1. The main lobby floor of the movie theatre looked exquisitely clean for a change this morning due to the fact that I vacuumed it with Anne J.’s most recent donation to Life Pointe Church – a retro Oreck upright vacuum cleaner. Movie theatre personnel offered to finish the job for me three times while I was vacuuming. Where were they 30 minutes before I started it ?
2. Pastor Travis anxiously spoke on anxiety. The following Scriptures were utilized as support material – 1 John 4:18, Ephesians 6:10, Matthew 6:24-33, and Philippians 4:2-9.
Matthew 6:24-33 is a quite powerful Scripture of the Good News:
24 “No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.
25 “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing ?
26 Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are ?
27 Can all your worries add a single moment to your life ?
28 “And why worry about your clothing ? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing,
29 yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are.
30 And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith ?
31 “So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat ? What will we drink ? What will we wear ?’
32 These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs.
33 Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.
3. We received about a half an inch of rain during the 9 AM service this morning. The sound of torrential downpours from outside of the movie theatre while we are cool and dry inside praising, worshiping, and getting more intimate with Jesus Christ provides for the perfect backdrop. It fits in perfectly on the soundtrack of our Sunday morning with our Life Pointe Church family.