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Video Bible Study Content from Kyle Idleman

Kyle Idleman, best­selling author of not a fan., will be the first person to tell you that any success he has had, or any good he has done, has been because of Christ alone. As he likes to say, “Any good God does is not because of me, but in spite of me.”

It may have started as a message, but not a fan. has sparked a movement all over the world. More than a half a million books have been sold and more than 10,000 churches have used the video curriculum.

The Easter Experience

The Easter Experience brings the passion and resurrection of Jesus to life through dramatic storytelling and challenging teaching done in a highly cinematic style. Through these in-depth teachings, your small group will grow spiritually, bonding with each other as well as with the eternal message of Easter.

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Session 1
My Life has a Purpose
Jesus came not to be served, but to serve. Witness Jesus with His disciples at the Last Supper as He teaches by example that our life purpose is found in serving others.
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Session 2
My Life can Change
In Jesus’ darkest hour, two of His closest friends turned their backs on Him. Through the betrayals of Peter and Judas, we discover that in response to our sin we have the choice of repentance and life or despair and death.
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Session 3
My Pain is Understood
The journey to the cross was marked by betrayal, abuse, humiliation, loneliness, and agonizing pain. “Because He Himself suffered when He was tempted, He is able to help those who are being tempted.” (Hebrews 2:18 NIV)
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Session 4
My Life has a Plan
Imagine the thoughts and emotions of Mother Mary as she witnessed Jesus’ journey on the road to Golgotha. Watch as she struggles to reconcile giving birth to the Son of God with the scene of His imminent death. Did God really have a plan for her life? What of the life of her perfect, precious Son?
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Session 5
I Have the Promise of Eternal Life
The heart of the Gospel message is powerfully presented as we experience the crucifixion and death of Christ. Through the interaction between Jesus and the thief on the cross, we find ourselves in Jesus’ plan of salvation.
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Session 6
I have a hope that never dies
Mary Magdalene’s miraculous experience at the tomb of Jesus is filled with a new message of hope and the promise of eternal life. Through her story, we rejoice in the reality that nothing can ever take from us the hope we have in Christ.
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The Easter Experience
The Movie
Adapted from the original “The Easter Experience” episodes in the small group study by Kyle Idleman, this 80-minute film is a great movie event for any church during the Easter season.
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Not a Fan
Twenty times in the New Testament, Jesus issued a compelling and challenging invitation to Follow Him. He’s not interested in mere fans. He doesn’t want enthusiastic admirers. He wants Completely Committed Followers. Based on the engaging approach of Kyle Idleman, this one-of-a-kind small group study examines what it means to deny one’s self and truly follow Jesus.

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Session 1
FAN OR FOLLOWER
Jesus said, “If anyone would come after Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow Me.” This isn’t the optional small print of the Gospel. Jesus was never very interested in fans–people who were only enthusiastic admirers. He wanted completely committed followers. This is not just the challenge given to Christians once they are in – it is the invitation extended to all. If it’s true that “What you win them with is what you win them to” then the message of revival within the church and the message of evangelism for those outside the church is the same: deny yourself, take up your cross, and follow Jesus.
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Session 2
FOLLOW ME
Matthew’s tainted past and traitorous tax collecting made him a religious and social outcast. But, Matthew was not beyond the reach of Jesus Christ, who calls everyone, even the greatest of sinners, to leave everything and follow Him.
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Session 3
WHAT MUST I DO?
Matthew tells the story of a young, wealthy man who seemed to have all the answers. That is, except one: “What good thing must I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus replied, “Sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow Me.” Believing the cost too great, the man went away sad.
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Session 4
BURY THE DEAD
Luke tells us of several people who wanted to follow Jesus…later. One claims he’ll follow Jesus wherever he goes, but walks away upon learning of Jesus’ homelessness. Another says he’ll follow after the month-long process of bidding farewell to family. Still another wants to wait until his father dies, so he can collect the inheritance. Jesus’ reply: the time to follow is now. “Let the dead bury their own dead.”
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Session 5
DEAD MEN’S BONES
“God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.” Many people assess their own righteousness and spiritual security by adherence to outward rules. In Jesus’ day, these people were called Pharisees, and many of His harshest rebukes were reserved just for them. Christ does not call men to arbitrary rules and dead ritual, but to an abundant life of love and grace.
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Session 6
DECISION TIME
Jesus said, “Many will say to me on [judgment day], ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’” How is this possible? How can someone call Jesus “Lord,” preach and perform miracles in His name and still not know Him? Paul gives the answer: “If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.” Jesus gave a new command that would help the world discern fans from followers: Love one another.
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Not a Fan: The Movie
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.
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H2O: A Journey of Faith
Join H2O Guide Kyle Idleman for a cinematic journey through the human experience, and find out how the offer of Living Water has the power to change everything.

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Session 1
Thirsty
All people are thirsty for truth and meaning. Illustrating this search for fulfillment, the first episode features a desperate search for a wedding ring lost in the ocean’s surf. As they desperately search for the ring, the video explores our own concerns about finding satisfaction in life and our hopes for a happy ending.
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Session 2
Polluted
The goal of this episode is to help viewers set aside their negative ideas about the church – at least temporarily – so they can clearly consider Jesus. In this video, a young man stands disillusioned on the bank of a foul, poisonous river. Rather than turning his back on it, he heads to the river’s pure source for inspiration.
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Session 3
Source
God is the source of life. In this episode our preconceptions of God are examined, including those stemming from flawed relationships with our earthly fathers. In this half hour, we see a true picture of God’s love for His children.
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Session 4
Pure
We see life transformed in the story of Christ’s interaction with the Samaritan woman at the well, and her story of longing is reflected in an image of our modern society. Here the viewers meet Jesus who loves them for who they really are and who can satisfy their deepest longings.
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Session 5
Mirage
Only the Living Water of Christ can satisfy our thirst, but Satan may fool us into chasing mirages with promises of satisfaction that never materialize. This program shows how if we continue to chase mirages, we miss out on the fulfilled life Jesus offers and will ultimately die of thirst.
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Session 6
Drowning
This powerful episode addresses the Biblical concept of sin, its unavoidable consequences, and Christ’s ultimate solution. From the concept of original sin to Christ’s atonement on the cross, it paints a compelling picture of our separation from God and how Christ came to bridge the gap.
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Session 7
Drink
The moving story of a death row inmate serves as a metaphor for a sinner’s journey from death to a forgiven new life in Christ. As the inmate’s movement of execution arrives, we are compelled to discover the mysteries and joys of redemption from a heavenly perspective.
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The Christmas Experience
Its easy to forget that the Christmas holiday has anything to do with God’s plan to restore mankind to Himself. But the fact is that this commercialized, secularized holiday is meant to commemorate the most audacious miracle of all time – the arrival of Immanuel, God with us.

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Session 1
At Just the Right Time
The arrival of Immanuel was a miracle surrounded by miracles. Prophesies from the very beginning of time pointed to the event. Political events were timed to create the perfect window for Christ’s ministry. Cultural perceptions were primed to reveal Christ for who He was. And advancements in technology and industry were at the perfect point to facilitate the spread of the Gospel. Into this perfectly crafted moment, an angel makes a startling announcement to a simple peasant girl…
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Session 2
Favored One
The angel tells Mary, “You are highly favored, and the Lord is with you.” This is undoubtedly one of the most incredible compliments ever paid to a human being. As Mary embraces the will of God for her life, what can we learn about how to find favor with God? And as we see the path that is laid before this “favored one”, what can we discover about what God has in store for those who serve Him wholeheartedly?
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Session 3
Faithful One
He could have chosen wrath…but he chose mercy. He could have chosen disbelief, but he chose faith. He could have taken an easy path…but instead, he took on the scorn of his community, took one of God’s most favored as his wife, and took Immanuel as his son. Joseph is often a forgotten figure in the story of Jesus, but in his selfless faithfulness, we see a picture of the life we are all called to lead.
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Session 4
This is God’s Plan?
The circumstances of Christ’s birth have been softened by the passage of time, until we now see them with all the nostalgic quaintness of a Hallmark greeting card. But for Mary and Joseph, they were a real test. Abject poverty? Scandal? Political upheaval? A torturous hundred-mile journey across treacherous terrain, at the height of her pregnancy? God didn’t even arrange for a room at an inn!
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Session 5
Immanuel
A tiny baby, lying in a feeding trough, wrapped in rags by His exhausted parents, attended by a tattered crew of stinking sheep herders. Not much to see – if you’re looking with the eyes of man. But look with the eyes of God, and you see a supernatural celebration beyond the scope of human imagining, focused on the One who’s fingers crafted the stars, now wrapped in human flesh.
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Session 6
Gold, Frankincense, Myrrh
As a two-year-old Jesus toddled through the streets of Nazareth, He and His parents receive an exceptional entourage of guests – wise men from a distant country, bearing gifts of great significance. Gold, a gift for a king. Frankincense, the incense of a priest. Both of these would have thrilled Mary and Joseph. But Myrrh? An embalming ointment? What did this say about the divine destiny of their Son?
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Gods at War
Christians and the church rightfully place an emphasis on identifying and eradicating sin…but what if we’re actually missing the point? What if all sin has a common root, a core issue that we typically fail to address?

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Gods at War
Kyle’s introduction: False gods vie for our ultimate allegiance. These are gods of pleasure, romance, sex, money, and power, just to name a few. These gods are powerful, pervasive and ever present. Until Jesus reigns supreme in our hearts, we will struggle and wonder why. Are you ready to go to war?
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God of Pleasure
Paul Jones’ story: The heart of the battle is the battle for the heart. The gods of pleasure don’t look dangerous – they seem downright fun. Sometimes even necessary – like food, the comfort, counterfeit lover and idol of Paul Jones.
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Session 3
God of Love
Shannon Rants’ story: We were made to be loved and to love others. But until our love for God is greater than our love for anyone or anything else, our relationships can’t work the way they were designed. Shame and desperation drove Shannon Rants to the idol of misplaced love. Finally she discovered Jesus is the only one who truly completes us. Will you let Him heal you?
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Session 4
God of Money
Chuck Bentley’s story: Jesus talked more about money than heaven and hell combined and said no one can serve both God and money. Chuck Bentley, CEO of Crown Financial Ministries, was bowed fully at the altar of wealth before God intercepted him on the road to Wall Street. Where will you put your trust?
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Session 5
God of Power
Chuck Colson’s story: The gods of power and success can take us subtly. They almost always manifest themselves in the sin of pride. And as we climb the ladder higher, we don’t realize we’re setting ourselves up for a harder fall. Chuck Colson’s fall took him to prison in President Richard Nixon’s Watergate scandal. Will we humble ourselves in brokenness – and find grace?
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Session 6
God of Me
Donny Pauling’s story: We have a tendency to think the world revolves around us, that our happiness should be pursued, that our desires deserve to be satisfied. Donny Pauling followed the god of self into the porn industry where he finally had to choose: God or me? Who will we worship: God or ourselves?
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