer or we will post the entries each day on the blog. You can comment on the blog entry to interact. We welcome your questions, comments, and insights.


1. Start by praying. Ask God to help you understand what you are reading.

2. Get a modern translation of the Bible. We use the NIV at church (and have free copies available). Another really good one is the New Living Translation. The Message is also helpful. It is not as accurate as the others but is the most readable. You can access all of these for free at:

3. If you have a hard time reading, why not listen to it? There are several places where you can download or listen to the Bible. Many of them are free.

Here are two I found: (listen online) (downloadable)

4. Keep going! If you miss a day (or a few), don't quit the whole challenge. Just start with the current day. If you have time to go back and make up the missed days, that's fine, but don't try to make them up first. Keep current. Reading some of it is better than none of it.

5. Don't do it alone. Join in with a few others. They can help you when you have questions, encourage you when it gets hard, and make the journey a lot more fun. We have several Community Groups meeting, pick the best one and join them:

  • Sunday night (for Middle School and High School students) - 6:00-7:30
  • Monday night - 6:30-8:00
  • Wednesday night - 6:30-8:00
  • Thursday night - 6:30-8:00

All of the groups meet in the 180th and Harrison area.

To sign up, email Lee at

Let's do this!

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