Above all else…

Above all else…

Pax Present: QIC: Ginger,, Chilla, Web, Pinto, Boucher, Mad Cow (welcome back), Geppeto, Frodo, Spirit Fingers, Squatter, Big Hurt, Yogi, Speedwalker (pre-run), Wee Man (late comer from downrange)

Welcome, Disclaimer.

Warm-Up: (Scripture as Cadence) Jeremiah 17:10, “I, the Lord, search the heart and examine the mind to reward a man according to his conduct, according to what his deeds deserve.”

Side Straddle Hop

Imperial Walker

Hillbilly Walkers

Squats

Merkins

Mountain Climbers

Mosey to Sidewalk-Plank Hoppers-Scripture as Cadence

Mosey to Trinity lawn

-New Verse: Jeremiah 17:9-“The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure, who can understand it.”

Scripture As Cadence: Flutter Kicks, Leg Lifts, Boxcutters, Heels To Heaven.

Mosey to parking lot. Combine Scriptures: Jeremiah 17:9-10

Interupted Burpees from one pole to the other. (Repeat Scriptures)

Partner Up: Partner A Bear Crawls/Partner B Crabwalk. Switch in the middle.

Partner A Lunges/Partner B Broadjump. Switch in the middle.

Mosey on tour of Trinity

New Verse: “Above all else, guard your heart for it is the wellspring of life.” (Proverbs 4:23)

Partner Up on Trinity Porch: Partner A: Runs small circle, Partner B: Merkins (each Partner does both twice)

Partner A: Runs Larger Circle, Partner B Burpees. (each Partner does both twice)

Mosey to Scrooge

Circle Up: plank circle, merkins, shoulder Taps. Sum up of Scriptures and their connection. (See Moleskin)

COT:

Announcments: F3 Christmas Parties (DIY Party-Sunday afternoon December 12th at 6pm) 2nd F Party Friday, Decmeber 17th at Ebenezer Youth Building at 5:30am.

Prayer Request: CDC’s family dealing with Covid.

Closing Prayer

Pledge

Moleskin: These verses teach us that the heart is the most important aspect of who we are. In our modern thinking, the heart is the seat of the emotions. But in the Biblical sense the heart was so much more. The heart was the combination of the things we think, the things we feel, and the things we choose. Thus, they saw the heart as the core of who we really are.

So we must guard our hearts above all things (Proverbs 4:23) Why? Because it is the well spring of life. All of the issues of life flow out of your heart. If your heart is filled with good things they will spill out into your life. But if your heart is filled with dark and sinful things the opposite will be true.

We guard our hearts because:

-The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure; who can understand it. (Jeremiah 17:9)

But also, because: The Lord “searches the heart and examines the mind to reward a man according to his behavior….according to what his deeds deserve.” (Jeremiah 17:10) We think of the Lord rewarding us according to our deeds…which is true…but we must understand that He examines the state of our heart first. It is the state of our heart that determines whether our actions are pleasing to God. We can serve the Lord, give to the church, and even do ministry but we can still do those things with a sinful and unbelieving heart. If that is the case, those “good” things are unacceptable to the Lord. On the flipside, when our hearts are bent towards the Lord He blesses us, even when we stumble into sin from time to time.

Gentlemen, above all things we must guard our hearts!

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