- What a great day at the theater as Life Pointe came together to corporately worship and be with each other.
- Luckily, we had plenty of extra people at work this morning, so I was able to go home without any penalty. I know there were several who wanted to go to set up their Super Bowl parties, but this is only the second time I have gone home.
- As for our corporate gathering, we had a great time in both the 9:00 and 10:30 services.
- Travis kicked off the New Testament Challenge series, which will run through March 22. The mission is to read through the New Testament in the next 60 days while we study what Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Paul and Peter had to say about the revolutionary man who is God, Jesus.
- In music, Jesse led one song (Say So) and played rhythm guitar for his tune and lead for the rest, and Matt on the rhythm guitar led “Grace Like Rain” and for communion “Come Thou Fount/Amazing Grace”, and “Nothing but the Blood”. Alex was on the drums, I played keys, and Bill played bass. On back up was Julie and Reina.
- Come Thou Fount was so cool, and you could feel God’s presence as people really expressed their worship. It was pretty cool to take a hymn and put a modern feel to it. The percussion was solid and Matt did an awesome job singing and leading.
- For “Meet and Greet”, Jesse and Matt sang DMB’s Maker with Alex kickin it on the drums.
- It was sweet just letting loose and jamming after church with Alex on the drums, Matt on the bass, and I was playing with the keys. Matt and Alex rocked, but I thought Alex showed off a little (he’s good enough). Then Jesse started playing some Latin thing on the piano, Matt and Alex jumped in and it was pretty cool.
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Well, after this post we will have one more Fantasy Football report for this season. By far this has been the most competitive league I have participated in. All 4 teams making the playoffs had a record of 8-5 and the top scoring team (Bachrach) missed the playoffs essentially by one play, a TD to Steve Smith late in the Carolina game last week.
Round 1 of the playoffs is in the bag and the finals matchup is set. Fuzzy’s Dead Skins has advanced easily against Fuser, and Ritz destroyed me in the bottom half of the bracket. That means #1 Dead Skins will face #2 Ritz in an epic showdown for the league championship.
In the consolation series, Pastor Trav will face off against Mary’s Turkey Buzzards for the tier 2 championship since Trav crushed Paul’s Skins and the Buzzards squeaked one out against Bachrach the best team in the league 93-91. I will be playing the only team to beat me 2 times (Fuser) for 3rd place and Bachrach plays Paul’s Skins for 7th.
Stay tuned for the exciting finish next week.
In pickem, Chris has taken a 1 point lead over Alex and gained 2 points on me. That leaves me 4 points from 1st with 2 weeks left. I can still do this!
This one will be short since I am a little lazy today.
- At 7:02 AM when I made it to the theater, there was already plenty of action in Pier 2. Zech, Josiah, Ritz, Jesse, and Alex were there tooling around and setting up.
- I am off caffeine for a while, so I had to fuel myself on decaf. I didn’t really notice the difference today.
- With the new holiday schedule, we have two services. One is at 9:00 AM, and the second at 10:30 AM.
- The music in the first service was a little off from a technical and aesthetic standpoint. It’s cool how God can move in spite of our lack.
- Mike was on the drums in the 9:00 and sang back up in the 10:30, Alex drummed in the 10:30, Jesse played the guitar in the second service only. Josiah did an excellent job on the electric in both services, I played keys, Reina was on lead vocals, and Julie and I covered the back up vocals.
- We sang “Every Day”, “We Are Hungry”, “I Could Sing of Your Love Forever”, and Julie led “Shout to the Lord” for communion.
- In the service, Travis went into details of LPC’s plan to raise $500,000 for global missions including a project in Cambodia through “Anthems for a Broken World”, an album by The Saturn Project. There is a possibility of $20,000 in matching funds to be donated for the project.
- The albums will be sold in bundles at churches, schools, and organizations and 100% of the proceeds will go to global missions.
For another perspective on the goings on at Life Pointe throughout the day, be sure to visit our many capable LPC bloggers. As of now, only Chris has posted his Sunday Morning Tossed Salad.
The playoffs are now set. Ritz survived the cut with a big TD by Steven Smith which had a duel effect: it gave him 10 points, and it took several points away from Tampa Bay defense which was his oppositions D. That one play won the game and sealed his playoff position. With Jesse’s win over me, he also sealed a spot. The Dead Skins also lost in the final week, and despite a 4-way tie for first, he maintained the #1 seed in the playoffs and a meeting with Fuser’s dead team by virtue of points. Only 32 points separates 1st through 3rd.
The most interesting factoids from the season are: the team with the most points by far (Bachrach) did not make the playoffs, and the team with the fewest points by far (Jesse’s Fuser Heads) did make the playoffs. The final standings are…
#1. Dead Skins 8-5 with 1183 points
#2. Ritz 8-5 with 1181 points
#3. Citizen Cane 8-5 with 1151 points
#4. Fuser Heads 8-5 with 1037 points
#5. Bachrach 7-6 with 1280 points
#6. Skins 5-8 with 1111 points
#7. TJ Big Doggs 5-8 with 1087 points
#8. Turkey Buzzards 3-10 with 1050 points
In the playoffs, I play Ritz, and Dead Skins face the Fuser Heads. The winner of that game plays for the championship. In the consolation round, Bachrach plays the Turkey Buzzards, and Trav’s Doggs plays the Skins.
This has by far been the most competitive league I have seen. The great comeback by Bachrach was amazing, and he basically came up one play short of being the favored team to win the title. Now I would say that Fuzzy’s Dead Skins look pretty tough. From top to bottom, every team was competitive, except Jesse’s. Had he managed his team, he would have been #1 hands down. Stay tuned for the next couple weeks as I hand out awards to the top managers and players.
In pro football pickem, I have continued my run toward the top. I am now only 2 points out of first having recorded the league’s best points once again. If I have a couple more weeks like this, I will surpass Alex and Chris who are both tied for first place.
- I was running a bit late for service this morning; well it was later than I normally get there, anyway. I usually arrive at around 7:00, but this morning I arrived at about 7:30.
- Chris greeted me in the lobby between services or before, I can’t remember. But he was upset that he forgot to make two picks last week in the second chance league. He will probably use that as an excuse when I come back and over take him for the league lead!
- The worship was a little different than normal for a couple reasons.
- Jesse was sick so he did not sing. Instead, Mike B. led worship and did a great job.
- There was no keyboard so Bill grabbed an acoustic and I played the bass.
- That left Julie on back up vox, Josiah returned to the electric twanger, Jesse played rhythm guitar, and Alex was the beat machine and was fantastic as usual.
- We sang “Salvation is Here”, “Open the Eyes of My Heart”, “Your Love is Extravagant”, and for communion we sang “Holy is the Lord”.
- This was Paul‘s last Sunday with LPC. He will be missed. Trav took a week off from speaking as Paul was bringing the message on this his final Sunday.
- For his encore, Paul spoke today on Jonah regarding obedience to God. It was appropriate considering this time of change was also a time of obedience to the Lord’s call in his life.
- He also recounted the story of his first week here at Life Pointe in which we were snorkeling for lobster in the middle of the night and his experience trying to dive without weights. He also noted that it was only his second time snorkeling ever. I was not aware of that at the time.
- Paul has promised that he would blog the answers to any questions anyone would ask. I look forward to his update since it has been a while. It must be a big occasion for Paul to blog!
For another perspective on this morning at Life Pointe, be sure to visit:
Chris’ Tossed Salad
Jesse’s “From the Stage”
******In other news, there is a tornado watch for all of South Florida until 8:00 PM. They also say we could experience sustained winds tonight from 25-40 MPH and gusts up to 60 MPH. Please be advised.******
- What a great Sunday morning at the Flagship Cinema as Life Pointe Church met for our Homestead services.
- This morning, I had to go to work. Report time is 0540 for briefing. On weekends, they take volunteers to go home since we are overstaffed. I decided that since I got called in for OT on Friday, my wallet could afford to volunteer to go home. So the cool part is that I got paid 4 hours to show up for briefing.
- I had to make a trip out to the office to grab the keyboard since it was not planned that I would be playing. Jesse threw me in the mix on the keys and I was glad to be able to join the team this morning.
- Mike B. was on drums for the 8:30 service, Alex played drums for the 9:45 and 11:00 services, Jesse played rhythm on the electric and sang lead vox, Bill played bass, I was on the keys, and we were short our lead rocker this morning. Nyrian and Reina sang back up, Mike B sang back up vox for the 9:45 and 11:00 services.
- For music, we sang “Point of Difference”, “Your Grace is Enough”, “More Than Enough”, and for communion “Devotion”. During the greet we sang U2’s “Where the Streets Have no Name”.
- The message was amazing. If you were not here with us, you have to hear the podcast when it is posted.
- Tom Sterbens who is on LPC’s Strategic Team spoke. He pastors in Tennessee in the same fellowship as LPC and has a very professorially manner when he speaks. He claims also to be ADD and LLI. Since I haven’t seen him limping around, I would have to assume that he is talking about Low Latent Inhibition and not Leg Length Inequality I was definitely captivated by his message and the delivery.
- He spoke on forgiveness. Some of the key points is that forgiveness is necessary for you, it is not a noble gesture on your behalf. The text came from Matthew 18:23-35 which is the parable of the unforgiving servant. Why do we think that we can be made whole by getting back what someone has taken from us when we have been given so much by God? All we need is God’s grace. Unforgiveness screams in the face of God.
I have to work the next three days. That means I need to get sleep tonight so I can get up at 4 AM. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to make the Plantation service. Stay tuned to some of our other most excellent bloggers for other perspectives on Life Pointe Church in Homestead and Plantation Key.
-This morning at 7:28 AM I arrived at the Flagship Cinema, location of the Homestead campus of Life Pointe Church.
-As I was walking to the door, Chris Day (The Major) arrived. Usually he’s there before me, but he said that he’s probably not going to be there for me anymore. 🙂
-The 8:30 service was a little more underattended than usual, but the energy was incredible.
–Alex played drums in the 8:30 and 11:00 service, Ritz played drums in the 9:45 service (and he improving greatly). Jesse played rhythm on the electric guitar and sang lead, Reina, Julie, and Nyrian sang back up, I was on the keys, Josiah played lead guitar and Bill played bass guitar.
-The worship music this morning was uplifting and enjoyable. We sang “Point of Difference” (I really loved this new song for us) and “Your Love is Amazing”, for communion we sang “Did You Hear the Mountains Tremble”, and during greeting we sang Julie led Bob Marley’s “One Love”. Flashbacks to yesterday! For closing, we sang U2’s “Where the Streets Have no Name”
-In the 8:30 service, Pastor Paul said he had the urge to “roll” his connection card after we sang One Love, very funny!
-The message was on Jonah’s Prayer, a continiuation of the Jonah series. Check out Chris’s blog for more detail on that.
-The service was so much fun today. I look forward to the possibility of being more involved and available each week.