Notes on Week 1
- When was the last time you had a really good fight? Did you win?
- Do you avoid or pick a fight?
- Is avoiding a fight the right way, or should you not avoid a good fight?
- 2 Timothy 4:5-8 NIV
5 But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry. 6 For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time for my departure is near. 7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.
- Paul knew he was facing imminent death.
- I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race.
- We are called by Paul, just as Timothy was to fight the good fight.
- We need to learn how to have a good fight.
- Kinds of fighters:
- defeated fighters - remains beaten down
- bully - not just the guy is the bully. A bully and beaten down person can be in all types of unhealthy relationships.
- Those who chose not to fight. They just want to keep bully happy.
- A dirty fighter isn't always a bully fighter.
- Passive Agressive fighter - the freeze out, the cold shoulder. They know exactly what to say to hurt you deeply. The fighter with a mean streak.
- How to become a healthy fighter