Violent images are used in the Scriptures to portray the fight for repentance against sin. Amputation (Mt. 5:29-30), murder (Col. 3:5), starvation (Rom. 13:14), and warfare (1 Tim. 6:9-12) are all images used to help us understand the gravity and danger sin poses. As a follower of Christ, you are in the midst of a war he has commanded you to fight (Eph 6:10-20, Rom. 7:22-23, 2 Cor. 10:3-4). A fight against sin, Satan, and the powers of hell; to fight for truth, joy, and life in others. Fight Clubs are one way we get in the fight…together.
Fight Clubs are where we fight for the truth, fight our sin, and fight for others. You will consume God’s Word like it’s food (Job 23:12, Psalm 34:8, 119:103, John 6:35). You will also stop isolating and instead use the brothers and sisters God has united you to in Christ (Prov 27:17, Heb. 10:24-25). You will be uncomfortably honest with your struggles because you hate sin and love Jesus. You will allow others into your brokenness because it pushes you to depend on the gospel. You will hammer the grace of God into your heart until it determines who you are. You will pray for those who don’t love Jesus and see God save them as you purposefully weave them into your life and mission. You will see God’s Spirit transform your friends, even when you fail in all of this. Jesus fought, died, and rose to destroy the enemies that are killing you, and he’s calling you to join the fight.