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What Can I Do?
Philippians 4:13
Welcome to Fraternity of One. As FO1 family members we cherish the
opportunity to serve you and the community. We hope you experience our
heart through our thoughts, words, and most importantly our actions.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God.
The idea behind this FO1 moment is to bring recognition to the power that each of us have
to impact our own present and future. Due to the fact that our eyes look outward at other
things, people, situations, etc. we don’t spend enough time looking inward and
understanding our own power through Christ Jesus. This leads us into the blame game. It
started with Adam and Eve in the garden when Adam blamed Eve and we have been
plagued with it ever since.
FO1 Moment
There are multiple options to get the point across
Option 1:
o Invite volunteers from the kids and cheerleaders if they have completed the “I”
statements (see below) during the week in practice, to share. It is important to
get each child to declare what they will do to improve the situations. This will
get them in a practice of avoiding the pitfalls of the blame game that hampers us
Option 2:
o If you are familiar, tell the kids the story of Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson in
1996. How Mike Tyson was the heavyweight champion of the world who really
intimidated his opponents and knocked them out quickly. How the majority of
the public, press, boxing critics picked Mike Tyson to destroy Evander Holyfield.
Evander was a huge underdog after having recently returning to boxing after
retiring with a heart condition. But Evander came to the ring with a robe that
referenced “Phi 4:13” and scored a TKO of Mike Tyson for one of the greatest
upset victories in the history of boxing.
Option 3:
o Play a game with the kids. Get a few volunteers by asking for those who have
the “best” vision on the field. The coaches or players who see everything – what
was done well, what wasn’t, the coach who points out all the mistakes. (if you
ask the kids, they will point them out)
o Once you have the volunteers – impair the vision of the “seer” by one or more of
the following:
 Cover one eye with a hand, hat, shirt, etc.
 Have someone block their vision (kids jumping up and down waving their
hand will do the trick as well for other kids)
o Have another person do the following and have the seer identify what they are
doing. (be aware of the blind spots of the seer)
What Can I Do?
Philippians 4:13
Hold up fingers representing numbers and ask the seer how many fingers
are held up.
Ask for the color of a shirt or hat on someone else as you point to them
Be creative and think of other things, etc.
TO BE SHARED WITH ALL (no matter which option is used above)
The point of this exercise is to demonstrate that it’s tough to clearly see/identify the
actions/characteristics of others when your own vision is impaired. Many of us don’t
know our vision is impaired. (Luke 6:39-42)
He also told them this parable: “Can the blind lead the blind? Will they not both fall
into a pit? The student is not above the teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will
be like their teacher. “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye
and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother,
‘Brother, let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when you yourself fail to see the
plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your eye, and then
you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.
Remind the kids that they have the power to impact their own lives. They don’t have
to feel as though they cannot accomplish things in life or achieve success because of
others. Have them repeat…”I can do all things through Christ that strengthens
Remember to show love today, be a leader, be a good follower, trust in God and
acknowledge God in all that you do, obey your parents. Show good sportsmanship to
your opponent as well – play within the rules, do not have intent to injure, help them off
the ground. Control what you will do individually not others. Parents, make the sport
about the kids, not you. Go Be Great in Life.
FO1 puts God first and then we Work and Play in that order. So we will now ask all to
join us in putting Him first by bowing our heads, two fists in the air and just listening to
Him for a brief moment (after 5 – 8 secs say “Amen”). Now that we’ve put Him first,
let’s repeat and ask to ourselves what we may want. (after 5 – 8 secs say “Amen”).
Now we FO-1 each other as a way of showing love. A FO-1 is a hand shake and half-hug.
Make sure everyone receives a FO-1
I statements:
o Games:
 Ex. “I can/will do ___________________ in order for my team to succeed
on the football field.
o School:
 Ex. “I can/will do ___________________ in order for me to achieve
success in school.
What Can I Do?
Philippians 4:13
Ex. “I can /will do ___________________ in an effort to stop bullying or
negative peer pressure in school.
o Family:
 Ex. “I can/will do ___________________ in order to be a positive
influence on my family and help my family be the best family it can be.
o Community:
 Ex. “I can/will do ___________________ in order to help improve my
o God:
 Ex. “I can/will do ___________________ in order to help improve my
relationship with God.