This is The Ol’ Atom-Splitter reporting for duty in the stead of The Citizen Cane. Citizen Cane is busy performing his Nuclear Security Officer responsibilities flawlessly, protecting Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant from terrorists, communists, wild-eyed tree huggers and any other hater of all things American.
Today’s music at Life Pointe was sans bass-player so it was missing something that gives worship its distinctive Life Pointe edginess about which people new to church going often so favorably remark. The music team led us in powerful praise, nonetheless. Ol’ Atom-Splitter especially loved “Tradin’ My Sorrows”.
More and more people are responding to opportunities for hospitality, service and ministry. Our Volunteer Corps is growing in number and effectiveness because LPC is harnessing their energy and enthusiasm as fast as they volunteer. As a matter of fact we’ll volunteer you at the drop of a hat and we’ll even drop the hat for you to step up.
The Word on Exhaustion
Pastor Trav dealt with the Funk in Exhaustion from II Corinthians 2:12-17, II Corinthians 7:5-11 and Philippians 3:12-4:1, focusing on the often exhausted, always relentless, but never compromising former riot-inciter/penitent murderer/church planter/tent-maker/prisoner-of-conscience/Epistle-Writer, the Apostle Paul. Paul and his faithful ministry colleagues worked feverishly to open an ‘Exhaustion-R-Us’ Franchise, a.k.a., a Christian Church group, in every town he entered. He was beat up by Romans, busted up by stone-throwing mobs, shackled down by the cops and thrown out of one synagogue after another, but he never quit and he never fell apart. He knew how to come apart before he came apart. He practiced the discipline of the Sabbath. Paul instructs us to “find our rest in Christ”, Who is Our Sabbath. It is that simple: following Christ is restful to soul, body and mind. If God, Himself, ceased from work after making the world and all therein, we should follow that example. Get enough sleep, but not too much. Spend lots of uninterrupted time, everyday, with the family and never quit the pursuit of following Jesus.