The Maize BACKBLAST: The Stable & Incarnational Leader

December 24, 2020|Copperfields | AO – The Maize | Snowy 10°

PAX:  Slick, Tonight Show, Yodel, Crab Cakes, Griswold, The Plague

Q: The Plague

This is F3 – Fitness, Fellowship and Faith. F3 is a national network of free, peer-led workouts for men. Our mission is to plant, grow and serve small workout groups for men for the invigoration of male community leadership.
Core principles:

  1. Are free of charge
  2. Are open to all men
  3. Are held outdoors, rain or shine, heat or cold
  4. Are led by men who participate in the workout in a rotating fashion, with no training or certification necessary
  5. End with a Circle of Trust

Disclaimer: The Plague is not a professional – PAX need to modify as necessary.

Warm-A-Rama

PAX moseyed to the wind-shielded area by the hill for warm-a-rama.

  • Seal Claps 20 IC
  • SSH 20 IC
  • Sun gods 20 IC (10 each direction)
  • Tappy Taps 15 IC
  • Mountain Climbers 15 IC

Pre-Thang – 10/10/10

PAX then completed 10 reps of 10 exercises in approximately 10 minutes

  • Merkins
  • Air Squats
  • Parker Peters
  • Burpees
  • Bonnie Blair’s
  • Alternating Shoulder Taps
  • Chilly Jacks
  • Star Jacks
  • Bobby Hurley’s
  • Jump squats

The Thang – Christmas Pyramid

PAX then moseyed to the bottom of the hill, paired up and completed a grinder. While one partner completed exercises the other ran up the hill and back down, reps combined for total.

• Bobby Hurley’s 100
• Burpees 20
• Hand Release Merkins 150
• Burpees 30
• Jump Tucks 200
• Burpees 40
• Makhtar N’Diayes 150 IC
• Burpees 50

PAX moseyed back to the shovel flags for Mary.

6MOM:

  • American Hammers 15 IC

Circle of Trust:

  • The Plague shared a message on Incarnational Leadership

THE STABLE: BE AN INCARNATIONAL LEADER

  • Why would God allow Jesus to be born in a dark, smelly stable crowded with animals? This was a strategically divine decision God made not to shelter His Son from life’s harsh realities. God sent Jesus to live in the real world.
  • Life without advantage? He lived it.
  • Shortage, poverty? He’s been there.
  • Discrimination, oppression? Jesus was a refugee before His first birthday. Rejection? He experienced it.
  • Ridicule? It was part of His daily life.
  • Abandonment? By lifelong friends in His greatest time of need.
  • Death of loved ones? Multiple times.
  • Physical pain? More than you or I will probably ever experience.
  • Sometimes life hurts so deeply you want to cry out, “I can’t go on because nobody understands!” The stable reminds us that Jesus understands. He’s been there. He became flesh in order to live with us, identify with us, and know us. This is called the incarnation.
  • The profound lesson of that simple stable urges you to be an incarnational leader. My good friend Michael Hyatt, a leadership expert and former CEO of Thomas Nelson, says, “If you are going to be an effective leader, you must be able to enter your followers’ world. In fact, if you are going to influence anyone or anything— your employees, a client, your spouse, or even your kids— you are going to have to get really good at incarnational leadership.”
  • Incarnational leadership is a complex term for a simple concept: Good leaders must get out of their own shoes and put on someone else’s. Identify with those you lead by being with them rather than above them, asking them questions and connecting with them emotionally. Get out of your comfort zone, get out of your chair, get into the stable, and get into their shoes

TAPS

  • Prayers for injured PAX and family members
  • Prayers for PAX and family members in quarantine

Announcements

  • All AOs closed on Friday, December 25th
  • Santa Saunter – December 26th – starting at Aldrich ending at The Pit
  • CSAUP – January 2nd – Cornhusker Handicap
  • Matrix – virtual AO open MWFS

Aye!

The Plague

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