Congrats Spenny! This was Spencer's second Helmet of the 2012/13 Btln season! Spenny's first Helmet of the year was back on First Night! (One more Helmet earlier in the season and Spenny would have been in the mix for Winston!) GeRRald was with Spenny at the end but Austin and Max were not going to let GeRRald take sole possession of first place in the race for Winston!
When I was buying the Menno for Pop n Dogs this week I was wondering if 64 Menno dogs was going to be too much, but Btln 3739 did not let me down! We had a bunch of guys show up this week and they all brought their appetite! All 64 dogs were gone by the end of the night and so was 18 liters of Gatorade! I was so proud!
The last couple of years the scoring has been down when we play football, most games ending 7-0 or 14-7. This week we tried several different ways to increase scoring. In my quest to better the game I was over thinking the problem and made things too difficult. In the end we just shortened the field (We played half the field) and added one more down.(five for the field) When it was time to end, the score was tied 14-14. We decided to go to a C.F.L. style overtime, each team with 3 downs from the ten yard line. Jason's team went first and scored easily on first down! It was my team's turn next and on second down I threw an interception to give Jason's team the 21-14 victory!
This week we had a special guest speaker! Al Martens, the 4th Sergeant of Battalion 3739 (1984/85 and 1985/86) led the Bible study this week! I asked Al to talk about The Resurrection.
1 Corinthians 15:20-22 But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead,
of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.
Philippians 3:20,21 But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.
Al pointed out the fact that because of Jesus' resurrection we could look forward to a life after death in a new glorious body that will be like Jesus'!
1 Peter 1:3-5 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.
Not only will we be raised to life in our new and glorious bodies we will also receive an inheritance!
Romans 6:1-7 What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life. For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his. For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin— because anyone who has died has been set free from sin.
Lastly Al showed us that because of Jesus' resurrection we can live a new life and no longer need to be a slave to sin! How great is our God! We no longer need to be ruled by sin!
1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
Thanks to Al for preparing the Bible study! Thanks also to Jason who helped clean up the mess after Pop n Dogs!
Next week is 8th annual Btln Masters! We meet at the church at 6:45 p.m. and will be leaving for Cascade Par 3 at 7:00 p.m.! Don't be late!