EMMAUS BIBLE CHALLENGE 2023

The Gospel Of Matthew

The Gospel Of Matthew

In his gospel, Matthew shows that Jesus is the long-expected Messiah of Israel, the only one with a right to the throne of David.

 

The book does not claim to be a complete biography of Christ’s life on earth. It begins with His genealogy and early years, then jumps to the beginning of His public ministry when He was about thirty. Guided by the Holy Spirit, Matthew selects those aspects of the Savior’s life and ministry which proclaim Him as God’s Anointed One—for that is what the title “Messiah” means.

 

The book moves toward a climax—the trial, death, burial, resurrection, and ascension of the Lord Jesus. And in that climax, of course, is laid the foundation for man’s salvation. That is why the book is called a “gospel”—not so much because it explains the way by which sinful man may receive eternal salvation, but rather because it describes the sacrificial work of Christ by which our salvation was made possible.

In his gospel, Matthew shows that Jesus is the long-expected Messiah of Israel, the only one with a right to the throne of David.

 

The book does not claim to be a complete biography of Christ’s life on earth. It begins with His genealogy and early years, then jumps to the beginning of His public ministry when He was about thirty. Guided by the Holy Spirit, Matthew selects those aspects of the Savior’s life and ministry which proclaim Him as God’s Anointed One—for that is what the title “Messiah” means.

 

The book moves toward a climax—the trial, death, burial, resurrection, and ascension of the Lord Jesus. And in that climax, of course, is laid the foundation for man’s salvation. That is why the book is called a “gospel”—not so much because it explains the way by which sinful man may receive eternal salvation, but rather because it describes the sacrificial work of Christ by which our salvation was made possible.

EMMAUS BIBLE CHALLENGE 2022

EMMAUS BIBLE CHALLENGE 2022

The Gospel Of Matthew

In his gospel, Matthew shows that Jesus is the long-expected Messiah of Israel, the only one with a right to the throne of David.

 

The book does not claim to be a complete biography of Christ’s life on earth. It begins with His genealogy and early years, then jumps to the beginning of His public ministry when He was about thirty. Guided by the Holy Spirit, Matthew selects those aspects of the Savior’s life and ministry which proclaim Him as God’s Anointed One—for that is what the title “Messiah” means.

 

The book moves toward a climax—the trial, death, burial, resurrection, and ascension of the Lord Jesus. And in that climax, of course, is laid the foundation for man’s salvation. That is why the book is called a “gospel”—not so much because it explains the way by which sinful man may receive eternal salvation, but rather because it describes the sacrificial work of Christ by which our salvation was made possible.


About the Emmaus Bible Challenge

This is the 15th annual Emmaus Bible Challenge. This nationwide event invites groups, churches, and individuals to study the a Bible course together. Gather a group of people and study the same course with fellow Christians all around the country.

 

Biblical text-based study

Written by respected Bible Professor

Easy to read format

Exam included to evaluate your learning

Group or individual participation

Certificate awarded upon completion

Biblical text-based study

Written by respected Bible Professor

Easy to read format

Exam included to evaluate your learning

Group or individual participation

Certificate awarded upon completion

Biblical text-based study

Written by respected Bible Professor

Easy to read format

Exam included to evaluate your learning

Group or individual participation

Certificate awarded upon completion

About the Emmaus Bible Challenge

This is the 15th annual Emmaus Bible Challenge. This nationwide event invites groups, churches, and individuals to study the a Bible course together. Gather a group of people and study the same course with fellow Christians all around the country.

 

Biblical text-based study

Written by respected Bible Professor

Easy to read format

Exam included to evaluate your learning

Group or individual participation

Certificate awarded upon completion

Biblical text-based study

Written by respected Bible Professor

Easy to read format

Exam included to evaluate your learning

Group or individual participation

Certificate awarded upon completion


About the Emmaus Bible Challenge

This is the 15th annual Emmaus Bible Challenge. This nationwide event invites groups, churches, and individuals to study the a Bible course together. Gather a group of people and study the same course with fellow Christians all around the country.

 

Biblical text-based study

Written by respected Bible Professor

Easy to read format

Exam included to evaluate your learning

Group or individual participation

Certificate awarded upon completion

About the Emmaus Bible Challenge

This is the 15th annual Emmaus Bible Challenge. This nationwide event invites groups, churches, and individuals to study the a Bible course together. Gather a group of people and study the same course with fellow Christians all around the country.

 

Biblical text-based study

Written by respected Bible Professor

Easy to read format

Exam included to evaluate your learning

Group or individual participation

Certificate awarded upon completion

Biblical text-based study

Written by respected Bible Professor

Easy to read format

Exam included to evaluate your learning

Group or individual participation

Certificate awarded upon completion


Registration will open October 1, 2021.



Details

Eligibility - Who can participate?

  1. The Emmaus Bible Challenge is open to anyone in the USA.
  2. Teams of any size are welcome, however, if you would like to compete against other teams we require a minimum of 5 participants. There is no limit to team size.
  3. Participants should be at an age that they are able to complete the exams without outside assistance.
  4. If a participant has previously taken the chosen course with Emmaus Worldwide’s Correspondence School, they can participate in the Challenge; however, their existing grade will not be changed in their transcript.

Registration - When should I register?

  1. Enrollment begins on October 1st, 2022. Participants may continue to register until December 1st, 2022.
  2. Each team must submit an online registration form to register their team. All information should be completed, and all fees should be paid prior to materials being released
  3. The cost is $10.00 per participant, which includes the course "The Gospel of Matthew” by William MacDonald, mailings, grading, and commenting.

Coordinator Responsibilities - What leaders can expect

Coordinator Responsibilities

General:
The Coordinator acts as the team leader and as the liaison between the team and Emmaus Worldwide.
 
Materials:
Materials you will receive from Emmaus Worldwide for recruiting your team:
  • Participant sign-up list
  • Poster
  • Sample course (to display to potential team members)
 

Materials you will receive from Emmaus Worldwide for participating in the challenge:

  • One course per team member (including yourself)
  • Exam Answer Sheets (1 per team member)
  • Certificates
  • 1 prepaid envelope for mailing your team’s completed Answer Sheets
 

Materials you will receive from participants before start:

  • Sign up information
  • Bible Challenge registration fee
 

Materials you will receive from participants at the end of the challenge:

  • Exam Answer Sheet

 

Activities:

  • Each participating group will name a Coordinator who will liaise with the Emmaus Worldwide Correspondence School, sending materials to Emmaus Worldwide and receiving materials from Emmaus Worldwide.
  • Advertise the Challenge, organize the team, collect information to complete the Participant Sign-Up List, and collect fees.
  • Send Participant Sign-Up List and fees to Emmaus Worldwide. Every effort should be made to send all sign-ups together so a single shipment may be made.
  • Receive materials: Study course (1 per student), exam answer sheet (1 per student) from Emmaus Worldwide.
  • Coordinator distributes the materials to each local participant.
  • Participants complete the exam Answer Sheets and return them to the Coordinator.
  • Coordinator collects the exam Answer Sheets, checks all names and addresses, and sends them to Emmaus Worldwide using the prepaid envelope.
  • Emmaus Worldwide grades and returns the exam answer sheets to the coordinator.
  • Coordinator distributes to the participants.
  • As applicable, the Coordinator receives and distributes certificates.



Important Dates

    December 1, 2022

Deadline to register your team online for the Challenge

January 2, 2023

    Challenge begins!

February 1, 2023

Update #1 (EMAIL)

March 1, 2023

Update #2 (EMAIL)

April 2, 2023

Exam Answer Sheets due to Coordinator - Challenge Ends

April 5, 2023

Submission postmarked to Emmaus Worldwide

FAQs - A few frequently asked questions

Frequently Asked Questions:
  1. Why must we mail the SPAS (single-page answer sheets) by April 5, 2023?  The Emmaus Bible Challenge includes a large number of teams. The end date is equal for all groups, enabling Emmaus Worldwide to grade and return each group’s exams promptly.
    1. Does the course cost ($10.00) cover all of the costs?

    Yes! Emmaus Worldwide covers the cost of shipping the course books. Emmaus Worldwide instructors will grade and comment on the courses. Emmaus Worldwide also covers the costs of the certificates.

    1. Can I photocopy the exam sheet?
    No, there are no photocopies allowed of the course text or the exam sheets. Any photocopied sheets will not be processed for grading. If your exam sheet is lost please email Ann at aalvarenga@emmausworldwide.org.

Eligibility - Who can participate?

  1. The Emmaus Bible Challenge is open to anyone in the USA.
  2. Teams of any size are welcome, however, if you would like to compete against other teams we require a minimum of 5 participants. There is no limit to team size.
  3. Participants should be at an age that they are able to complete the exams without outside assistance.
  4. If a participant has previously taken the chosen course with Emmaus Worldwide’s Correspondence School, they can participate in the Challenge; however, their existing grade will not be changed in their transcript.

Registration - When should I register?

  1. Enrollment begins on October 1st, 2022. Participants may continue to register until December 1st, 2022.
  2. Each team must submit an online registration form to register their team. All information should be completed, and all fees should be paid prior to materials being released
  3. The cost is $10.00 per participant, which includes the course "The Gospel of Matthew” by William MacDonald, mailings, grading, and commenting.

Coordinator Responsibilities - What leaders can expect

Coordinator Responsibilities

General:
The Coordinator acts as the team leader and as the liaison between the team and Emmaus Worldwide.
 
Materials:
Materials you will receive from Emmaus Worldwide for recruiting your team:
  • Participant sign-up list
  • Poster
  • Sample course (to display to potential team members)
 

Materials you will receive from Emmaus Worldwide for participating in the challenge:

  • One course per team member (including yourself)
  • Exam Answer Sheets (1 per team member)
  • Certificates
  • 1 prepaid envelope for mailing your team’s completed Answer Sheets
 

Materials you will receive from participants before start:

  • Sign up information
  • Bible Challenge registration fee
 

Materials you will receive from participants at the end of the challenge:

  • Exam Answer Sheet

 

Activities:

  • Each participating group will name a Coordinator who will liaise with the Emmaus Worldwide Correspondence School, sending materials to Emmaus Worldwide and receiving materials from Emmaus Worldwide.
  • Advertise the Challenge, organize the team, collect information to complete the Participant Sign-Up List, and collect fees.
  • Send Participant Sign-Up List and fees to Emmaus Worldwide. Every effort should be made to send all sign-ups together so a single shipment may be made.
  • Receive materials: Study course (1 per student), exam answer sheet (1 per student) from Emmaus Worldwide.
  • Coordinator distributes the materials to each local participant.
  • Participants complete the exam Answer Sheets and return them to the Coordinator.
  • Coordinator collects the exam Answer Sheets, checks all names and addresses, and sends them to Emmaus Worldwide using the prepaid envelope.
  • Emmaus Worldwide grades and returns the exam answer sheets to the coordinator.
  • Coordinator distributes to the participants.
  • As applicable, the Coordinator receives and distributes certificates.



Important Dates

    December 1, 2022

Deadline to register your team online for the Challenge

January 2, 2023

    Challenge begins!

February 1, 2023

Update #1 (EMAIL)

March 1, 2023

Update #2 (EMAIL)

April 2, 2023

Exam Answer Sheets due to Coordinator - Challenge Ends

April 5, 2023

Submission postmarked to Emmaus Worldwide

FAQs - A few frequently asked questions

Frequently Asked Questions:
  1. Why must we mail the SPAS (single-page answer sheets) by April 5, 2023?                                                       The Emmaus Bible Challenge includes a large number of teams. The end date is equal for all groups, enabling Emmaus Worldwide to grade and return each group’s exams promptly.
    1. Does the course cost ($10.00) cover all of the costs?

    Yes! Emmaus Worldwide covers the cost of shipping the course books. Emmaus Worldwide instructors will grade and comment on the courses. Emmaus Worldwide also covers the costs of the certificates.

    1. Can I photocopy the exam sheet?
    No, there are no photocopies allowed of the course text or the exam sheets. Any photocopied sheets will not be processed for grading. If your exam sheet is lost please email Ann at aalvarenga@emmausworldwide.org.





Please Register by December 1, 2022

$10.00



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