This week has been fairly slow, both at work and at home, which is something to be thankful for, even though I kind of feel guilty because I’m not really doing much..
On Monday we celebrated the 65th birthday of our senior minister
In the evening at growth group, we continued on our confusing exploration of
Tuesday evening I went to pick up my parents from the train station upon their return from holidays in
Wednesday saw the release of Spotify on iOS, and so I joined myself up. For those who don’t know, Spotify is a music streaming service, it’s been available in the USA for a while, and has just launched it’s Australian availability in the past week. There are three levels of service: free, unlimited & premium. For those that sign up, there’s a premium trial for 48 hours, which can also be extended to a 30 day trial, once you provide a method for them to charge you, should you not cancel the service before the end of the trial period. The costing of the services is $6.99/month and $11.99/month for the unlimited & premium services respectively. The difference between the three services is the amount of tracks you get access to, the ads, the ability to access tracks on mobile devices, and even the ability to listen to things offline.
I’ve been really enjoying the streaming service, it gives me access to plenty of individual songs, which I’m not normally used to, as I listen to mixes rather than individual tracks. I’ve found it a great source to discover some new music, based on music and artists that I like. I normally don’t listen to the radio, because there’s too much of a mix of things; I don’t like taking the bad with the good; but with this, I can get a ‘radio’ based on a track or an artist, meaning that it’s in the same or similar genre or style, and it’s quite tailored as well.
It seems like this is the way that the music industry is moving; people are less inclined to purchase physical albums these days, and I think the tendency is even less for people to buy digital albums, so this is a great alternative.
On Thursday night I headed back to my folks place for family dinner, before heading back home to play some Diablo 3
On Friday the day went from slow to busy seemingly quickly… In the afternoon
Touch was absolutely freezing, thanks to the wind chill, which was constant throughout the whole game, and then some… Combined with the ball having no grip and being pumped up too hard, every second pass, almost, was dropped. I found it difficult to play well, being on the wing and constantly ‘encouraged‘ to play differently to the way I normally do…
Yesterday I spent the majority of the day just vegeing out and playing some Diablo 3. In the afternoon, I got out to Rebel Sport in
This morning in our 1-2-1,
- Man with miracles (v22)
- Delivered up by
- Killed by lawless men (v23)
- Raised by
- Exalted to God’s right hand (v33)
- Received the
Holy Spiritfrom God(v33)
- Pours out the
- Made Lord and Messiah (v36)
And for those that look to this
- Apostles teaching (v42)
- Fellowship (v42)
- Breaking bread, with joy and humility (v42,46)
- Prayer (v42)
- Fear (v43)
- Sharing & generosity (v44-45)
- Meeting together (v46)
- Having favour with all people
Reverence of and in awe of
The things that
- Signs & Wonders
- Adding to those being saved
These seem to be generally at the start of Acts and less and less throughout the rest of the bible, and normally around big events, kind of like a signpost.
We have to remember that it is
All in all it was a good talk, though a bit quick with the point lists, especially for the note-takers.
The remainder of the service was also enjoyable, and it was good to see