Fight Club - Colossians 1

Fight Clubs create a context for gospel-centered discipleship - studying the Scriptures to find your sin, fight your sin and trust your Savior. Here's a snapshot of one way to take notes for Fight Club during your personal study:

[3] We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, [4] since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, [5] because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel, [6] which has come to you, as indeed in the whole world it is bearing fruit and growing—as it also does among you, since the day you heard it and understood the grace of God in truth,

- Colossians 1:3-6 (ESV)

Main Point: God works through the gospel to create hope that is expressed in a life of faith in Christ and love for all the saints.

Sin Exposed: Failure to trust Jesus or love those around me is evidence that I have become disconnected from the hope created by the gospel. My failure to love can show up in one of two ways - an unwillingness to extend grace or a failure to bring truth to bear. Both reveal a lost hope and lack of confidence in God.

Sin Fought: Prayer that thanks God for tangible evidences of grace that show up in a life of faith, hope and love. Praying for each other in this way will not only encourage but will be more likely to discover ways in which we abandon the life that God creates.

Savior Found: The hope needed to fuel faith and love is created by the gospel. We thank God for this kind of life because it is something he creates and gives to us as a gift.

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