Archive for June, 2017

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

Psalm 32: 1,2 – “Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man to whom the LORD does not impute iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit.” ┬áBlessed means “to be happy.” It is appropriate that this term is used for the confessed sinner. “Sin is covered” the poet describes God’s dealing with sin in various ways. Sin can be taken away, the basic meaning of the word forgiven, and covered, the basic meaning of atonement. Special shout out to ALL OUR men and women in the Military – THANK YOU – for keeping our country free and safe (as it can be). Have a brilliant 4th of July weekend and remember to give thanks to the Creator for all we have. God Bless!!!

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Posted in Gypsy Carns on June 29, 2017 by Gypsy Carns

Romans 2:1-3: “Therefore you are inexcusable, O man, whoever you are who judge, for in whatever you judge another you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things. But we know that the judgment of God is according to truth against those who practice such things. And do you think this, O man, you who judge those practicing such things, and doing the same, that you will escape the judgment of God? ” Paul declares that all unrighteous people are without excuse. Now, he demonstrates that the self-righteous (those who judge others) are inexcusable, by revealing the standards by which everyone will be judged. Judgment will be 1) according to truth 2) according to works and 3)according to the light one has of the law.

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Posted in Gypsy Carns on June 28, 2017 by Gypsy Carns

the Song of Solomon is a unique bible book and is a moving love story about a young country girl and King Solomon. I feel the same way about my wife – Caroline. Song of Solomon 8:6 – “Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm; for love is as strong as death, jealousy as cruel as the grave; it’s flames are flames of fire, a most vehement flame.” A seal is symbol of possession or ownership. The Shulamite wants the king to feel a total ownership of her in his heart. She is committed only to him; and she wants him to be completely committed to her. As long as she resides in his heart, she feels secure. She knows that love deeply rooted in a heart commitment is intense, strong as death – and passionate – like flames of fire.

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Posted in Gypsy Carns on June 27, 2017 by Gypsy Carns

1 John 4:15,16: “Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.” A sincere confession of belief is an indication that the confessor is saved. Abides in this context refers to salvation rather than the fellowship that results from salvation. To be a Christian, a person must believe that Jesus is the Son of God. Abides in love means as Christians we live within the sphere of God’s love. That love is both experienced and expressed through the Christian’s life.

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Posted in Gypsy Carns on June 26, 2017 by Gypsy Carns

This scripture centers around the burning bush and God telling Moses He wanted Moses to speak with His people. WE pick it up in Exodus 3: 13, 14: “The Moses said to God, ‘Indeed, wen I come to the children of Israel and say to them, “The God of your fathers has sent me to you, and they say to me, ‘What is His name? what shall I say to them.”‘ And God said to Moses. ‘I AM WHO I AM.’ And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, I AM has sent me to you.” The One who spoke to Moses declared Himself to be the Eternal One. – uncaused and independent. Only the Creator of all things can call Himself I AM in the absolute sense, all other creatures are in debt to Him for our existence.

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

Psalm 89:6: “For who in the heavens can be compared to the LORD? Who among the sons of the mighty can be likened to the LORD?”
All praise in heaven and earth belongs to God, who is incomparable. No one, not even the supposed gods, can match His strength and love. Stay dry brothers and sisters – here in Mississippi it is wet, wet, wet!

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

Jesus is giving his discourse on the Beatitudes when He makes one simple but polarizing statement in Luke 7:46: “But why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do the things which I say?” Jesus pointed out that those who called Him by this title of respect acknowledged submission to Him. However, when these same people ignored His teaching, they were guilty of hypocrisy.