by Jeff Schreve

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Simply Amazing! (3 of 4)
Series: Beyond the Glory- Seeing the Heart of God
Pastor Jeff Schreve
Jonah 3:1-10

How many people have ever heard the name Michael Phelps? Anybody heard that name? (Laughter and applause) Michael Phelps! He's been called the Greatest Olympic Athlete of all time. They refer to him as the human dolphin. One commentator said that "Michael Phelps can manipulate water like no man since Moses." I mean that's pretty amazing. (Laughter) Michael Phelps competed in 8 events this Olympics, he won 8 gold medals he set 7 world records. He is an amazing guy, an amazing athlete, and amazing champion. He has an amazing workout routine in the pool 5 hours a day. He swims 50 miles a week, 50 miles a week. He's done 50 miles in a week in the pool. Have you heard about what he eats; 12 thousand calories a day. The average person eats about 2,500 calories a day or if you go to Chick-Fil-A and get a milkshake 3,500, those are really packed with calories but about 2,500 calories a day. A power lifter, those big fat guys that are so strong, but they are big in the gut they do about 8,000 calories a day. So he's just blowing that away. Here is an average day in terms of eating for Michael Phelps; breakfast, 3 fried egg sandwiches loaded with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, fried onions and mayonnaise, 2 cups of coffee, 1 five egg omelet, 1 bowl of grits, 3 slices of French toast topped with powdered sugar, 3 chocolate chip pancakes, WOW! Lunch; 1 lb. of enriched pasta, 2 large ham and cheese sandwiches with mayo on white bread, energy drinks packing 1,000 calories. Dinner is light; 1 lb. of pasta and entire large pizza, more energy drinks. That's what he eats, WOW, 12,000 calories but he burns it all off swimming 50 miles a week! Now what would happen, now I want you to see a picture of a guy that eats this much, (laughter) can you imagine that? I mean when I look at that it's like looking in the mirror. (Laughter) You wouldn't think he eats 12,000 calories a d ...

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