"You’re already in a fight, whether you know it or not. Your spiritual enemy wants to take you out. He’s a master at making strong men weak. Sometimes he does that by making us comfortable, secure, and safe, resigned to a mediocre life because it’s familiar and doesn’t require much from us. Is that really how you want to live?" – Fight - Craig Groeschel
"Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses." - 2 Timothy 6:12
You know you are a Christ follower and realize you are in the midst of a spiritual war – a war that demands that you fight.
In Fight Club, comfort isn’t the goal. Your love for Jesus and hate for your own sin will demand complete honesty about your struggles. You will abandon the “Jesus-and-me” attitude that isolates you from other Christians. You will allow others into your brokenness because you know it pushes you into dependence on the Gospel. You will get serious and stop piddling around with God’s Word. You will see God’s Spirit transform you as you consistently look for Jesus in the Scriptures. You will fight for the key relationships in your life. Jesus fought, died and rose to destroy the enemies that are scheming to take you out. The Word of God is calling you to join the fight.
“FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT OF THE FAITH” -1 Timothy 6:12
Fight Clubs are only for the willing. They start with men who will commit to the process. No spectators. Spectators make lousy disciples. Fight Clubs mutate: 2-3 people per group. When a fourth wants in, the group splits to become 2x2. Fight Clubs are simple. There is no designated leader. Each participant leads. Fight Clubs meet WEEKLY for an hour and do 3 things.
1) FIGHT FOR TRUTH
Read a chapter of Scripture a day during the week. Really. Rotate who chooses the reading. If one person doesn’t finish, everybody re-reads the same 7 chapters and trusts God has more to show you. This is the PRIMARY thing Fight Clubs will do.
2) FIGHT FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS
Confess your sin to each other. Each person answers each question on the back of this card each week. Focus on the heart and not on the behavior. Your Fight Club must be an environment of honesty, vulnerability, grace and CONFIDENTIALITY.
3) FIGHT FOR YOUR RELATIONSHIPS
Admit your dependence on Christ to lead your wife and family. Date your wife and daughters, Give your sons a plan for manhood. Pray for and with those most important to you each day. If you’re not married, you’ll apply Scripture to your most important relationships.
FIGHT YOUR SIN
1. Did you finish the reading this week? How did you hear from God? What will you change in your life as a result?
2. How has anger, fear or anxiety showed up this week?
3. How has addiction been chasing you this week?
4. With whom do you need to reconcile? Have you been impatient and irritable with someone this week?
5. How have you battled sexual or intimacy temptation? To whom will you be accountable this week?
6. Has your generosity reflected faith in God’s promises or a feeling of entitlement?
7. Did you just lie to me?
IF YOU’RE MARRIED:
- How have you demonstrated love to your wife this past week?
IF YOU HAVE CHILDREN:
- How have you prepared your children for release this week?
IF YOU’RE SINGLE:
- How have you honored your parents and reflected Christ in your closest relationships?