TRAPP –  10.14.21

11 HIM ventured out to the woods this morning for a leisurely jog at the #ao-the-trapp @2Buck @Heidi (1st F Q) @Singlet @Dizzy Gillespie (F3 Dads) @Pancreas (Nant’an) @Operation @Peewee (TRAPP) @Oscar Mayer @Winger @Bubba Gump and QIC @blackout
Intro and disclaimers:
F3 stands for Fitness, Fellowship, and Faith.
The Mission of F3 is to plant, grow, and serve small men’s workout groups for the invigoration of male community leadership.
1st F Disclaimer:
I am not a professional. Exercise at your own risk and modify as necessary.
The 5 Core Principles of F3 workouts are:
  • Free of charge
  • Open to all men
  • Held outdoors – rain or shine, heat or cold
  • Peer led in a rotating fashion
  • Always end in a Circle of Trust
The F3 Credo is: “Leave no man behind, but leave no man where you find him.”
The PAX started out with a heritage run, two laps around the pasture and then continued up the gravel path.  Once we reached the top of the gravel hill, the heritage run ended and we continued to run down the gravel hill and along the grass path until we reached the train bridge.  With a figure 8 or two, we headed back towards the barn and entered the trail through the woods.  The trail run ended at the top of sunrise hill with about 4 minutes to spare.  We circled up and proceeded to do 4 rounds of Mary until time.
  • Check slack for previous announcements
  • Wednesday morning run at Maury County Park will officially become an AO next week.  More details to come.
Man vs. Culture (From RHCC man minute)
Theologian, pastor, and author, A.W. Tozer, said, A whole generation of Christians has come up believing that it is possible to accept Christ without forsaking the world. In an effort to “fit in” or “go with the flow,” we become slaves to the culture, money, lust, and desire. We are inundated with worldly things every minute of every day, and oftentimes we are powerless to stop it. Too often, we, men, do the exact opposite of what we know we ought to do, especially when we think no one is watching. The Apostle Paul said it best when he confessed: I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do… For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do — this I keep on doing. (Romans 7:15, 18-19)That is where the importance of our acceptance and reliance on Christ comes in. But, we are also reminded to take this one step further. Even Paul was not strong enough to face the struggles of his flesh alone. He needed Jesus, to be sure, but he also knew to surround himself with brothers. Brothers who knew him and were not afraid to hold him accountable. Brothers that joined the battle with him and showed him that we don’t go alone. When you examine yourself under the lens of God’s Word, do you seek the comforts of money, security, and fleeting pleasure, or do you seek the peace that only Christ can provide? Do you live your life in a manner worthy of the God of this world? Do you see a follower of Jesus or a fan of Jesus? By this, I mean that it’s effortless to speak about Jesus in a room full of Christians, but you’re reluctant to even whisper His name when you’re in certain company.
You see, sometimes we forget that we are in this battle and that the culture is not our friend, but our enemy – an enemy that knows and preys on our weaknesses and separates us from the God who loves us unconditionally. Jesus said, The thief comes only to steal and to kill and to destroy (John 10:10). We face a spiritual enemy that wants nothing more than to steal our joy, to kill our relationships, and destroy our lives. But, Jesus said, I have come that you might have life and have it to the full (John 10:10). Rich, abundant, awesome life – that is what God wants for you. God wants you to live your best life, but there is a battle for you, your mind, your heart, your family, and your future. There is help and hope in this!
Ephesians 6 directs us, Be strong in the Lord, and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Part of this armor is surrounding ourselves with fellow believers that allow us to be transparent and vulnerable, so that we do not hide our sin away in the dark but bring it into the light so that it no longer holds us captive. You are to: Confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed (James 5:16).In doing this, we can move forward and win the battle of our minds and our hearts, and be the men that God created us to be.
Thank you for allowing me to lead you HIM today.  I am honored.

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