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Posted in Gypsy Carns on March 31, 2016 by Gypsy Carns

Romans 8:1,2 – “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.”
The Spirit refers to the Holy Spirit who energizes our renewed spirit and the Spirit in us that has now been brought to life.

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Posted in Gypsy Carns on March 30, 2016 by Gypsy Carns

2 Peter 3: 8,9 – “But beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is long-suffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.”
God surely will accomplish His purposes, even though it may appear that He is slow in doing so. His timing is always perfect. Peter also expresses the fact that God’s desire is: that all people would turn to Him and turn away from unprofitable lives.

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Posted in Gypsy Carns on March 29, 2016 by Gypsy Carns

Psalm 16:1 – “Preserve me, O LORD, for in You I put my trust.” King David uses this expression like a bird seeking refuge under it’s mother’s wings, to indicate his complete trust in the Lord. From this strong stance of confidence we are able to boast that our goodness comes only from God.

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Posted in Gypsy Carns on March 28, 2016 by Gypsy Carns

theWord: Jesus was talking with His disciples in Matthew 20:27,28 – “And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave- just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” Jesus makes it very clear the measure of greatness is not position, power, or prestige, it is service. Spiritual growth is the result of practicing the truth you receive from God. He wants you to give away what He gives you–that is, by loving and serving others and sharing the truth of the gospel.

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Posted in Gypsy Carns on March 25, 2016 by Gypsy Carns

Psalm 33: 4,5: “For the word of the LORD is right, and all His work is done in truth. He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the goodness of the LORD.” Although the world is filled with evil and with people who have no thought of God, believers must look beyond the confusion of the world to see God’s goodness. The goodness that manifests itself every time the sun rises,a bird sings, and mother embraces her child. Out if His goodness, God holds together the earth and provides for the sustenance of all people. One day God’s goodness will prevail over all evil. Enjoy your weekend brothers and sisters!

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Posted in Gypsy Carns on March 24, 2016 by Gypsy Carns

James 3: 7-9: ” For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and creature of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by mankind. But no man can tame the tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the similitude of God.” The instincts of animals can be subdued through conditioning and punishment, but the sinful nature that inspires evil words is beyond our control. Only the work of the Holy Spirit within us can bring this destructive force under control!

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Posted in Gypsy Carns on March 23, 2016 by Gypsy Carns

Some simple wisdom from Proverbs 29: 23 – “A man’s pride will bring him low, but the humble in spirit will retain honor.” God raises the humble and puts down the arrogant.