Come Follow Me is a movie that depicts what it means to be a disciple, a follower of Jesus. The movie recounts the experience of the apostle Peter—his misunderstanding, denial, doubts, and fears. The answer for Peter is Jesus who assures his disciple of forgiveness through his death on the cross and resurrection from the dead. The way for Peter to be a follower of Jesus is found in the power and promises of Jesus’ word, in the same way as it is for us.
There are seven scenes in the 34-minute movie:
1. Upper Room – Lord’s Supper and Jesus teaching his disciples
2. Garden of Gethsemane – Jesus’ prayer, betrayal, and arrest
3. Courtyard of the High Priest – Peter’s denial
4. Tomb – Jesus’ burial and resurrection
5. Sea of Galilee – Jesus’ appearance after his resurrection
6. Ascension – Jesus’ commission for his disciples
7. Pentecost – Peter preaches by the power of the Holy Spirit
The movie can help Christians grow spiritually and also provide them with a tool for sharing with people they know who need Jesus. For those reasons, the movie and the prepared materials may be used for a study with members. The study materials are listed below.
Since much of the movie’s content relates to Jesus’ passion and resurrection, the Come Follow Me movie and its accompanying study would be very meaningful during Lent leading up to Easter. At the introductory lesson the entire movie is viewed and briefly discussed with prepared Questions for Reflection. Following are seven one-hour lessons that focus on a particular segment of the movie. At the end of the study, encourage members to give a movie DVD to a relative or friend and invite them to Easter services.
Use this movie for sharing your faith. View the movie with people you know, or give it to them to view on their own. Then take time to discuss the meaning of the movie for our lives. Use the Questions for Reflection document to guide that discussion.
Go to: www.ComeFollowMeMovie.com to view the movie trailer, learn other ways of using it for outreach, and get information about ordering single copies or in quantity at a reduced cost.
(Resources are also available in Spanish.)