It’s the 5TH Sunday of May in 2009, and here are my takeaways from Life Pointe Church in Homestead Florida this morning:
– Richie N. is on a mission every Sunday morning at 7:20 AM.
– All he wants to do is transform a movie theatre lobby into a church lobby.
– Anne J. was back in town and taking charge of the Hospitality section.
– J.T. gave free tours of his hot new bright red sports car in-between services.
– J.T. stated that he is NOT having a mid-life crisis.
– J.T. does NOT make old age noises while getting in and out of his low-rider.
– J.T. does NOT wish to get a speeding ticket on the Turnpike.
– Kelly D. was looking for material for her Monday morning show on CALL-FM.
– She may talk about … JUICE.
– Everything was back to normal for the early 9 AM service.
– That’s because Rita B. was back where she belongs.
– Pastor Travis led this week’s teaching subtitled ‘Men Of A Revolution’.
– Jesus Christ is my role model.
– He sparked a revolution.
– I wish to constantly lift Him up – not myself or others.
– Nobody even comes close to Him.
– I choose to love God in public.
– I love Him more than any one and any thing.
– I choose to be a revolutionary man.
– The world should be able to clearly see God’s glory in me.
– Where your treasure is – that’s where your heart is.
– Just because you’re strong doesn’t mean you’re superior.
– Just because you’re weak doesn’t mean you’re inferior.
– Jesus honoured us by becoming weak and loving us as is.
– Jesus died for us so that we could live.
This week’s teaching was based on the following Scriptures:
– 1 Peter 3:7
– John 1:1, 14
– Colossians 3:19
– 1 Timothy 2:8
– Titus 2:1, 2, 6
– Ephesians 5:31-32
– 1 Corinthians 7:1-7
As I begin this post it’s barely after 7 AM on a Saturday morning, but I’m ready to go all ‘Retro’ on you right now ! The fact of the matter is that I’m leaving for the Florida Keys with a buddy in a couple of hours, and we may head all the way down to the end of the road – Mile Marker Zero – in the heart of Key West. If we reach the end then we probably won’t be back until late tonight, so I wanted to get this posted now in that event.
About 21 years ago during the Spring of 1988 my Mom, Dad, and Brother visited me here in America’s Riviera for the first time ever. We actually stayed at a popular hotel resort in Key Largo (bayside), and we drove all the way down to Key West in our rental car. (I didn’t even own a car at the time.) I think it was the very first visit for all of us into the Florida Keys.
I’ve actually visited Key West via cruise ship more so than via automobile. In fact I’ll be there again on the Tuesday after Labor Day in September as part of another short Carnival cruise that I’ll be on. Key West is a fun town. It’s a nice place to visit every now and then. It seems so far away from Homestead and points north – besides its geographic location. It’s like a whole different world down there.
21 years ago in 1988 when we were discovering the Florida Keys for the first time this tropical song was emerging as a megasmash on the radio. As it turns out it became the biggest-selling (platinum) and longest-running single of their long historic careers. I’m talking of course of the legendary Beach Boys. Here’s their ENORMOUS 1988 smash “Kokomo”.