Jesus with Dirty Feet Discussion Guide

Jesus with Dirty Feet Discussion Guide

10 Sessions for the Curious and Skeptical

by Don Everts and Douglas Scott

Jesus with Dirty Feet Discussion Guide
  • Length: 80 pages
  • Number of Studies: 10
  • Published: July 25, 2003
  •  Discontinued
  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-1122-9
  • Item Code: 1122
  • Case Quantity: 100

Have you suffered through a bad experience with church?

Have you encountered one—or several—insensitive Christians?

Please, says Don Everts, don't let that stop you from finding out more about the most compelling, audacious, wild-eyed, radical, revolutionary person that ever lived—Jesus!

In this discussion guide, Everts and Douglas Scott offer ten sessions of candid inquiries into who Jesus was, what he was like and whether or not it matters. Drawing on excerpts from his book Jesus with Dirty Feet as a jumping-off point, they also use each session to explore the big differences between institutional Christianity as you know it and the reality of following Jesus.


Introduction: Let the Clash Begin!
1. Christianity: Organ Music or Smelly Fishermen?
2. Jesus' Identity: Good Man or God Man?
3. Jesus' Friends: Religious Snobs or Moving Bowels?
4. Jesus' Teaching: Common Sense or Offensive Ideas?
5. Christians: Wallflowers or Revolutionaries?
6. Repentance: Sitting in the Corner or Dancing a Jig?
7. Church: Steeple or People?
8. Prayer: Religious Noise or Chatting with Mom?
9. The Bible: Thees Thous or Dripping Pages?
10. Salvation: Stingy Requirements or Grassy Feasts?
Suggestions for the Leader
Leader's Notes
Resources for Further Digging

Don Everts

Don Everts is reluctant to call himself an evangelist, but for decades he has found himself talking about Jesus with all sorts of skeptical and curious people. He is a writer for Lutheran Hour Ministries and teaching pastor at Bonhomme Presbyterian Church in St. Louis, Missouri. He has also been a speaker and trainer for Alpha and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. His many books include Jesus with Dirty Feet, I Once Was Lost, The Reluctant Witness, and The Spiritually Vibrant Home.

He and his wife, Wendy, live in a neighborhood founded over two hundred years ago that now has two public schools, four churches, one mosque, one Hindu temple, and both a Costco and a Walmart. 

BY Don Everts

Scott is a writer and filmaker, currently working as executive producer for Axis (a ministry to post-college adults) at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois.

BY Douglas Scott