What is the Renovate Challenge?
The Renovate Challenge is taking God up on his promise to renovate our hearts. God’s promise is that if we follow Christ he will write his laws on our hearts and minds (Hebrews 10:16). God wants to make us like Christ inside so that we naturally obey him on the outside.
Why don’t we experience this life automatically when we put our faith in Jesus? Because God has designed that we will experience the life of Jesus only as we adopt the life-style of Jesus. That’s what Jesus means when he says “Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” (Matthew 11:29)
Jesus’ lifestyle was full of practices that shaped who he was inside. He trained himself into a godly character. We believe that as we follow Jesus in his practices we will experience his character forming in us. God renovates us inside when we consistently apply Jesus practices in our days and weeks.
These are the practices we will follow Jesus in for the renovate challenge:
How to take on the Renovate Challenge
- Hit “I accept the challenge” on the website
- Did you do the practices we planned last week?
- What did you experience through the practices?
- What will you do this coming week?
Don’t worry if you don’t do this all perfectly! You can miss some days and that’s ok. Just keep plugging along. The point isn’t to implement perfectly – it’s to connect with God more and allow him to renovate your heart. As we go along you’ll get to hear testimonies of what God is doing in people in our community!
Discover the Practices of Jesus
To become like Jesus we need to do the kinds of things that Jesus did.
Here are the practices that we have learned and are putting into practice so far to help us to walk as Jesus walked and live how Jesus lived: