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Sunday Life Pointe Talk Soup

-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. ūüôā
-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.

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Sunday Life Pointe Talk Soup

  • Made it to the theater for Church by 7:33 AM, 3 minutes later than I was supposed to. Jesse, Bill, Mike, and Rebecca were there before me, along with the set up guys.
  • Zech brought a friend today who is multi-talented in a big way. The kid is a “speed metal” banger on the drums, plays some mean electric lead, and also slaps the bass like a pro. I heard he also is pretty dern good on the keyboard too! I am looking forward to playing along side him in the future.
  • In the first service, Ritz drummed, Bill was on the electric, Rebecca on the keys, Jesse lead from acoustic guitar, and I played bass. Kyle, Nyrian, Julie, and Reina sang back-up.
  • The music today was fun to play. In the corporate worship, we sang “Better Days”, “Friend of God”, and “Enough” and for Communion we sang “God of Wonders”. For greeting Jesse led in “Where the Streets Have No Name” by U2. The worship was energetic and I could really sense that people were calling out for more of Jesus.
  • After worship, Jesse introduced Paul with a very exciting introduction, to which Paul responded by calling him a “midget Santana who sings like Bono”.
  • The Bumper video on the topic of anxiety featured Alex Santoyo, and was downright hilarious. The best part is Alex stating that he is tri-lingual and speaks Charlie Brown…”Wah wah wah”.
  • Travis spoke on the funk of anxiety. It was very relevant to today’s lifestyle and issues.
  • The youth also had another bake sale and Vic donated a Ken Dorsey autographed Miami Hurricanes helmet to help send kids to youth camp. Kudos to Vic for an item that will alone send more than 3 kids to youth camp!

For a different perspective on this morning’s service, be sure to check out:

Chris’s Sunday Morning Tossed Salad

Pastor Travis’ Wrap Up

Kelly’s Chick Kabob (Which will be updated shortly!)

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Sunday Life Pointe Talk Soup

  • Day 15 of bachelorhood was spent at church.
  • I arrived 7:45 at the theater to find set up in full swing.
  • I saw David out on the street setting up signs and flags again, and the early set up folks were kicking it off, and the late night crew already had the core of the pier 2 set up completed. ¬†Those guys are awesome.
  • In practice, we talked about having dueling drums, but there was only one set on the floor when I set up. ¬†Alex came in a little later and let me know that I would need to relocate so he could set up his two-piece trap. ¬†The forced relocation, along with the keyboard played by Rebecca on the other side landed me on stage beside Jesse. ¬†I made it to the spotlight!
  • On drums, Ritz played electric with Alex on his two-piece. ¬†The acoustic sound was great and I already have confirmation that it will be returning. ¬†Rebecca Longtemps was on the keys, Jesse on the acoustic guitar, and I was on the bass.
  • For the worship set, we sang “In the Name of Love” by U2, “Your Love is Amazing” (1030 only), “Better Days”, and “Say So”. ¬†For communion we sang “Mighty to Save“.
  • I loved corporate worship today. ¬†People were participating, and the atmosphere seemed totally energized. ¬†God and his love was totally the focus, and it was so cool to see people excited for Jesus.
  • While people greeted each other, Kyle spit some serious rhymes! ¬†That’s right, Rappers Delight, it was tight!
  • The intro video was the best to date. ¬†I especially liked Joe Porter’s smirk while he was being beaten to a pulp. ¬†It’s funny to see all the recurring characters too.
  • Got Funk? The message was on conflict. ¬†Pastor Trav explained that the Apostle Paul did not run from conflict, that he actually called out Peter in front of the church for requiring unnecessary requirements on new believers. The question is not how to avoid conflict, but how to manage it in a Godly fashion.
  • I enjoyed seeing new faces once again, meeting new people, and seeing old friends for the first time in a while.

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Sunday Life Pointe Talk Soup 4/6/08

  • The new speakers were installed and sounded great.
  • I can’t really see much from the stage due to the lights. It’s pretty stinkin’ bright up there!
  • We have a lot of work as a band and vocals to bring excellence, but we are better than we used to be.
  • Jesse led us in worship this morning with the songs: “Did You Feel the Mountains Tremble?“, the chorus to “Where the Streets Have no Name” by U2, “Hallelujah (Your Love is Amazing)“, and “Majesty“.
  • Reina sang “What If God Was One of Us?” He was one of us, and He said the way we treat the least among us we are doing it to Him.
  • Regarding the U2 song “Where the Streets Have no Name”, the song was about the city Belfast, Northern Ireland where you could tell what religion and economic status a person was based on the street on which they lived. Bono wanted to express that his desire to go to a place where status was not based on the location of your home, or street name. HEAVEN! As a follower of Jesus, I am no better than anyone else based on my economic status or where I live. As I have heard said many times, the ground at the foot of the cross is level.
  • I took the announcement challenge this week, and failed.
  • During the invitation, Jesse led “Your Love Is Extravagant“.
  • It was nice to see teenagers expressing their worship during music. What an awesome encouragement!
  • Coffee today was tasty as always and was gone by the second service. Apparently, we have some serious caffeine addicts!
  • Today was another installation of the Message: Simply Jesus.
  • The message today focused on Mary and what the Scripture has to say vs what tradition says about her life. Essentially, in the Protestant tradition we may under emphasize the role Mary played where the Catholic tradition over emphasizes Mary’s role.
  • We learned that the scripture doesn’t teach that Mary remained a virgin the rest of her life.
  • According to the scripture, while Mary was a person just like us, she should be an example of faith not an object of faith.

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