About the First Book Challenge Series
Without a working knowledge of Scripture, students lose their grasp on the Word of God, and this releases a chain reaction of anger, resentment, lack of purpose, and disappointment with life. They are more likely to steal, be physically abusive, cheat on an exam, use illegal drugs, and attempt suicide. The Bible is the change agent for this generation; students need a deeply held belief in God and His Word. This belief will serve as the foundation of their faith so that no matter what comes their way, they will stand strong. The Word of God now and always is speaking as it was in Samuel’s day, and someone is listening.
There is a generation of students who will not bow down to the prevailing trends of society or its relentless pursuit of materialism. They will no longer be lead astray by easy believe-ism but instead have embraced God’s standard of absolute truth and the pursuit of godliness. They have heard the call to continue holding on to the priority of Scripture, believing that the Word of God places salvation for all of mankind. They believe that the Bible is more than a guidebook or a textbook that it is the very portrait of Christ, who is our hope for eternal life. The Bible is unique because it unlocks the true identity, purpose, and destiny of our lives. It assures us that God has not left us here to grope our way through life but has given us His wisdom in His Word to be studied, believed, and obeyed. This generation speaks with conviction what the pages of Scripture declare that God is alive and have set their lives in motion by His Spirit; they have picked up His book and made it their First Book.
The First Book Challenge series is in three books. Each book contains four sessions for a total of twelve.
In each session, students will learn one principle, dive into one passage, and discover one way to interact with Scripture. Keeping it simple ensures that students walk away with something practical each week teaching them that the Bible is the First Book.