Archive for June, 2017

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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.

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Posted in Gypsy Carns on June 21, 2017 by Gypsy Carns

We pick up the narrative today where Jesus called Levi the tax collector to follow Him. Levi later became Mark from the gospels. Jesus was invited to eat at Levi’s home along with other tax collectors, sinners and His disciples. The Pharisees saw him and wondered why he would eat with sinners. Jesus heard them talking and replied in Mark 1:17: “When Jesus heard it, He said to them, ‘Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.”‘ Christ came to call sinners to repentance. Jesus did not condone the activities of sinners, but required repentance – a change of mind that recognizes the need of a Savior and recognizes Jesus Christ as the only Savior.

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Posted in Gypsy Carns on June 20, 2017 by Gypsy Carns

Jude 14: 24, 25 – “Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, to our Savior, who is alone wise, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and forever. Amen.” Stumbling refers to the possibility of being tripped up by the false teachers’ errors. God is able to keep us from stumbling. He guards us in this life, despite all the dangers and pitfalls that deceivers put in our way. Only God can save us, cleanse us from our sins, and present us to Himself as faultless, for God is the Author and Perfecter of our faith.

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

Psalm 3:3,4: ” But you, O LORD, are a shield for me, my glory and the One who lifts up my head. I cried to the LORD with my voice, and He heard me from His holy hill.” The phrase “but You, O Lord” changes the mood of psalm from dejection to confidence. David says three things of the Lord: 1) When no one would help David, God was his shield. 2) When David had nothing to treasure, God was his glory.
3) When no one would encourage him, God himself would encourage him and lift his head. Holy hill is a poetic reference to God’s dwelling in heaven.