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

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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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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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Free Friday - Richmond Marathon Race Report
Thanks for listening. In this Free Friday episode, Gordon gives an update from his recent Richmond Marathon and talks about what it was like to qualify for the Boston Marathon. Thanks for listening
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November 22, 2019
Wednesday Wisdom - Help When It's Needed Most Part One from Romans 8.26-30
Thanks for listening to the "This is Gonna Hurt" podcast.  In this episode, we look at part one of a sermon from Romans 8.26-30 where we pursue the Big Idea:  Help When It's Needed Most.  Enjoy, and thanks for listening! Romans 8. 26 Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. 27 And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. 28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. 29 For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. 30 And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified. Big Idea: Help When It’s Needed Most The Holy Spirit Prays for You All Things Work for Good Nothing is an Accident
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November 20, 2019
Interview with Ryan Hall - Olympian & American Record Holder on Running Shoe Technology, the Nike Oregon Project, & His Faith
Thanks for listening to the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast where we talk about faith, family, fitness, and finances. In this episode, Gordon interviews Ryan Hall. Ryan is an Olympian & the American record holder in both the half and full marathon, as well as a husband, father, and Christian. In this episode we talk about: Ryan’s recent comments on Eliud Kipchoge’s sub 2 hour marathon Shoe Technology Reactions to Mary Cain’s comments about the Nike Oregon Project Being an adoptive parent And much more… Thanks for listening. If you would like to find Ryan, you can find him at https://ryanandsarahall.com/ https://www.facebook.com/ryanhall3/ https://www.instagram.com/ryanhall3/ https://twitter.com/ryanhall3/ https://www.runfreetraining.com/ https://www.thestepsfoundation.org/
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November 18, 2019
Free Friday - Gordon Interviews an Olympian and a Rock Star
Thanks for listening to the "This is Gonna Hurt" podcast.  In this "Free Friday" episode, Gordon recounts interviewing Ryan Hall and Pete Evick.  Ryan Hall is the American record holder in the half-marathon and full marathon.  Pete Evick is the lead guitarist for the Bret Michaels Band.  The interview with Ryan Hall will appear on our 11/18/19 episode, and the interview with Pete Evick will appear on the 11/25/19 episode.  Both are incredibly insightful and fun.  Hopefully, you'll enjoy them.  Thanks for listening. 
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November 15, 2019
Wednesday Wisdom - Jesus Loves This Area More Than We Do - John 7.40-52
Please enjoy this Wednesday Wisdom Episode from John 7.40-52.  This sermon was preached 09.27.15.  Thanks for listening. John 7:40 When they heard these words, some of the people said, “This really is the Prophet.” 41 Others said, “This is the Christ.” But some said, “Is the Christ to come from Galilee? 42 Has not the Scripture said that the Christ comes from the offspring of David, and comes from Bethlehem, the village where David was?” 43 So there was a division among the people over him. 44 Some of them wanted to arrest him, but no one laid hands on him. 45 The officers then came to the chief priests and Pharisees, who said to them, “Why did you not bring him?” 46 The officers answered, “No one ever spoke like this man!” 47 The Pharisees answered them, “Have you also been deceived? 48 Have any of the authorities or the Pharisees believed in him? 49 But this crowd that does not know the law is accursed.” 50 Nicodemus, who had gone to him before, and who was one of them, said to them, 51 “Does our law judge a man without first giving him a hearing and learning what he does?” 52 They replied, “Are you from Galilee too? Search and see that no prophet arises from Galilee.”
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November 13, 2019
Episode Ninety-Seven - Thoughts on Gordon's 49th Birthday
Welcome to another episode of the This Is Gonna Hurt podcast. In this episode, Gordon reflects on what it's like to be 49th. He discusses: What he can and can't do now that he is 49. Highlights from the past year. Why he loves getting older. Thanks so much for listening.  
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November 11, 2019
Free Friday - College Student Makes a Killing Selling Krispy Kreme Donuts and Krispy Kreme Responds!
Thanks for listening to the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this episode, Gordon celebrates the innovation of Jayson Gonzalez who would drive 4 hours and nearly 300 miles to buy 100 dozen Krispy Kreme donuts to resell.  Sadly, Krispy Kreme tried to shut him down.  Hear the story and learn a lesson in the Five Minute Friday.   Thanks for listening.
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November 8, 2019
Wednesday Wisdom - The Spirit of Adoption from Romans 8.12-17
Welcome to another episode of the This is Gonna Hurt podcast.  In this Wednesday Wisdom episode, Gordon pursues the Big Idea of the Spirit of Adoption from Roman s 8.12-17 Thanks for listening! Romans 8.12 So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. 13 For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. 15 For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” 16 The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him. Big Idea: The Spirit of Adoption A New Way to Live A New Family A New Perspective A New Way to Live Romans 8.12 So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. 13 For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. A New Family 14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. 15 For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” A New Perspective 16 The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.
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November 6, 2019
Episode Ninety-Six - Cultural Grab Bag
Welcome to another episode of the This Is Gonna Hurt podcast. In this episode, Gordon goes through the cultural grab bag. He talks about the Nationals winning the World Series, Dr. Sleep, and more Kanye. Thanks for listening.
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November 4, 2019
Free Thursday - Resiliency and the Washington Nationals - World Series Champions!
Welcome to the rare Free Thursday episode of the This is Gonna Hurt podcast.  In this episode, we celebrate the Washington Nationals, your World Series champions.   Starting the season 19-31, few believed they would make the playoffs, and almost no one believed they would win the World Series.  But they did, because they were resilient.  In addition, they set a World Series record by winning every game on the road.  That's crazy. Resiliency is the strength to overcome and persevere, and the Nats are definitely resilient - a lesson for all of us.  Thanks for listening, and we will be back on Monday with one of our long form episodes. 
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October 31, 2019
Wednesday Wisdom - Understanding the Christian Life Backwards but Living it Forwards from Romans 8.5-11
Welcome to another episode of the "This is Gonna Hurt" podcast.  In this episode, Gordon preaches from Romans 8.5-11 where he asks the question: How is life in Christ best understood backwards but lived forward.  Romans 8. 5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. 6 For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. 7 For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God's law; indeed, it cannot. 8 Those who are in the flesh cannot please God. 9 You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him. 10 But if Christ is in you, although the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness. 11 If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you. Big Picture Question: How is life in Christ best understood backwards but lived forward? Remember Who You Are Remember What You are Call To Remember Who You Belong To (Remember the Power of the Spirit) Thanks for listening.
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October 30, 2019
Episode Ninety-Five - Kanye West and Jesus is King
In this episode, Gordon shares his thoughts about Kanye West's newest release, "Jesus is King".  In it, he discusses:  A timeline of Kanye's faith A Review of some of the lyrics Reactions from some Christians Thanks so much for listening. If you would like to support this podcast, you can be going visiting  https://anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt/support.
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October 28, 2019
Free Friday - Post Seminar Talk Buzz
Thanks for listening to the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this episode, Gordon gives an update on the “Finding Your Fit in the Fredericksburg Marketplace” seminar. It went great. Thanks for listening.
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October 25, 2019
Wednesday Wisdom - What if God Didn't Condemn Us Part Two from Romans 8.1-11
Welcome to another episode of the "This is Gonna Hurt" podcast.  In this episode, Gordon preaches from Romans 8.1-11 where he asks the question:  How would your life be different if you believed that God was not going to condemn you?  This is part two of that message. Thanks for listening.
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October 23, 2019
Episode Ninety-Four - My Seizure Story - an Excerpt from the "God Wants Healthy Pastors" Seminar
In this episode, Gordon shares two excerpts from his upcoming "God Wants Healthy Pastors - Tackling the Epidemic of Out of Shape Pastors" seminar.  In it you will hear... Gordon's Seizure Story What Challenges Seizures Present How Gordon Addressed His Health If you would like to pre-order this seminar, you can find it at https://gum.co/healthypastors Thanks so much for listening. If you would like to support this podcast, you can be going visiting  https://anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt/support.
24:08
October 21, 2019
Free Friday - Christianity in Pop Culture
Welcome to another “Free Friday” episode. In this episode, Gordon talks about the recent portrayal of Christianity in pop culture with shows like "The Boys" and "The Righteous Gemstones.  It isn't pretty.   Thanks for listening!
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October 18, 2019
Wednesday Wisdom - What if God Didn't Condemn Us? Part One from Romans 8.1-11
Welcome to another episode of the "This is Gonna Hurt" podcast.  In this episode, Gordon preaches from Romans 8.1-11 where is asks the question:  How would your life be different if you believed that God was not going to condemn you?  This is part one of that message. Thanks for listening.
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October 16, 2019
Episode Ninety-Three - Interview with James Roberson of 516 Project
Welcome to another episode of the "This is Gonna Hurt" podcast.  In this episode, Gordon interviews James Roberson of 516 Project.  Their mission is to share the love of Jesus through our actions and words by helping families in need of home repair. Together with volunteers, churches and businesses we impact our community to glorify God through service to others.  In our interview, we talk about: The history of 516 Project How helping people with home repairs is an excellent expression of the love of Jesus Christ Where James hopes to see 516 Project grow in the next 10 years If you want to know more about 516 Project, you can find them at: http://516project.org/ https://www.facebook.com/the516project/ https://www.instagram.com/the516project/ Thanks for listening.
41:44
October 14, 2019
Free Friday - Inspired By My Kids
Welcome to another “Free Friday” episode. In this episode, Gordon talks about where he finds his inspiration.  Today, he is inspired by his kids.  Hear their story and how they are making an impact on Gordon  Thanks for listening!
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October 11, 2019
Wednesday Wisdom - the Power of Sin Part Two from Romans 7.7-25
Welcome to another episode of the "This is Gonna Hurt" podcast.  In this episode, Gordon preaches from Romans 7.7-25 and pursues the Big Idea of the Power of Sin.  This is Part Two of that sermon.  You can find the outline of the sermon below. Big Idea: The Power of Sin Sin Seizes Opportunity Sin Produces Death Sin is Always Close By Truth: Jesus rescues you from the sin that seizes every opportunity to draw you back into death. Application: Live knowing that you are not alone in your fight against sin. Jesus has delivered you from its power. The scriptures teach you of its ways. The Holy Spirit inspires you to obey. And your church encourages you in the battle. Action:  Trust Jesus. Read your scriptures. Ask the Holy Spirit for help. Draw close to your church. Thanks for listening.
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October 9, 2019
Episode Ninety-Two - What Would I Do Differently If I Planted Another Church?
In this episode, Gordon discusses lessons he's learned from planting two churches.  He also wonders, "What would I do differently if I planted another church?"  He talks about: How rural, suburban, or urban setting matters. What role leading music would plan. How to handle conflict. And lots more! Thanks for listening! If you would like to support this podcast, you can be going visiting  https://anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt/support.
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October 7, 2019
Free Friday - Pastor Appreciation Month
Welcome to another “Free Friday” episode. In this episode, Gordon talks about October and Pastor Appreciation month.  In it, he tries to encourage that lonely pastor out there and encourages congregations to encourage their pastors.  Thanks for listening!
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October 4, 2019
Wednesday Wisdom - the Power of Sin Part One from Romans 7.7-25
Welcome to another episode of the "This is Gonna Hurt" podcast.  In this episode, Gordon preaches from Romans 7.7-25 and pursues the Big Idea of the Power of Sin.  This is Part One of that sermon.  You can find the outline of the sermon below.   Big Idea: The Power of Sin Sin Seizes Opportunity Sin Produces Death Sin is Always Close By Truth: Jesus rescues you from the sin that seizes every opportunity to draw you back into death. Application: Live knowing that you are not alone in your fight against sin. Jesus has delivered you from its power. The scriptures teach you of its ways. The Holy Spirit inspires you to obey. And your church encourages you in the battle. Action:  Trust Jesus. Read your scriptures. Ask the Holy Spirit for help. Draw close to your church. Thanks for listening. 
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October 2, 2019
Episode Ninety-One - the Return of Spiderman to the MCU & a Bonus Discussion about the Movie Versions of Stephen King's It
In this episode, Emma returns to discuss the return of Spiderman to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).  We talk about: The new MCU/Sony deal What movies Spiderman will appear in A possible shared MCU/Sony-verse Plus, we include a bonus discussion of Stephen King's It speaking about the TV version and the most recent cinematic adaptations.  Thanks for listening! If you would like to support this podcast, you can be going visiting  https://anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt/support.
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September 30, 2019
Free Friday - Exercising Regularly Shouldn’t Be Odd
Welcome to another “Free Friday” episode. In this episode, Gordon shares a story where someone was surprised that he exercised regularly. Is that where we are now? Exercising regularly is not the norm? Gordon discusses that and other things in this episode. Thanks for listening!
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September 27, 2019
Wednesday Wisdom - What is a Good Day? from 1 Samuel 2:1-4
Welcome to another episode of the "This is Gonna Hurt" podcast.  In this episode, Gordon preaches from 1 Samuel 2.1-4 where Gordon asks the question:  What is a good day?  This sermon was preached on July 2, 2017.  Thanks for listening! Big Picture Question: What is a good day? 1 Samuel 2:1 And Hannah prayed and said,“My heart exults in the Lord; my horn is exalted in the Lord. My mouth derides my enemies, because I rejoice in your salvation. 2 “There is none holy like the Lord: for there is none besides you; there is no rock like our God. 3 Talk no more so very proudly, let not arrogance come from your mouth; for the Lord is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed. 4 The bows of the mighty are broken, but the feeble bind on strength. A day full of our humility. A day full of God’s knowledge. A day full of God’s strength.
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September 25, 2019
Episode Ninety - God Wants Healthy Pastors Excerpt
In this episode, Gordon shares two excerpts from his upcoming "God Wants Healthy Pastors - Tackling the Epidemic of Out of Shape Pastors" seminar.  In it you will hear... Why Gordon is passionate about healthy pastors. His health journey His background with his father, a pastor. Thanks so much for listening. If you would like to support this podcast, you can be going visiting  https://anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt/support.
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September 23, 2019
Free Friday - Finding Your Fit
Welcome to another Free Friday episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast.  In this episode, Gordon talks about the opportunity he has to speak at the upcoming "Finding Your Fit in the Fredericksburg Marketplace" seminar on October 24th.  This seminar will focus on helping you, your company, your church, find their fit in a crowded marketplace.  It will ultimately be recorded for this podcast, so you can enjoy it as well.  You can learn more and register at www.fredmarketplace.com.   Thanks for listening
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September 20, 2019
Wednesday Wisdom - A New Way to Serve God from Romans 7.1-6
Welcome to another episode of the "This is Gonna Hurt" podcast.  In this episode, Gordon preaches from Romans 7.1-6 where he pursues the Big Idea:  A New Way to Serve God.  Thanks for listening. On Sunday, September 15, 2019, Evident Grace Fellowship looked at Romans 7.1-6: 7:1 Or do you not know, brothers—for I am speaking to those who know the law—that the law is binding on a person only as long as he lives? 2 For a married woman is bound by law to her husband while he lives, but if her husband dies she is released from the law of marriage. 3 Accordingly, she will be called an adulteress if she lives with another man while her husband is alive. But if her husband dies, she is free from that law, and if she marries another man she is not an adulteress. 4 Likewise, my brothers, you also have died to the law through the body of Christ, so that you may belong to another, to him who has been raised from the dead, in order that we may bear fruit for God. 5 For while we were living in the flesh, our sinful passions, aroused by the law, were at work in our members to bear fruit for death. 6 But now we are released from the law, having died to that which held us captive, so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit and not in the old way of the written code From those verses, we pursued this Big Idea and these three points: Big Idea: A New Way to Serve God We All Need Help Serving God God Creates a Community of People Who Serve Him Our Service is Spirit Empowered
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September 18, 2019
Episode Eighty - Josh Silk of Rhino Digital Marketing and I talk Marketing to a Target Community
In this episode, Gordon talks with Josh Silk of Rhino Digital Marketing and the Rhino Digital Marketing Podcast.  In this podcast, Josh interviews me about marketing and about my most recent audio seminar "Marketing to a Target Community".  We talk about: Mistakes made in marketing. How to begin target marketing. And lots more. Listen to Josh's podcast at https://anchor.fm/rhinodigitalmarketing and check his business out at SEO secrets products here. If you would like to purchase "Marketing to a Target Community", you can find it at https://gum.co/marketingtarget  Thanks so much for listening. If you would like to support this podcast, you can be going visiting  https://anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt/support.
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September 16, 2019
Free Friday - Honoring Jarrid Wilson, husband, father, pastor, and mental health advocate
Welcome to another Free Friday episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this episode, we honor Jarrid Wilson at his passing. Jarrid was the rare pastor who was open about his mental health struggles. He will be missed. Thanks for listening
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September 13, 2019
Wednesday Wisdom - Are We to Sin Because We Are Not Under Law But Under Grace? from Romans 6.15-23
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this  Wednesday Wisdom, Gordon pursues the Big Picture Question: Are we to sin because we are not under law but under grace? Big Picture Question: Are we to sin because we are not under law but under grace? No, because sin is slavery. No, because God made you a slave to righteousness. No, because obedience leads to live. No, because sin is slavery. Romans 6.15 What then? Are we to sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means! 16 Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness? You have been set free 17 But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which you were committed, 18 and, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness. 19 I am speaking in human terms, because of your natural limitations. For just as you once presented your members as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness leading to sanctification. No, because obedience leads to life. 20 For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. 21 But what fruit were you getting at that time from the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death. 22 But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life. 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Thanks for listening! If you would like to become a podcast patron you can do so by clicking  https://anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt/support If you want to know what I’m up to, go to www.jgordonduncan.com.  Thanks!
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September 11, 2019
Episode Seventy-Nine - Marketing to a Target Community Seminar with Sample Chapters
In this episode, Gordon talks about his new audio seminar, "Marketing to a Target Community".  You'll hear how it can help you focus your marketing efforts, and the podcast includes two sample chapters.  As to the seminar itself, here is a brief description:  You can't hit a target if you're not aiming for it.  This is definitively true in marketing.  But when you zero in, your marketing efforts and dollars are not wasted.  Towards that end, we have created the audio seminar, "Marketing to a Targeting Community". In "Marketing to a Target Community", you will learn how to focus on your target customer, client, or patient.  You will learn strategies and tips that will change how you approach and present you, your products, and your services to just the right targets for your business.  Topics include: What distinguishes you from your competition. How you can communicate what makes you different. What problem your competition isn't solving. This audio seminar is broken up into easy to digest chapters and will immediately make a difference in your marketing efforts. If you would like to purchase "Marketing to a Target Community", you can find it at https://gum.co/marketingtarget  Thanks so much for listening. If you would like to support this podcast, you can be going visiting  https://anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt/support. Our sponsor today is:   https://www.evangelizetoday.info/
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September 9, 2019
Free Friday - The Bold NFL 2019-2020 Season Predictions - Even the Super Bowl!
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast.   In this Free Friday episode, Gordon predicts which team will win each division in the upcoming 2019-2010 NFL football season.  He even predicts who will make it to the Super Bowl and who will win! 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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September 6, 2019
Wednesday Wisdom - Lies We Believe About Service from Matthew 25
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this  Wednesday Wisdom, Gordon pursues the Big Idea:  Lies We Believe About Service from Matthew 25. Big Idea: Lies We Believe About Service Service has no Accountability Service is Optional Service is Impersonal Truth: The beauty of Christian service is it is a daily opportunity to serve Jesus Himself. Application: Live knowing that when you see service as loving Jesus, then each and every person and circumstance is an opportunity for you to worship, honor, and become more like Christ. Action: Pray that God will create intimacy between Jesus and your acts of service. Thanks for listening! If you would like to become a podcast patron you can do so by clicking  https://anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt/support If you want to know what I’m up to, go to www.jgordonduncan.com.  Thanks!
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September 4, 2019
Wednesday Wisdom - What Are Your Options When You Are Bitter? from 1 Samuel 22.1-23
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this  Wednesday Wisdom, Gordon pursues the Big Picture Question:  What are your options when you are bitter? from 1 Samuel 22.1-23.  This message is from July 15, 2018. Thanks for listening! If you would like to become a podcast patron you can do so by clicking  https://anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt/support If you want to know what I’m up to, go to www.jgordonduncan.com.  Thanks!
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September 4, 2019
Episode Seventy-Eight - An Old Black Guitar's 35 Year Old Legacy
In this episode, Gordon talks about his 35 year old guitar and its amazing legacy.  Gordon talks about: Buying the guitar on layaway. Learning to play guitar. Wanting to be a rockstar. Thanks so much for listening. If you would like to support this podcast, you can be going visiting  https://anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt/support. Our sponsor today is:   https://www.evangelizetoday.info/
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September 2, 2019
Free Friday - Gordon Creates 2 Audio Seminars!
Welcome to another FreeFriday episode. In this episode, Gordon shares how he has created two audio seminars that will be available soon. The first is about marketing to a target community, and the second is about the epidemic of unhealthy pastors. They will both be available soon, but learn about them in this episode. Thanks for listening!
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August 30, 2019
Wednesday Wisdom - Lies We Believe About Community from Acts 2.42-47
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this  Wednesday Wisdom, Gordon pursues the Big Idea:  Lies We Believe About Community from Acts 2. Acts 2:42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43 And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. 44 And all who believed were together and had all things in common. 45 And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46 And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved. Big Idea: Lies We believe About Community Healthy Communities are Stronger Apart from God’s Word Healthy Communities are Bound Together by Something Other than Jesus Healthy Communities Sacrifice Intimacy When They Grow Thanks for listening! If you would like to become a podcast patron you can do so by clicking  https://anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt/support If you want to know what I’m up to, go to www.jgordonduncan.com.  Thanks!
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August 28, 2019
Episode Seventy-Seven - Cultural Grab-Bag w/ Popeye's Chicken Sandwich, Spiderman Leaves the MCU, and Andrew Luck Retiring
In this episode, Gordon dishes in our first ever cultural grab-bag episode.  There is just so much going on that it was hard to pick just one topic.  In this episode, we talk about: The Buzz Surrounding Popeye's Chicken Sandwich Spiderman Leaving the MCU Andrew Luck Retiring from the NFL Thanks so much for listening.   If you would like to support this podcast, you can be going visiting  https://anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt/support. Our sponsor today is:   https://www.evangelizetoday.info/
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August 26, 2019
Free Friday - Pushing Yourself Physically
Welcome to another episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this Free Friday we talk about the benefits of pushing yourself physically. Gordon ponders this while running in the oppressing heat. Thanks for listening.
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August 23, 2019
Wednesday Wisdom - Lies We Believe About Worship from Titus 2.11-14
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast.      In this  Wednesday Wisdom, Gordon pursues the Big Idea:  Lies We Believe About Worship from Titus 2.11-14. Titus 2.11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, 12 training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, 13 waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, 14 who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works. Big Idea: Lies We Believe About Worship  I’m lacking something before God I’m lacking something before the world I’m lacking something in worship Thanks for listening! If you would like to become a podcast patron you can do so by clicking  https://anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt/support  If you want to know what I’m up to, go to www.jgordonduncan.com.  Thanks!
33:48
August 21, 2019
Episode Seventy-Six - How to Take a Pastoral Sabbatical (Warts and All)
In this episode, Gordon discusses his recent pastoral sabbatical.  This was a six-week period where he was away from Evident Grace Fellowship.  It was a time of spiritual and physical rest with the intention of enabling Gordon to strengthen his relationship with God and his family.   In the episode, we discuss... How to prepare a small church for their pastor's absence. What a sabbatical proposal looks like. Why a sabbatical accountability partner is helpful. How to return and reconnect with your church. Thanks so much for listening.  If you would like to support this podcast, you can be going visiting  https://anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt/support.  Our sponsor today is:   https://www.evangelizetoday.info/ 
23:42
August 19, 2019
Free Friday - The Power of Family Events that Everyone Enjoys
In this episode, Gordon shares the power of family events that every single member enjoys. He shares the example of his family as they all love music and going to concerts. They recently saw Gordon’s favorite band from childhood, KISS. Thanks for listening.
06:05
August 16, 2019
Wednesday Wisdom - How does Jesus redeem our past? from John 8:48-59
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast.      In this  Wednesday Wisdom, Gordon asks, "How Does Jesus Redeem Our Past? from John 8.48-59.  This sermon is from 2015.   Thanks for listening! If you would like to become a podcast patron you can do so by clicking  https://anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt/support  If you want to know what I’m up to, go to www.jgordonduncan.com.  Thanks!
39:13
August 14, 2019
Episode Seventy-Five - Interview With Brian Drake, Author of the Scott Stiletto Novels
In this episode, Gordon interviews Brian Drake, the author of the Scott Stiletto novels.  Brian emerged from the self-publishing world and is now publishing novels through Wolfpack publishing.  His official bio reads... "A twenty-five year veteran of radio and television broadcasting, Brian Drake has spent his career in San Francisco where he’s filled writing, producing, and reporting duties with stations such as KPIX-TV, KCBS, KQED, among many others.  Currently carrying out sports and traffic reporting duties for Bloomberg 960, Brian Drake spends time between reports and carefully guarded morning and evening hours cranking out action/adventure tales.  A love of reading when he was younger inspired him to create his own stories, and he sold his first short story, “The Desperate Minutes,” to an obscure webzine when he was 25 (more years ago than he cares to remember, so don’t ask).  Many more short story sales followed before he expanded to novels, entering the self-publishing field in 2010, and quickly building enough of a following to attract the attention of several publishers and other writing professionals.  Brian Drake lives in California with his wife and two cats, and when he’s not writing he is usually blasting along the back roads in his Corvette with his wife telling him not to drive so fast, but the engine is so loud he usually can’t hear her." In our interview, we discuss... Tips to self-publish well The discipline necessary to be a successful author And the one trait that makes for a great character. If you would like to read more books by Brian Drake, you can find them at his Amazon Author Page. Thanks so much for listening.  If you would like to support this podcast, you can be going visiting  https://anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt/support.  Our sponsor today is:   https://www.evangelizetoday.info/ 
1:00:27
August 12, 2019
Free Friday - The Benefit of Diverse Friends
In this Free Friday episode, Gordon talks about getting time with his 4 best friends.  Each of them are very different.  Some agree with Gordon, and some don't.  Their friendships are the better for it.  Hopefully, you will be too. Thanks for listening! 
05:23
August 9, 2019
Wednesday Wisdom - What Freedom Does Jesus Give Us? from John 8:30-38
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast.      In this  Wednesday Wisdom, Gordon asks, "What Freedom Does Jesus Give Us?" from John 8:30-38  This sermon is from 2015.   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 know what I’m up to, go to www.jgordonduncan.com.  Thanks!
38:15
August 7, 2019
Episode Seventy-Four Interviews, Careers, and Podcasts to Come
In this episode, Gordon talks about upcoming interviews, a thoughtful conversation about careers, and hints at some topics to come. Thanks for listening.
11:51
August 5, 2019
Free Friday - Do You Have a Concert Bucket List?
Thanks for listening to this Free Friday episode. In this episode, Gordon talks about his concert bucket list and shares his experience of seeing the band at the top of his list. Can you guess who it is?
05:42
August 2, 2019
Wednesday Wisdom – How Does God Bring Light to Our Blind Spots? from John 8.20-30
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast.      In this  Wednesday Wisdom, Gordon asks, "How does God bring light to our blind spots?" from John 8.20-30  This sermon is from 2015.   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 know what I’m up to, go to www.jgordonduncan.com.  Thanks!
36:09
July 31, 2019
Episode Seventy-Three - Emma and Gordon's Thoughts on MCU Phase Four
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast.     In this episode, Gordon and Emma give their thoughts on the MCU Phase 4 Announcement.  In this episode, we talk about: What movies and characters were left out. Our thoughts on the Disney+ series. Where the MCU is headed after Phase 4. 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 know what I’m up to, go to www.jgordonduncan.com.  Thanks! Sponsorships: on for this episode include evangelizetoday.info & www.ctpmarketplace.com 
37:54
July 29, 2019
Free Friday - The Value of Enduring Friendships
In this Free Friday episode, Gordon visits a friend of 30 years and speaks on the value of enduring friendships - how to keep them and how to be thankful for them.
05:36
July 26, 2019
Wednesday Wisdom – What does it mean to have the light of life? from John 8.12-19
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast.     In this  Wednesday Wisdom, Gordon asks, "What does it mean to have the light of life?" from John 8.12-19.  This sermon is from 2015.  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 know what I’m up to, go to www.jgordonduncan.com.  Thanks!
34:12
July 24, 2019
Episode Seventy-Two - Encore Episode on Being Weak as Person and as a Leader
 This is an encore episode from 2018.  Please enjoy! 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 
18:50
July 22, 2019
Free Friday - An Invitation to Retreat
Free Friday - Gordon shares about his sabbatical and a book called “An Invitation to Retreat” by Ruth Haley Barton. You can find it at: Invitation to Retreat: The Gift and Necessity of Time Away with God (Transforming Resources) https://www.amazon.com/dp/0830846468/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_lMrmDbMXC8A4M
05:31
July 19, 2019
Wednesday Wisdom - A Living out Humility from John 7.53 – 8.11
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast.     In this episode, Gordon asks the question:  What does it look like to live out a life of humility?  This is a sermon from 2015 from John 7.53 – 8.11 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 know what I’m up to, go to www.jgordonduncan.com.  Thanks!
42:35
July 17, 2019
Episode Seventy-One - Secret Worshiper - Gordon Visits a Small Church
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast.     In this episode, Gordon and his family visit a church plant, and he recounts his experience.  He talks about: The Challenges of Young Churches What He Enjoyed What was Challenging 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 know what I’m up to, go to www.jgordonduncan.com.  Thanks! Sponsorships: on for this episode include evangelizetoday.info & www.ctpmarketplace.com 
16:19
July 15, 2019
Free Friday - Being Sick for 4 Days and What You Can Learn When Your Schedule is Interrupted
In this Free Friday episode, Gordon discusses being sick for 4 days and what you can learn when your plans are interrupted. Thanks for listening.
06:12
July 12, 2019
Wednesday Wisdom - 40 Days of Prayer
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast.     In this episode, Gordon presents a 40 days of Prayer emphasis for his church, Evident Grace Fellowship.  If you would like to follow along in their 40 Days of Prayer, you can find all 40 days at http://evidentgrace.com/2019/06/evident-grace-40-days-of-prayer-summer-2019/.  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 know what I’m up to, go to www.jgordonduncan.com.  Thanks! Sponsorships: on for this episode include evangelizetoday.info 
37:17
July 10, 2019
Episode Seventy - Spoiler Filled Review of Spiderman - Far From Home
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast.     In this episode, Gordon and Emma review "Spiderman - Far From Home".  Be warned; this episode is filled with spoilers.  Also, please forgive Gordon's raspy voice.  In this episode, we talk about: Where the MCU is right now. Themes developed in the movie. Where the MCU is headed after "Far From Home". 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 know what I’m up to, go to www.jgordonduncan.com.  Thanks! Sponsorships: on for this episode include evangelizetoday.info & www.ctpmarketplace.com 
35:28
July 8, 2019
Free Friday - The Power and Health of Traditions
While at the beach with his family, Gordon ponders a few traditions that they enjoy each year: Things like trips to the bookstore, going to the same restaurant, and a few others. In that, he encourages you to create a few traditions of your own. Thanks for listening!
06:16
July 5, 2019
Wednesday Wisdom - Why Obey if God is Going to Love Us Anyway? from Romans 6.1-14 Part Two
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this episode, we look at  Romans 6.1-14 Part Two. Big Picture Question: If God loves me no matter what, what is the motivation to quit sinning?  We are Alive Our Old Self is Dead Sin Has Lost Its Power  We Are Alive Romans 6.1 What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? 2 By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? 3 Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. Our Old Self is Dead 5 For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. 6 We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. 7 For one who has died has been set free from sin. 8 Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. 9 We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. 10 For the death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God. 11 So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus. Sin Has Lost Its Power 12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions. 13 Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness. 14 For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace. Thanks for listening. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, you can go to www.jgordonduncan.com 
34:57
July 3, 2019
Episode Sixty-Nine - Scott Ross, Starting New Businesses, and Training Entrepreneurs in Peru
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast.     In this episode, Gordon interviews Scott Ross.  Scott is the Five and Two Global Initiatives Founder, Executive Directo,r and Business as Missions Consultant.   Five and Two Global Initiatives, and it's for profit side, Five and Two Investment LLC., were founded with a desire to see ministry be supported locally by locals and a belief that small businesses and Christian business people were a key part of accomplishing that goal.  Scott is married to his amazing wife, Julia, who serves with him, and they are blessed to have one daughter, Anya who is 4 years old.  In this episode, you will learn how they recovered from a business failure, learned from it, and are now enabling locals in Peru to start their own businesses, walk out of shame, and even get married affordably.  You can find all the links to 5 and 2 below.  Thanks for listening!  https://www.5and2global.org   https://www.5and2global.org/resources/wedding-dress-gifting/?fbclid=IwAR0M3ZwN6sDGCjsv4FVooQ0lfsUpi3_Wzy6eB1pJNafUJ97VUAtbNemqHww   https://www.instagram.com/5and2global/   https://www.facebook.com/5and2globalinitiatives/  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 know what I’m up to, go to www.jgordonduncan.com.  Thanks! Sponsorships: on for this episode include evangelizetoday.info & www.ctpmarketplace.com 
44:19
July 1, 2019
Free Friday - Reach Out Speak Out - Enabling Sexual Abuse Survivors to Begin Healing
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast.   In this Free Friday episode, Gordon talks about enabling sexual abuse survivors to seek healing.   He lauds the work of https://www.slave2nothing.org/ He speaks about his efforts through www.reachspeak.com And encourage anyone who is hurting to speak out today. 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 know what I’m up to, go to www.jgordonduncan.com Sponsorships: on for this episode Evangelize Today
05:55
June 28, 2019
Wednesday Wisdom - Do We Work to Rest or Rest to Work? from Leviticus 25
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this episode, we look at  Leviticus 25: Big Picture Question: Do We Work to Rest or Rest to Work? Rest Grow Mercy Rest Leviticus 25:1 The Lord spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai, saying, 2 “Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, When you come into the land that I give you, the land shall keep a Sabbath to the Lord. 3 For six years you shall sow your field, and for six years you shall prune your vineyard and gather in its fruits, 4 but in the seventh year there shall be a Sabbath of solemn rest for the land, a Sabbath to the Lord. You shall not sow your field or prune your vineyard.  Grow 5 You shall not reap what grows of itself in your harvest, or gather the grapes of your undressed vine. It shall be a year of solemn rest for the land.  Mercy 6 The Sabbath of the land shall provide food for you, for yourself and for your male and female servants and for your hired worker and the sojourner who lives with you, 7 and for your cattle and for the wild animals that are in your land: all its yield shall be for food. 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.    Sponsorships: on for this episode include evangelizetoday.info & www.ctpmarketplace.com  Thanks for listening. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, you can go to www.jgordonduncan.com 
25:32
June 26, 2019
Episode Sixty-Eight - My Favorite Podcasts
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast.     In this episode, Gordon discusses his favorite podcasts.  All in all, there are about a dozen regular podcasts that I listen to.  In this episode we will discuss the podcasts that are updated weekly.  At another time, I'll discuss the one season podcasts that I loved.  Hear about: The podcast that got me into podcasts... The podcast that I never skip... And my absolutely favorite podcast that I listen to each week. 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 know what I’m up to, go to www.jgordonduncan.com.  Thanks! Sponsorships: on for this episode include evangelizetoday.info & www.ctpmarketplace.com 
15:58
June 24, 2019
Free Friday - One of the Most Creative Ads I've Ever Seen or Heard
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast.   In this Free Friday episode, Gordon talks about a video he saw on youtube from Davie504 https://youtu.be/Pzb15p8hWd0.  It is truly one of the best pieces of advertising I have ever seen.  Davie504... Teaches how to use his platform... Isn't afraid of competition... and offers a superior product. Check it out at https://youtu.be/Pzb15p8hWd0  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 know what I’m up to, go to www.jgordonduncan.com Sponsorships: on for this episode Evangelize Today
06:39
June 21, 2019
Wednesday Wisdom - Why Obey if God is Going to Love Us Anyway? from Romans 6.1-14 Part One
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this episode, we look at  Romans 6.1-14 part one.    Big Picture Question: If God loves me no matter what, what is the motivation to quit sinning?  We are Alive Our Old Self is Dead Sin Has Lost Its Power  -- We Are Alive Romans 6.1 What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? 2 By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? 3 Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. -- Our Old Self is Dead 5 For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. 6 We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. 7 For one who has died has been set free from sin. 8 Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. 9 We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. 10 For the death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God. 11 So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus. -- Sin Has Lost Its Power 12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions. 13 Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness. 14 For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace. Thanks for listening. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, you can go to www.jgordonduncan.com 
33:52
June 19, 2019
Episode Sixty-Seven - The Year Of Living Keanu
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast.     In this episode, Gordon discusses how Keanu Reeves is owning 2019.  His impact can't be overstated after John Wick 3, Toy Story 4, and so much more.  But what's the cause of this Keanu-ssance?  In this episode, we talk about:   Keanu's career highs and lows... What makes Keanu so appealing... And what we can learn from his career upswing... 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 know what I’m up to, go to www.jgordonduncan.com.  Thanks! Sponsorships: on for this episode include evangelizetoday.info & www.ctpmarketplace.com 
18:32
June 17, 2019
Free Friday - Errors, Omissions, and Corrections
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast.   In this Free Friday episode, Gordon offers a few corrections to his past Monday's episode about "The Executioner" Novels.  He mentions: How gracious Linda Pendleton, Don Pendleton's wife, is in pointing out some of my errors.  He corrects a few areas where he misspoke. And encourages everyone to read Linda's book about the creation of the Mack Bolan series.  You can find it below: https://www.amazon.com/Executioner-Pendleton-Creates-Mack-Bolan/dp/1797421913/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2ESIB56CXSIQQ&keywords=linda+pendleton&qid=1560280415&s=gateway&sprefix=linda+pendl%2Caps%2C327&sr=8-1  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 know what I’m up to, go to www.jgordonduncan.com
06:41
June 14, 2019
Wednesday Wisdom - The Flow of Redemptive Leadership Part Two from Romans 5.12-21
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this episode, we look at the Flow of Redemptive Leadership Part Two from Romans 5.12-21. Big Idea: The Flow of Redemptive Leadership Starts from Zero Moves towards Abundance Abounds in Grace Truth: Christ leads you from your place of need and desperation to a state of grace and abundance. Application: Live knowing that, no matter your circumstances, you are not cursed, but continually blessed because of Jesus Christ. Action: Reign in life. Thanks for listening. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, you can go to www.jgordonduncan.com 
31:55
June 12, 2019
Episode Sixty-Six - The Life of a Pulp Fiction Author, an Interview with Doug Wojtowicz, an Author in the Mack Bolan series
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast.     In this episode, Gordon interviews Doug Wojtowicz.   Douglas P. Wojtowicz, Doug to his friends, is a Chicago area, Illinois, United States pulp fiction writer and one of the authors of the current Mack Bolan writing team for Harlequin Enterprises' Gold Eagle imprint. As such, his work is mostly credited under the house names of Don Pendleton and James Axler for when he wrote for the Outlanders series. His first novel. Blood Trade, was published in February of 2003. In 2008, his first science fiction novel in the Outlanders series was Pantheon of Vengeance. In the same year, his IDW comic book treatment and original story for the Executioner was also published under five individual issues of a mini-series, and collected in Trade Paperback form, all in association with Gold Eagle  In this episode, we talk about:   How Doug became an author... How he began writing for "The Executioner featuring Mack Bolan"... His future projects... And so much more.   You can find links to Doug's works at  https://www.fantasticfiction.com/w/douglas-p-wojtowicz/?fbclid=IwAR1IIAWON9aCnDCzv1_HsbwojkO6hxoXkCZE4Yr8aAOszE_cZefOdEs3bk8  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 know what I’m up to, go to www.jgordonduncan.com.  Thanks! Sponsorships: on for this episode include evangelizetoday.info
49:14
June 10, 2019
Free Friday - Uplifting Versus Toxic Conversations
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast.   In this Free Friday episode, Gordon discusses the need for encouraging conversations (while he makes breakfast)!  Hear about: An evening of complaining. A poor conversation that turns uplifting. The need to have more encouraging exchanges. 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 know what I’m up to, go to www.jgordonduncan.com
06:34
June 7, 2019
Wednesday Wisdom - The Flow of Redemptive Leadership Part One from Romans 5.12-21 aka "Who are you following?"
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this episode, we look at the Flow of Redemptive Leadership Part One from Romans 5.12-21:    Big Idea: The Flow of Redemptive Leadership Starts from Zero Moves towards Abundance Abounds in Grace Truth: Christ leads you from your place of need and desperation to a state of grace and abundance. Application: Live knowing that, no matter your circumstances, you are not cursed, but continually blessed because of Jesus Christ. Action: Reign in life. Thanks for listening. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, you can go to www.jgordonduncan.com 
28:40
June 5, 2019
Episode Sixty-Five Gordon versus Godzilla
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast.     In this episode, Gordon talks about the new film, "Godzilla: King of the Monsters" and shares with you his love for all things Godzilla.  He talks about: See Godzilla vs Megalon with his dad in the theater. His geekiness in his 20's over Godzilla. His challenge for you to find a moment to relive your childhood. 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.  Thanks!
17:08
June 3, 2019
Free Friday - The Perils of Home Ownership & Being Thankful
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast.   In this Free Friday episode, Gordon discusses the perils of home ownership:  You will hear about: A leaky hot water heater. Poor customer service. And how a half of tree wound up in Gordon's yard. Most of all, you will hear about being thankful.  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 know what I’m up to, go to www.jgordonduncan.com
04:36
May 31, 2019
Wednesday Wisdom - Gospel, Galatians, and Self-Image
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast.  In this episode, we take a break from the book of Romans and Gordon pursues the thought of how we can understand and create a healthy self-image from the Gospel as it is explained in the book of Galatians.  Thanks for listening. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, you can go to www.jgordonduncan.com 
26:44
May 29, 2019
Episode Sixty-Four - Happy Memorial Day 2019
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast.     In this episode, Gordon talks about Memorial Day. We discuss:  The privilege of being a pastor to the military. Military stories from Gordon’s family. Ways to be thankful.  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.  Thanks!
11:07
May 27, 2019
Free Friday - Caretakers Must Take Care of Themselves
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast.   In this Free Friday episode, Gordon discusses the stress of being a caretaker. Whether you are a nurse, doctor, counselor, pastor, etc., care for others is stressful. Gordon talks about:  A personal story. The need for sleep, rest, nutrition, etc. Finding a counselor. 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 know what I’m up to, go to www.jgordonduncan.com
05:16
May 24, 2019
Wednesday Wisdom - Why is Belief So Hard? from John 12.36-43
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this episode, we take a break from the book of Romans and Gordon asks the question, "Why is Belief so Hard?" from John 12.36 - 43. Truth: Why is belief so hard? Belief is so hard because People are unable to believe. People have blind eyes and hardened hearts. God is gracious. Application: If you do believe, you can now do so many things with God’s help.  Action: By faith, God will help you play a part in bringing other people to know Jesus.  Thanks for listening. If you want to find out more about what Gordon is up to, you can go to www.jgordonduncan.com 
35:38
May 22, 2019
Episode Sixty-Three - Marie Kondo, Books, & Sparking Joy
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast.    In this episode, Gordon talks about the Marie Kondo trend, books, and how to decide what to do with your library. We discuss: Does it matter if books spark joy? Gordon’s history with books. Mack Bolan. Much of this conversation came about after reading this article https://www.cnet.com/news/marie-kondo-back-off-why-this-book-hoarder-refuses-to-tidy-up/  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. Thanks!
19:11
May 20, 2019
Free Friday - Landry Receives An Art Award But Doesn't
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast.   In this Free Friday episode, Gordon discusses the stress of end of year school activities.  Specifically, he highlights how his daughter, Landry, received an award but there was no recognition and no certificate.  She handled herself with great poise.  Landry receives a bit of the praise she was due at the award ceremony in this podcast.  If you would like to follow Landry's art life, you can find it at  https://www.instagram.com/wingspaintedblack/ . 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 know what I’m up to, go to www.jgordonduncan.com
05:53
May 17, 2019
Wednesday Wisdom - How to Become Stronger from Romans 4.13-25
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this episode, Gordon ponders how to be stronger from Romans 4.21-35. Enjoy the notes below. Thanks for listening. Big Idea: How to Become Stronger  First, exercise your faith. Romans 4. 13 For the promise to Abraham and his offspring that he would be heir of the world did not come through the law but through the righteousness of faith. 14 For if it is the adherents of the law who are to be the heirs, faith is null and the promise is void. 15 For the law brings wrath, but where there is no law there is no transgression. Second, rest on grace.  16 That is why it depends on faith, in order that the promise may rest on grace and be guaranteed to all his offspring—not only to the adherent of the law but also to the one who shares the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all, 17 as it is written, “I have made you the father of many nations”—in the presence of the God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist.  Third, believe against hope.  18 In hope he believed against hope, that he should become the father of many nations, as he had been told, “So shall your offspring be.” 19 He did not weaken in faith when he considered his own body, which was as good as dead (since he was about a hundred years old), or when he considered the barrenness of Sarah's womb. 20 No unbelief made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, 21 fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised. 22 That is why his faith was “counted to him as righteousness.” 23 But the words “it was counted to him” were not written for his sake alone, 24 but for ours also. It will be counted to us who believe in him who raised from the dead Jesus our Lord, 25 who was delivered up for our trespasses and raised for our justification. Big Idea: How to Become Stronger  Truth: Faith x Grace + Hope = Strength  Application: Live knowing that hoping when it looks like hope is silly is the essence of faith in Jesus. It’s then that you grow in strength.  Application: Be that Christian this week. Talk about Jesus more than you talk about what to do next. Thanks.
33:31
May 15, 2019
Episode Sixty-Two - Gordon Puts Together a Drumkit, Connects with His Youth, and His Children
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast.    In this episode, Gordon puts together a drumkit, reminisces about his childhood passion, and connects with his kids. Things discussed:  What Gordon used instead of drums as a kid. How he once owned a ridiculously large kit. How drums paid for his first semester of college. 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. Thanks!
17:35
May 13, 2019
Free Friday - Entitlement versus Charity? Rights versus Mercy? Expectation versus Reality
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast.   In this Free Friday episode, Gordon talks about the difference in an entitlement vs. charity mindset. Both words set off a host of expectations. Don’t miss out on this episode. 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
05:08
May 10, 2019
Wednesday Wisdom - Motivation and Your Relationship with God from Romans 4.1-2
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this episode, Gordon examines our motivation and its connection to our relationship with God from Romans 4.1-2. Enjoy the notes below. Big Idea: Motivation and a Relationship with God What do you gain? How are you blessed? How do you bless others? Truth: We are blessed because our sins are forgiven AND covered by the work of Jesus Christ. Application: Live knowing that God intends for you to honor Him, bless other Christians, and evangelize non-Christians as you grow in depth and knowledge of your relationship with Jesus.  Action: Practice this affirmation: I am forgiven. I am a blessing to other Christians. I am the voice of hope to non-Christians.  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
36:02
May 8, 2019
Episode Sixty-One - Do Girls Need to Stop Apologizing? a Review of Rachel Hollis' New Book
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast.    In this episode, Gordon reviews Rachel Hollis’ new book, “Girl, Stop Apologizing”.  Things discussed: An Overview of the Book Do Girls Need to Stop Apologizing? Why Rachel Hollis takes so much heat 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 know what I’m up to, go to www.jgordonduncan.com. Thanks!
18:40
May 6, 2019
Free Friday - One Last Word about Endgame and a discussion about spoilers & toxic culture
In this episode, I talk about spoilers, the toxic culture around them, and one last word about Endgame. I also talk about possibly adding a fifth “F” to our faith family fitness and finances. Thanks for listening.
04:57
May 3, 2019
Wednesday Wisdom - Forgetting to Fear from Luke 24 Easter 2019
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast.   In this episode, Gordon preaches about forgetting to fear from Luke 24 from his 2019 Easter sermon at Evident Grace Fellowship.  Thanks for listening.  Big Idea: Forgetting to Fear Approaching God Facing Your Fear Remembering Jesus’ Words  Approaching God Luke 24:1 But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. 2 And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3 but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.  Facing Your Fear 4 While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel. 5 And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? 6 He is not here, but has risen.  Remembering Jesus’ Words  Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, 7 that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and on the third day rise.” Big Idea: No Fear Approaching God Facing Your Fear Remembering Jesus’ Words  Truth: Our fears lessen when we approach God about our fears and apply the words of Jesus. Application: Live knowing that God desires to continually allay your fears through the words of Jesus. Action: Articulate your fears. Name them. Memorize a promise of Jesus for each one.   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
29:11
May 1, 2019
Episode Sixty - Avengers Endgame Spoiler Full Review with Emma Duncan (SPOILERS!!!)
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast.    In this episode, Gordon once again shares the mic with Emma as they review Avengers Endgame. WARNING: THIS PODCAST CONTAINS SPOILERS – LOTS OF THEM!!! Things they discuss: A play by play retelling of the movie. Poignant moments. And where the MCU goes after this.  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 know what I’m up to, go to www.jgordonduncan.com. Thanks!
49:12
April 29, 2019
Free Friday - 2 Hour Break from Screens
In this Free Friday episode, Gordon shares how a 2 hour break from all screens (phone, computer, etc.) saved his vacation and provided for some great family time. Give it a try yourself. Thanks for listening!
04:38
April 26, 2019
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
33:53
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!
17:00
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
06:13
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
57:12
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
06:43
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! 
39:04
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
14:07
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.
04:47
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. 
34:06
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
1:02:04
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
06:15
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. 
40:25
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
19:45
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
06:55
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