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. 451
    Shell says:

    Starting today August 1st 2019 ♡ Noticing a lot of obstacles and roadblocks.. but i am determined.. notebook ready.. Getting ready to pray and dive in!! Have a beautiful Day in This Jesus!!

    • 451.1
      Judy says:

      Starting today. My husband is doing it with me as well as about 20 women and some of their spouses from our church and friends.

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    Amber Anderson says:

    Started! Committed.

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    Kristin says:

    Starting August with The Luke Challenge!
    Thank you.

  4. 454
    Hannah S says:

    I started the study yesterday, July 31. I love this Be I REALLLLLLLY loved how we started the 3rd segment of the event. Thank you for all you do, Beth!!!

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    Cheri says:

    Started July 30th! Looking forward to getting to know “this Jesus” more and more!!!

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    Janet Darnell says:

    My Bible is open, my notebook is ready and I am shocked how nervous I am. No I’m not a new believer, I’m a Women’s Ministry Leader! This just shows me how dependent we can become on devotionals and workbooks. Thanks, Beth Moore for the Luke Challenge. I’m jumping in on August 1,2019!

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    Barb Harriman says:

    This is a great takeaway from the conference! And a marvelous opportunity to build a lasting, intensely personal relationship with our Lord & Savior!

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    LORIE says:

    I too, am starting the Luke Challenge today: Here I am LORD, at your feet and wanting to know you more deeply. May the Holy Spirit, share Truth and understanding with each of us, as we diligently seek This Jesus through the scriptures.

  9. 459
    Ann says:

    Starting the Luke challenge today August 1st.

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      Susan Turner says:

      I am starting the Luke challenge today. Read two chapters this morning to catch up with you guys. I need this y’all. The world does too. Thank you for putting that challenge out there to encourage us to go deeper into scripture and in our relationship with “this Jesus”. He is everything. I watched the first tv message of staying afloat on the fellow ship and you mentioned “this Jesus” on that program. It reminded me of this challenge. God works that way sometimes, never giving up on us to draw closer to Him. Thank you for being His servant and bringing His messages to us. May God continue to bless you Beth and your entire LPM team.

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    Cynthia says:

    Starting The Luke Challenge on Aug 1, 2019!

    Loved the event in Eugene – the third one that the I’ve attended with my good friend (who happens to be my daughter’s MIL – that’s how we met!). We’re July birthday buddies and first two events scheduled between our birthdays were in Midwest within 2 hours of our homes – this one…a bit farther, so fabulous vacation in the PNW!

    Blessings to Beth, Travis and the LP team!

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    Brandi Dilley says:

    Starting August 1st , so excited to go deeper into God’s word and find out more about This Jesus !!

  12. 462
    Zoe Delk says:

    I began my Luke challenge Aug. 1, 2019 I’m very excited and up for the challenge.

  13. 463
    Zoe Delk says:

    I started my Luke challenge on 8-1-19. I’m very excited and up for the challenge.

  14. 464
    Tresa says:

    Started the Luke challenge July 30th , I love homework from Beth Moore

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    Linda Gadway says:

    Starting today August 1,2019. This is a wonderful way to continue what we started with Beth in Eugene last week. It is also interesting our church is currently studying Luke – coincidence? I am not so sure. “This Jesus” so resonated with me. Thank you and Blessings to all.

  16. 466
    Sally Becker says:

    Started my 30 day challenge today. Praying for new insights!

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    Pam says:

    August is looking to be a busy month according to the lack of open space in my calendar. However, that means I need more of Jesus and his strength. So, here I go on the challenge.
    Jesus, I want to know YOU! Not what the world has made you our to be.

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    Karie Wentz says:

    Starting the Luke challenge today August 1st. Very excited to see what God has to show me!

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    Shannon says:

    I’m ready to start this renewed journey to know This Jesus, not That Jesus. ♡

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    Christine Collier says:

    So looking forward to knowing This Jesus even better!

  21. 471
    Shelley Vitus says:

    I’m beginning the Luke Challenge today, August 1, 2019. Excited to draw nearer to “this Jesus”.

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    Peggy V says:

    August 1st, starting the Luke Challenge!
    Praying for a deeper relationship with “this Jesus”!

  23. 473
    Maricely Macion says:

    Luke Challenge Day! Excited to know this Jesus more intimately than ever before!

  24. 474
    Cec says:

    So excited to start this challenge today on the 1st. My kids are joining in with me!!

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    Renee says:

    I am committed to know This Jesus!! I diving in today.

  26. 476
    Suan Clark says:

    Starting the reading today

  27. 477
    Rachel Parker says:

    I’m excited to know of Him more!

  28. 478
    Paula says:

    Hi I thought I would try this 30-day challenge starting Aug. 1st. I would love to have a closer walk with Jesus. I have a difficult time staying disciplined.

  29. 479
    Melissa Rominger says:

    One of my dear friends was able to go to your conference this past weekend. She was so excited to share this challenge with me and a few other friends. I’m starting today, too.

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    Allison says:

    Starting today August 1st. Looking forward to hearing God speak through the book of Luke.

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    Rachel says:

    Started today

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    Felicity says:

    I will be start my reading on Aug 2 of Luke this jesus.

  33. 483
    Elisa says:

    Today Lord,
    I begin this challenge with thanksgiving and praise. I am so grateful to study along with so many sisters. I ask that you
    open my mind to the scriptures, and unlock and move my mind towards you Lord.

  34. 484
    Lisa says:

    This is great. I’m going to start August 2,2019. I’m going to use a notebook and bible journal my journey this month. Thank you Beth. Love you Lisa

  35. 485
    Miky says:

    Started today with a group of wonderful friends who have become family.

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    Amy says:

    I have started this challenge today, August 1, 2019. Thank you for such a great teaching last weekend! I’m looking forward to all that THIS JESUS has to show and speak to me!

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    April Leathers says:

    I just finished my first day of the Luke Challenge. I enjoyed it and I asked the LORD a lot of questions. I also really appreciated learning about Elizabeth, Zechariah and how they were blessed with having John.

    Thank you Beth Moore, Travis Cottrell and the whole Living Proof Team for coming to the PNW! As you can see there are a lot of believers up here and we are not afraid of the Holy Spirit.

  38. 488
    Sue says:

    Attended in Eugene with 30 from our Church. Hopping on board and excited about the Luke Challenge! PS. Awesome and inspiring Worship snd GREAT dance break! Thanks LPM and Beth Moore

  39. 489
    Stephanie says:

    I’m in. Starting today.

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    Kim Kendall says:

    Thank you for an obviously God given challenge! Am starting right now!

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    Becky says:

    Starting today, August 2nd!

  42. 492
    Lynn Kneeland says:

    Planned to start yesterday… and life… today it is!

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    Kerri says:

    I started the Luke challenge on August 1st as did most of my friends who attended the event in Eugene. New notebook in hand and deeper learnings to come!

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    Joni says:

    Today, August 2,2019 is the day I choose to start the Luke Challenge! With an open mind anticipating the Holy Spirit will come to teach me all things.

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    Hiromi says:

    Started on July 28th. It’s amazing God has been giving me strength, time and focus to do this. Already getting fed and growing!! Thank you:)

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    Jeanne says:

    Starting Today! In search of This Jesus!

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    Carolyn says:

    I’m starting today, August 2. I also plan to forward this to others so that we can journey separately but joined together. Thank you for this opportunity!

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    Vicky Remy says:

    I started the Luke Challenge on August 1st. I’m so excited!!

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    Sherry says:

    Starting the challenge today 8/2…that first chapter is a doosy so much good stuff packed in there!

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    Mo Rockstad says:

    I was just made aware of this challenge today, August 2. I’m beginning today!

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