Friday, May 29, 2015

May 29, Acts 7

Stephen gives this whole history lesson beginning with Abraham.  I think he had their attention all the way to verse 50, then he gives them a major insult. You stiff necked people, uncircumcised in heart.  That's a powerful statement, of course God Himself says it many times but here is Stephen, a Jew but not a teacher of the Law, telling them. No-one likes to be told that they are wrong and certainly not a bunch of self righteous leaders.

Today's workout.  Step, push-up (floor), hop, shoulder press, knee tuck, hug.  36 intervals.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

May 28, Acts 6

Stephen is doing mighty works for the Lord, and the religious leaders are threatened.  I always found this a curious thing, not happy that God is moving but upset because it will effect their pockets. It says that false witnesses were set up, although not specifically stated I get the impression that someone was paid to lie. That seems to be the motive behind so many troubles, money. In all of the ages that man has existed it is still money and greed that motivates so many of us.

Today's workout, Legs.  Step, squat or wall sit, windmill, hamstring curl, jump rope, lunge. 36 intervals.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

May 27, Acts 5

Ananias and Sapphira usually get the most attention in this chapter but I want to look at Gamaliel.  This man shows profound wisdom, showing that in so many cases cult followings have risen up focusing on a single man but when that man is gone so is the following.  The bottom line though is that if something is from God, you can't stop it and if something is from man, it won't last.  

Today's workout, Arms.  Side lunge, bicep curl, hop, bench dip, windmill, reverse grip bicep curl,. 36 intervals

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

May 26, Acts 4

This healing from the last chapter has caused a stir, the religious people are a bit disturbed.  Peter makes a profound statement, "we can only speak on what we have seen and heard".  In other words one can only testify on what they have witnessed.  The same goes for teaching, to be an effective teacher, one must have first hand knowledge of the subject matter, not hearsay or theory. 

Today's workout, cardio intervals.  Step, grapevine, windmills, jacks, high knees, burpees.

Monday, May 25, 2015

May 25, Act 3

One of the problems with reading a story is getting all of the emotions to come through.  This man was lame from birth, now he is leaping and praising.  Think about this for a minute, lame from birth means he never walked, now he's leaping and praising God.  Use some imagination, this man is LOUD, he's making a scene, he wants everyone to know what's happened. Our excitement level will depend upon how much we want or need something, this man wanted this more than anything else. His excitement as at a peak.
That drew a crowd and provided Peter with a forum to preach.  

Today's workout. Back.  Squat reach, chin-up, grapevine, row, jump rope, good-morning 36 intervals.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

May 24, Leviticus 14

A house with leprosy. I have to believe this means a case of mold or fungal growth in the walls. We know how difficult it can be to get rid of certain molds, and the health hazards associated with them. It's nothing new, they had mold problems even 4000 years ago.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

May 23, Leviticus 13

The main topic of this chapter is Leprosy, but that term includes nearly any skin disease.
Secluding the person infected seems harsh but there is a basic principle of protecting the masses.  Chicken pox and measles would fall in this category, as would a variety of skin fungi such as ringworm.  All of these are highly contagious.  In some cases they have simply caught a disease but in other cases it may be from hygiene.  

Today's workout, any cardio minimum 20:00.