THE SCENE: 50 and clear. Perfect for a beatdown.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Administered
Reach for the sky
Michael Phelps OYO
Finkle swings OYO
Imperial walker IC x 9
Tempo squat IC x 9
Tempo werkins IC x 9
Carolina dry dock IC x 9
Heals to heaven IC x 9
Parker Burpee x 2 OYO
Projectivator from 9
Mosey to Jucomanjaro. Stop at the coupons and do 20 curls, 20 shoulder presses, 20 triceps, 20 curls, and hold over your head while I explain what comes next.
Nine Line: Divide into groups of 3. As you run up Jucomanjaro, there are nine lines spaced 100’ apart. At each line is a cone with an exercise. Run to the cone, perform the exercise, and run back to the base of Jucomanjaro. Perform 2 parker burpees at the base, then go back up and move to the next cone in sequence. Each team starts at a different cone, to keep us spaced out.
- Base: 2 parker burpees
- Line 1: 30 merkins
- Line 2: 30 flutter kicks 4-ct
- Line 3: 30 carolina dry dock
- Line 4: 30 heals to heaven
- Line 5: 30 diamond merkins
- Line 6: 30 hello dolly (4-ct)
- Line 7: werkins
- Line 8: 30 side crunch (15 each side)
- Line 9: 30 mountain climbers (4 ct)
Run down Jucomanjaro, performing 15 air squats at each cone. Mosey back to the shovel flag. 10 rosalitas + 10 hello dolly + 20 LBC.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
Me and 8 of the best men I know
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Bottom line up front – Today’s Word was about thinking about the broken men (Sad Clowns) in your life and inspiring them to better themselves. I opened by echoing part of Butterknife’s Word from a couple of weeks ago. This group means so much to me. You guys challenge me to be better as a father, husband, and friend. I am grateful for you all. BUT…
I want you to imagine yourself as an American soldier, on a humanitarian mission in little mountain village in Afghanistan. It is a peaceful and beautiful early fall morning, but you sense a tension in the villagers. All the sudden, the peace is shattered, and your unit is under attack from a hidden enemy. You and another soldier take cover behind the heavy wheel of a Humvee and are returning fire when, to your left, you hear a thud and a groan. You look over and see that he’s been hit in the leg and is bleeding. What do you do? In that moment, what is your obligation to that solider?
Get him into a safe position! Apply first aid – help him put pressure on the wound to stanch the bleeding – elevate his feet! Once he’s stable, you secure the scene – continue to return fire until advantage is won! Next, call in the casualty and get a medevac on the way!
The battlefield version of dialing 911 is “calling in a nine line”. It is a standardized, efficient, way to send casualty information by radio traffic. Here is the format:
- Line 1. Location of the pick-up site.
- Line 2. Radio frequency, call sign, and suffix.
- Line 3. Patient precedence: (A – Urgent, B – Urgent Surgical, etc.)
- Line 4. Special equipment required: (Extraction equipment, ventilator, etc.)
- Line 5. Number of patients:
- Line 6. Security at pick-up site: (e.g. enemy troops in area, approach with caution)
- Line 7. Method of marking pick-up site: (e.g. smoke signal)
- Line 8. Patient nationality and status: (e.g. US military, US civilian)
- Line 9. NBC Contamination: (e.g. nuclear, biological, chemical)
The expectation is that you will relay this information in less than 25 seconds. Therefore, you have to know exactly what you’re going to say before you make the call. Before you call in the nine line, you must first pause to deliberately and accurately evaluate the wounded man’s condition. Where is he? What is the situation? How bad off his he? Ultimately, how are we going to get him out of this mess that he’s in? Now…call in that nine line!
I want to use that as a metaphor. In the battlefield of life, there are wounded men around you. Think about the men in your life – your coworkers, your neighbors, your brothers, your friends. Which of those men is a casualty? The coworker whose health is so poor that he can’t play with his own kids? (I’ve been that man). The friend who has checked out from his marriage? (I’ve been that man). The brother who drinks every night – not to relax, but to retreat? (I’ve been that man). The neighbor who is pretending to have it all together, but you know it’s just a façade? (I’ve been that man). Who is a hot mess right now? Now, prep a quick nine line for him. What I mean is…pause to deliberately and accurately evaluate that wounded man’s condition. Where is he (physically, relationally, spiritually)? What is the situation (health, relationships, habits)? How bad off his he? Ultimately, what can we do to get him out of this mess that he’s in?
I love this group…BUT…we are missing something – THAT MAN. The mission of F3 is to “to plant, grow and serve small workout groups for men for the invigoration of male community leadership”. If JUCO is going to make a real impact on the Hardin Valley community, then we must bring out the men who need to be invigorated. Those who are hurting need to come and be encouraged. Those who are self-absorbed or arrogant need to come and be humbled. Those who are listless need to come and be spurred into action.
Q-Source 1.1 says this about those men, “A man needs help to get right. The boats of some men have been so long capsized that they have gradually surrendered to a life of being swept downstream by circumstances.” You are called to be that man’s disruptor. You are called to bring a disturbance to his life which is led only by inertia. Bring him out. F3 is not going to save his marriage, it isn’t going to give his life purpose, it certainly isn’t going to redeem his soul. But…waking up early, working hard with hardworking men, being challenged by challenging words, praying together – those habits just might spur MOVEMENT, then ACCELERATION, then MOMENTUM in the right direction. Over time, the impact of that routine can be huge.
Bring that man out here.
Repeating part of Stye’s Word from last week; Proverbs 27:17, “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.”
Romans 15:1-2, “We who are strong must help those who are not strong. We must not do what pleases us. But each of us must please his neighbor. He must do what is good for him and what will help him do better.”
Q Source 1.1 https://f3nation.com/drp-2
Prayers for Darryl in the hospital. Rejoicing for Bailey!