Twenty times in the New Testament, Jesus Christ issued a compelling and challenging invitation: “Follow Me.” Jesus is not interested in mere fans. He doesn’t want enthusiastic admirers. He wants completely committed followers. Built around the engaging approach of Kyle Idleman, Teaching Pastor at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, KY, this one of a kind small group study examines what it means to deny one’s self and truly follow Jesus.
This is not a conventional small group experience. It is a cinematic journey, a series of six mini-movies, with the perspective and depth to help shape today’s believer into a first century Christ-follower. Participants follow the journey of Eric Nelson, a man leading a compartmentalized triple life as a pleasure-seeking rebel, a cutthroat corporate executive, and a nominal Christian. But when confronted with a near death experience, Eric embarks on a spiritual journey that transforms his commitment to Jesus Christ and tests the faith of his friends and family.
This digitally downloadable video series also includes 1 PDF 42-Day Not A Fan Journal, filled with helpful application questions, to assist you, your small group, or your church.
PLEASE NOTE: If you're going to use this study in a group, you must purchase a PDF Not A Fan Journal for each participant.
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6 downloadable video sessions and 1 PDF Journal. PLEASE NOTE: If you're going to use this study in a group, you must purchase a PDF Journal for each participant.
About Kyle Idleman
Kyle Idleman is a bestselling author and the teaching pastor at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky, one of the largest churches in America.A graduate of Ozark Christian College, his full-time ministry began as a church planter in Los Angeles county, CA. After a fruitful season in southern California, he and his family moved to Louisville, Kentucky, where he has served in his current role at Southeast Christian Church since 2003. Kyle and his wife DesiRae have four children. They live on a farm near Louisville.
The part played as Eric Nelson shows that it is not easy to live out the Christian life as we should. Even when family is opposed to our stand we are to be strong and not compromise. To compromise is to allow decay to come into our lives, and our testimony is almost worthless. The comments of Kyle are of very timely and get right to the heart. It brought tears to my eyes, particularly with the comments made at the funeral service. I plan to show it to some of my church people. Thank you for presenting the topic so powerfully.