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“Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it to him it is an sin.”

James 4:17

"The King will reply, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’”

Matthew 25:40

Has the church missed the mark?

Have we forgotten that we are supposed to assist those who are hungry and thirsty? Have we missed out on extending an invitation to a stranger or visiting someone in a prison? Have we forgotten that God has continually blessed us in order to be a blessing to others?

1 Corinthians 10:31 reminds us that we should do everything for the glory of God. If this is the case, have we made sure that our everything includes our giving and our love. For words are simply not enough anymore. In a world that is hurting from a lack of Christ, it is our job as Gospel-centered believers to spread the good news and care for those who seem to get lost in the shuffle.

It’s time for a change!

The Blackjack Challenge (#BlackJackChallenge) is a way for Christians to put love into action (1 John 3:18). Through the next 21 weeks, we hope that you will embark on this journey with us to show the love of Christ to those who might otherwise miss out. Each week we will present a new challenge in the hope that you will pray on it and complete it.

After you have completed the challenge, take some time to reflect upon the week and the actions you took to complete the tasks, and then create a post (video is highly encouraged!) and upload it to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtags #BTGUM and #BlackJackChallenge for a chance to be featured on our page. Don’t want to post to social media? No problem! We still want to hear from you! Send an email to and let us know how each challenge has impacted you.

Are you ready to play Blackjack?

Make Your Move.

Challenge #18