I wrote FKJ to bring Scot’s key ideas about being disciples of Jesus into a practical format for Christians to study and apply. The workbook has 24 lessons. Each one includes a short reading from one of Scot’s books with Zondervan:
- The King Jesus Gospel - The Blue Parakeet - One.Life - A Fellowship of Differents
You don’t need to buy all those books to do the study – the excerpts are included in the FKJ workbook.
Each lesson also includes a personal Bible study, a journaling prompt, and a way to approach prayer. There is also a small group session guide in each chapter for those who want to go through the study with others.
My new friend Jill Shepherd is leading a women’s group in Minnesota through Following King Jesus. Her group has a wide range of ages (teens to retirees) with a variety of backgrounds in Bible knowledge who are all enjoying the study. She said, “The biggest message we’ve taken away from the first six lessons is that the gospel message is not just ‘Jesus died for my sins and I’m going to heaven now.’ It’s about Jesus’s life, too, and that was huge for these ladies to realize. Jesus’s gospel is taking care of the poor and freedom for captives, all the things He was doing during his life.”
Three winners will receive a discipleship bundle of all five books (Following King Jesus, The King Jesus Gospel, The Blue Parakeet, One.Life, and A Fellowship of Differents) and five winners will receive the Following King Jesus workbook.
Becky Castle Miller serves on the pastoral staff at an international church in Maastricht, Netherlands. She is the author of the study guide Teaching Romans Backwards and the co-author, with Scot McKnight, of the discipleship curriculum Following King Jesus . She conveys her five kids around town on bikes and studies New Testament in the middle of the night via Northern Live. Connect with her on Twitter and Instagram @bcastlemiller.