Archive for May, 2017

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Posted in Gypsy Carns on May 31, 2017 by Gypsy Carns

2 Samuel 22: 1- 4: “Then David spoke to the LORD the words of this song, on the day when the LORD had delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul. And he said,’The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; the God of my strength, in whom I will trust; my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge; my savior, you save me from violence. I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised; so shall I be saved from my enemies.”‘ To be praised means ” to be boasted about joyfully.” God is not only worthy of our contemplative worship, but also to be celebrated for what He does for us.

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Posted in Gypsy Carns on May 30, 2017 by Gypsy Carns

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 lute 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!” The very breath that God gives us should be used to praise Him. As long as we live we should praise our Creator.

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Posted in Gypsy Carns on May 25, 2017 by Gypsy Carns

Psalm 37: 27-29: “Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell forevermore. For the LORD loves justice, and does not forsake His saints; they are preserved forever, but the descendants of the wicked shall be cut off. The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell in it forever.” In this life people must choose either to cling to God and righteousness, or to pursue evil. The way of God leads to everlasting life. Because God stands opposed to injustice, to support injustice is to become His enemy. God’s people ought to love the things that He loves and detest the things that He hates.

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Posted in Gypsy Carns on May 24, 2017 by Gypsy Carns

Proverbs 10:30: “The righteous will never be removed, but the wicked will not inhabit the earth.” This proverb presents a confident hope in the ultimate survival of the righteous and the final judgment of the wicked. In our limited experience, we might see the wicked succeeding and the righteous only struggling to live. But the final judgment will reverse their fortunes.

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Posted in Gypsy Carns on May 23, 2017 by Gypsy Carns

Colossians 4:5,6: “Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time. Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.” Early Christians were often viewed with suspicion, distrust, and disdain. They were considered atheists because they would not worship the gods of Rome and Greece. Many labeled them as unpatriotic because they would not burn incense before the image of the emperor. With such misrepresentations of Christian belief running rampant, it was very important for misunderstandings to be dispelled by the virtuous and impeccable lives of Christian believers.

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Posted in Gypsy Carns on May 22, 2017 by Gypsy Carns

Psalm 145: 14, 15 – ” The LORD upholds all who fall, and raises up all who are bowed down. The eyes of all look expectantly to You, and You give them their food in due season.” The same people who sang the songs of praise also cried out to the Lord with the psalms of lament. In a world in which life is tough, the Psalms delight in affirming that God is good and that there is no limit to His power, His love, and His concern for His people. We can lean on Him for strength in our time of need.

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Posted in Gypsy Carns on May 19, 2017 by Gypsy Carns

Romans 8:6-11: “For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually, minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity with God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God. But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His. And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.” Peace is the inward harmony and tranquility that results from yielding to God. The reason that being carnally minded results in death is that the carnal mind is an enemy of God. The mind of the flesh is hostile to God and can never submit itself to the law of God. Christians no longer live according to the flesh, under control of their sinful human nature. Instead, with the Spirit living in us and empowering us, we can live in a way pleasing to God. Let’s do this!! Have a great weekend brothers and sisters and please take a moment to pray for the family of Chris Cornell who passed away Wednesday night. A great singer, songwriter and musician.