Discipleship fighting for our friends!

Do we fight for our friends sanctification?  I don’t mean the stereotypical accountability groups.  These are defined well in Fight Clubs by the statement, “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.” pg 19

Does this define your view and/or experience with accountability?   Lets not make discipleship and accountability a legalistic checklist of yes’s and no’s and stop there!  Should we act and ask the questions of our Christian duty?  Of course!  But lets not stop there with a pitty party when we fail, lets stick together, address the root issue, and attack it with the forgiveness and power that has been given by accepting the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

“Only then will we find something truly worth fighting for…. What will motivate us, and how can we keep the gospel central in our obedience?” pg 22

My charge for you and me is to find others to fight for and with and keep the gospel central in the fight.

But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.
(Hebrews 3:13 ESV)

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