Monday, January 22, 2018

BTLN BIRTHDAYS - JANUARY




It seems like I have been late the entire Btln year. I have finally finished the January Birthday post! So many good men having birthdays this month!

Happy Birthday and may God bless you again this year!


Galatians 2:20   I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.


JEREMY FEDDERSON - January 2
COURTNEY FRIESEN - January 4
JACOB COLIN - January 8
BRYCE PETERSON - January 9
JASON HAYASHI - January 10
MAXWELL NICHOLSON - January 10
TRISTAN HARVEY - January 15
ALEXEI TUBRETT - January 20
OWEN SPISAK - January 23
GEOFF MARTENS - January 31


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Friday, January 19, 2018

BTLN UPDATE




Congrats Riley! This was Riley's first Helmet of the Btln season! I checked the Btln Archives because I thought that this might be Riley's first Helmet, but I was wrong. Riley had one Helmet last year, making this Riley's second Helmet ever! So stoked for Riley! Josh was there at the end with Riley, but did not have as much forward progress as Riley on the final round.

With the power out earlier in the day, I wasn't sure what game we would play. Fortunately, the power came back on allowing us to play Murderball! Ryley's team won the first, third and fourth games, beating my team 3-1. My team just never got going.


In Bible study last week our topic was, "Jesus is the Way". This week our topic was, "Jesus is the 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.

Jesus himself is the Truth.

John 1:14   The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

Jesus came from the Father full of grace and Truth.

John 8:31-32   To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

Jesus' teaching is Truth, and the Truth will set us free!

John 15:26   “When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father—the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father—he will testify about me.

The Spirit of Truth testifies about Jesus.

Ephesians 1:13-14   And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.

We are included in Christ when we believe the message of Truth!



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Friday, January 12, 2018

BTLN UPDATE




Congrats Dylan! Dylan has been so close to winning so many times this year. I am guessing that it won't take nearly as long for Dylan to win his second Helmet. Dane was there at the end with Dylan, and only missed winning by three or four feet. Better luck next time Dane!

The game of the week was Handball. The game was very close, both teams scoring in bunches. When the score was tied at 11 we reset to zero. My team scored first and ended winning 3-1!
Props to Robbie, who took two balls to the face in less than a minute and didn't quit!


The Bible study topic this week was "Jesus is the way"


John 14:1-6   “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.”
Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?”
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.


Acts 4:12   Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”


Thomas did not understand the way to were Jesus was going. Most of humanity is just as confused as Thomas was. Jesus told Thomas that he (Jesus) was not just the way, but the only way!


Hebrews 12:2   Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.


Jesus endured the cross because he knew that it was the only way that we could be saved! There was no other way! Jesus was joyful because he knew what he was going to accomplish on the cross.


Romans 10:9-10   If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.



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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

WINSTON UPDATE



We are about to start the Second Half of the Btln year, so I figured it was a good time for a Winston Standings Update! After fourteen weeks and two Majors Luke has the lead in the race for Winston, but the race is extremely close. With the race this close it is impossible to predict who will win! I can't wait to see how this will end!

Good luck to all!


WINSTON STANDINGS

LUKE MARTENS - 2 Helmets and 2 Majors
JAKOB BOSCHMANN - 2 Helmets
DESHAWN DENNIS - 2 Helmets
MIKE WALKUS - 2 Helmets
KEEGAN KENYON - 1 Helmet
DANE VOIKEN - 1 Helmet
CALEB HIEBERT - 1 Helmet
ISAAC HOLITZKI - 1 Helmet
DOLAN WELTZ - 1 Helmet
JOSH MARTENS - 1 Helmet


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Sunday, January 07, 2018

12TH ANNUAL BTLN ALUMNI NIGHT



Alumni Night always has a different mix of guys, making every unique. This year we had 34 men at the 12th Btln Alumni Night! One of the highlights of Alumni Night is always giving away the Sergeant Jersey. This year it was Jeremy Feddersen's turn! Jeremy was the 11th Sergeant of Battalion 3739 in the 1997/98 Btln Season. Jeremy was the 20th Sergeant to receive his Jersey in our  "One forward and one back" Sergeant Jersey program! Congrats Jeremy!

We also added five names to the Btln Ring of Honour. This year we added the grads from 2004. Tim Feenstra, Mike Hughes, Kenny Johnson, Brad Pauls and Justin Thompson were all added to the Ring of Honour! It is not always possible to have the men that are being inducted available for Alumni Night, but that does not mean that we don't celebrate! (Maybe we will be able to have some of these Legends next year!) We were able to take a picture with Brad on the 24th, it is so good to add the names of these Btln Legends! Congrats to Tim, Mike, Kenny, Brad and Justin! We are all very proud of you!

As in the past, we played Murderball. The details are a little fuzzy now, it has been almost two weeks. We played five games, and I am pretty sure my team came out ahead 3-2! At least that is the way I remember it.

I am never sure if I should be making changes to our order of events on Alumni Night. This year I suggested that maybe we would not play British Bulldog. I was quickly informed by the group that we could not have Alumni Night without Bulldog!
Luke started in the middle for Bulldog, keeping another Alumni tradition alive. The current Sergeant is usually the one that starts in the middle for Alumni Bulldog.
It has to be the most dangerous Bulldog of the year! So many really big guys!
Joe Kraftchick was our Bulldog winner! Congrats Joe!

We finished the night visiting in the Youth room. It was so good to watch the guys sharing stories and laughing together! I can't wait until next year!

Thanks to everyone that came out to Alumni Night!


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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

2017 BATTALION ALUMNI NIGHT PREVIEW




It will be the 12th Btln Alumni Night on December 27th, 2017! It is always a different mix of guys, but is always a lot of fun! We will play some games in the gym and then like last year, move down to the youth room to hang out afterwards. So many good men and so many good memories! I can't wait to see who will be at the 12th Annual Btln Alumni Night!

Anyone in grade 11 or 12 and all Btln Alumni are invited!


Dec. 27th at the G.C. at 7:00 p.m.


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Friday, December 15, 2017

BTLN BIRTHDAYS - DECEMBER




It is December and it is nearly Christmas again! (I am finally getting caught up!) December is such a joyful time of year. Jesus' birth brought us love, peace, hope and joy! (to name a few) What an amazing time of the year to have a birthday!

Happy Birthday and may God bless you again this year!

1 John 3:1a   See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! 


MIKE TRAINER - December 4
CHRISTIAN HOODLE - December 5
KEVIN HAYASHI - December 9
DEVIN CHURSINOFF - December 10
DYLAN ZORN - December 19
LUKAS BOSCHMANN - December 19
CALVIN PETERS - December 21
STEPHEN LAWRENCE - December 23
REESE HOGARTH - December 25
JEREMY MARTENS - December 28
ZANE LAWSON - December 31


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Sunday, December 10, 2017

BTLN BIRTHDAYS - NOVEMBER




I don't think that I have ever been this late for a Btln Birthday post! We are already ten days into December and I am finally getting the November Birthday post done! I didn't want to miss the opportunity to highlight these guys! I am sorry that this is so late!

Happy Birthday and may God bless you again this year!
Ephesians 4:1-2   As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.


MITCH BRON - November 6
MATT BARG - November 9
DAN TRITHARDT - November 9
LUKE MARTENS - November 10
NATE KLASSEN - November 17
DEVAN ENGLAND - November 19
NATHAN BALL - November 20
QUINTON MCIVER - November 30


  
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Thursday, December 07, 2017

BTLN UPDATE - THE THREE B'S






Congrats Isaac! This was Isaac's first Helmet of the Btln season! Alex was in the final two with Isaac. Both Isaac and Alex were taken down on the final round, Isaac making it farther across the gym than Alex, taking the Helmet and the win!

Barq's has been a part of the Three B's for years, But this year it was time for a change. This year we made the switch to Jones Soda with custom Btln labels! The Btln Jones was a big hit! Most of the guys took the Bottles home to put on display.

This year there were 40 guys at the Three B's! The guys devoured 10 large Battalion Baconator pizzas, 4 cases of Jones rootBeer, over 100 Bonuts and two huge pots of Beans!

At the Three B's we are always short on time, so we usually only have time to play three games of MurderBall. In the first game, Ben's team easily Beat my team. The next two games were different, my team winning Both and winning the series 2-1!

Thanks to my mom for making the Bonuts!

Special thanks to all the leaders who have helped out so much in the First Half of the Btln year! We could not have Btln without you!


The Second Half of the Btln year begins on Wednesday, January 10, 2018!


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Monday, December 04, 2017

BTLN PREVIEW - THE THREE B'S





I can't Believe that we are nearing the end of the First Half of the Btln year! This week is the Three B's Btln Christmas party! Like in the past, there will Be the Btln Baconator pizzas, Beans, rootBeer and Bonuts! Can't wait to party Btln style!

Wednesday, Dec. 6th at 7:00 p.m.


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Friday, December 01, 2017

BTLN UPDATE - THE 23RD BATTALION OLYMPICS






Congratulation to Luke Martens! Luke is the 2017 Battalion Olympic Champion! For the first time in three years we have a champion that is in grade twelve! In the five events Luke finished with a first, second, third and two fourth place finishes for a total of 26 points!
This year we had 28 competitors in the 23rd Battalion Olympics! One of the biggest stories coming out of the 23rd Btln Olympics had to be Isaac coming twenty minutes late and finishing in second place! Keegan also came late and was able to win Arm Wrestling! Four out of the five event winners were also winners last year! Only Keegan was a first time event winner.


23rd BATTALION OLYMPICS (Final Scores for the top three)

(#1) Luke Martens - 26 - OLYMPIC CHAMPION
(#2) Isaac Holitzki - 24
(#3) Mike Walkus - 23


ARM WRESTLING CHAMPION
Keegan Kenyon

BASKETBALL CHAMPION
Kaylon Sieben

BENCH WRESTLING CHAMPION
Dylan Warwaruk

BOX HOCKEY CHAMPION
Luke Martens

FOOTBALL TOSS CHAMPION
Isaac Holitzki


Congratulations to all the winners!


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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

THE 22ND BATTALION OLYMPICS (A LOOK BACK)





Here is a look back to the 22nd Btln Olympics from last year. The 23rd Btln Olympics are this week! Wednesday, November 29, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Don't be late!


22nd BATTALION OLYMPICS (overall top three)

(#1) Jacob Speta - 28 - OLYMPIC CHAMPION
(#2) Uzzie Cochran - 26
(#3) Luke Martens - 25


ARM WRESTLING CHAMPION
Dane Voiken

BASKETBALL CHAMPION
Kaylon Sieben

BENCH WRESTLING CHAMPION
Dylan Warwaruk

BOX HOCKEY CHAMPION
Luke Martens

FOOTBALL TOSS CHAMPION
Isaac Holitzki


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Sunday, November 26, 2017

BTLN 3739 OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS

 



BTLN 3739 OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS and margin of victory

Courtney Friesen - 1995/96 - 1 point
Courtney Friesen - 1996/97 - 3 points
Aaron Friesen - 1997/98 - 1 point
Aaron Friesen - 1998/99 - 1 point
Derek Taylor - 1999/00 - 5 points
Justin Bekker - 2000/01 - 4 points
Justin Bekker - 2001/02 - 0 points
Justin Thompson - 2002/03 - 4 points
Dan Neufeld - 2003/04 - 0 points
Ben Jepsen - 2004/05 - 2 points
Ben Jepsen - 2005/06 - 2 points
Cam Thompson - 2006/07 - 0 points
Devin Chursinoff - 2007/08 - 5 points
David Podovinikoff - 2008/09 - 1 point
Zach Gobbett - 2009/10 - 1 point
Dalton Shore - 2010/11 - 4 points
Zach Gobbett - 2011/12 - 3 points
Gerrald Nicholson - 2012/13 - 1 point
John Van - 2013/14 - 2 points
Lukas Boschmann - 2014/15 - 3 points
Zach Donovan - 2015/16 - 3 points
Jacob Speta - 2016/17 - 2 points
 
 
What name will be I adding to this list? Can't wait to find out! Good luck to all!
 
 
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Thursday, November 23, 2017

BTLN UPDATE




Congrats Dolan! This was Dolan's very first Helmet! I never get tired of watching a first timer win the Helmet! Dane was there at the end with Dolan and has close been close to winning a lot lately. Dane is overdue for his second win of the year.

This week we had Tyson S. and Uzzie C. visiting from out of town. It was so good to see both of them. Both are missed at Btln!

Our game of the week was a surprise Mike Night! It is always fun to see the guys reaction when they notice the strobe light hanging from the ceiling! There were a few Mike Night rookies, which makes Mike even more exciting! Nathan's Team jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, beating the second place team by 16 points!

MIKE NIGHT Final Scores
Nathan's Team - 105
Cam's Team - 89
Noah's Team - 82
Coady's Team - 81


The Bible study topic this week was "The Power of God".

Colossians 1:15-17   The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

Hebrews 1:3-4   The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs.

Jesus created everything. Could there be a greater demonstration of his power? Not only did Jesus create everything, he also sustains his creation!

Romans 1:16   For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.

1 Corinthians 1:18   For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

1 Corinthians 6:14   By his power God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise us also.

After his creation (men) rejected him, Jesus needed to die for our sins. But Jesus didn't stay dead! Jesus was raised from the dead by the power of God, so that we could also live again! This new life is available to everyone who believes!

Colossians 1:9-12   For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.

Finally, God strengthens us with his power so that we can live a life worthy of Jesus' sacrifice!



It is the 23rd Battalion Olympics next week! Wednesday November 29th at 7:00 p.m.
Remember, Battalion is like Heaven, there is always room for one more! So bring a friend!



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Friday, November 17, 2017

BTLN UPDATE




Congrats Mike! This was Mike's second Helmet of the Btln Season! When we were down to the final two, Caleb close lined Mike! Mike was flat on his back! I don't think I have ever seen anyone go down that fast in Bulldog! Close lining is not legal, so Mike was given a pass on that round. Kolton and Mike went one more round. Mike was able to stay on his feet, and win his second Helmet of the Btln Season!

The Btln game of the week was Glow In The Dark Basketball! This is a game that we only play one or two times a year, so when we play it, it is a novelty. It is hard to keep track of the score when there are two balls and the lights are off, but I think the score was close for most of the game. After our eyes were adjusted to the dark we reset the game and played first to five baskets. Kaylon's team was up 3-0 early, but Deshawn's team clawed back to tie the score at 3-3! In the end, Kaylon's team was too much for Deshawn's team, winning 5-3!


In Bible study our topic was "The way of transgressors is hard."

Proverbs 13:5   The righteous hate what is false, but the wicked make themselves a stench and bring shame on themselves.

Proverbs 13:6   Righteousness guards the person of integrity, but wickedness overthrows the sinner.

Proverbs 13:9   The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out.

Proverbs 13:15   Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard.

Proverbs 13:21   Trouble pursues the sinner, but the righteous are rewarded with good things.

Galatians 6:7-8   Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.

These verses paint a very sad picture of the life of a transgressor (sinner). Life is hard enough, we don't need to make bad choices that will make life even more difficult for us.

Ephesians 2:1-5   As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath. But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.

Thanks to God for his great love and mercy that saved us when we were dead in our transgressions! We don't have to live the life of a transgressor anymore! We can be alive in Christ!



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Friday, November 10, 2017

BTLN UPDATE - ROYAL RUMBLE 13





Congrats Luke! Luke is the 2017 Royal Rumble Champion! Twenty-one guys competed in the thirteenth Royal Rumble! There were eight Lightweights (grades 7-9) and thirteen Heavyweights (grade 10-12)!

We always start the Royal Rumble with the Lightweights, and just like last year, the Lightweight Division was over very quickly! The final two in the Lightweight Division were Josh and Isaac. We finished the Lightweight Division with the "Ropes Down". It didn't take Josh long to push Isaac out of the ring. Not an epic battle, but still fun to watch!

Congrats to both Isaac and Josh!

In the Heavyweight Division there were alliances, but not the distinct teams that we saw last year. It is always interesting to watch the Rumble unfold. Every year is a little different. Getting from three guys down to two can take a really long time, but this year both Mike and Jakob went out at the same time, leaving us with only Dylan and Luke! I love the "Final Two-Ropes Down" tradition that we started two years ago. Everyone is watching and cheering for the Final Two! There isn't any place to hide when the ropes are down, so you would think that it would be over quickly, but this year the final two was an epic battle! The final two must have been at least ten minutes, it was crazy! In the end, Luke was able to force Dylan out of the ring! My highlight of the night is always when everyone rushes the new Champion!


Congrats to both Dylan and Luke, it was an amazing finish!


2017 Royal Rumble Champion - Luke Martens

2017 Lightweight Division Champion - Josh Martens

Special Thanks to Ben, Noah, Dan, Cam, Nathan and Devin for all of their help! The Royal Rumble is not possible without your help!


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Sunday, November 05, 2017

BTLN PREVIEW - ROYAL RUMBLE 13



Royal Rumble 13 (Wrestling) is this Wednesday! Can Phoenix win the Royal Rumble two years in a row? Will someone else win on Wednesday night and take the belt away from Phoenix? I can't wait to find out! Remember, the final two will be Ropes Down! Have fun and good luck to all!

There are two weight classes. The Lightweight division, grades 7-9 and The Heavyweight division, grades 10-12.
 
Make sure that you are early, and bring a friend! (6:45 p.m. Wednesday Night)


ROYAL RUMBLE CHAMPIONS
2005-06 BEN JEPSEN
2006-07 JASON HAYASHI
2007-08 DEVIN CHURSINOFF
2008-09 DREW BROWN
2009-10 SAM SCHIESSER
2010-11 STEVIE LAWRENCE
2011-12 ZACH GOBBETT
2012-13 MAXWELL NICHOLSON
2013-14 MAXWELL NICHOLSON
2014-15 TYLER COUPLAND
2015-16 NOAH MAKORTOFF
2016-17 PHOENIX THOMSON
 
 

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Thursday, November 02, 2017

BTLN UPDATE - MIKE 23





Don't look now, but last years Winston Champion is back on top! Jakob is tied with Deshawn for first place in the Winston Standings! Congrats Jakob! This was Jakob's second Helmet of the Btln season. Dylan was there again at the end, but was not able to get the win. Dylan has been close so many times, he is overdue for his first win of the Season!

This week we played MIKE 23! This game has evolved into one of my Btln favourites. MIKE 23 gets better each and every time that we play it. For most of the game, Noah's team had a healthy lead. Just before the last round they were up by ten points! The problem with a large lead is that, the other three teams will gang up on the team that has the lead. In the end, it was Jason's team with the huge come from behind victory!

MIKE 23 Final Scores
Jason's Team - (7)
Ryley's Team - (6)
Noah's Team - (6)
Cam's Team - (-2)


This week Noah led us in the Bible Study! It was so good to hear and watch Noah lead the Bible Study! It has been so amazing to watch Noah grow into a man of God!

Our Bible Study topic was "Treasures on earth"

Ecclesiastes 5:10   Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income. This too is meaningless.

If money is our goal, we will never have enough!

Matthew 6:19-21   “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Proverbs 23:4-5   Do not wear yourself out to get rich; do not trust your own cleverness. Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone, for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle. 


All of the nice things of this world will eventually decay or fall apart. It is not bad to have nice things, but our lives should not be consumed with attaining as much as we can on this earth. Our goal should be, to store up treasures in heaven! 

Philippians 3:7-8   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.

All of the things of this world cannot compare to knowing Christ! And we will have all eternity to get to know Jesus better!

2 Corinthians 8:9   For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.

Jesus gave up his riches so that we could become rich! This is the example that we need to follow!



It is Royal Rumble 13 next week at Btln! Wednesday, November 8th. Don't be late and bring a friend!


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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

BTLN BIRTHDAYS - OCTOBER




It is the last day of October and I am finally getting the October birthday post done! (With two hours to spare!) So many good friends and so many good memories!

Happy Birthday and may God bless you again this year!

Galatians 5:22-23   But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.


HARLEY KOVACS - October 1
TALON HARSHENIN - October 4
TYLER COUPLAND - October 5
DALTON ERIXON - October 6
DREW BROWN - October 6
DARTAGNAN BUTCHER - October 12
KENNY JOHNSON - October 14
JOSHUA MARTENS - October 14
KAYLON SIEBEN - October 15
TYSON SOOBOTIN - October 19
SPENCER HENDERSON - October 23
GERRY NICKEL - October 31

  
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Sunday, October 29, 2017

BTLN UPDATE




Congrats Josh! This was Josh's first Helmet ever! Jakob was there with Josh at the end. It seems like Jakob is always in the final two or three at the end of Bulldog. I guess that's why Jakob is the reigning Winston Champion! It is always so good to see one of the boys win Bulldog for the first time! A tip of the hat to Josh for his first Helmet!

This week we played Handball for only the second time this year! Not having lines on the floor is a challenge, but Noah has risen to the occasion and set up lines for us. Thanks Noah! The game was actually very close. The score was 19-19 before we went to overtime! In the overtime my team scored three very quickly. The close exciting finish that we usually have wasn't in the cards.

In Bible Study our topic was "Joy"

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18   Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:4   Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!

The question we were trying to answer was, "How can we always be joyful?" Or, "How can we rejoice in the Lord always?"

Romans 15:13   May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Galatians 5:22-23   But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

Part of the answer is, God wants to fill us with joy! It is not natural for us to be joyful, but one of the fruits of the Spirit that God provides us with, is joy!

Hebrews 12:1   Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

This last passage tells us that Jesus was joyful even though he had to endure the cross. Jesus did not enjoy the pain of the cross. Jesus was joyful because of what his suffering was going to accomplish!

When life gets tough we need to look to our future in eternity with Jesus! This should bring us joy even in difficult circumstances! We are not expected to enjoy the pain that we have to endure in this world. We are asked to look forward to all that Jesus is going to provide, which is more than we can ask for or imagine!


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