This Is Gonna Hurt - the Podcast of J. Gordon Duncan

Episode 46 - Growing in Weakness as an Individual and a Leader

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By J. Gordon Duncan
Welcome to This Is Gonna Hurt, the podcast of J. Gordon Duncan. At This is Gonna Hurt, we address the tough questions around our faith, fitness, financial, and family health. It hurts to make real change, but persevering through the pain is worth it to reach goals and be healthy. We are here to help. Who am I, and why should you listen to me? I certainly don't know everything, but I am a husband, father, pastor, endurance athlete, epilepsy fighter, writer, and business consultant. Along the way, I'll share my mistakes and my wins. You can find out more about at me www.jgordonduncan.com.
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Wednesday Wisdom - Crying Out to God from Psalm 6
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast.   In this episode, Gordon pulls out an oldy but a goody sermon from 2012 when he preached at Sovereign King. He preaches from Psalm 6 where we learn that if God cries, we can cry to. Thanks for listening.   Psalm 6. O Lord, rebuke me not in your anger,nor discipline me in your wrath. 2 Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am languishing; heal me, O Lord, for my bones are troubled. 3 My soul also is greatly troubled. But you, O Lord—how long? 4 Turn, O Lord, deliver my life; save me for the sake of your steadfast love. 5 For in death there is no remembrance of you; in Sheol who will give you praise? 6 I am weary with my moaning; every night I flood my bed with tears. I drench my couch with my weeping. 7 My eye wastes away because of grief; it grows weak because of all my foes. 8 Depart from me, all you workers of evil, for the Lord has heard the sound of my weeping. 9 The Lord has heard my plea; the Lord accepts my prayer. 10 All my enemies shall be ashamed and greatly troubled; they shall turn back and be put to shame in a moment. If you would like to become a podcast patron you can do so by clicking anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurtand clicking the “support this podcast” button.  If you want to know what I’m up to, go to www.jgordonduncan.com
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April 24, 2019
Episode Fifty-Nine - 3 Tips to Fight Aging
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast.    In this episode, Gordon shares his experiences with facing the big 5 0. Yes, Gordon has to admit he is getting older, and along the way, he wants to share with you 3 tips to fight the aging process.  Some of those tips are: Stretching Sleeping A few more… Thanks for listening.   If you would like to become a podcast patron you can do so by clicking anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurtand clicking the “support this podcast” button.  If you want to know what I’m up to, go to www.jgordonduncan.com. Thanks!
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April 22, 2019
Free Friday - Why is Called Good Friday and What is a Tenebrae?
 Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast.   In this Free Friday episode, Gordon talks about Good Friday. We also talk about: Why is it called Good Friday? What is a Tenebrae service? How should you celebrate Good Friday? Thanks so much for listening. If you would like to become a podcast patron you can do so by clicking anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurtand clicking the “support this podcast” button.  If you want to know what I’m up to, go to www.jgordonduncan.com
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April 19, 2019
Wednesday Wisdom - Wishing to See Jesus from John 12 - Palm Sunday
This is a “Wednesday Wisdom” episode of “This is Gonna Hurt”. In our Wednesday Wisdom episodes, we post sermons from Gordon’s preaching at Evident Grace Fellowship (www.evidentgrace.com) in Fredericksburg, VA.  In this episode, we celebrate Palm Sunday and look at John 12 with the Big Idea: Wishing to See Jesus.  If you want to know more about Evident Grace Fellowship, you can find them at www.evidentgrace.com.  If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, check out his website at www.jgordonduncan.com.  Thanks for listening.  Big Idea: Wishing to See Jesus Confusion is Okay Opposition is Expected  Resurrection is Promised  Confusion is Okay John 12:16 His disciples did not understand these things at first, but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things had been written about him and had been done to him. 17 The crowd that had been with him when he called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to bear witness. 18 The reason why the crowd went to meet him was that they heard he had done this sign.  As the crowds met Jesus with songs and palms, the disciples were curious. They didn’t completely understand what was going on. However, after Jesus rose from the dead, ascended into heaven, and received His glory, the disciples understood what was going on. The crowd knew that Lazarus rose from the dead, but they didn’t fully understand what was going on. This is an important principle. When we come to Jesus, we don’t have to fully understand all that Jesus has done. But as we seek to understand Jesus and His glory, we grow in worship and are assured in our faith. Opposition is Expected  19 So the Pharisees said to one another, “You see that you are gaining nothing. Look, the world has gone after him.” The Pharisees are angered because everyone is following Jesus. Now that Lazarus has risen from the dead and that the crowd is worshiping Jesus, they are at their end. This is important: we have to understand that as the fame of Jesus rises, the world is going to oppose us. As we more fully see Jesus, and as we help others more fully Jesus, we are going to face opposition.  Resurrection is Promised  20 Now among those who went up to worship at the feast were some Greeks. 21 So these came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and asked him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” 22 Philip went and told Andrew; Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus. 23 And Jesus answered them, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. 24 Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. 25 Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. 26 If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.
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April 17, 2019
Episode Fifty-Eight - To Whom Should We Pray & Why? An Interview with the EAR Podcast
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast.   In this episode, Gordon shares with you an interview from the E.A.R (Evangelical and Reformed Podcast https://anchor.fm/elderqueen. Their host, Brandon Michael, interviews Gordon to ask the question, “To whom should we pray and why?” Some the questions we entertain are: Is it okay to pray to Jesus? What do we say to people who say we shouldn’t pray at all? What did Jesus say about prayer?  Thanks for listening.  Please forgive the poor audio quality. This episode was recorded immediately after running.  If you would like to become a podcast patron you can do so by clicking anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurtand clicking the “support this podcast” button.  If you want to know what I’m up to, go to www.jgordonduncan.com
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April 15, 2019
Free Friday - Why You Should Watch "the Inventor", the Story of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast.   In this Free Friday episode, Gordon talks about the HBO documentary, “The Inventor”. This is the story of Elizabeth Holmes, the founder of Theranos. Theranos was supposed to invent a device that could conduct 100’s of blood tests with a single drop of blood. Her company was worth billions of dollars. There was only one problem: her device didn’t work. Learn about: Wanting to do good but being scared to tell the truth. Getting so far into a lie that you can’t come back. What happens when your dream doesn’t come true.  Thanks so much for listening. If you would like to become a podcast patron you can do so by clicking anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurtand clicking the “support this podcast” button.  If you want to know what I’m up to, go to www.jgordonduncan.com
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April 12, 2019
Wednesday Wisdom - Why am I Happy? I Didn't do Anything from Romans 3.21-31
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast.   In this episode, Gordon preaches from Romans 3.21-31 and pursues the Big Picture Question: Why am I happy? I didn’t do anything? You can find the notes below. Thanks for listening.   Big Picture Question: Why am I happy? I didn’t do anything.  aka Why do I feel better? I didn’t do anything Good Grief I’m a Hot Mess Humble Brag Good Grief Romans 3: 21 But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— 22 the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe.  We have a problem. We can’t obey. The law of God showed us our need and the character of God. We are in problem. But then, a goodness apart from our obeying appeared: the goodness of Jesus. When we have faith in the goodness of Jesus, we are forgiven and saved.  I’m a Hot Mess For there is no distinction: 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25 whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God's righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. 26 It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus. Everyone, and I mean, everyone has sinned and fallen short of His glory and what we are all called to. But God gives us a gift. That gift is that our relationship with Him is repaired by the work of Jesus. And the death of Jesus satisfied all the wrath of God for our sin. Through that, God is both just and justifier.  Humble Brag 27 Then what becomes of our boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of law? By a law of works? No, but by the law of faith. 28 For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law. 29 Or is God the God of Jews only? Is he not the God of Gentiles also? Yes, of Gentiles also, 30 since God is one—who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through faith. 31 Do we then overthrow the law by this faith? By no means! On the contrary, we uphold the law. We don’t have anything to boast about. The only thing we can boast about is Jesus. No one gets to boast about their race or any thing they’ve done. That doesn’t mean that obedience is unimportant. We still obey, but we obey to say thanks to God.  Big Picture Question: Why am I happy? I didn’t do anything.  Why do I feel better? I didn’t do anything Good Grief I’m a Hot Mess Humble Brag Truth: The one true hope of the imperfect world is that we can boast in the fact that God has given us the goodness we need – the goodness of Jesus.  Application: Live boasting that you have every single thing you need because Jesus has given you the payment for you guilt, the goodness that you need, and the hope of eternal joy. Action:  Boast in Jesus! 
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April 10, 2019
Episode Fifty-Seven - Bouncing Back from Failure and Facing Your Fears
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast.   In this episode, Gordon faces his own failures. After DNF’ing a marathon (did not finish), he attempts another marathon the following week. Gordon talks about: Medical Difficulties The Fear of Not Running Again Facing Embarrassment And gives advice if you have to face a failure. Thanks for listening.  Please forgive the poor audio quality. This episode was recorded immediately after running.  If you would like to become a podcast patron you can do so by clicking anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurtand clicking the “support this podcast” button.  If you want to know what I’m up to, go to www.jgordonduncan.com
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April 8, 2019
Free Friday - Podcasts are the New Google aka Why You Need to Start a Podcast
Welcome to another episode of the This is Gonna Hurt Podcast with J. Gordon Duncan. In this free Friday episode we talk about how podcasting is the new Google and why you need to start your own podcast. Thanks for listening.
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April 5, 2019
Wednesday Wisdom - When Bad News is Good News from Romans 3.9-20
This is a “Wednesday Wisdom” episode of “This is Gonna Hurt”. In our Wednesday Wisdom episodes, we post sermons from Gordon’s preaching at Evident Grace Fellowship (www.evidentgrace.com) in Fredericksburg, VA.  In this episode, we look at Romans 3.9-20 and pursue this Big Idea:  When Bad News is Good News If you want to know more about Evident Grace Fellowship, you can find them at www.evidentgrace.com.  If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, check out his website at www.jgordonduncan.com.  Thanks for listening.  Big Idea: When Bad News is Good News Aka Bad News for Bad People  We are all in the same boat. That boat is sinking.  Actually, Our Boat Sank We Are All in the Same Boat Romans 3:9 What then? Are we Jews any better off? No, not at all. For we have already charged that all, both Jews and Greeks, are under sin,  That Boat is Sinking 10 as it is written: “None is righteous, no, not one; 11 no one understands; no one seeks for God. 12 All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one.” 13 “Their throat is an open grave; they use their tongues to deceive.” “The venom of asps is under their lips.” 14 “Their mouth is full of curses and bitterness.” 15 “Their feet are swift to shed blood; 16 in their paths are ruin and misery,  Actually, Our Boat Sank 17 and the way of peace they have not known.”18 “There is no fear of God before their eyes.” 19 Now we know that whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to God. 20 For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin. Big Idea: When Bad News is Good News Aka Bad News for Bad People  Truth: The human heart cannot offer God anything other than what He has provided for us: faith in Jesus Christ and an obedience that He prepared for us long ago.  Application: Live knowing that your needs are equal to the world’s need. Live knowing that your needs have been provided for because of your faith in Jesus Christ.  Action: Offer condolences to one another, not condoning. 
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April 3, 2019
Episode Fifty-Six - Gordon and Emma Review Every Movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast.   In this episode, Gordon is once again joined by your favorite co-host, Emma Duncan. Gordon and Emma review every single movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Along the way, we learn, Why Emma doesn’t like Captain Marvel Why the first Avengers and Winter Soldier are near perfect movies And we hear Gordon and Emma’s predictions about “Endgame”.  Be warned: lots of spoilers ahead. Thanks for listening.  If you would like to become a podcast patron you can do so by clicking anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurtand clicking the “support this podcast” button.  If you want to know what I’m up to, go to www.jgordonduncan.com
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April 1, 2019
Free Friday - Risking Massive Failure is a Good Thing
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast.   In this Free Friday episode, Gordon talks about risking massive failure and why it’s worth it. He talks about: His upcoming marathon. What he’s learned from “failing”. And what “massive grace” means.  Thanks so much for listening. If you would like to become a podcast patron you can do so by clicking anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurtand clicking the “support this podcast” button.  If you want to know what I’m up to, go to www.jgordonduncan.com
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March 29, 2019
Wednesday Wisdom - God's Champion & Your Part in the Fight from 1 Samuel 17.1-27
This is a “Wednesday Wisdom” episode of “This is Gonna Hurt”. In our Wednesday Wisdom episodes, we post sermons from Gordon’s preaching at Evident Grace Fellowship (www.evidentgrace.com) in Fredericksburg, VA.  In this episode, we take a break from our Roman series and look at one of the most famous passages in all the Bible: David and Goliath. Gordon pursues the Big Idea: God’s Champion and Your Part in the Fight from 1 Samuel 17.1-27. If you want to know more about Evident Grace Fellowship, you can find them at www.evidentgrace.com.  If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, check out his website at www.jgordonduncan.com.  Thanks for listening.  Big Idea: God’s Champion and Your Part in the Fight.     There is a War Between the World and God’s People The World Demands a Response  The People of God are Called to Defend His honor    Truth: Christ ends the world’s hostility with God through the cross & the ongoing proclamation of the Gospel by His people.  Application: Live knowing that Christ ended the enmity between the world, Satan, your sin, and God.  Action: Boldly proclaim Christ by name, not for victory, but out of victory this week. 
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March 27, 2019
Episode Fifty-Five - How to Stay Young While You Get Older with Flexibility, Stretching, and Yoga
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast.   In this episode, Gordon talks about staying young while getting older. How do you do that? Flexibility, Stretching, and Yoga. Gordon talks about... How an injury taught him a hard lesson. The difference stretching before going to bed makes And lots more.   Thanks so much for listening.   If you would like to become a podcast patron you can do so by clicking anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurtand clicking the “support this podcast” button.    If you want to know what I’m up to, go to www.jgordonduncan.com
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March 25, 2019
Free Friday - The Hardest Thing about Parenting
 Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast.   In this Free Friday episode, Gordon talks about the hardest thing he has learned about being a parent.  Gordon talks about... The privilege of pastoring families with new babies. He shares the hardest thing about parenting he knows. He offers some hope. Thanks so much for listening.   If you would like to become a podcast patron you can do so by clicking anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurtand clicking the “support this podcast” button.    If you want to know what I’m up to, go to www.jgordonduncan.com
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March 22, 2019
Wednesday Wisdom - What's the Point? from Romans 3.1-8
This is a “Wednesday Wisdom” episode of “This is Gonna Hurt”. In our Wednesday Wisdom episodes, we post sermons from Gordon’s preaching at Evident Grace Fellowship (www.evidentgrace.com) in Fredericksburg, VA.  In this episode, Gordon pursues the Big Picture Question: What’s the Point from Romans 3.1-8. If you want to know more about Evident Grace Fellowship, you can find them at www.evidentgrace.com.  If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, check out his website at www.jgordonduncan.com.  Thanks for listening.  Big Picture Question: What’s the point?  God is Faithful God is Truthful We Can be Deceived  Background:  2:28 A person is not a Jew who is one only outwardly, nor is circumcision merely outward and physical. 29 No, a person is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the written code. Such a person’s praise is not from other people, but from God. God is Faithful  Romans 3:1 Then what advantage has the Jew? Or what is the value of circumcision? 2 Much in every way. To begin with, the Jews were entrusted with the oracles of God. 3 What if some were unfaithful? Does their faithlessness nullify the faithfulness of God? 4 By no means!  God is Truthful  4:b Let God be true though every one were a liar, as it is written, “That you may be justified in your words, and prevail when you are judged.” We Can be Deceived  5 But if our unrighteousness serves to show the righteousness of God, what shall we say? That God is unrighteous to inflict wrath on us? (I speak in a human way.) 6 By no means! For then how could God judge the world? 7 But if through my lie God's truth abounds to his glory, why am I still being condemned as a sinner? 8 And why not do evil that good may come?—as some people slanderously charge us with saying. Their condemnation is just Big Picture Question: What’s the point?  Truth: We continue trying to understand and trying to obey God because His faithfulness and His truthfulness protect us from being deceived.  Application: Live knowing that God intimately works in your questions, your doubts, and your obedience.  Action: Find a believer who has some maturity about them. Share with them your struggles with study, belief, and/or worship. Ask them for encouragement or advice. 
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March 20, 2019
Episode Fifty-Four - How to Get a Good Night's Sleep
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this episode, Gordon shares his tips on getting a good night’s sleep. Good sleep is the game-changer for productivity and achieving your goals. Gordon learned this when sleep became the key to avoiding a lobotomy! In this episode, you will hear about… The connection between hydration and sleep… The importance of getting your covers right… And why Green Bay Packers QB sleeps on the dirt.   If you like this episode, please like it, share it, and review it. Thanks so much for listening. If you would like to become a podcast patron, you can do so by clicking anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt and clicking the “support this podcast” button.  If you want to know more about what Gordon is up to, check out www.jgordonduncan.com
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March 18, 2019
Free Friday - How to Market Your Product, Service, or Business in This Retail Hostile Environment
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast.   In this Free Friday episode, Gordon answers the question, “With all of those retailers closing their doors, how do you recommend that businesses market themselves?” I talk about… One type of marketing that doesn’t work… How to align your marketing with your customer’s interest… One company that is getting it right. Thanks so much for listening.   If you would like to become a podcast patron you can do so by clicking anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt and clicking the “support this podcast” button.   If you want to know what I’m up to, go to www.jgordonduncan.com 
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March 15, 2019
Wednesday Wisdom - What Are You Counting on? from Romans 2.25-29
This is a “Wednesday Wisdom” episode of “This is Gonna Hurt”. In our Wednesday Wisdom episodes, we post sermons from Gordon’s preaching at Evident Grace Fellowship (www.evidentgrace.com) in Fredericksburg, VA.  In this episode, Gordon pursues the Big Picture Question: What are you counting on? from Romans 2.25ff. If you want to know more about Evident Grace Fellowship, you can find them at www.evidentgrace.com.  If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, check out his website at www.jgordonduncan.com.  Thanks for listening.  What Should You Count On? Nothing Religious Nothing Outward God’s Praise  Nothing Religious  Romans 2:25 Circumcision has value if you observe the law, but if you break the law, you have become as though you had not been circumcised. 26 So then, if those who are not circumcised keep the law’s requirements, will they not be regarded as though they were circumcised? 27 The one who is not circumcised physically and yet obeys the law will condemn you who, even though you have the written code and circumcision, are a lawbreaker. Nothing Outward 28 A person is not a Jew who is one only outwardly, nor is circumcision merely outward and physical.  God’s Praise  29 No, a person is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the written code. Such a person’s praise is not from other people, but from God. What Should You Count On?   Truth:  Needy humanity cannot count on anything religious or outward. Our only hope is if we possess the goodness of Jesus. Application: Live knowing that worship and obedience are important, but they will not rescue or save. Live knowing that all you ever need has been provided by the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Action:  Celebrate the good that God is doing in your life. Rejoice in suffering. Trust only the grace of Jesus Christ. Share this message with the world. 
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March 13, 2019
Episode Fifty-Three - Interview with The Creative Coping Podcast Hosted by Johnny Anomaly
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this episode, Gordon shares his interview with “The Creative Coping Podcast” hosted by Johnny Anomaly. Johnny Anomaly is a spoken word poet, author, and public speaker from Houma, Louisiana. He has independently released several spoken word albums as well as self-published his first book of poetry and is also the host of The Creative Coping Podcast. The podcast is described in this way: The effects of grieving can result in a variety of negative emotions but for host Johnny Anomaly and his guests, it has been a catalyst for creativity. Hear the compelling stories of individuals who have used their pain to hone their craft and help others along the way. You can find the podcast at https://anchor.fm/creativecopingpod.  In our interview, we share a bit about our grieving experiences, our coping devices, and what we have created in light of the loss of people we have loved.   If you like this episode, please like it, share it, and review it. Thanks so much for listening. If you would like to become a podcast patron, you can do so by clicking anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt and clicking the “support this podcast” button. If you want to know more about what Gordon is up to, check out www.jgordonduncan.com
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March 11, 2019
Free Friday - 10 Elements of a Growth Environment from John Maxwell
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast.   In this Free Friday episode, Gordon about the 10 elements of a growth environment from John Maxwell and his new book, “Leadershift”. Gordon talks about… Surrounding yourself with people who are ahead of you in life. Putting your focus forward. Failure is not your enemy. And lots more.  If you want to pick up a copy of John Maxwell’s “Leadershift”, you can find it on Amazon.  Thanks so much for listening.   If you would like to become a podt I’m up to, check out www.jgordonduncan.com.cast patron, you can do so by clicking anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurtand clicking the “support this podcast” button. If you want to know more about wha
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March 8, 2019
Wednesday Wisdom - The Standard is the Standard from Romans 2.12-24
This is a “Wednesday Wisdom” episode of “This is Gonna Hurt”. In our Wednesday Wisdom episodes, we post sermons from Gordon’s preaching at Evident Grace Fellowship (www.evidentgrace.com) in Fredericksburg, VA.  In this episode, Gordon pursues the Big Idea: The Standard is the Standard from Romans 2.12-24. You can find notes from this sermon below. Thanks for listening.  If you want to know more about Evident Grace Fellowship, you can find them at www.evidentgrace.com.  If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, check out his website at www.jgordonduncan.com.  Thanks for listening. Big Idea: The Standard is the Standard Our Need is Universal  Romans 2:12 All who sin apart from the law will also perish apart from the law, and all who sin under the law will be judged by the law. 13 For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God’s sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous. 14 (Indeed, when Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature things required by the law, they are a law for themselves, even though they do not have the law. 15 They show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts sometimes accusing them and at other times even defending them.)  Jesus’ Words Save and Condemn 16 This will take place on the day when God judges people’s secrets through Jesus Christ, as my gospel declares. There is No Boasting  17 Now you, if you call yourself a Jew; if you rely on the law and boast in God; 18 if you know his will and approve of what is superior because you are instructed by the law; 19 if you are convinced that you are a guide for the blind, a light for those who are in the dark, 20 an instructor of the foolish, a teacher of little children, because you have in the law the embodiment of knowledge and truth— 21 you, then, who teach others, do you not teach yourself? You who preach against stealing, do you steal? 22 You who say that people should not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples? 23 You who boast in the law, do you dishonor God by breaking the law? 24 As it is written: “God’s name is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you.” Big Idea: The Standard is the Standard Truth: Christians stand as humble demonstrations of how God’s grace meets the universal need for forgiveness. God’s call to faith and repentance is the call of life itself.  Application: In light of the command not to boast, live knowing that God enables the change in your life just much as He enabled the forgiveness of your sins.  Action: Pray for personal a repentance and holiness that grows into a fervent proclamation of the Gospel. 
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March 6, 2019
The One Year Celebration of Podcasting With a Surprise Guest!
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast! In this episode, Gordon celebrates the One Year anniversary of the podcast. We talk about the top 5 podcasts of the past year: Number 5: Episode 29 – How to make real change in your life  Number 4: Free Friday – How well do you wait for God?  Number 3: Free Friday – Can you love Jesus when He purposefully causes you pain?  Number 2: Episode 30 – Middle School Confessions  Number 1: Episode 32 – The personal growth movement and the church  We also have a guest interview that you don’t want to miss! Thanks for listening, everyone!   If you like this episode, please like it, share it, and review it. Thanks so much for listening. If you would like to become a podcast patron, you can do so by clicking anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt and clicking the “support this podcast” button. If you want to know more about what Gordon is up to, check out www.jgordonduncan.com.
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March 4, 2019
Free Friday - Procrastination is Laziness Mixed With Fear & Doubt
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast.   In this Free Friday episode, Gordon ponders why 97% of books are never finished. One author argues that most authors never finish their books due to four major factors. Gordon also discusses… That Procrastination is laziness mixed with fear and doubt Challenges you to overcome procrastination And lots of other greatness squeezed into five minutes.  Thanks so much for listening.   If you would like to become a podcast patron, you can do so by clicking anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurtand clicking the “support this podcast” button. If you want to know more about what I’m up to, check out www.jgordonduncan.com.
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March 1, 2019
Wednesday Wisdom - God's Wake Up Call to the Church from Romans 2.5-11
This is a “Wednesday Wisdom” episode of “This is Gonna Hurt”. In our Wednesday Wisdom episodes, we post sermons from Gordon’s preaching at Evident Grace Fellowship (www.evidentgrace.com) in Fredericksburg, VA.  In this episode, Gordon pursues the Big Idea: God’s Wake Up Call to the Church from Romans 2.5-11.  If you want to know more about Evident Grace Fellowship, you can find them at www.evidentgrace.com.  If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, check out his website at www.jgordonduncan.com.  Thanks for listening.   Big Idea: God’s Call to Awaken His Church Judgment is Coming God Will Repay God Doesn’t Show Favorites  Judgment is Coming  Romans 2.5 But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God’s wrath, when his righteous judgment will be revealed.  God Will Repay 6 God “will repay each person according to what they have done.” 7 To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life. 8 But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger.  God Doesn’t Show Favorites  9 There will be trouble and distress for every human being who does evil: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile; 10 but glory, honor and peace for everyone who does good: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. 11 For God does not show favoritism. Big Idea: God’s Call to Awaken His Church Truth: God’s church must be vigilantly about the proclamation of holiness and repentance because unbiased judgment is coming to pay each for their actions. Application: Live knowing that God’s wrath is and will be poured out for every sin – either on Christ or upon those who don’t profess faith in Christ. Action: Persist in doing good, seek God’s glory, and proclaim faith and repentance to those you love.
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February 27, 2019
Episode 51 - Reliving Childhood Memories as Gordon visits Cowboys Stadium & Sees Kiss In Concert
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this episode, Gordon relives his childhood memories of Kiss, the Cowboys, and Comics. Gordon recounts his recent visit to Dallas Texas to visit his brother, taking a tour of the Dallas Cowboys stadium, and seeing Kiss in concert with oldest brother. Gordon talks about… The joy of reliving childhood memories… Having fun while traveling… Feeling like a kid again. Have you had the opportunity to relive childhood memories? What did you do? Share your memories and see photos of the getaway at https://www.facebook.com/gordon.duncan and https://www.instagram.com/gordonduncan/.  If you like this episode, please like it, share it, and review it.  Thanks so much for listening. If you would like to become a podcast patron, you can do so by clicking anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt and clicking the “support this podcast” button.  If you want to know more about what Gordon is up to, check out www.jgordonduncan.com 
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February 25, 2019
Free Friday - Enjoy Traveling With These 3 Easy Tips
In this Free Friday episode, Gordon discusses three tips he learned after several weeks of traveling. In this episode, we discuss: reading instead of looking at your phone, talking to strangers, and getting through security. Thanks for listening. You can find out more about what Gordon is up to at www.jgordonduncan.com.
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February 22, 2019
Wednesday Wisdom - How to Talk to a Non-Christian from Romans 2.1-4
This is a “Wednesday Wisdom” episode of “This is Gonna Hurt”. In our Wednesday Wisdom episodes, we post sermons from Gordon’s preaching at Evident Grace Fellowship (www.evidentgrace.com) in Fredericksburg, VA. In this episode, Gordon answers the question: How do we talk to non-Christians? from Romans 2.1-4. If you want to know more about Evident Grace Fellowship, you can find them at www.evidentgrace.com.  If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, check out his website at www.jgordonduncan.com.  Thanks for listening.   Big Idea: How to Talk to a non-Christian Don’t Pass Judgment Romans 2:1 You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things.  Know that God Judges  2 Now we know that God’s judgment against those who do such things is based on truth. 3 So when you, a mere human being, pass judgment on them and yet do the same things, do you think you will escape God’s judgment?  Trust God’s Kindness  4 Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, forbearance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance? Big Idea: How to Talk to a non-Christian Truth: Speaking the truth in love, Christians are to call the world to the same repentance that they have experienced through God’s kindness.  Application: Live knowing that the kind and continual work of repentance in your life is intended to be transformative for you, the church, and those who do not profess faith in Christ.  Action: Be kind to those who don’t know Christ with the expressed purpose of sharing how God’s kindness led you to repentance. 
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February 20, 2019
Episode 50 - Interview with Dr. Donald Guthrie, author of "Resilient Ministry"
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this episode, Gordon talks Dr. Donald Guthrie. In his book “Resilient Ministry” he talks about the essential elements that are necessary for anyone working in the ministry to persevere and thrive. In our conversation, we talk about:  What began his study…  The politics of ministry…  Takeaways after interviewing hundreds of people in the ministry...  And what the next step of his study might be. If you serve in any ministerial area, this podcast is a must.   Dr. Guthrie’s teaches at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is the… Executive Director of the Center for Transformational Churches Director of the PhD (Educational Studies) Professor of Educational Ministries The Jeanette L. Hsieh Chair of Educational Leadership.  If you would like to read any of Dr Guthrie’s book, you can find them at:  Resilient Ministry  The Politics of Ministry  If you like this episode, please like it, share it, and review it.  Thanks so much for listening. If you would like to become a podcast patron, you can do so by clicking anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt and clicking the “support this podcast” button.  If you want to know more about what Gordon is up to, check out www.jgordonduncan.com 
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February 18, 2019
Free Friday - What to Learn from the Fyre Festival Debacle
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this Free Friday episode, Gordon discusses the debacle that was the Fyre Festival and the two subsequent documentaries on Netflix and Hulu. If you aren’t familiar with the Fyre Festival, it was an over hyped and under-delivered festival in the Bahamas that was so bad, people went to jail and people’s lives were at stake. In this episode, we discuss: How to over promise and over deliver. How to be honest when you fail. How to assess when things go wrong. We also discuss two documentaries: Netflix’s Fyre: The Greatest Party that Never Happened and  Hulu’s Fyre Fraud.  Thanks so much for listening. If you would like to become a podcast patron, you can do so by clicking anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt and clicking the “support this podcast” button.  If you want to know more about what I’m up to, check out  www.jgordonduncan.com.
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February 15, 2019
Wednesday Wisdom - What Happens When We Don't Acknowledge God? aka Acknowledge is Power from Romans 1.28-32
This is a “Wednesday Wisdom” episode of “This is Gonna Hurt”. In our Wednesday Wisdom episodes, we post sermons from Gordon’s preaching at Evident Grace Fellowship (www.evidentgrace.com) in Fredericksburg, VA. In this episode, Gordon answers the question: What Happens When We Don’t Acknowledge God? from Romans 1.28-32. If you want to know more about Evident Grace Fellowship, you can find them at www.evidentgrace.com.  If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, check out his website at www.jgordonduncan.com.  Thanks for listening.   Big Idea: Acknowledge is Power aka What Happens When We Don’t Acknowledge God?  God Gives Us Up We are Filled We Give Approval  God Gives Us Up  28 And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done.  We are Filled 29 They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, 31 foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless.  We Give Approval 32 Though they know God's decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them. Big Idea: Acknowledge is Power aka What Happens When We Don’t Acknowledge God?  Truth: Acknowledging God in every area and circumstance of your life enables you to most enjoy a Spirit-filled, God-approved life.  Application: Live knowing that God intends to bless you through your personal and public acknowledgment of Him.
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February 13, 2019
Episode 49 - John Maxwell's Tips for Being a Great Partner in Life & Business
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this episode, Gordon talks about his recent opportunity to hear the leader of leaders, John Maxwell, speak. John gave his tips on how to be a great partner in life and business. Maxwell recommends… Put your partner’s agenda ahead of yours… Add value to your partner every day… Resource your partner with ideas, influence, and tools… And four more. If you would like to read any of John Maxwell’s books, you can find them at  https://www.amazon.com/John-C.-Maxwell/e/B001H6NROC  If you like this episode, please like it, share it, and review it.  Thanks so much for listening. If you would like to become a podcast patron, you can do so by clicking anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt and clicking the “support this podcast” button.  If you want to know more about what Gordon is up to, check out www.jgordonduncan.com 
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February 11, 2019
Free Friday - Black History Month Spotlight of Gordon's Favorite Author, Richard Wright
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this Free Friday episode, Gordon celebrates Black History Month by highlighting his favorite author, Richard Wright. Richard Wright was the first African-American author to have a number one bestseller. Gordon talks about: Wright’s famous novel, “Native Son” Wright’s autobiography, “Black Boy” And why Gordon thinks Richard Wright doesn’t give as much attention as he deserves.  Thanks so much for listening. If you would like to become a podcast patron, you can do so by clicking anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt and clicking the “support this podcast” button.  If you want to know more about what I’m up to, check out www.jgordonduncan.com. 
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February 8, 2019
Wednesday Wisdom - What Happens When God Gives Up? from Romans 1.24-32
This is a “Wednesday Wisdom” episode of “This is Gonna Hurt”. In our Wednesday Wisdom episodes, we post sermons from Gordon’s preaching at Evident Grace Fellowship (www.evidentgrace.com) in Fredericksburg, VA. In this episode, Gordon answers the question: What Happens When God Gives Up? from Romans 1.24-32. If you want to know more about Evident Grace Fellowship, you can find them at www.evidentgrace.com.  If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, check out his website at www.jgordonduncan.com.  Thanks for listening.   The Wrath of God and Shame Part Two Big Picture Question: What happens when God’s gives up?  Dishonoring God Leads to the Dishonoring of Self Romans 1:24 Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, 25 because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen! The Unnatural Leads to a Due Penalty  26 For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; 27 and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.  Questions Answered: How Then Should We Understand Sexuality? Isn’t Love Just Love? How does the Bible describe love? When we say, “Well I love this person. I’m not hurting anybody, so why do you care?” But some say, “I was born with these affections. How can God call them wrong or condemn me? The Bible also says eating shellfish is wrong, so isn’t saying homosexuality is wrong out of date or out of place? Why does the church get so enraged with homosexuality? What then do we do?
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February 6, 2019
Episode 48 - How to Age Well or Fighting the Effects of Aging Healthfully
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this episode, Gordon talks about aging well. He discusses ageless wonders like Tom Brady and Meb, the winner of the Boston Marathon. Specifically, Gordon talks about: What happens to your muscles and weight as you age. What happens when you add cardio and resistance training as you age. And Gordon gives his personal tips for aging well. In the podcast, Gordon references two books: Play On by Jeff Bercovici The TB12 Method by Tom Brady If you like this episode, please like it, share it, and review it.  Thanks so much for listening. If you would like to become a podcast patron, you can do so by clicking anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt and clicking the “support this podcast” button.  If you want to know more about what Gordon is up to, check out www.jgordonduncan.com 
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February 4, 2019
Free Friday - Being Kind's the Best Option aka A Local Business Won't Help a Shutdown Gov't Worker
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this Free Friday episode, Gordon talks about trying to get some help for a government worker who is working for no pay during the shutdown. This worker needs a break on a pair of glasses, and a local eye doctor refused to help. In this episode, Gordon suggests: Being kind is always the right thing to do. Being kind is good for business. Not being kind should never be an option.  Thanks so much for listening. If you would like to become a podcast patron, you can do so by clicking anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt and clicking the “support this podcast” button.  If you want to know more about what Gordon is up to, check out www.jgordonduncan.com 
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February 1, 2019
Wednesday Wisdom - Why Does God Show His Wrath? from Romans 1.18-23
This is a “Wednesday Wisdom” episode of “This is Gonna Hurt”. In our Wednesday Wisdom episodes, we post sermons from Gordon’s preaching at Evident Grace Fellowship (www.evidentgrace.com) in Fredericksburg, VA. In this episode, Gordon answers the question: Why Does God Show His Wrath? from Romans 1.18-23. If you want to know more about Evident Grace Fellowship, you can find them at www.evidentgrace.com.  If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, check out his website at www.jgordonduncan.com.  Thanks for listening.   Big Picture Question: Why Does God Show His Wrath? Ungodliness Romans 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth.  God has wrath against sin, and the way it is revealed to us its display against ungodliness and unrighteousness. And Paul teaches us that one of the things that unrighteousness does is suppress the truth. Sin is not just a single action, thought, or word. It is suppressing the truth of who God is and what He has commanded.  Dishonoring God aka Lack of Thanks 19 For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. 21 For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, These verses should hit us hard. God makes Himself plainly known. Creation itself reveals that there is a creator. Just by viewing creation, all humanity sees that there is someone greater than ourselves. We can create, but only out of created things. Our hearts know this. But when we don’t honor God and gives thanks for Him and His creation, we sin, and that sin merits God’s wrath.  Futile Thinking but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.  As we continue in our lack of honor and thanks, we grow into futile thinking. This is wrong thinking compounded until our thinking is foolish. The end of that thinking is idolatry where we worship created things instead of the creator.   The end result of ungodliness, the suppression of the truth, and futile thinking is the worship of the creation apart from the creator.   Big Picture Question: Why Does God Show His Wrath?    Ungodliness Dishonoring God aka Lack of Thanks Futile Thinking  Truth:  God’s wrath is poured out on all ungodliness because unrighteousness leads to dishonoring, ungrateful hearts that grow more and more futile in their thinking.   Application: Live knowing that your one, true, and lasting hope is that Jesus lovingly suffered the wrath of God on your behalf, so you might be free and safe eternally. Action: Impact someone’s life this week by reminding them of their rescue from the wrath of God. 
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January 30, 2019
Episode 47 - What Do Business Conferences Have to Teach the Church?
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this episode, Gordon talks about returning to the 10X Growth Con. 10X is a growth conference that provides speakers and networking to help you grow anything. This year, he will hear speakers like John Maxwell, Steve Harvey, and others. In this episode, Gordon asks: Is there a benefit for churches to go to non-Christian business conferences? What does a secular conference have to teach the church? What does the church have to teach a business conference? If you like this episode, please like it, share it, and review it.  Thanks so much for listening. If you would like to become a podcast patron, you can do so by clicking anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt and clicking the “support this podcast” button.  If you want to know more about what Gordon is up to, check out www.jgordonduncan.com 
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January 28, 2019
Free Friday - Do You Work as Hard as Your Parents? AKA When Goals & Actions Are Out of Alignment
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this Free Friday episode, Gordon talks to a young man who admits that his goals of providing for his family (like his parents) don’t line up with working as hard as they did. After, Gordon pondered for himself and all of you: Why do we expect to accomplish big goals if we don’t work as hard as we have seen others work? Are our goals and actions in alignment? What do we do if they aren’t? And a few more… Thanks so much for listening. If you would like to become a podcast patron, you can do so by clicking anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt and clicking the “support this podcast” button.  If you want to know more about what Gordon is up to, check out www.jgordonduncan.com 
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January 25, 2019
Wednesday Wisdom - How Does God Comfort the Troubled Heart from John 13:36 - John 14:7
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. This is a “Wednesday Wisdom” episode of “This is Gonna Hurt”. In our Wednesday Wisdom episodes, we post sermons from Gordon’s preaching at Evident Grace Fellowship (www.evidentgrace.com) in Fredericksburg, VA. In this episode, Gordon speaks about the hope and promise of Jesus calming our anxious hearts from John 13:13 – 14:7. If you want to know more about Evident Grace Fellowship, you can find them at www.evidentgrace.com. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, check out his website at www.jgordonduncan.com.  Thanks for listening. John 13: 36 Simon Peter said to him, “Lord, where are you going?” Jesus answered him, “Where I am going you cannot follow me now, but you will follow afterward.” 37 Peter said to him, “Lord, why can I not follow you now? I will lay down my life for you.” 38 Jesus answered, “Will you lay down your life for me? Truly, truly, I say to you, the rooster will not crow till you have denied me three times. 14:1 “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. 2 In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. 4 And you know the way to where I am going.” 5 Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” 6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7 If you had known me, you would have known my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him.” Truth: We can be calm because Jesus knows our hearts, provides us a place of rest, and rescues us.  Application: Calming our hearts begins with reminding ourselves who we are and what we have in Jesus Christ.  Action: Obediently, examine what we are allowing to stress us out. 
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January 23, 2019
Episode 46 - Growing in Weakness as an Individual and a Leader
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this episode, Gordon follows up on the previous Free Friday episode where he talked about telling people, “ICNU”. This is when you encourage people by telling them, “I see in you _______.” It’s an opportunity to affirm and encourage people about what you see in their lives or what you see God doing in their lives. This initiative comes from author Dave Ferguson and his book “Hero Maker”. Learn more about both at http://www.heromakerbook.org/.  Gordon shares a personal story about when someone told him, “I see in you…” and pride snuck in wishing they said something different. Gordon shares one of his weaknesses so it might be an encouragement to you.  Thanks so much for listening. If you would like to become a podcast patron, you can do so by clicking anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt and clicking the “support this podcast” button.  If you want to know more about what Gordon is up to, check out www.jgordonduncan.com 
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January 21, 2019
Free Friday - ICNU - Telling Folks What You See in Them from "Hero Maker" author, Dave Ferguson
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast.   In this Free Friday episode, Gordon talks about telling people, “ICNU”. This is when you encourage people by telling them, “I see in you _______.” It’s an opportunity to affirm and encourage people about what you see in their lives or what you see God doing in their lives. This initiative comes from author Dave Ferguson and his book “Hero Maker”. Learn more about both at http://www.heromakerbook.org/.  Thanks so much for listening.   If you would like to become a podcast patron, you can do so by clicking anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt and clicking the “support this podcast” button.  If you want to know more about what Gordon is up to, check out www.jgordonduncan.com 
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January 18, 2019
Wednesday Wisdom - Is God Mad at Us? A Breakout Session from Romans on the Wrath of God
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. This is a “Wednesday Wisdom” episode of “This is Gonna Hurt”. In our Wednesday Wisdom episodes, we post sermons from Gordon’s preaching at Evident Grace Fellowship (www.evidentgrace.com) in Fredericksburg, VA. This breakout session from the book of Romans was created on a Sunday where Evident Grace couldn’t meet because of snow. It is a 25-minute message discussing the wrath of God. Paul in Romans 1 goes from loving the Gospel and saying he’s not ashamed of it to saying, “And the wrath of God is poured out…” For us to apply those verses well, I put together a message to help us understand the various views that people have about the wrath of God as well as looking at verses that will inform us about what God says. Of course, it will all end with helping us understand how Jesus meets the wrath of God on our behalf. It will answer questions like: What are the various views of the wrath of God? What is the Biblical view? What does Jesus say about the wrath of God? What does the NT say about denying the wrath of God? If you want to know more about Evident Grace Fellowship, you can find them at www.evidentgrace.com.  If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, check out his website at www.jgordonduncan.com.    Thanks for listening.
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January 16, 2019
Episode 45 - 10 Behaviors that Hinder Organizational Growth from Brene Brown's "Dare to Lead"
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast.   In this episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast, Gordon speaks about 10 behaviors that hinder leadership and organizational growth from Brene Brown’s Book “Dare to Lead”. They are: 1. Avoiding tough conversations, including giving honest, productive feedback. 2. Spending an unreasonable amount of time managing problematic behaviors. 3. Diminishing trust caused by lack of connection and empathy. 4. Not taking smart risks or creating and sharing bold ideas to meet changing demands and the need for innovation. 5. Getting stuck and defined by setbacks, disappointments, and failures. 6. Too much shame and blame, not enough accountability and learning. 7. Opting out of vital conversations about diversity and inclusivity because of the fear of looking wrong, saying something wrong, or being wrong. 8. Rushing into ineffective and unsustainable solutions rather than staying with problem identification and solving. 9. Organizational values are gauzy and assessed in terms of aspirations rather than actual behaviors that can be taught, measured, and evaluated.  10. Perfectionism and fear are keeping people from learning and growing.  Thanks for listening. You can find Brene Brown’s book “Dare to Lead” here.  If you would like to become a podcast patron, you can do so by clickingwww.anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt and clicking the “support this podcast” button.  If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, go to www.jgordonduncan.com
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January 14, 2019
Free Friday - The Border Wall Debate & the Lack of Civility
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast.   In this Free Friday episode, Gordon talks about America’s central argument: to build a border wall or not. Specifically, Gordon calls us to conversations marked by civility. He mentions: An argument he witnessed at the gym Paul in Acts 17 The Fruitlessness of Arguing Thanks so much for listening.   If you would like to become a podcast patron, you can do so by clicking anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt and clicking the “support this podcast” button. If you want to know more about what Gordon is up to, check out www.jgordonduncan.com 
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January 11, 2019
Wednesday Wisdom - The Link Between Faith & the End of Shame from Romans 1.1-17
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. This is a “Wednesday Wisdom” episode of “This is Gonna Hurt”. In our Wednesday Wisdom episodes, we post sermons from Gordon’s preaching at Evident Grace Fellowship (www.evidentgrace.com) in Fredericksburg, VA. In this episode, Gordon begins a series on the book of Romans. If you want to know more about Evident Grace Fellowship, you can find them at www.evidentgrace.com. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, check out his website at www.jgordonduncan.com.  Thanks for listening. Sunday, January 6, 2019, Evident Grace Fellowship looked at Romans 1.1-17: Romans 1:1 Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, 2 which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy Scriptures, 3 concerning his Son, who was descended from David according to the flesh 4 and was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord, 5 through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations, 6 including you who are called to belong to Jesus Christ, 7 To all those in Rome who are loved by God and called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is proclaimed in all the world. 9 For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I mention you 10 always in my prayers, asking that somehow by God's will I may now at last succeed in coming to you. 11 For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you— 12 that is, that we may be mutually encouraged by each other's faith, both yours and mine. 13 I do not want you to be unaware, brothers, that I have often intended to come to you (but thus far have been prevented), in order that I may reap some harvest among you as well as among the rest of the Gentiles. 14 I am under obligation both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to the wise and to the foolish. 15 So I am eager to preach the gospel to you also who are in Rome. 16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. 17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”  From those verses, we looked at this Big Picture Question: Big Picture Question: What is the link between faith and the end of shame? And we found these three points from that question: Grace and Someone to Proclaim It Mutual Encouragement The Power of the Gospel  Truth: The power of the gospel of grace conquers sin and shame as the church mutually encourages each other.   Application:  Live knowing that you are equipped with everything that is needed to conquer your shame.  Action:  Impart a spiritual gift of encouragement to someone new this week. 
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January 9, 2019
Episode 44 - Gordon is Interviewed by a German Podcast about Running
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast.   In this episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast, Gordon shares his interview with the German podcast “Frage Podcast”. In it, he answers these five questions: 1) Is marathon your passion? 2.) Why did you decide to become a marathon runner? 3.) What would you recommend to come to where you are now but in half the time? 4.) What are your other goals? 5.) What do you recommend to someone who wants to start with it? Thanks for listening. If you would like to become a podcast patron, you can do so by clickingwww.anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt and clicking the “support this podcast” button.  If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, go to www.jgordonduncan.com
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January 7, 2019
Free Friday - Bird Box and the Government Shutdown Hold the Same Appeal
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast.   In this Free Friday episode, Gordon talks about our country’s two phenomena: the Netflix original “Bird Box” and our present government shutdown. In the discussion, Gordon talks about their fascination is really about the same thing: the fear of the unknown. Thanks for listening.   Gordon   If you would like to become a podcast patron, you can do so by clickinganchor.fm/thisisgonnahurtand clicking the “support this podcast” button.
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January 4, 2019
Wednesday Wisdom - The Book of Romans is About the Removal of Shame
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast.   This is a “Wednesday Wisdom” episode of “This is Gonna Hurt”. In our Wednesday Wisdom episodes, we post sermons from Gordon’s preaching at Evident Grace Fellowship (www.evidentgrace.com) in Fredericksburg, VA.   In this episode, Gordon highlights a few background pieces of information that are going to help you understand the book of Romans. Gordon is about to begin a series on Romans called “The End of Shame”. Those sermons will appear here. This 18 minute sermon will give you a few tools to help you as we go forward.   Thanks for listening.   If you would like to become a podcast patron, you can do so by clickingwww.anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt and clicking the “support this podcast” button. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, go to www.jgordonduncan.com
19:42
January 2, 2019
Episode 43 - All of Our Families Have a Story
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast.   In this episode of “This is Gonna Hurt” Gordon talks about the reality that none of our families are perfect. We all have stories of addiction, divorce, and other potentially shame-ridden elements. In this episode, Gordon talks about how: Speaking of them breaks the power of shame.  Finding someone to trust enables us to endure. And Gordon shares an excerpt from Shauna Niequist’s book “Present over Perfect”. You can find her links below. https://www.shaunaniequist.com/ https://www.amazon.com/Present-Over-Perfect-Leaving-Frantic/dp/1531832059   Thanks for listening.   If you would like to become a podcast patron, you can do so by clickingwww.anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt and clicking the “support this podcast” button. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, go to www.jgordonduncan.com
12:10
December 31, 2018
Free Friday - My Hero Jason Becker - the Greatest Musician You've Never Heard of
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast.   In this Free Friday episode, Gordon shares with you about one of his heroes: Jason Becker. Jason is an American born guitar player who leapt on the neo-classical guitar scene at the age of 16. He played with the band, Cacophony, with co-virtuoso, Marty Friedman. Becker’s solo album, “Perpetual Burn”, stands the test of time as a statement of his ability and his genius.  As Cacophony broke up, he joined the David Lee Roth band, replacing Steve Vai. Sadly, soon after, he was diagnosed with ALS and lost the ability to speak, walk, and play guitar. Since then, he has learned to speak and write music with technology that follows the movement of his eyes.  This month, he released an album 20 years in the making entitled, “Triumphant Hearts”. You can find links this album and his Amazon catalogue below.  Artist Page: https://www.amazon.com/Jason-Becker/e/B000AQ0IHY/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1545603159&sr=8-1-spons New Album “Triumphant Hearts”: https://www.amazon.com/Triumphant-Hearts-Jason-Becker/dp/B07J56FHSZ/ref=ice_ac_b_dpb?ie=UTF8&qid=1545603159&sr=8-3&keywords=jason+becker   This year, be an inspiration to someone and find someone to be inspired by. Jason Becker has been that for me for 30 years. Thanks for listening.   Gordon   If you would like to become a podcast patron, you can do so by clickinganchor.fm/thisisgonnahurtand clicking the “support this podcast” button.   If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, check out his websiteatwww.jgordonduncan.com. 
07:31
December 28, 2018
Wednesday Wisdom - How a Christian Can Plan for the New Year
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. This is a “Wednesday Wisdom” episode of “This is Gonna Hurt”. In our Wednesday Wisdom episodes, we post sermons from Gordon’s preaching at Evident Grace Fellowship (www.evidentgrace.com) in Fredericksburg, VA. In this episode, Gordon discusses how a Christian can plan for the New Year. Big Picture Question: How does a Christian plan for a new year? On Sunday, December 31, 2017, Evident Grace Fellowship looked at Psalm 90: Psalm 90:1 Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations. 2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. 3 You return man to dust and say, “Return, O children of man!” 4 For a thousand years in your sight are but as yesterday when it is past, or as a watch in the night. 5 You sweep them away as with a flood; they are like a dream, like grass that is renewed in the morning: 6 in the morning it flourishes and is renewed; in the evening it fades and withers. 7 For we are brought to an end by your anger; by your wrath we are dismayed. 8 You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your presence. 9 For all our days pass away under your wrath; we bring our years to an end like a sigh. 10 The years of our life are seventy, or even by reason of strength eighty; yet their span is but toil and trouble; they are soon gone, and we fly away. 11 Who considers the power of your anger, and your wrath according to the fear of you? 12 So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom. 13 Return, O Lord! How long? Have pity on your servants! 14 Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days. 15 Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us, and for as many years as we have seen evil. 16 Let your work be shown to your servants, and your glorious power to their children. 17 Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands! And we found these 3 answers to our Big Picture Question: Purposefully Praise God Repent Over the Sins of the Past Year Make Plans and Offer Them to God If you want to know more about Evident Grace Fellowship, you can find them at www.evidentgrace.com. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, check out his website at www.jgordonduncan.com.
37:07
December 26, 2018
Episode 42 - Memories of Christmas Eve & Three Prayers for You, the Listener
Welcome to the “This is Gonna Hurt Podcast”, the podcast of J. Gordon Duncan. In this episode, Gordon talks about his memories of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. He talks about: Christmas Eve as a child. Christmas Eve as a family. Three Prayers he has for you, the listener. Thanks for listening. If you would like to support the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast, just go to: www.anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt and click the “support this podcast” button. Thanks for listening. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, check out his website at www.jgordonduncan.com.
11:10
December 24, 2018
Free Friday - Someone Vandalizes Gordon's Car & Lessons to Be Learned
In this Free Friday episode, Gordon talks about being the victim of vandalism. His poor car is taking the hits this year. Gordon talks about: His history with vandalism. How to pray. Teaching our kids. Thanks for listening. Gordon If you would like to become a podcast patron, you can do so byclickinganchor.fm/thisisgonnahurtand clicking the “support this podcast” button. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, check out hiswebsiteatwww.jgordonduncan.com.
06:10
December 21, 2018
Wednesday Wisdom - Christmas 2018 Sermon Two - The End of Shame from Luke 2.1-7
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. This is a “Wednesday Wisdom” episode of “This is Gonna Hurt”. In our Wednesday Wisdom episodes, we post sermons from Gordon’s preaching at Evident Grace Fellowship (www.evidentgrace.com) in Fredericksburg, VA. In this episode, Gordon continues his “End of Shame” Christmas Series. Sunday, December 9, 2018 Evident Grace Fellowship looked at Luke 2:1-7 Luke 2:1 In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 And all went to be registered, each to his own town. 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, 5 to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. 6 And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. 7 And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. From those verses, we pursued this Big Idea: Big Idea: The End of Shame With that Big Idea, we looked at these three causes of shame: Unkept Promises Lack of Compassion Humiliation If you want to know more about Evident Grace Fellowship, you can find them at www.evidentgrace.com. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, check out his websiteatwww.jgordonduncan.com.
38:15
December 19, 2018
Episode 41 - The Non-Runners Year End Running Episode
Welcome to the “This is Gonna Hurt Podcast”, the podcast of J. Gordon Duncan. In this episode, Gordon talks about his running in 2018 and makes it relevant even if you hate running. He talks about: What do you do when you miss a goal that you worked hard for. When relationships are more important than personal glory. How to handle things outside of your control. Thanks for listening. If you would like to support the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast, just go to: www.anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt and click the “support this podcast” button. Thanks for listening. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, check out his website at www.jgordonduncan.com.
25:22
December 17, 2018
Free Friday - The Single Best Tip to Survive the Holidays
In this Free Friday episode, Gordon walks you through the holiday craziness. In this slightly longer episode, Gordon talks about the best way to survive the holidays. With this one tip, you will enjoy your holidays more. Thanks for listening. Gordon If you would like to become a podcast patron, you can do so by clickinganchor.fm/thisisgonnahurtand clicking the “support this podcast” button. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, check out his websiteatwww.jgordonduncan.com.
04:50
December 14, 2018
Wednesday Wisdom - Christmas 2018 Sermon One - The End of Shame from Isaiah 9.1-7
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. This is a “Wednesday Wisdom” episode of “This is Gonna Hurt”. In our Wednesday Wisdom episodes, we post sermons from Gordon’s preaching at Evident Grace Fellowship (www.evidentgrace.com) in Fredericksburg, VA. In this episode, Gordon begins the “End of Shame” Christmas Series. Sunday, December 2, 2018, Evident Grace looked at Isaiah 9:1-7: Isaiah 9:1 But there will be no gloom for her who was in anguish. In the former time he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the latter time he has made glorious the way of the sea, the land beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations. 2 The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shone. 3 You have multiplied the nation; you have increased its joy, they rejoice before you as with joy at the harvest, as they are glad when they divide the spoil. 4 For the yoke of his burden, and the staff for his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, you have broken as on the day of Midian. 5 For every boot of the tramping warrior in battle tumult and every garment rolled in blood will be burned as fuel for the fire. 6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7 Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this. We used these verses to pursue our study of how Jesus’ advent means the end of shame. Understanding shame is so important. “The less we understand shame and how it affects our feelings, thoughts, and behaviors, the more power it exerts over our lives. However, if we can find the courage to talk about shame and the compassion to listen, we can change the way we live, love, parent, work, and build relationships.” Brene Brown Big Idea the End of Shame Contempt Darkness Peace If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, check out his website atwww.jgordonduncan.com.
35:06
December 12, 2018
Episode 40 - The Difference Between Uncomfortable Growth and Heading in the Wrong Direction
Welcome to the “This is Gonna Hurt Podcast”, the podcast of J. Gordon Duncan. In this episode, Gordon talks the difference between uncomfortable growth and heading in the wrong direction. He talks about: Getting the people you love on the same page. An example of uncomfortable growth. An example of heading in the wrong direction. Thanks for listening. If you would like to support the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast, just go to: www.anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt and click the “support this podcast” button. Thanks for listening. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, check out his website at www.jgordonduncan.com.
13:03
December 10, 2018
Free Friday - The Week in Review
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this Free Friday episode, Gordon walks you through the week in review. In this slightly longer episode, Gordon talks about A Tough Email A Tough Medical Diagnosis Car Problems And all the things that cause thanks in his life. Thanks for listening. Gordon If you would like to become a podcast patron, you can do so by clicking anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurtand clicking the “support this podcast” button. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, check out his website atwww.jgordonduncan.com.
06:26
December 7, 2018
Wednesday Wisdom - Introduction to the Book of Romans
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. This is a “Wednesday Wisdom” episode of “This is Gonna Hurt”. In our Wednesday Wisdom episodes, we post sermons from Gordon’s preaching at Evident Grace Fellowship (www.evidentgrace.com) in Fredericksburg, VA. In this episode, Gordon introduces the book of Romans and the upcoming series, “Straight Outta Shame”. Enjoy. In this episode, we discuss: Introduction to the Book of Romans James Montgomery Boice: “We cling to man-centered, need-oriented teaching. And our churches show it! They are successful in worldly terms – big buildings, big budgets, big everything – but they suffer a poverty of the soul. All this means, in my judgment at least, that it is time to get back to the basic, life-transforming doctrines of Christianity – which is to say that is time to rediscover Romans.” 10th Pres Massive Church Swiss theologian Frederick Godet: “Every great spiritual revival in the church will be connected as effect and cause with a deeper understanding of this book.” But when, by the Spirit of God, I understood the words – when I learned how the justification of the sinner proceeds from the free mercy of our Lord through faith, then I felt born again like a new man. In very truth, this language of Paul (in Romans) was to me the true gate of paradise.” Provenance: Was the church of a church plant or an established church? Well, they were a lot like us, maybe a bit older but not too young. When Paul wrote this epistle to the church in Rome, that congregation must have already been in existence for a number of years, for Paul writes that he had desired to visit them “these many years” (15:23). To him this church was strong enough to help him carry out further missionary activities. They are not called recent converts; they are not treated as having been improperly instructed, but seem to have been an organized and well-grounded congregation (15:14, “filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another”). The epistle deals with no major error in the church; nor does it have to deal with organizational principles. It was a church that was universally famous (1:8), and not merely because it was in Rome. The Roman church was a group that had a large Jewish element, but was also filled with Gentile converts from paganism, both free as well as slaves. How the church in Rome was started is unclear. The Roman Catholic view is that Peter founded it; another view is that Roman Christians from Pentecost in Jerusalem made their way there. But it may simply be that several Christian families or groups from Pauline churches in the East settled in Rome and grew together. According to the end of the book, there were several congregations meeting in the city. At the outbreak of Neronian persecutions, Tacitus says that the Christians in Rome were “an immense multitude.” Based on the material from Acts and the Corinthian epistles, the Book of Romans clearly indicates that it was written from Corinth on Paul’s third missionary journey. Paul had never visited Rome; but after fulfilling his mission of mercy to Jerusalem, he hoped to go to Rome en route to Spain (Rom. 15:23-25). At any rate, the date of the book is probably 60 A.D. One generation after the resurrection of Jesus and Pentecost. 4 years prior to Nero’s persecution of the church. 10 years before Jerusalem was destroyed in 70 AD. Thanks for listening. If you would like to become a podcast patron, you can do so by clicking www.anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt and clicking the “support this podcast” button. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, go to www.jgordonduncan.com
36:56
December 5, 2018
Episode 39 - Experiential Marketing & a Trip to the Movie Theater
Welcome to the “This is Gonna Hurt Podcast”, the podcast of J. Gordon Duncan. In this episode, Gordon talks about how his trip to the Alamo Drafthouse taught him about experiential marketing and why we consume what we consume. We talk about: How the Alamo Drafthouse (https://drafthouse.com/) created an experiential atmosphere instead of the normal, boring movie theater experience. How experiential businesses are growing. How churches can and could move towards more experiential atmospheres. Thanks for listening. If you would like to support the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast, just go to: www.anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt and click the “support this podcast” button. Thanks for listening. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, check out his website at www.jgordonduncan.com.
13:07
December 3, 2018
Free Friday - Reverse Advent Calendar
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this Free Friday episode, Gordon talks about Advent, it’s history, and what a reverse Advent looks like. Gordon challenges you all to take the reverse Advent challenge. You can find what a reverse Advent calendar is by going to www.jgordonduncan.com or at his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/gordon.duncan. Thanks for listening. Gordon If you would like to become a podcast patron, you can do so by clicking anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt and clicking the “support this podcast” button. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, check out his website at www.jgordonduncan.com.
06:14
November 29, 2018
Episode 38 - The Bechdel Test & the Portrayal of Women in the Movies
Welcome to the “This is Gonna Hurt Podcast”, the podcast of J. Gordon Duncan. In this episode, Gordon talks about the Bechdel Test. What’s the Bechdel Test? The Bechdel Test is a system for rating movies that asks three questions: Are there two women in the movie with a name? Do they have a conversation with each other? Do they talk about something other than a man? You will be surprised by how many movies fail this test, and if they do pass, the total of conversations about something other than a man totals almost nothing. For example, Crazy Rich Asians? Pass Christopher Robin? Fail. Love Actually? Pass but only with 30 seconds of dialogue. If you would like to learn more about the Bechdel Test, visit www.bechdeltest.com. Thanks for listening. If you would like to support the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast, just go to: www.anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt and click the “support this podcast” button. Thanks for listening. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, check out his website at www.jgordonduncan.com.
15:45
November 26, 2018
Free Friday - Black Friday Edition
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this Free Friday episode, Gordon talks about Black Friday – the day when so many businesses move into the profit side of the ledger. Gordon talks about: His Black Friday experience when he thought I woman was going to fight him. How Black Friday is really about socializing more than money. The attractiveness of finding deals online. Thanks for listening. Gordon If you would like to become a podcast patron, you can do so by clicking anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt and clicking the “support this podcast” button. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, check out his website at www.jgordonduncan.com.
04:49
November 22, 2018
Episode 37 - Thanksgiving and the Ending the Shame Cultures of Home & Church
Welcome to the “This is Gonna Hurt Podcast”, the podcast of J. Gordon Duncan. In this episode, we talk about Thanksgiving, and how, for many people, Thanksgiving means returning home to a shame culture. Gordon expands that conversation to talk about how: The Church is Synonymous with Shame for So Many The Church Might Change that Impression Tips for Keeping Your Holidays Shame-Free Thanks for listening. If you would like to support the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast, just go to: www.anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt and click the “support this podcast” button. Thanks for listening. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, check out his website at www.jgordonduncan.com.
10:32
November 19, 2018
Free Friday - A Stan Lee Tribute in Light of His Passing
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this Free Friday episode, Gordon celebrates the life of Stan Lee. Stan Lee, the creator of Marvel Comics passed away this week. In this episode, Gordon talks about The Characters Stan Lee Created The Legacy of Stan Lee on His Life And a story about reading 100 comic books straight in a row. Thanks for listening. Gordon If you would like to become a podcast patron, you can do so by clicking anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt and clicking the “support this podcast” button. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, check out his website at www.jgordonduncan.com.
04:58
November 16, 2018
Episode 36 - Pre-Holiday Preview - 3 Tips to Stress Free Gift-Giving
Welcome to the “This is Gonna Hurt Podcast”, the podcast of J. Gordon Duncan. In this episode, we talk about the holidays and how to be stress-free in gifting giving and gift receiving. His 3 tips? Resolve Not to Be Offended Give Experiences Over Gifts Give to a Cause in Honor of Someone Thanks for listening. If you would like to support the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast, just go to: www.anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt and click the “support this podcast” button. Thanks for listening. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, check out his website at www.jgordonduncan.com.
13:13
November 12, 2018
Free Friday - Gordon is Thankful on His 48th Birthday aka How to Be Thankful as You Get Older
Check out the newest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this Free Friday episode, Gordon celebrates his 48th birthday. He finds 3 areas in which to be thankful: Struggles in His Past Blessings of His Present Goals of His Future Thanks for listening. Gordon If you would like to become a podcast patron, you can do so by clicking anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt and clicking the “support this podcast” button. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, check out his website at www.jgordonduncan.com.
05:06
November 8, 2018
Episode 35 - This Election is Gonna Hurt
Welcome to the “This is Gonna Hurt Podcast”, the podcast of J. Gordon Duncan. In this episode, we talk about some of the realties of the upcoming election in an episode called, “This Election is Gonna Hurt”. The goal is neither to endorse a party nor a candidate. It is to give some rails for everyone run on. You’ll hear advice like: Be calm. Remember how is in charge. Set a good example. Seriously, friends, let’s set a new tone this election cycle. I hope you enjoy this episode. Thanks for listening. If you would like to support the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast, just go to: www.anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt and click the “support this podcast” button. Thanks for listening. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, check out his website at www.jgordonduncan.com.
16:03
November 5, 2018
Free Friday - Enjoying Every Sip of Coffee
Welcome To another Free Friday episode of This is Gonna Hurt podcast. In this episode, Gordon searches for a good cup of coffee and learns that he should take his time and enjoy every sip. Maybe this weekend, you can do the same. If you’d like to find out more about what Gordon is up to, just go to www.jgordonduncan.com. Thanks.
04:52
November 1, 2018
Episode 34 - The Danger of Pre-Judgment & How to Truly Get to Know Other People
Welcome to the “This is Gonna Hurt Podcast”, the podcast of J. Gordon Duncan. In this episode, we talk about the danger of pre-judging people and things. The thought here is that there is a temptation to form opinions about people and things without having any true interaction with them. We talk about: How we form opinions about people, books, and other things. How politics are feeding this issue. A confession of how Gordon pre-judges. And hang around as Gordon takes on a personal challenge in this episode that you won’t believe. If you would like to support the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast, just go to: www.anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt and click the “support this podcast” button. Thanks for listening. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, check out his website at www.jgordonduncan.com.
17:20
October 29, 2018
Free Friday - Remembering Eugene Peterson.
Free Friday - Remembering Eugene Peterson. In this “Free Friday” episode, Gordon celebrates the life of Eugene Peterson. He was a Godly man, theologian, and pastor. Also, learn why Gordon was originally suspicious of him and his writings initially. Thanks for listening.
05:01
October 25, 2018
Episode 33 - Fried Oreos & Overcoming Obstacles on the Way toward Your Goals
Welcome to the “This is Gonna Hurt Podcast”, the podcast of J. Gordon Duncan. In this episode, we talk about how to overcome obstacles on the way to your goals. Having a goal is great, but if you don’t have a plan for overcoming obstacles along the way, you’ll never meet them. In this episode, we talk about: Why fired Oreos are so good. Having a plan. Leading with gratitude. And we also reference the Streamlining Planner. If you are interested, you can find the Streamlining Planner at: http://www.lulu.com/shop/gordon-duncan/the-streamlining-planner/paperback/product-23338813.html www.anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt and clicking the “support this podcast” button. Thanks for listening. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, check out his website at www.jgordonduncan.com.
16:27
October 22, 2018
Free Friday - How to Handle Criticism
Check out our newest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this Free Friday episode, Gordon ponders how to handle criticism in light of the criticism he received after Monday's episode about the Personal Growth movement. Thanks for listening. If you would like to become a podcast patron, you can do so by clicking anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt and clicking the “support this podcast” button. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, check out his website at www.jgordonduncan.com.
04:55
October 19, 2018
Episode 32 - The Personal Growth Movement & The Church
Welcome to the “This is Gonna Hurt Podcast”. In this episode, we talk about the rise of the Personal Growth movement, and we discuss the church’s mixed reaction to it. We talk about: The history of the movement from “How to Win Friends & Influence People” to Tony Robbins and his “Awaken the Giant Within”. We also highlight Christians in the Personal Growth space like Ed Mylett https://www.edmylett.com/ & Rachel Hollis https://www.msrachelhollis.com/. We also give time to Tim Challies critique of Rachel Hollis (referenced below). At the end, Gordon gives his recommendation of some rails to run on with the Personal Growth movement. We hope you enjoy it. https://www.edmylett.com/ Thanks for listening! As Gordon mentioned in the podcast, if you would like to become a podcast patron, you can do so by clicking www.anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt and clicking the “support this podcast” button. Thanks for listening. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, check out his website at www.jgordonduncan.com. Article referenced: https://www.challies.com/book-reviews/girl-wash-your-face/
20:16
October 15, 2018
Free Friday - One of the Greatest Pastors You've Never Heard Of - Pastor Appreciation
Check out our newest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. October is Pastor Appreciation Month. In this Free Friday episode, Gordon expresses gratitude to one of the pastors of his youth. This pastor kept a friendly, upbeat attitude even in tough times. Endure a heartbreaking physical condition. And was supported by a wonderfully, Godly wife. Tune in to learn more. Thanks for listening. If you would like to become a podcast patron, you can do so by clicking anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt and clicking the “support this podcast” button. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, check out his website at www.jgordonduncan.com.
04:51
October 12, 2018
Episode 31 - What is the Gospel of Christ?
In this episode, Gordon asks the question, “What is the Gospel of Christ?” In our area, there are many churches that talk about all the good that God has planned for you, but they don’t about sin or the need for forgiveness. In this episode, we look at a portion of Galatians where Paul identified the gospel. We talk about: What the Gospel isn’t. How dangerous it is to add to the Gospel. The hope of a life lived in the Gospel. Gordon also refers to a free book he wrote called, “The Gospel of Christ”. You can download the e-book for free at https://gumroad.com/l/thegospelofchrist Thanks for listening! As Gordon mentioned in the podcast, if you would like to become a podcast patron, you can do so by clicking www.anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt and clicking the “support this podcast” button. Thanks for listening. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, check out his website at www.jgordonduncan.com.
13:45
October 8, 2018
Free Friday - Can You Love Jesus When He Purposefully Causes You Pain?
Check out our newest episode in the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this Free Friday episode, Gordon asks this question: Can you love Jesus even if He purposefully causes you pain? We examine that question by taking a brief look at the raising of Lazarus. We examine how Jesus purposefully waited to go to Judea when Lazarus was dying. We talk about how Jesus said He was glad that Lazarus died. We talk about how hard times detach us from the things of this world. We hope this episode is encouraging. Thanks for listening. If you would like to become a podcast patron, you can do so by clicking anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt and clicking the “support this podcast” button. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, check out his website at www.jgordonduncan.com.
05:05
October 5, 2018
Episode 30 - Middle School Confessions (Advice to Parents)
In this episode, Gordon brings back Emma, his 12-year-old daughter, for a third interview! In this episode, Emma talks about middle school. She talks about: How parents can listen better. When to “lay off” your kids. And she gives 2 pieces of advice that she feels every parent needs to hear. Thanks for listening! As Gordon mentioned in the podcast, if you would like to become a podcast patron, you can do so by clicking www.anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt and clicking the “support this podcast” button. Thanks for listening. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, check out his website at www.jgordonduncan.com.
20:46
October 1, 2018
Free Friday - How Well Do You Wait for God?
In this Free Friday episode, Gordon talks about waiting, specifically, waiting for God. We talk about: Waiting for what God has promised. Waiting for what you want. Living joyfully while you wait. Thanks for listening. If you would like to become a podcast patron, you can do so by clicking anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt and clicking the “support this podcast” button. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, check out his website at www.jgordonduncan.com.
05:02
September 28, 2018
Episode 29 - How to Make Real Change in Your Life
In this episode, Gordon talks about how to make real change in your life. In light of the passing of a friend, Gordon considers what the steps are in our lives if we want to make real, positive change. He talks about: Opportunity Rationalization Restraint Inspiration If light of what Gordon mentioned in the podcast, if you need help for drug or alcohol addiction, you can find that help at www.recovery.org. As Gordon mentioned in the podcast, if you would like to become a podcast patron, you can do so by clicking www.anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt and clicking the “support this podcast” button. Thanks for listening. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, check out his website at www.jgordonduncan.com. Thanks for listening.
11:13
September 24, 2018
Free Friday - Taking Fast Hold of God
In this Free Friday episode, Gordon talks about taking fast hold of Christ. He talks about: What it means to take fast hold of Christ. How Christ holds you fast. Simple ways to remind yourself to take fast hold. These thoughts are inspired by Charles Spurgeon’s sermon “The Hold Fast” and can be found in the Pocket Spurgeon series on Amazon at http://a.co/d/aqcFUmk Thanks for listening. If you would like to become a podcast patron, you can do so by clicking anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt and clicking the “support this podcast” button. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, check out his website at www.jgordonduncan.com.
04:32
September 21, 2018
Episode 28 - The 3 Essential Qualities to Meet Any Goal
In this episode, Gordon talks about 3 things needed to meet any goal. Whether you are trying to start a business, lose weight or anything else, these are the 3 essential qualities. Gordon talks about Setting the purpose of your goal. Finding that one purpose who will support. Depending on that group of people who will encourage you. As Gordon mentioned in the podcast, if you would like to become a podcast patron, you can do so by clicking www.anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt and clicking the “support this podcast” button. Thanks for listening. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, check out his website at www.jgordonduncan.com. Thanks for listening.
13:47
September 17, 2018
Free Friday - Is God Good During the Bad Times?
In this Free Friday episode, Gordon talks about calling God good, even during the bad times. He asks: What do you say when something good happens? What do you say when something bad happens? Can you can God good no matter what? Many of these thoughts come from Gordon’s book “Joy In Trials” from the book of Ruth. You can find it on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/dp/1492146862 Thanks for listening. If you would like to become a podcast patron, you can do so by clicking anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt and clicking the “support this podcast” button. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, check out his website at www.jgordonduncan.com.
05:34
September 14, 2018
Episode 27 - How to Bounce Back When You Miss Your Goal
In this episode, Gordon talks about how he missed his goal at a recent Boston Qualifying Marathon. In fact, Gordon DNF'd (did not finish). We all miss goals every now and then, so how do we keep moving and stay motivated? Gordon offers some tips. He talks about: Controlling what you can control. Using Your Disappointments. Setting Incremental Goals along the way. As Gordon mentioned in the podcast, if you would like to become a podcast patron, you can do so by clicking www.anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt and clicking the “support this podcast” button. Thanks for listening. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, check out his website at www.jgordonduncan.com. Thanks for listening.
14:23
September 10, 2018
Free Friday - How to Prepare for a Big Day
In this Free Friday episode, Gordon talks about how to prepare for a big day. You know what we are talking about: prepping for an interview, a marathon, etc. Gordon offers tips on: Prepping the night before. Picking out your clothes. Eating a strong breakfast. Thanks for listening. If you would like to become a podcast patron, you can do so by clicking anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt and clicking the “support this podcast” button. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, check out his website at www.jgordonduncan.com.
05:17
September 7, 2018
Episode 26 - Celebrating Work on Labor Day
In this episode, Gordon celebrates work on Labor Day. He talks about: The origin of Labor Day The goodness of work The redemption of work And lots of other things... As Gordon mentioned in the podcast, if you would like to become a podcast patron, you can do so by clicking anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt and clicking the “support this podcast” button. Thanks for listening. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, check out his website at www.jgordonduncan.com. Thanks for listening.
09:44
September 3, 2018
Free Friday - Creating an Enduring Legacy
The time to start thinking about an enduring & Godly legacy is now. You can’t start too early. In this Free Friday episode, Gordon talks about what the essential elements of a Godly legacy looks like by examining the life of Samuel. He talks about Faithfulness Dependence Accountability Boldness Thanks for listening. If you would like to become a podcast patron, you can do so by clicking anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt and clicking the “support this podcast” button. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, check out his website at www.jgordonduncan.com.
05:34
August 31, 2018
Episode 25 - The Benefit of Having a Guilty Pleasure
In this episode, Gordon talks about the benefits of a having a guilty pleasure. What is a guilty pleasure? A guilty pleasure is something fun and silly that just helps you have fun and relax. We all need them. Gordon talks about: His love of giant shark movies and the “Mack Bolan” books. He asks what makes a good guilty pleasure. He even offers some things to avoid. As Gordon mentioned in the podcast, if you would like to become a podcast patron, you can do so by clicking anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt and clicking the “support this podcast” button. Thanks for listening. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, check out his website at www.jgordonduncan.com. Thanks for listening.
10:50
August 27, 2018
Free Friday - Embracing and Overcoming Failure
Thomas Edison made 1,000 attempts before creating the light bulb. A reporter asked him, "How does it feel to fail 1,000 times?" Edison replied, "I didn’t fail 1,000 times. The light bulb was an invention with 1,000 steps." In this Free Friday episode, Gordon talks about the power of failure. He ponders things like: How failure puts you one step closer to your goal. How embracing grace in moral failures enables you to obey. And he shares a story of failure in his life. If you would like to become a podcast patron, you can do so by clicking anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt and clicking the “support this podcast” button. Thanks for listening. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, check out his website at www.jgordonduncan.com.
05:19
August 24, 2018
Episode 24 - Lessons Learned as a Dad Raising Daughters
In this episode, Gordon talks about what it is like to raise daughters. With the help of his great wife, Gordon shares a few lessons that he has learned. He talks about: Why it is important to restrain anger when in disagreement with his daughters. Why it is important to foster their imagination and encourage them to dream big. Why it is important to help them process conflict with their friends. As Gordon mentioned in the podcast, if you would like to become a podcast patron, you can do so by clicking anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt and clicking the “support this podcast” button. Thanks for listening. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, check out his website at www.jgordonduncan.com. Thanks for listening.
13:35
August 20, 2018
Free Friday - Fighting and Preventing Burnout
In this Free Friday episode, Gordon talks about how to battle and possible prevent burnout in your life. He talks about: Spiritual Disciplines The Benefit of Exercise The Reason Why Setting Goals is Important As Gordon mentioned in the podcast, if you would like to become a podcast patron, you can do so by clicking anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt and clicking the “support this podcast” button. Thanks for listening. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, check out his website at www.jgordonduncan.com. Thanks for listening.
05:47
August 17, 2018
Episode 23 - Fighting Loneliness
In this episode, Gordon talks about an issue that affects almost all of us: loneliness. He talks about things like: The causes of loneliness. Steps to prevent loneliness. How to walk out of loneliness. And lots more. As Gordon mentioned in the podcast, if you would like to become a podcast patron, you can do so by clicking https://anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt and clicking the “support this podcast” button. Thanks for listening. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, check out his website at www.jgordonduncan.com. Thanks for listening.
10:22
August 13, 2018
Free Friday - Coming up in the "This is Gonna Hurt" Podcast
In this episode, Gordon talks about what’s in store for the “This is Gonna Hurt Podcast”. He talks about things like: An interview with Danny Bowen of www.80bitpodsmash.com talking about video game addiction. An interview with a female, immigrant entrepreneur discussing her challenges and success. And most excitedly, Gordon talks about how you can become a patron of the show. Patrons will receive a free -ebook, episodes, and lots more. If you would like to become a patron, just go to the homepage at https://anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt and click “support this podcast”. Thanks for listening. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, check out his website at www.jgordonduncan.com. Thanks for listening.
05:32
August 10, 2018
Episode 22 - Practical Steps to Avoid Worry in Your Life
In this episode, Gordon discusses the problem of worrying. We think about these things: John Assaraf said, “Worry is a prayer for what you don’t want.” Jesus’ Teaching from Matthew 6 about worry and about how much God loves us. Practical Steps to Avoid Worrying And lots more… This episode is sponsored by Gospel Rich Book. You can find their resources at: www.gospelrichbooks.com You can type in "Gospel Rich Books" at Amazon. If you like this, or any other episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast, please review, subscribe, and share it via social media. As always, let us know how we can help. Thanks for listening. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, you can find that info at www.jgordonduncan.com
13:16
August 6, 2018
Free Friday - Healthy Questions for Married Folks
In this episode, Gordon offers a set of questions for married folks. Who are we? What have we learned? What have we created? What progress have we made? What have we helped? What are we doing to improve ourselves? Is this who we want to be? These questions were adapted from Jocko Willink’s book “Discipline Equals Freedom”. You can find it at https://www.amazon.com/Discipline-Equals-Freedom-Field-Manual/dp/1250156947/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1532551552&sr=8-1&keywords=discipline+equals+freedom+field+manual This episode was sponsored by Gospel Rich Books. You can find their resources at: www.gospelrichbooks.com You can type in "Gospel Rich Books" at Amazon. If you like this, or any other episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast, please review, subscribe, and share it via social media. As always, let us know how we can help. Thanks for listening. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, you can find that info at www.jgordonduncan.com
04:16
August 3, 2018
Episode 21 - The Secret, the Law of Attraction, & Prosperity
In this episode, Gordon discusses the heresy of the Law of Attraction. He discusses The book “The Secret” Prosperity Gospel Preachers Positive and negative attitudes Biblical Prosperity This episode is sponsored by Gospel Rich Book. You can find their resources at: www.gospelrichbooks.com You can type in "Gospel Rich Books" at Amazon. If you like this, or any other episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast, please review, subscribe, and share it via social media. As always, let us know how we can help. Thanks for listening. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, you can find that info at www.jgordonduncan.com
13:08
July 30, 2018
Free Friday - Is Different Better Than Better?
In this episode, Gordon ponders the quote from Sally Hogshead. She says, “Is Different Better Than Better?” Sally is the author of “Fascinate" and Gordon plans on reading it over vacation. What do you think, “Is different better than better?” You can find out more about Sally at https://www.howtofascinate.com/different-is-better-than-better This episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast is sponsored by Gospel Rich Books. Gospel Rich Books offers a host of challenging and encouraging resources. You can find them below: Gospel Rich Books Amazon Catalog Gospel Rich Books Blog If you like this, or any other episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast, please review, subscribe, and share it via social media. As always, let us know how we can help. Thanks for listening. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, you can find that info at www.jgordonduncan.com
05:02
July 27, 2018
Episode 20 - A Theology of Vacation
In this episode, Gordon ponders if there is a theology of vacation. He argues there is and offers a few tips so you can make your vacation restful, honoring to God, and rejuvenating. Some of those tips surround: Time Alone Time with Your Spouse Time with Your Children This episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast is sponsored by Gospel Rich Books. Gospel Rich Books offers a host of challenging and encouraging resources. You can find them below: www.gospelrichbooks.com You can type in "Gospel Rich Books" at Amazon. If you like this, or any other episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast, please review, subscribe, and share it via social media. As always, let us know how we can help. Thanks for listening. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, you can find that info at www.jgordonduncan.com
15:33
July 23, 2018
Free Friday - Did You Give $ to the Top 100 Celebrities
In this Free Friday Episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast, Gordon asks the question, "How many of the top 100 celebrity earners did you give money?" Does that line up with your values? In this fun exercise, you will learn about the top 100 earners and when you follow the link, you will find out how many you helped. You can find the link at https://www.forbes.com/celebrities/list/ Thanks for listening. If you want to know more about what Gordon is up to, check out www.jgordonduncan.com.
06:25
July 20, 2018
Episode 19 - The LowCarb Lifestyle for Body & Brain Health
In this episode, Gordon talks about the low-carb lifestyle and the difference it has made for both his fitness and his battle with epilepsy. Questions we ask are: What’s the difference between low-carb and paleo or keto? What is a typical day like for Gordon on the low-carb lifestyle? How does one get started? What are some things to avoid? And lots more. If you like this, or any other episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast, please review, subscribe, and share it via social media. As always, let us know how we can help. Thanks for listening. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, you can find that info at www.jgordonduncan.com
17:16
July 16, 2018
Free Friday - Are You Interested or Committed Towards Your Goals?
In this Free Friday Episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast, Gordon asks the question, "Are You Interested or Committed Towards Meeting Your Goals?" If you are only interested, you probably won't meet them. If you are committed, you probably will. This is our first "live" episode so the sound quality is not as great. Thanks for your patience. Thanks for listening. If you want to know more about what Gordon is up to, check out www.jgordonduncan.com.
04:47
July 13, 2018
Episode 18 - The Myth of the 40 Hour Work Week
In this episode, Gordon speaks about the myth of the 40-hour work week. We talk about… Where the concept of a 40-hour work week came from. How much money you need to make per hour to make a living on 40 hours. Why few people starting their careers have a skillset to make a living at that level of work. Why 40 hours leaves you with too much free time anyway. Also, Gordon shares a great resource for time management: the Streamlining Planer which you can find at http://www.lulu.com/shop/gordon-duncan/the-streamlining-planner/paperback/product-23338813.html Thanks for listening. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, you can find that info at www.jgordonduncan.com
18:29
July 9, 2018
Free Friday - One Tip To Help You Sleep Better & Recover
In this Free Friday Episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast, Gordon shares one tip that will help you sleep better and recover from any form exercise. This secret will transform your health. This will only take 7 minutes of your day, and you will love it. Thanks for listening. If you want to know more about what Gordon is up to, check out www.jgordonduncan.com.
04:56
July 6, 2018
Episode 17 - Gordon Wrecks His Car & What He Should Learn
In this episode, Gordon speaks about his recent car wreck and how it has affected him, his wife, and his daughters. Something like that opens up questions about finances and what God is doing. Questions Gordon asks are: What does this accident teach me about my heart? What does this accident teach me about God? What does this accident teach me about my plans? What does this accident teach me about God’s plans? The idea is that incidents like these pause our lives, and honest reflection is required to not waste them. Thanks for listening. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, you can find that info at www.jgordonduncan.com
14:17
July 2, 2018
Free Friday - No Fitness Plan Means No Plan
In this Free Friday Episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast, we talk about how Gordon plans out his fitness plan each week. It’s part of his exercise plan. Do you have a fitness plan? If you don’t have a plan, you don’t have a plan. Questions to ask: What are your fitness goals? Do you map out what you want to accomplish physically each week? If you are not going forward, you are going backwards. Thanks for listening. If you want to know more about what Gordon is up to, check out www.jgordonduncan.com.
05:07
June 29, 2018
Episode 16 - Encouragement to Pastors Amid the Summer Slump
In this episode, Gordon speaks directly to pastors to encourage them in them summer slump. Many church contexts slow down during the summer, and as a result, attendance and service can crop. Gordon offers a few tips to prevent discouragement to pastors during this time. Some suggestions: Spend more time with your family… Plan out the next season’s sermons… Focus more on your health… Meet with people who typically are too busy… The big takeaway is to bless your people during the summer and not be bitter towards them. Thanks for listening. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, you can find that info at www.jgordonduncan.com
10:55
June 25, 2018
Free Friday - Sump Pumps, Backups, & Asking How You're Doing
In this Free Friday Episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast, we talk about how Gordon had to replace his sump pump backup and how it reminded him to take a day off from working out to assess how he is doing. If you have a regularly scheduled exercise regimen, it is important to take a day to assess health. This is also important for mental and spiritual well-being. Thanks for listening. If you want to know more about what Gordon is up to, check out www.jgordonduncan.com.
04:56
June 22, 2018
Episode 15 - Interview w/ Ligon Duncan, the church & #metoo
While at the Presbyterian Church of America’s (PCA) General Assembly, it was my privilege to interview Dr. Ligon Duncan. If you don’t know who he is, Dr. Duncan is the Chancellor/CEO of Reformed Theological Seminary and the John E. Richards Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology. During our conversation, we discussed the #metoo movement, focusing on two areas: how the movement can inform the church and how the church can inform the movement. His insight was helpful, as one might imagine, and his starting point of the conversation was poignant. You can contact Dr. Ligon Duncan at https://rts.edu/jackson/faculty/bio.aspx?id=177 You can learn more about RTS at https://rts.edu/ Thanks for listening. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, you can find that info at www.jgordonduncan.com
21:22
June 18, 2018
Free Friday - How Good and Pleasant is Unity
Gordon arrives home from his church’s convention with this thought - How Good and Pleasant is Unity.
04:21
June 15, 2018
Episode 14 - Dad vs Daughter Part Two with Emma
In this episode, Gordon again talks to his daughter, Emma. We call these episodes “Dad vs. Daughter”. This is where we talk about various topics and get both of our perspectives. In this episode, we talk about What the word “flexing” means… Kendall Jenner dating two people… Ocean’s 8 and the movement to make women focused films… Ariana Grande’s new relationship… And we also throw in quick talks about $395 flip-flops, Vans Warped Tour, and lots more. Thanks for listening. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, you can find that info at www.jgordonduncan.com
30:17
June 11, 2018
Free Friday - Perseverance, Ovechkin, & the Capitals
In this Free Friday Episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast, we talk about Perseverance, Alex Ovechkin, & the Washington Capitals. Alex Ovechkin is one of the greatest players of his generation, if not all time. But those conversations have always ended with, “But he’s never won a Stanley Cup” …until last night. Last night, the Washington Capitals defeated the Las Vegas Golden Knights to win the Stanley Cup. Ovechkin and the Capital’s story is really one of perseverance, and in that, we all need to be inspired. Whether you want to lose weight, make more money, quit smoking, or whatever else, you won’t accomplish those goals if you quit. Thanks for listening. If you want to know more about what Gordon is up to, check out www.jgordonduncan.com.
04:53
June 8, 2018
Episode 13 - Gordon Gets a Skin Biopsy & Encourages You to See Dermatologist
In this episode, Gordon talks about his recent visit to the dermatologist for a skin biopsy to check for cancer. He talks about... Why he went to the doctor. The signs of concern on his skin. Protection of your skin. Urgency in seeing a doctor if you have a concern. Thanks for listening. You can learn about care of the skin and signs of cancer at https://www.skincancer.org/. If you like this episode, please let us know by giving us a review or sharing this episode on social media. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, you can find that info at www.jgordonduncan.com
10:58
June 4, 2018
Free Friday - Situational Awareness
Situational awareness is when we have an objectivity about our self and wisdom about people in and out of season. In light of the NBA finals game one loss, there’s a lot to learn about situational awareness. This episode of Free Friday goes right up to the five-minute mark, but we hope that it will be encouraging to you. Thank you for listening.
04:57
June 1, 2018
Episode 12 - Military Appreciation & Memorial Day
In this episode, Gordon talks about the need for military appreciation and celebrating Memorial Day. He talks about... His brother's military service. His brother in law's military service. The Murph Challenge And lot's more. Thanks for listening. If you like this episode, please let us know by giving us a review or sharing this episode on social media. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, you can find that info at www.jgordonduncan.com
13:24
May 28, 2018
Free Friday - Your Credit Card Debt is Not Goliath
David & Goliath is not about overcoming challenges in your life. It is about living out victory, not how to achieve victory.
04:36
May 25, 2018
Episode 11 - Royal Wedding Marketing Lessons
In this episode, Gordon talks about the marketing lessons we can learn from the recent royal wedding. When a single event attracts 2 billion viewers, we should pay attention. So, we ask questions like: Why did so many people watch? What were the 3 principles of the coverage that garnered so much attention? How can those 3 principles be applied to your business or products? More details about the content of this episode can be found at the ProSight Success blog. You can find that article at https://prosightsuccess.weebly.com/blog/may-21st-2018. Thanks for listening. If you like this episode, please let us know by giving us a review or sharing this episode on social media. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up, you can find that info at www.jgordonduncan.com
15:26
May 21, 2018
Free Friday - why Gordon is not the drummer of Motley Crue
Be encouraged and know that God values every gift and talent you have because he gave them to you.
03:54
May 18, 2018
Episode 10 - What Does a Pastor Do?
In this episode, Gordon explores the age-old question, "What does a pastor do?" Well, believe it or not, a pastor does work more than just an hour a week. We answer questions like: What is the ministry of the word? What is the ministry of prayer? How long does it take to prepare a sermon? Who does a pastor meet with? Do all pastors do the same thing? And lots more questions. Bonus, at the very end, we talk about how you can encourage your pastor. Thanks for listening. If you like this episode, please let us know by giving us a review or sharing this episode on social media. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up, you can find that info at www.jgordonduncan.com
21:01
May 14, 2018
Free Friday
Welcome to the very first free Friday episode. This is a short five minute thought to get you ready for the weekend. In this episode we talk about how God sees differently than we do. For more, check out www.jgordonduncan.com
03:09
May 11, 2018
Episode 9 - Dad vs. Daughter Talk Pop Culture
Today in the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast, we have our first Dad vs. Daughter episode. In it, my 11-year-old daughter, Emma, talk about topics that are popular in middle school. Emma explains things to me and asks what I know about them and what I think about them. Some of the topics we talk about are: Slang Terms Kanye West Logan Paul And then we at the end, we talk about Avengers: Infinity War. Do not worry, we give tons of heads up so you can step away if you are afraid of hearing any spoilers. If you like this episode, please let us know by giving us a review or sharing this episode on social media. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up, you can find that info at www.jgordonduncan.com
31:29
May 7, 2018
Episode 8 - The Church, Protecting Abused Spouses, & Divorce
Today, we take up the controversy surrounding Paige Patterson’s, the President of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, comments about counseling an abused spouse to stay in her relationship. Some of the questions we answer are: What are the biblical reasons for divorce? Is physical abuse biblical cause? What are the responsibilities of the pastor? What is Gordon’ opinion? Paige Patterson’s Comments: https://baptistnews.com/article/sbc-leader-under-fire-for-comments-about-divorce-abuse/#.Wud7JUxFw2w Paige Patterson’s Response: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2018/04/29/southern-baptist-leader-pushes-back-after-comments-leak-urging-abused-women-to-pray-and-avoid-divorce/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.9518447f091b Related bible verses: Matthew 19:3-9, 1 Corinthians 7:12-16 Correction: At one point I say, “Matthew 7”, but I intended to say, “1 Corinthians 7”. Domestic Abuse Hotline: http://www.thehotline.org/ Find more info at www.jgordonduncan.com
14:23
April 30, 2018
Episode 7 - Taking First Steps to Redeem Your Grief
In this episode, Gordon talks about taking practical steps to walk out of grief and into redemption. You'll hear... A wonderfully redemptive example. Practical First Steps. How to Own Your Grief. Gordon wrote a book about his dad soon after his passing entitled, "I am my father's son". You can find it at... www.amazon.com/I-am-my-fathers-son/dp/1482682044 www.jgordonduncan.com He also wrote about his mother's passing. You can find it at https://www.amazon.com/Bedside-Memoir-Care-Gordon-Duncan/dp/1492374814 Resources for managing grief: https://grief.com/
14:00
April 23, 2018
Episode 6 - 3 Tips for Dads in Honor of Gordon's Father, Sam
In this episode, Gordon remembers his father, "Sam", at the sixth year of his passing. From Sam's example, Gordon gives dads 3 tips. Admit your mistakes. Teach lessons from those mistakes. Be Gracious. This podcast might be helpful to moms and children as well, but it is particularly focused on dads. I still love you, Sam. Gordon wrote a book about his dad soon after his passing entitled, "I am my father's son". You can find it at... https://www.amazon.com/I-am-my-fathers-son/dp/1482682044 www.jgordonduncan.com
14:45
April 16, 2018
Episode 5 - Being Kind Builds Relationships
In this episode, Gordon talks about kindness. He discusses... The various definitions of kindness. How people don't care what you believe if you aren't kind. How kindness builds relationships. A story of how someone was kind to Gordon and the impression it made. Gordon gives everyone the kindness challenge. You can find out more about what's going on with Gordon at www.jgordonduncan.com Also, you can find Gordon's various books on Amazon at amazon.com/author/gordonduncan
14:58
April 9, 2018
Episode 4 - Why You May Need a Side Gig & What to Do Next
In this episode, Gordon talks about how most everyone needs a side income and how to begin to make extra money. You will hear him talk about… What some popular money management systems don’t address. Why Gordon began a side gig. Why most people need a side gig. How to stay in the job you love and begin to make extra money. Various ideas of ways to make extra money. Resources to help. Resources mentioned in this podcast. If you want to publish a book, the www.bestsellertemplate.com provides a template that you can literally drop you book into to make it Amazon read. You can publish your books at https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/ https://www.lulu.com/ You can find out more about what's going on with Gordon at www.jgordonduncan.com
13:25
April 3, 2018
Episode 3 - Making Easter a Time for Family
In this episode, Gordon talks about how Easter can be a great time to be thankful for your family. Even if you don't celebrate Easter, the weekend is a great opportunity to let your family know you love them. Things discussed in the episode: Gordon's family traditions now and as a kid. Ideas on how to celebrate with family. What to do if you don't have a family. How to celebrate if you don't celebrate Easter. If you are interested in pursuing some Easter devotions, Gordon has written a book called, "It is Finished" celebrating the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. You can find it at: http://www.lulu.com/shop/gordon-duncan/it-is-finished/paperback/product-23552364.html You can find out more about what's going on with Gordon at www.jgordonduncan.com.com.
10:47
March 27, 2018
Episode Two - Don't be a Lazy Slug
In this episode, Gordon talks about laziness and how it interplays with faith. We talk about things like: What does the Bible say about slothfulness or laziness? What is the definition of laziness? How do you know if you are lazy? Is there such a thing as work/life balance? And lots more. Mentioned in the podcast is the need for a good daytimer or planner. If you would like to use the one Gordon recommends, it is his Streamlining planner. You can find it: http://www.lulu.com/shop/gordon-duncan/the-streamlining-planner/paperback/product-23338813.html You can find out more about what's going on with Gordon at www.jgordonduncan.com.com.
19:51
March 20, 2018
Episode One
In this episode, Gordon talks about the importance of setting goals. He talks about: How we are all designed to set goals. Why people of faith should not be afraid to set goals. How we set and meet goals all the time. A story of accomplishing a goal. A challenge to set a goal in personal health. Practical steps to meeting that goal. You can find out more about www.jgordonduncan.com.com.
13:40
March 13, 2018
Episode Zero
Check out the intro episode of the This is Gonna Hurt Podcast of J. Gordon Duncan. Thanks for listening, and find out more about the podcast and lots of other things at www.jgordonduncan.com.
07:51
March 6, 2018
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