Northeast Tennessee

Res Ipsa Loquitur

Northeast Tennessee Johnson City Arrowhead (Indian Trail)

17 energized PAX arrived on a pleasant morning for February (low 30s) for a simple Q that would keep heart rate strong.
Slaughter Starter – 20

Indian Run 1 Lap

TTT- 15 IC

LBAC – 15 IC

Reverse LBAC – 15 IC

  • Pax each had a partner.  Partner 1 started at the pull-up bar doing 10 Pull-ups, while Partner 2 was at the 4th light pole; partners switched until each partner completed Pull-ups (10-0 descending every even) and Big Boy Sit-ups, Merkins, Squats, Burpees, and Flutter Kicks.
  • Pax then Bernie Sandered up to mid-point of parking lot.
  • Pax then bear crawled up to the top of parking lot.
  • Pax then split into 2 lines, and each did an Indian Run around baseball field and met back at track.
  • Boat Canoe on the Q
  • Elevator Merkins on the Q
  • Flutter Kicks – 15 IC

Monkey Humpers – 15 IC
Res Ipsa Loquitur is a latin phrase used in the legal world that means “the thing speaks for itself”.  As I get older, I see that Jesus’ teachings are pretty simple to follow – it’s just a matter of me living out His truth.  Lately, I have been spending a lot of time in the Word focusing on Paul’s letters.  II Corinthians 12:7-10 says:

“Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

Paul wasn’t perfect.  The more you go to church, you realize that everybody is sick, but you may wonder if anybody has any problems or weaknesses. We pray for physical healing, but apparently no one’s marriage is in trouble, no one addicted to anything, and no one struggles with anything.  Paul boasts more about his weakness than he does about what he is doing right. Jesus did not save us because of what we have done and does not sustain for us for what we are doing.  Paul prays for the thorn to go away, but God says His grace is sufficient in my weakness.  While F3 is great about making all of us better every day we come out and put in hard work, rest in Christ’s sacrifice and the grace he extends to all of us in our weaknesses.  Don’t strive to a standard you think you need to attain – you’ll never get there and waste a lot of time and energy trying to.

    The 3rd F focus for February is accountability.  Find 1 or more guys that you can share weaknesses with and seek out accountability, prayer, and wisdom.  Whatever your struggle is, I promise you that you are not alone in that weakness.

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