THE SCENE: 70° and comfortable
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
Get ups, tai chi warriors, Reach for the stars, Let it hang, Butt kicks, SSH, High Knees, Mountain climbers
A campus tour spelling “F3 Juco” as GPS ‘art’. At each turn there were excercises.
Starting with 10 SSH, then introducing some new excercises
Flip flop merkins, Shuttle run the lower bar of F
Bernie up to the top of the F twice, then 10 Gorilla Humpers (wide monkey)
Finish the F with a shuttle run to flutter till the 6 arrives.
Straight to the Railings for 20 underdogs
Draw the “3” with Hello Dolly, kick throughs and monkey humpers along the way.
Then to the top of the J to carry some of each others weight on a pole.
One legged SSH and “James Bond” made the U, the C was hand stand merkins (or burpees) and dips.
We finished the O with a rope run around a tree.
LBC is about all we had time for
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us
I want to focus on the word endurance. On a Wed, we have runners who know about endurance. I used to think of Endurance as just working hard and harder. But it is a lot more about pace than it is any one hard step.
Ask yourself, are you making forward progress?
Do you have a plan? Do you know where you are going?
Have you removed the sin in your life that weighs you down?
Your race is your race. Your journey to become more like Jesus is not identical to anyone else, but it is not meant to be done alone.
Get into a community of believers, find a Church home, F3 is great, but it is not a church.
A church needs all ages, men and women, worship, communion, baptism, giving, accountability and all the pains and joys that come along with all that.
Then make sure Jesus is your motivation, source of energy and Goal.
And consider your pace. Yes, take breaks but ensure forward progress. Guys who get up before 5 to work out tend to want to push hard, but don’t burn out.
And God gave us the gift of (warning, unpopular word) the Sabbath. It got abused in Jesus’ time, it gets forgotten entirely now, but Sabbath was made for man.
That weekly day of rest, change of pace and focus on worship and serving will allow you to Run the race.
Maybe you step back from formal serving for a season, but you still run the race – stay involved, make others a priority, show up, care , pray
Endure to the end.
F3 In the nude coming up July 29.