The Luke Challenge

Hey, everyone! This is a challenge I pitched out to the attendees of Living Proof Live Eugene, Oregon because it corresponded with our concept but anyone is invited to participate! Here’s a bit of background:

At our Living Proof Live in Eugene, we studied the repetitions of the powerfully placed words “this Jesus” in the Book of Acts, particularly in the first and second chapters. Under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, Luke was intent on the reader understanding that the one who is both Messiah and Lord is “this same Jesus” (1:11 CSB/NIV) who was arrested, beaten, crucified, raised from the dead, who ascended to the Father in Heaven and who will descend again to earth in like manner. The challenge is to know “this Jesus” not second hand but straight from the pages of Scripture. While He can be found in the full stretch of Scripture, what He was like when He took on human flesh and blood and walked among us can most clearly, concentratedly be seen in the canonical Gospels.

My objective was to keep it completely uncomplicated even in the title. We’re simply calling it The Luke Challenge.

All you need is a Bible, a pen and a simple spiral notebook.

Write on the front of it with a marker: In Search of This Jesus

Choose a 30-day period of time in which you commit to read the book of Luke, 1 chapter a day, for all 24 chapters. Your 6 extra days are there when you miss and need to catch up. Start at any point but don’t leave it open ended. Really try to conclude in 30 days so you don’t lose momentum. Leave a comment to this post on the day you’re beginning as a means of strengthening your commitment with a bit of accountability. I don’t know about you but that always works better for me.

2 ground rules:
1. PRAY: Each time before you read, ask Jesus for two specific things: A) to open your mind to understand the Scriptures and B) to fill you with His Holy Spirit.
2. WRITE: Take notes and make comments on each chapter with particular emphasis on who Jesus was/is and what He was like. Freestyle anyway you wish and get as detailed as you like but here’s the catch: do so in dialogue straight to Jesus. Your notes, in effect, become prayers. Communications. He speaks to you through His Word. You speak back through your pen. For example, “Lord, I’m seeing these characteristics in you in Luke 4” and “I wonder what was going through Your mind when Peter…” and “this about you is particularly confusing/fascinating/troubling/comforting/exhilarating to me,” etc. Get the idea? Record what seems to draw Jesus near to a situation and also note what seems to repel Him. Recount to Him what you see happening around Him in the scene. Record how people responded to Him, both positively and negatively. Describe Him to the degree Scripture describes Him. Record your responses to Him. Do it any way you wish but make this an exercise entirely between you and Jesus.

One of our major points at Living Proof Live was that there is a difference between knowing about Jesus and actually knowing Jesus. This 30-day period focuses on knowing “this Jesus” who is both Messiah and Lord.

Anyone can do it with you and anyone is welcome to participate.

THEN, watch for a blog to follow this one in 30 days so that you can report having completed it and share your primary takeaways. THEN!!! If you liked it, DO THE SAME THING WITH THE BOOK OF ACTS! Luke wrote it, too, and it’s the perfect follow up.

We’re so happy to serve you here at Living Proof. We exist entirely for this purpose: to encourage people to come to know and love Jesus Christ. THIS Jesus of Scripture.

Enjoy Him!

P.S.  Our comments are all moderated so don’t panic if you don’t see yours show up right away. It’s there! You’ll see it on the next work day!

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  1. 1
    Kathy says:

    Thank you for a timely Word from Lord!! The lady with the medical issues is doing much better, but we left session#3 a little early to care for her.

    This was the first live Beth Moore event for our group of 26 ladies and we LOVED it. It was life changing!

    Thank you

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    Katy says:

    I was at LPL in Eugene. What a blessed time! I am beginning this homework challenge today. ❤️

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    Denise DiMercurio says:

    Today, July 27 2019, I commit to The Luke Challenge…In Search of THIS Jesus!

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    Nirekia Wilson says:

    I am starting my 30 day challenge today 7/27/2019 and I’m excited to know what Jesus is going to share with me! Much love, Nirekia

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    Valerie Olsen Feliciano says:

    I don’t see a sign up but this is my sign up! So stoked for a new challenge and ignited fire to start over.

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    Bekah says:

    I was at the Living Proof Live conference this morning! I’m starting my challenge now. So excited 🙂

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    Can’t wait to begin!
    Thank you Beth Moore for preaching the word!
    Awesome!

    Laurie Smucker!

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    Carol Smith says:

    The conference in Eugene was amazing and I left undone and “open” to falling in love with “THIS JESUS”! I’ve struggled with my relationship with Jesus because He wasn’t what I wanted Him to be or He didn’t give me what I thought I deserved. I prayed that He would open the eyes of my heart this weekend – and He did!! I am starting this challenge today. I want and need to know THIS JESUS in every part of my life and by starting this challenge today as soon as I get home from the conference will keep me moving forward so I don’t go back to “that Jesus”. Thank you Beth for being God’s vessel to speak His love and truth to me this weekend. It was life changing.

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    Michelle Knight says:

    Starting my 30 days today! Thank you for your boundless energy and your passion for the Lord. The conference was so exactly perfect.in timing and in content. I’m excited to learn more about This Jesus.

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    Kay Kirkpatrick says:

    Loved spending the last couple days with you I’m Eugene! You said exactly what I needed to hear. I’m starting tonight, July 27, 2019

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    Rosie says:

    Starting tomorrow morning, pray for me please.

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    Tammy says:

    My friend and I stopped on the way home from the conference and bought our notebooks to begin The Luke Challenge! We were so very blessed and challenged by your words, Beth. Thank you for serving THIS Jesus so beautifully.

    P.S. The dance party was an inspired idea.

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    Nancy says:

    Thank you for coming to Oregon I so enjoyed the weekend listening to your messages and being part of the inspirational worship. Travis and of the worship team are awesome
    Love the dance party between sessions this morning I am one of those Baptist but did really enjoy.
    Thank you for the homework looking forward to Luke.

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    Shelly Elston says:

    I’m going to start the Luke Challenge Monday, July 29th!

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    Jan Morton says:

    Hey Beth! I love this. I’m going to start the Luke Challenge on August 1.

    Thank you! Love & prayers,

    Jan

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    Lorraine Slind says:

    Thankyou ( with all my heart I Thankyou ) for your guidance. This focus is exactly what my spirit needs.
    (Said with tears and a very sad heart) and I’m not sad very often. Jesus is my life
    But I need him more at this time in my life and circumstances.

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    Deborah Cooke says:

    I loved LP in Eugene, OR this weekend and have started the Luke challenge today, July 27. I have also forwarded the challenge on to 5 friends.

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    Stacia says:

    I’m looking forward to beginning The Luke Challenge today! Thank you, Beth for the powerful way in which taught us in Eugene this weekend. We brought a group of women from our church in Bend. I’ll be encouraging any woman in our church to participate in The Luke Challenge by sharing this on our Women’s Ministry page. Thank you!

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    Karla says:

    This is the same challenge I received from my pastor’s wife! Also my 19 yr old daughter and I will see you in Green Bay!!! This will be her first big event like this. See you soon!

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    Rebecca Robinson says:

    Starting today! Beth, I personally thank you for the challenge. I’m not a regular church goer (but grew up in the church.) Several years ago, it was through your study of Esther that I became truly saved. I’m always moved by your (His) teachings but after any group study, or any live event, I go back to “normal” life and back into a friendship with “that” Jesus. This LPL made me re-fall in love with THIS Jesus for the last time. Thank you for the challenge to dig into the word – I CANT WAIT to see where it takes me. THANK YOU. -Rebecca

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    Julie says:

    So not related to the challenge. But Friday night Beth had on the cutest shoes. Where did she get them.

  22. 22
    Sonja Mallery says:

    I accept the challenge and will start 7/28/2019.

  23. 23
    Samantha says:

    I’m in! Love this.

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    Sherron Watkins says:

    July 28, 2019 will be my 30 day start! So fun. Thank you.

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    Sheryl Blake says:

    July 28

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    bh says:

    August 1

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    Janet says:

    Thank you for this challenge…..I am looking forward to getting to know Jesus in an even more intimate way….

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    Christine says:

    Starting the Luke Challenge today! I am wanting to know Jesus more deeply.

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    Pat W says:

    Starting the Luke challenge on July 28. Will be out of town half of the week but will do my best & make up where needed! Thank you for this idea!

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    TGoodew says:

    Started Luke challenge 7/2719. Attended Eugene Event. All I can say is WOW just WOW!!! Thank you so much for coming to the PNW! Please come again. Truly blessed.

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    Misty says:

    Doing this! Been reading Luke since Lisa Harper taught on Acts at Elevation last month. I am LOVING the book of Luke and reading it in TPT. I can’t wait for this journey with you, Beth. Love you!

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    Lori says:

    Starting the Luke challenge tomorrow July 28 2019. Had a wonderful time this weekend in Eugene.

  33. 33
    Teresa Wells says:

    Okay. So I am beginning the challenge. Thank you for helping me know Jesus better.

  34. 34
    Lisa Ziepke says:

    Starting tomorrow

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    Josie says:

    I’m in!! I wholeheartedly enjoyed the message this weekend Beth!

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    Patricia Norenberg says:

    Beth, I am taking the Luke Challenge. I loved your teachings this weekend and your messages. I felt the Holy Spirit come onto me and also my eyes have been opened. I believe in This Jesus. This was my first time to see you and I hope to get to many more of your teachings. Thank you for such a wonderful time. Your Praise and Worship team are awesome and they have very beautiful voice and they really do have a very deep love of This Jesus Christ. Amen

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      Patricia Norenberg says:

      Beth, I am starting my Luke Challenge today 8/17/2019. Thanks for the challenge. I really enjoyed the Eugene, OR Event. God Bless you and I hope and pray that you will be coming back in the near future.

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    Denise says:

    thanks for the challenge. I’ve been coasting and need a jump start.

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    Michelle says:

    Starting the Luke Challenge today! Thank you for coming to Oregon. It was my first time and I absolutely loved the message, the music, and the laughs. Our church staff is working on reconnecting with what it means to be a follower of Jesus, so your This Jesus teaching is so relevant! Thanks!

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    Sherry Mazza says:

    I’ll start on the Sabbath, July 28th, 2019 and I excitedly wait on the Holy Spirit. He is always with me but I ask Lord for revelation into the deep of you! Praise you LORD for The Luke Challenge.

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    Christie Brown Sparks says:

    Committing to the Luke Challenge! Eugene was AWESOME! Thank you and bless you!

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    Cindy says:

    I love this! I lead a group of 30+ in Bible Study here in Salisbury England. (I am American married to a military fella stationed here) We begin again September 11th. This autumn I’ve chosen to do Angela’s “Redeemed” book which I LOVED doing solo two years ago. You’ve got me thinking how I could also incorporate something like this with her study for these amazing ladies! Thank you! Xx

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    Rachael says:

    I love it, I will start today 7/28/19

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    Sandra Mangel says:

    Starting today! Can’t wait to see what God will show me.

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    Denise says:

    I will start this tomorrow by myself but later in August I am being to disciple a group of college girls and will do it with them.

    There has been some criticism about fill in the blank BS from younger people, that we should just study the Word. It has sadden me for them to say this because I have grown so much from Beth’s studies. Yes we filled out blanks but if we studied to be in the Word and not to get an answer in a book then God spoke to you.

    Thank you for sharing what God has put on your heart. May God continue to bless you as you are obedient and follow Him.

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    Jami says:

    Starting today, July 28.

  46. 46
    Leigh says:

    I’m so thankful to join you in reading Luke! So thankful we serve a God who desires us to know Him!

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    Shan Shan says:

    I’m in! Starting July 29. Going to read at lunch time. Very excited to see what God has for me to learn!

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    Elaine says:

    I plan to start this tomorrow morning, July 29. Thank you for suggesting this.

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    Tammy says:

    Awesome idea!! I’m doing it…starting today!! Thanks for the encouragement!!!

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