F3 Knoxville

Don’t Believe the Fishing Lies – This One Was Easy

THE SCENE: 70 degrees and muggy like a guy with a ski mask and knife
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER + COVID
WARM-O-RAMA:

Cherry pickers, tempo squats x 6, high knees with 3 burpees, butt kickers with 3 burpees
THA-THANG:
Mosey to the sanctuary parking lot

Fell in mud (just me)

  • Down and Back – From the sidewalk, run to the first parking island – 10 merkins, 10 squats, 5 burpees and return to the sidewalk. Advance to the second island, repeat. Continue to work at remaining islands up to the far sidewalk and then hit descending parking islands for a total of 9 stops+.
  • Using the posts of the covered walk to the sanctuary:
    • 10 squats (touch the ground with one hand) and then lunge to the next post (repeat for 5 min)
    • 30 second wall sit
    • 3 burpees per post and then bear crawl to the next post (repeat for 5 min)
    • 30 second plank
    • 10 Monkey Humpers and walk on your tip toes to the next post (repeat for 4 min)
    • 10 American Hammers and Imperial Walkers to the next post (repeat for 4 min)
    • 10 Twinkle Toes and Bernie to the next post (repeat for 4 min)
  • Mosey to the AO

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

17 HIMS – Butter Knife, Slappy, Curry, War Zone, Trolley, Pringle, Cheatsheet, Dumpster Dive, Bekky, Mermaid, Waxjob, Curveball, Pom-Pom, Tuba, Baby Boomer, Music City, Dogbite, Commission.

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

The people of Nineveh were wicked and God intended to bring his wrath upon them. Before he did though, He told Jonah to go to the city and warn them to repent. Jonah tried to physically hide from God by boarding a ship and fleeing to another city. The ship soon found itself in a great storm; the crew and the passengers were all in a panic with the exception of Jonah. He was found resting in the hull of the ship. The others, rightfully bewildered about his lack of concern pressed him for an answer regarding his non-action. He confesses that this storm is his fault and that if they just through him overboard, the waters will calm. They throw him over, the the storm passes and a massive fish swallows Jonah whole.

Jonah spends three days in the belly of the fish where he repents and readies himself to carry out God’s will. The fish vomits him up on the beach and the Lord calls upon him a second time to preach repentance to the wicked citizens of Nineveh. The city is large, about three days of walking from one side to the next. Jonah walks for a day, 1/3 of the way into the city and begins preaching that God intends punish the Ninevites. In a wicked city, you’d expect Jonah to be mocked, beaten, surely run out of town but the people of the city had their hearts pricked by his message. From the least to the greatest, they repented. The King himself issued a decree that no man or animal was to eat or even drink water for three days and that they were to remove their garmets and wear sack cloth in hopes that God would forgive them. The Lord saw their hearts and he indeed forgave them.

If you have ever tried to talk to a large crowd (much more a whole city) about God, it NEVER works that way! Yet here an entire city repents and draws near to God. Surely Jonah was out high fiving, strutting around the city, weeping tears of joy…Jonah Chapter 4:1 But it greatly displeased Jonah and he became angry. 2 He prayed to the Lord and said, “Please Lord, was not this what I said while I was still in my own country? Therefore in order to forestall this I fled to Tarshish, for I knew that You are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness, and one who relents concerning calamity. 3 Therefore now, O Lord, please take my life from me, for death is better to me than life.”

Whaaaaaat?! Why would he…how could Jonah feel that way? Didn’t God just show you mercy and forgiveness a couple of days ago?

1 John 4:20 If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for the one who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen.

Don’t think it is enough to just not hate your brother, this scripture says that if you do not love him, you cannot love God. How can you love someone you have not seen if you don’t love the person you have seen? There is no greater love than spiritual love; we have to be thoughtful about studying and sharing with others. There is no shortage of physical love that needs to be shared as well. We cannot turn a blind eye to hurt, injustice or suffering. We are HIMs – we see a need, we fill a need.

MOLESKIN:
We prayed for our nation and we prayed for Mermaid’s coworker, Rick, who is still in ICU.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Keep it real!

When you can’t do anything dumber…Totally redeem yourself

THE SCENE: post rain – 53 degrees and clear.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

15 SSH, 5 Cherry pickers, 5 tempo merkins, 5 tempo squats
THA-THANG:

  • Indian run with back two men racing to the front (ran to the rear parking lot in front of the ‘Stadium’ hill.
  • 3 x Circuit Breaker – broadjump two parking stalls, lunge one parking stall to the end of the parking lot. Alternate sprinting forward, shuffle, bernie, shuffle, burpee in each parking lot stall until reaching the start point.
  • 11s on Stadium Hill – Hip thrusters on the parking lot, sprint up the hill, monkey humpers at the top of the hill.
  • Dora – 100 merkins, 200 Squat Rockettes (Squakettes), 300 American Hammers (cut short on time), partner runs with CMU up the stairs and slapped the Rec Center wall.
  • Mosey back to AO.

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
31 total: 26 Pax//5 FNGs

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Classic scene in Dumb and Dumber – Just when I think you can’t do anything dumber, you go out and totally redeem yourself! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnkefjCES-4

Matthew 5:23-2423 Therefore if you are presenting your offering at the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, 24 leave your offering there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and present your offering.

When things are wrong, whether it is your fault or not, we must be about making things right. This is not an obstacle, it is an opportunity. I shared a story from my time as an officer in the Navy. A sailor opened the door to a pressurized space and it caused the door I was opening to slam, nearly taking off the fingers on my right hand. I rushed at the sailor and got about two inches from his face and started berating him. He was in the wrong and I outranked him. In the middle of yelling at him, I look down to see another sailor that I had been studying the Bible with. Seeing her replaced my anger with shame. I walked away and cooled down. About an hour later, I found the sailor I had yelled at and I apologized to him for embarrassing him and for the things I had said. Two hours later, I found the female sailor that I had previously studied the Bible with. I owned what I had said and done and shared that I had apologized to the other sailor. I shared that the anger she saw in me was the man that I had to die to daily, the man whom Christ has helped me change from. She said that she knew I had apologized because the whole crew was talking about it (it’s rare for an officer to apologize to an enlisted sailor). 15 years later, we are still close and I saw her over Thanksgiving. She is married to a preacher and they have two kids.

Just when I couldn’t do anything dumber, I totally redeemed myself in her eyes and we are both better for it. Make wrongs right and see obstacles as opportunities.

 

Sore Core and So Much More

THE SCENE: Caught a break in the rain but still wet and muggy!
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Side Straddle Hop (20 – 4 Ct) Imperial Walkers (20 – 4 Ct) Cherry Pickers (8) Tempo Squats (10) Moroccan Night Club (20 – 4 Ct)

THA-THANG:
Jogged to Sophomore Hill with the rear man sprinting to the front

  • Four Corners
    • 30 Merkins with Bernie to
    • 30 Big Boy Situps with lateral shuffle to
    • 30 Star Jumps (touch the ground in a squat and then touch the sky with arms and legs extended) with lunges to
    • 30 Rosalitas with lateral shuffle to 1st corner
    • Repeated with 20 reps and then 10 reps
  • 11’s – Flutter Kicks and American Hammers
  • Mosey back to AO with 3 wagon wheels and a jailbreak

MARY:
Mountain Climbers
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
14 HIMS
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Matt 18:21-35 While the damage dealt by the second servant is significant, it is also irrelevant. Their is a peace that surpasses all understanding (Phil 4:7) and this makes every Christian bulletproof, when we meditate on the Gospel.
MOLESKIN:
Praying for Mandolin’s health concerns and Ruby’s safe trip back to Texas!
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Insert information about upcoming events, 2nd or 3rd F opportunities, and any other announcements.