Congrats Luke! Second Helmet of the 2013/14 Btln 3739 season for Luke! Luke was close to winning the Helmet last week but this week he closed the deal, taking the win and the Helmet!
This week we were glad to welcome back Devin Chursinoff (Sarge 08) to Btln 3739! Devin and his wife Brittani have moved back to G.F.! We are not sure how often Devin will be able to make it out on a Wednesday night, but it will be a lot more often than in the last few years! Glad to have you back Devin! (Just like old times eh? Ben, Jason and Devin all back! Just missing Charlie from the early Creation crew! Creation 05-07)
This week we played S*A*M! S*A*M has probably never worked as good as it did this week. It is optically trippy and a whole lot of fun to play! I would like to take pictures of us playing S*A*M, but taking pictures of S*A*M is like trying to take pictures of a car crash! (So is playing it!) Devin knocked the wind out of me and someone else smoked me in the head! I should have been watching for Devin! I couldn't see his grin in the dark, but I knew he was smiling! Ben's team beat my team 3 games to 1. I didn't win but it was still a blast!
In Bible study we looked at the Armor of God. So much could be said about the Armor of God, but I will let God's Word speak for itself!
Ephesians 6:10-17 Finally, 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. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
The belt of truth
John 14:6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
2 Timothy 2:15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.
The breastplate of righteousness
Philippians 3:7-9 But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith.
The gospel of peace
How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”
The shield of faith
Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
Romans 1:17 For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”
Romans 10:17 Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.
2 Corinthians 5:7 For we live by faith, not by sight.
The helmet of salvation
Acts 4:11-12 Jesus is “‘the stone you builders rejected, which has become the cornerstone.’ Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”
Hebrews 2:2-4 For since the message spoken through angels was binding, and every violation and disobedience received its just punishment, how shall we escape if we ignore so great a salvation? This salvation, which was first announced by the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard him. God also testified to it by signs, wonders and various miracles, and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will.
The sword of the Spirit
Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.