Archive for October, 2016

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

Ecclesiastes 8:6-8: “Because for every matter there is a time and judgment, though the misery of man increases greatly. For he does not know what will happen; so who can tell him when it will occur? No one has power in the day of death. There is no release from that war, and wickedness will not deliver those who are given it.”
Time and judgment means an ‘an appropriate time of judgment.’ God will judge everyone, every matter, including judgment, has it’s set time. Since the word “spirit” is paralleled by the “day of death” the term ‘spirit’ in this context means “life force.”

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

2 Corinthians 4: 16-18:”Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the invisible man is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.” Here is a great principle. A proper focus on our glorious future with Christ will empower us to endure any kind of trouble. Working means ‘producing’ or ‘accomplishing.’ Trials are light and temporary compared to the eternal glory we will receive. Look means to ‘keep one’s eye on’ or to contemplate. In order not to lose heart, we as believers need to shift our focus from that which is seen to that which is not seen, from temporary problems to the eternal rewards we will receive.
Caroline, Rose and I wish all our friends a wonderful – safe – happy – and glorious weekend!

theWord

Posted in Gypsy Carns on October 27, 2016 by Gypsy Carns

This Psalm pretty much says it all. Psalm 150 – “Praise the LORD! Praise God in His sanctuary; praise Him in His mighty firmament! Praise Him for His mighty acts; praise Him according to His excellent greatness! Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet; Praise Him with the lite and harp! Praise Him with the timbrel and dance; praise Him with stringed instruments and flutes! Praise Him with loud cymbals! Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD!”

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Posted in Gypsy Carns on October 26, 2016 by Gypsy Carns
Jesus is speaking to a huge crowd of when He begins the “Beatitudes” speech. We pick up the narrative in Luke 6:32,35,36:
“But if you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them…But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is kind to the unthankful and evil. Therefore, be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful.” The practice of loving one’s enemies is modeled by God Himself, who is kind to the unthankful and evil. Jesus also notes that the reward will be a hundredfold – that is, ten thousand percent!

theWord

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

1 John 1-3 – “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.” The Greek word was used to speak of the principle of the universe, even the creative energy that generated the universe. The fact that the Word was “with” God suggests a face-to-face relationship. Also, ‘the Word was God’ The word order in Greek shows that the Word was God, not a god. This is a straightforward declaration of Christ’s deity, since John uses Word to refer to Jesus. The Word was of the very quality of God, while still retaining His personal distinction from the Father. Now you know why we call this bible study “theWord.”

theWord

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

Proverbs 22:8 – “He who sows iniquity will reap sorrow, and the rod of his anger will fail.” The idea of just retribution is significant. Jesus’ teaching on justice reflects the idea in this verse. A person who lives by violence is likely to die violently; a person who lives wickedly should not be surprised if he falls victim to crime.

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Posted in Gypsy Carns on October 21, 2016 by Gypsy Carns

Ecclesiastes 3:14, 15 – “I know that whatever God does, it shall be forever. Nothing can be added to it, and nothing taken from it. God does it, that men should fear before Him. That which is has already been, and what is to be has already been; and God requires an account of what is past.” God’s works have a durable quality to them. The “fear of God” in the bible refers to true piety, not terror.
Wishing all our friends an AB FAB weekend!!!!