THE SCENE: 25ish and clear. Perfect for a beatdown.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Administered
- Turkey wings
- Grady corns
- Squatting Grady
- Bouncing Y
Mosey to the big lot. Sprint across, turning 90 degrees at each line. (sprint, side shuffle, bernie, side shuffle). Mary at the end.
Mosey to sophomore hill.
- 10 iron mikes
- 15 star jacks
- 20 squats
- Sprint to the pull-up bars – max pull ups.
- Sprint to the coupons
- 20 shoulder presses
- 25 curls
- 30 triceps
- Sprint back the beginning
- Repeat the circuit
Mosey to freshman hill – tip the scale
10 burpees, run up the hill, 10 merkins, run down the hill
9 burpees…11 merkins
8 burpees…12 merkins, etc. until recover is called.
Mosey to the docks.
10 carolina dry docks – jump off the dock and run to the other
10 bobby hurleys – jump off the dock and run back to the other.
Repeat a few times.
Mosey to the courtyard. Broad jump the length of grass. Bear crawl back. Repeat.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
Me and 11 of the best men I know. One 2.0
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
From Psalm 78, “I will utter dark sayings from of old, things that we have heard and known, that our fathers have told us. We will not hide them from their children but tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the Lord, and His might, and the wonders that He has done.”
The Word this morning was repurposed from this week’s F3 newsletter. The newsletter talked about how the purpose of F3 is to plant, grow and serve small workout groups for men for the invigoration of YOUR leadership – in your communities, churches, workplaces, and – most importantly – in your home.
Whether or not he intends to, every father is discipling his children to something. What we want to be doing is discipling them to virtue. To know the character and instructions of God.
I shared part of my story – how for years I felt like a failure at discipling my family. I would begin reading them Scripture or a Bible study…then stop when circumstances interrupted our routine or when it no longer “felt right”. I would pray with them regularly…then have long seasons of drought. I felt unsure of what exactly I was supposed to be doing – and unqualified to do what I thought family discipleship meant. In my confusion, I became resentful about the whole thing. I knew I was not leading my family well but couldn’t find a form and rhythm that felt like it worked.
Can any of you relate?
It’s just a little thing – but what finally clicked for me a few years ago started with a book. A short story that is meant to be read during the Advent season – one chapter every night. Our family developed a routine: everyone gets a blanket, a hot drink, and piece of candy, then gathers on the couches in the living room. I’d read one chapter from the book, Jotham’s Journey. Each reading also includes a few questions related to the narrative – but also tying in discussions about God, living righteously, and Jesus’s birth.
We enjoyed that time so much, we did not miss a single night during Advent. And here’s the key…at the end of those 25 straight nights, our family had formed a new habit. We sustained our rhythm after that Advent season and to this day – five years later – we follow roughly that same pattern almost every evening.
There are a thousand different ways you can intentionally mentor your sons and daughters about the most important things in life. This is just one thing that worked for me after a hundred other things failed. Establishing a lasting routine.
If you are, as I was for a loooong time, confused and frustrated with trying to find a routine to lead your family, maybe you’ll try the path that worked for me. I have five of those books to give away. There is nothing special about this book – but I’m sentimental about it because of my own experience. If five men will read them to their families, please take them. Advent starts on Sunday. Read it every night with your kids until Christmas. Work to have a new family habit take root.
It does not have to be profound or complicated. Read a passage of Scripture – do one of the hundreds of free family studies on the YouVersion Bible app. Find a way to lead your family in virtue.
If you didn’t get a book and want one, DM me on Slack with your address and I’ll have it shipped to you.
Christmas party at Butterknife’s home Dec 3rd – sign up!