The Core 52 Experience

A strong spiritual core helps prevent all kinds of unhealth, protects the heart, and mind, & soul, reduces a lot of the pain life throws at us, improves our confidence in God’s faithfulness, and just makes you feel better overall. 

A strong spiritual core comes by growing in God’s Word. The Bible says, “There’s nothing like the written Word of God for showing you the way to salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. Every part of Scripture is God-breathed and useful one way or another—showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God’s way. Through the Word we are put together and shaped up for the tasks God has for us” (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

We will strengthen our core through the Core 52 Experience. For the next year we’ll be looking at 52 passages that will help you:

1. Discover the big picture of God’s Word

2. Equip you to study the Bible with clarity and confidence

3. Apply God’s Word to your daily life

This series is for those who have never cracked open a Bible, and for those who have studied it from cover to cover, and everyone in between. It’s for both young and old. 

Questions? Contact Tyler Tolbert, Outreach & Discipleship Minister, here or at 812.379.4491.

Check out Steve's "How To" video for the Core 52 Experience.

Core 52 2021 Reading Guide

  • Small Groups

    Does your small group want to use this sermon series as your group study? There is a small group leader guide that you can use or you can use these discussion questions.

    Would you like to participate in a small group? There will be in person or online groups available for teens and adults. Groups will meet on Wednesday evenings beginning September 9. Register here.

    Questions? Contact Tyler here or at 812.379.4491.

  • Weekly Reading

    This will be updated every Sunday afternoon.

    March 7 - March 13 | Read Chapter 51

    Sunday - Message The Master’s Class on Leadership: The Hardest Person to Lead


    Tuesday - Memorize Hebrews 12:1-2 “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

    Wednesday - Today's reading Nehemiah 1-2

    Thursday - Read and reflect on these Scriptures today... Luke 21:19; Philippians 3:7-11; 2 Timothy 4:7  Did God reveal anything to you today?

    FridayWrite out an action plan for growing grit in yourself or in someone else.

    Saturday - Bonus - Memorize 2 Timothy 4:7 “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”

  • Past Core 52 Messages

    Sunday's message will be posted here by noon on Monday's.

    March 7 - The Master's Class on Leadership - The Hardest Person to Lead

    February 28 - The Master's Class on Leadership - The Leader's Legacy

    February 21 - The Master's Class on Leadership - The Leader's Posture

    February 14 - The Master's Class on Leadership - Leading Well

    February 7 - The Master's Class on Leadership - Leadership Isn't What You Think

    January 31 - Better Than Improved - Victorious

    January 24 - Better Than Improved - Delighted

    January 17 - Better Than Improved - Surrendered

    January 10 - Better Than Improved - Liberated

    January 3 - Better Than Improved - Different

    December 27 - Jesus Before Christmas - Big Surprise

    December 20 - Jesus Before Christmas - Big Reveal

    December 13 - Jesus Before Christmas - Bigger Shoes

    December 6 - Jesus Before Christmas - Big Shoes

    November 29 - Jesus Before Christmas - Big Expectations

    November 22 - Getting Right with God - What Do I Do Now?

    November 15 - Getting Right with God - Is There a Lifetime Guarantee?

    November 8 - Getting Right with God - Am I Part of the Solution?

    November 1 - Getting Right with God - Who is the Solution For?

    October 25 - Getting Right with God - What's the Solution?

    October 18 - Getting Right with God - What's the Problem?

    October 11 - A Fresh Perspective on Morality

    October 4 - A Fresh Perspective on Mission

    September 27 - A Fresh Perspective on Reality

    September 20 - A Fresh Perspective on Purpose

    September 13 - A Fresh Perspective on Identity

    September 6 - A Fresh Perspective on Origins