J. Gordon Duncan

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Resources to Help You Fight

Sovereign King Church launched Fight Club about 6 months ago. Fight Club is a gathering of men for the purpose of Knowing Christ and Walking in Integrity. It is a safe place for men to encourage each other as “What happens at Fight Club stays at Fight Club.” We meet the first and third Wednesday’s of each month at the SK Worship Space.

Now that Fight Clubs are growing across the country in various forms and incarnations, more and more resources are available.

The excellent e-book by Jonathan Dodson continues to be a helpful resource. Once free, it is still available for a very cheap download or hard copy.

There is a Fight Club Blog where men can post encouraging stories or Fight Clubs in their area.

There is also a great section on the blog about how to organize a Fight Club if you are interested.

If you have any questions about SK’s Fight Club, don’t hesitate to ask or email me at jgordonduncan@yahoo.com

I’ll leave you with this helpful reminder about why we should fight…

“There are many things worth fighting for, especially in the church. Our churches should be filled with fighting – fighting for justice, for peace, for healing, for perseverance, for faith, for one another, and for the gospel. The problem is that most of us either don’t fight at all or fight for the wrong things. All too often Christians are either wimps or bullies. Wimps wuss out of the fight of faith, pathetically following the vain promises of the world. Bullies beat one another up over petty issues instead of fighting together. When Christians fight, very few fight in faith for one another.” Jonathan Dodson

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December 10, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

More Sneak Peaks at the SK Swag

This is our new image for SK Fight Club that meets the first and third Wednesday of each month at SK.  You can find out more about Fight Club at http://bit.ly/403XkI

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This is our new image for Project Runway:  Pursuing Authentic Design that meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month.  You can find more information about Project Runway at http://bit.ly/12R5gM

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Wednesday at the Water Hole gathers on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 9:30pm. It is a time for guys to just hang at Buffalo Wild Wings and catch up.

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September 18, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Why We Fight

Fight-Club-PlacardFight Club meets the first and third Wednesday of each month @ Sovereign King Church

Recently, Sovereign King re-launched our men’s study as a “Fight Club” branding it so because there we fight for what is important (our relationship with God, our families, our church, our jobs, etc).  We confess, encourage, pray, and struggle.  Now Jonathan Dodson’s “Fight Club” comes along to equip churches, and I can’t recommend it enough.

You can get the book free at http://bit.ly/ooQOE

“There are many things worth fighting for, especially in the church.  Our churches should be filled with fighting – fighting for justice, for peace, for healing, for perseverance, for faith, for one another, and for the gospel.  The problem is that most of us either don’t fight at all or fight for the wrong things.  All too often Christians are either wimps or bullies.  Wimps wuss out of the fight of faith, pathetically following the vain promises of the world.  Bullies beat one another up over petty issues instead of fighting together.  When Christians fight, very few fight in faith for one another.”

We recently added a new element to the SK Fight Club gatherings.  Since what happens at Fight Club stays at Fight Club, I can only share so much.  But some of the things that happen there are general, not personal, and can be shared.  These are some of the things we consider.  For example, if you are going to get in a fight and win, you need to be in shape.  Getting in shape requires discipline.  Fight Club prepares men for the fight.

If you get into a fight without training, you will get your butt kicked.  Even with training, there isn’t guarantee of victory.  You have to know what fight you are in.  As the old saying goes, you don’t want to bring a knife to a gun fight.  At Fight Club, we want to equip men for the fight whether that fight be leading their families, getting a job, being faithful to their wives, being a good student, etc.  To be ready for the fight, you have to overcome bad habits, laziness, and sin, so we have decided to focus our training on three areas:  reading the scriptures, praying, and exercising.

Fifteen minutes of each is sufficient to get started but finding forty-five minutes a day for these things is not easy.  So the challenge goes like this:  pick two of the three disciplines and spend fifteen minutes in them each day for two weeks.

For example, day one can be fifteen minutes of reading the Bible and fifteen minutes of running or some other physical exercise.  Day two is fifteen minutes of exercise and fifteen of praying.  Day three is praying and reading the Bible.  You then just continue through the cycle each day.

Most people, but speaking specifically to men, have problems remaining disciplined because their goals are unattainable or too large right off the bat.  Reading through the Bible in a year is a worthy and noble pursuit, but if you haven’t read the Bible monthly, much less daily, the chances of you meeting that goal are slim.

The idea with the Fight Club challenge is to make the goals both attainable and stretching.  It will take an immense amount of discipline and self-control to do this, but the payoff and readiness for the fight is worthwhile.

As we go forward, there will be more Fight Club challenges, and some of them won’t be things that can be shared on a blog.  My question for you, man or woman, is, “Who is challenging you to be prepared for the fight?”  If you aren’t preparing, you’ll lose.  If you think you aren’t in a fight, you have lost already.

Fight Club is for men.  We meet at Sovereign King Church the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 7:00pm.  Get in the fight. Find out more details at http://bit.ly/49dTR.

September 14, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | 2 Comments

Let’s Get Ready to Rumble

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The next SK Fight Club has been announced. It will be at 7:00 pm on October 21st at the Sovereign King space.  You can find more info and respond to the invite at http://bit.ly/48dlKZ

Fight Club is a gathering of men for the purpose of Knowing Christ, Walking in Integrity, and Knowing the Scriptures.   It is a safe place ask questions, share struggles, give wisdom, and be yourself.  You don’t have to respond to the invite to go to Fight Club.  If you want, just show up.

WateringHole-PlacardAfterward, everyone is invited to join us at the Watering Hole (Buffalo Wild Wings) immediately following Fight Club at 9:30pm.

September 10, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment