“The purpose of our preaching is not only to educate and inform but to see people repenting, believing and being transformed by the power of God. Ours is not simply to fill the pulpit or the preaching programme, but to point the unconverted to Jesus.” Roger Carswell
Woke up this morning to the news that Tyson Fury beat Deontay Wilder in the big boxing fight. Not really into boxing, though I have developed a liking to watching YouTube videos of boxing knockouts!! But Fury is some chap, isn’t he? 6ft 9in tall. Nothing seems to trouble him. He goes into the ring knowing he can take whatever the opponent throws at him and just goes for victory.
This morning in church we are looking at an even greater Victor and Victory – the gospel of Christ. It points us to One who triumphed over sin, Satan and death to gain eternal life for those who trust in Him.
A disappointing result today. After coming back from being 1-0 down I thought we might have sneaked a win, but alas, we went down 3-1. Teams around us bit better so we are now stuck at the bottom of the table again.
Mine was pretty good. The Hatters won away at Middlesborough. It was our second win on the trot and moved us off the bottom of the table. Could this be the turning point of our season? Could we be heading to Championship safety?
Then yesterday we had a visiting speaker at church so it meant I wasn’t preaching and had the opportunity to listen to the Word from the pew. Mark Armstrong [SIM} preached from 2 Corinthians 5:1-10 on the hope the believer has. In the evening he was speaking about the work he is involved in. You can see a video of it here. It was encouraging to see how this project has taken off and the potential it has.
Do you get nuisance calls on your mobile phone? Most of us do.
Here is an app that I use and recommend. It is called Mr Number and you can get it from the Google Play Store here.
Once you have downloaded it and gone through the set up, click on the SETTINGS icon in the bottom right corner. Then click on CALL SETTINGS. Here you have various options to choose from;
Contacts Only – this blocks all calls from anyone who isn’t on your contacts list.
Scam and Fraud calls – known scam numbers are blocked and sent straight to your voicemail or you can have a warning message saying they are fraud. I choose the block option.
Suspected spam calls – same options as above. I choose to block.
Calls from private numbers – same two options as above. I choose Show Warning because my doctors surgery hides their number and wouldn’t get through to me otherwise.
Calls from saved contacts – Show caller ID or Do nothing. I choose Show caller ID.
All other incoming calls – I choose Show caller ID
Under OUTGOING CALLS you get the option to Show caller ID or do nothing. I choose to Show caller ID
Under TEXT MESSAGING SETTINGS I tick the box to allow names to be shown in the call log.
Under NOTIFICATION SETTINGS there are numerous different settings. I just leave them as they are.
If you have numbers that you have already blocked on your phone prior to installing the app you can add them to a BLOCK LIST. On the bottom of the screen you should see the Block List icon. Click on it and then click on the + sign. You have four options to choose from
Enter a number
Recent calls or texts
Choose from contacts
Numbers that begin with
Choose which is appropriate for you.
Hope you enjoy using it and have less nuisance calls.