Thursday, August 26, 2010

NIPTO, Day 200

Two hundred days.
Wow. (I'd say this is "habit" by now! ... what do they say... 60 days to form a habit? I'm well over that.)

Today... I babysat from 7:30-3:30. It was a long day. But we had a good time. Spent about 2 hours at the stream/creek by the house... Watched a little bit of Diary of a Wimpy Kid. It's a cute movie. I had to leave before it was over, though.
Ermm... then I came home and ate a little bit and chilled... and then we packed all of Hannah's stuff up and drove to Kent! She got checked in and we moved all of her stuff into her room (SURPRISE PACK YACK ATTACK!) annd re-arranged the furniture.... and basically got her settled in. Katie and I went up 2 floors to what's going to be her room to see one of her roommates. We chilled there for about 10 minutes (maybe longer?) and then went back down. Got everything sitcheated and then went to the Student Center to do a few things. Sat by the h2o table for a while while Hannah and Dad did some mandatory meeting or something. Then we went to see if the bookstore was open, but it closed at 8, and it was about 8:05.
So we went to get food before Hannah's floor meeting at 9... got food, went back to her dorm room to get stuff we had left there and said adios. It was weird leaving her there instead of Katie. But we'll leave Katie there on Saturday.

Mmmmm... Last night! I didn't blog last nice since I blogged in the morning... I had training for Green Valley's Back to School Bash that is happening on Saturday. It was a good time. Good reminders. And I got to help teach the song/dance we're doing. All very exciting!
I'm looking forward to it! I'll be helping with the Kindergarten and 1st graders... All very cute :)

Yup.... NIPTO? Yes.

Acts 19:1-12
1While Apollos was at Corinth, Paul took the road through the interior and arrived at Ephesus. There he found some disciples 2and asked them, "Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?"
      They answered, "No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit."

 3So Paul asked, "Then what baptism did you receive?"
      "John's baptism," they replied.

Okey-dokey. To get started. Apollos was in Corinth, so Paul went to Ephesus. He was talking to some of the disciples and asked them if they had received the Holy Spirit when they had believed. They said "nope... we've never even heard of the Holy Spirit!"
Then he asked them which baptism they had gotten... and they said "John's baptism."
Simple enough, right? Not really.

 4Paul said, "John's baptism was a baptism of repentance. He told the people to believe in the one coming after him, that is, in Jesus." 5On hearing this, they were baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus. 6When Paul placed his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied. 7There were about twelve men in all.

You see, John's baptism was purely repentant. He told the people not to believe in him, but in the one who was coming after him. Aka Jesus. When they heard that they were baptized in the name of the Lord and they received the Holy Spirit. Some crazy stuff going on here! 

 8Paul entered the synagogue and spoke boldly there for three months, arguing persuasively about the kingdom of God. 9But some of them became obstinate; they refused to believe and publicly maligned the Way. So Paul left them. He took the disciples with him and had discussions daily in the lecture hall of Tyrannus. 10This went on for two years, so that all the Jews and Greeks who lived in the province of Asia heard the word of the Lord.
Paul went to the synagogue, and regularly, for three months, he would argue and talk to people about God. And, as people are wont to do, they became obstinate and wouldn't believe and were publicly mean to Christians and were... pretty terrible. And because they were terrible, Paul left. Paul took some guys with him and they traveled for two years. And because of their travels, all the Jews and Greeks in the province of Asia heard the word of God. 

 11God did extraordinary miracles through Paul, 12so that even handkerchiefs and aprons that had touched him were taken to the sick, and their illnesses were cured and the evil spirits left them.
God was able to do amazing things through Paul. For instance: pieces of cloth were touched by Peter were taken back to people who were sick, and they were healed! 
Simply... amazing.

I'm going to go to bed now. I get to sleep in tomorrow morning. And my head is tilted, so it looks like the words are climbing a mountain... and that's my cue to stop typing and go to bed!

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