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Date: Jan 9, 2013

“Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, 
because we know that suffering produces perseverance;
perseverance, character; and character, hope.”
Romans 5:3-4

“I decided to participate in the Mount 27 because I knew it would challenge me to read/pray with Scripture, which is something I never really had done before.  Since I enjoy a challenge I decided now was the time for me to break the ice and start reading some Scripture.
RJ Dogal, MSM C’13

“I decided to participate in Mount 27 because I have always wanted to read Scripture more, but find that I often do not make the time. I feel that the accountability of participating will encourage me to read more often, more prayerfully, and more thoughtfully.”
Margaret Kenney, MSM C’13

The idea of this Challenge reading schedule is simple.  There are 260 chapters in the New Testament.  If you read 2 chapters per day of the New Testament, you will complete the entire New Testament in 5 months. 

It’s going to be a Spiritual Workout!  Here are some ground rules:

  • 5 months, 27 New Testament Books.  Start by Sunday, December 16th and end April 30th, 2013.

  • Each month one book of the New Testament will be read out loud as a group on a Sunday afternoon.  Join fellow Challenge participants for study and catch up:
    Sunday, Jan. 20th – 2 Corinthians
    Sunday, Feb. 17th – Letter to the Romans
    Sunday, Mar. 10th – Letter to the Hebrews
    Sunday, Apr. 14th – Book of Revelation 1-11
    Sunday, Apr. 21st – Book of Revelation 12-22

  • It’s permissible to listen to books of the New Testament on CD as long as you give it reasonable attention!  Campus Ministry has 3 sets of the New Testament CDs that can be checkout out.

  • You must stay up to date and cannot fall more than two sections behind to complete Mount 27.

There are over 75 Mount students, faculty, and staff taking up this Challenge!  Find a friend and help keep each other on track and check the reading schedule.  Read this blog to hear about the progress of the Challenge and find encouragement!  

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