E100 and Essential Jesus

E100 and Essential Jesus resources are now available at very special prices!


E100 Bible Reading Challenge

The E100 Bible Reading Challenge was launched in New Zealand in April 2010. More than 390 churches with more than 28,000 people have participated in the challenge.

According to research, one of the key reasons why people don’t read the Bible is that they find it difficult to understand. The E100 Bible Reading Challenge features 100 carefully selected readings designed to give people a good understanding of the Bible story. The E stands for essential and each of the essential 100 readings ranges from a few verses to a few chapters.

Through completing the challenge, participants are encouraged to build a regular habit of spending time with God through the Bible and prayer.

At its heart, E100 is a personal challenge. Churches and participants can take the challenge in a way that suits them. It doesn’t have to take 100 days – it’s entirely up to the individual. The E100 team has produced a range of fantastic resources to help you and your church take the challenge.

For more information about E100 for churches, check out the video.

E100 resources available for purchase

The E100 Companion Book contains useful introductions to each of the 20 weeks' readings. It has a dedicated page for each reading that includes a practical commentary on the passage to help you apply it to your life. Also includes daily prayers and thought provoking questions.

E100 Companion Book – Contains useful introductions to each of the 20 weeks' readings. It has a dedicated page for each reading that includes a practical commentary on the passage to help you apply it to your life. Also includes daily prayers and thought provoking questions.

$13.00 $7.00

   

Handy pocket size fold out brochure with all 100 reading references broken up into 20 weeks of five readings. Keep a track of your progress with the punch-out card. 

Personal Quick-Start Planner – Handy pocket size fold out brochure with all 100 reading references broken up into 20 weeks of five readings. Keep a track of your progress with this punch-out card.

$2.00 $1.00

   

This book contains two separate discussion guides. Journey in Community is more focused on examining the biblical text and drawing out it's meaning for us today.  Signposts places more emphasis on life-application and helps groups apply what they've read and learned to everyday life. Use one or both guides together when leading a small group.

Small Group Discussion Guide – This book contains two separate discussion guides. Journey in Community is more focused on examining the biblical text and drawing out it's meaning for us today.  Signposts places more emphasis on life-application and helps groups apply what they've read and learned to everyday life. Use one or both guides together when leading a small group.

$6.00 $5.00

   

Bring your family together around the E100 Bible Reading Challenge with this fun and activity filled devotional.  God’s Amazing Plan features 20 devotions – one for each week of the challenge – that draw out the significant elements of the Bible story in a dynamic and exciting way.  God’s Amazing Plan also features a short reading for each day of the week.  God’s Amazing Plan comes with fantastic stickers and a Kiwi style A3 Bible timeline poster.  Sticker and poster packs are also sold separately.

God’s Amazing Plan – Bring your family together around the E100 Bible Reading Challenge with this fun and activity filled devotional.  God’s Amazing Plan features 20 devotions – one for each week of the challenge – that draw out the significant elements of the Bible story in a dynamic and exciting way.  God’s Amazing Plan also features a short reading for each day of the week.  God’s Amazing Plan comes with fantastic stickers and a Kiwi style A3 Bible timeline poster.  Sticker and poster packs are also sold separately.

$7.95 $4.00

   
One sticker sheet and one A3 poster, as included in the God’s Amazing Plan book pack.

God's Amazing Plan Sticker and Poster pack - One sticker sheet and one A3 poster, as included in the God’s Amazing Plan book pack.

$1.95 $1.00

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E100 free downloads

E100 powerpoint for churches

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E100 Powerpoint for Churches

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E100 Sermon Outlines

E100 was originally written by Whitney Kuniholm, President of Scripture Union USA, and has been developed into a reading challenge. Whitney Kuniholm followed up E100 with the Essential Jesus challenge, which is also now available in New Zealand. You can do E100 and Essential Jesus in any order.


Essential Jesus

Essential Jesus contains 100 readings through the Bible focusing on the life of Jesus. Learn more about Jesus as you read through 25 Old Testament and 75 New Testament passages.

Essential Jesus is the perfect follow-up to the E100 campaign, or a great starting point for encouraging your congregation to get into the Bible if your church hasn’t done E100.  Shorter readings than E100, the Essential Jesus campaign will really challenge participants to get out there and be Jesus in their communities!

For more information about Essential Jesus for churches, check out the video.

Essential Jesus resources available for purchase

The companion book for the Essential Jesus challenge features thoughtful commentaries on each of the 100 readings. Whether taking the challenge alone, or in a small group or church setting, this book will help you discover what makes Jesus so special.

 

Essential Jesus Companion Book - The companion book for the Essential Jesus challenge features thoughtful commentaries on each of the 100 readings. Whether taking the challenge alone, or in a small group or church setting, this book will help you discover what makes Jesus so special.

$13.00 $7.00

     

The personal quick-start planner has the full list of 100 readings, a punch-out card so you can keep track of your progress and a personal action plan to help you commit to the Essential Jesus challenge.

  

Personal Quick-Start Planner - The personal quick-start planner has the full list of 100 readings, a punch-out card so you can keep track of your progress and a personal action plan to help you commit to the Essential Jesus challenge.

$2.00 $1.00

     

A box set of 20 collectable cards – one for each week of the Essential Jesus challenge. The cards feature a Bible verse relating to the week’s readings along with a ‘mission’ to complete the five Essential Jesus readings for the week.

 

Investigators Inc. Children's Card Box Set – A box set of 20 collectable cards: one for each week of the Essential Jesus challenge. The cards feature a Bible verse relating to the week’s readings along with a ‘mission’ to complete the five Essential Jesus readings for the week.

$7.00 $3.00

     
This creative DVD discussion guide includes 20 ‘mini-documentaries’, one for each week of the challenge. Each mini-doco features a Christian living out their faith in New Zealand and making a difference in their community as God has called them. A policeman, youth worker, midwife, musician, and a criminal lawyer are among those who share their stories about how Jesus impacts their life and work and how they in turn are impacting their communities. A set of thought-provoking questions follows each mini-doco. Running time: 94 minutes.

 

Group Discussion Guide DVD – This creative DVD discussion guide includes 20 ‘mini-documentaries’, one for each week of the challenge. Each mini-doco features a Christian living out their faith in New Zealand and making a difference in their community as God has called them. A policeman, youth worker, midwife, musician, and a criminal lawyer are among those who share their stories about how Jesus impacts their life and work and how they in turn are impacting their communities. A set of thought-provoking questions follows each mini-doco. Running time: 94 minutes. Sample clip available below.

$25.00 $8.00

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Essential Jesus free downloads

Essential Jesus DVD group discussion guide

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Investigators Inc Leaders Guide

Group Discussion Guide notes

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Investigators Inc Leaders Guide Sample lesson

 
The video below is Week 15 - The Hard Sayings of Jesus from the Group Discussion Guide DVD.  At the end of each clip, a selection of questions appear that relate to the week's topic.  Each clip features a different person (although some of the people appear in two clips).
 
The 20 sections (5 readings per section) are:
 
1. Who is Jesus?

Old Testament
2. The need for a Saviour
3. Previews of a Saviour
4. Psalms about a Saviour
5. Prophecies about a Saviour
6. More prophecies about a Saviour

New Testament
7. The birth of Jesus
8. The beginning ministry of Jesus
9. The sermons of Jesus
10. The parables of Jesus
11. More parables of Jesus
12. The miracles of Jesus
13. More miracles of Jesus
14. The prayers of Jesus
15. The hard sayings of Jesus
16. The crucifixion of Jesus
17. The resurrection of Jesus
18. The early church of Jesus
19. The second coming of Jesus
20. Who is Jesus…to you?
                      

 


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