THE SCENE: 40 and clear. Perfect!
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Administered
Squat x 11
Overhead clap x 11
SSH x 11
Imperial walker x 11
Moroccan Nightclub x 11
Mosey to the fountain plaza. Elevens on the bench – chest slap irkin + single-leg split squat
Mosey to Y-12 Hill. Elevens – Star jack, run down, diamond merkins, bear crawl up
Mosey to the Amphitheater. Elevens – Box jumps, bernie up, mountain climbers, run down
Mosey to the pool wall. Elevens – Wall up (or supine pull-up) + BBS
Mosey to Friendship Bell. Elevens – Single leg dips + burpee box jumps
Flutter kicks x 11
E2K R x 11
Hello dolly x 11
E2K L x 11
BBS x 11
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
I love so many things about F3 workouts – the push, the variety, the comradery, and this right here – the Ball O’ Man or Circle of Trust. These five minutes that we use to challenge each other to be better men, better fathers, better husbands, better friends… Where else in our society do men do this? Maybe in your church… Maybe if you have an exceptional friendship… Other than that – nowhere do men get to do what we are doing right here and right now. Oorah, Ball O’ Man!
The Q-Source has a chapter on Exhortation – Q3.7. But instead of reading from that, I’m going to borrow an idea from scripture. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 (NIV), “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing”.
… encourage one another… The Greek word which is rendered “encourage” is parakaleo. Many English interpretations of this verse translate the word as “exhort” rather than “encourage” (ASV, ERV, NHEB, WEB…). I think of encourage as “motivate”, “cheer on”, or “root for”. But, “Parakaleo” in the Greek has a legal overtone. The word implies one who is working to compel a court’s decision (like a defense attorney) – which is more earnest and urgent than the word “encourage” would suggest. What’s more, the word infers that the person’s judgement is based on their first-hand knowledge of a situation. That’s precisely what we do in this circle, is it not? We compel each other, often based on our own experiences (e.g. I’m working on this, maybe you are as well – or I made a mistake and suffered, learn from my mistakes…).
…and build each other up… In the Greek, those words are oikodomeo and literally mean “to build a house”.
If Chaco were here, he could tell us how many different disciplines are involved in building a house. Concrete, framing, electrical, plumping, roofing, insulation, finish work, etc. Dozens of trades and hundreds of steps. In this circle, we cover a wide range of topics; service, forgiveness, vision, prayer, playfulness, carrying your burden, and dozens of others. Just like a house needs a foundation and insulation and plumbing – I need all this variety of exhortation to become more of a HIM.
I appreciate you men coming out here. I appreciate so much when you lead! I appreciate the words that you speak into my life and the way that you exhort me and the other men out here!
Prayers for Trolley’s wife and family
Good to have Mr. Slate at the Project!
Q Source 3.7, Exhortation