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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.

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Posted in Gypsy Carns on June 16, 2017 by Gypsy Carns

Ecclesiastes 11: 5,6: “As you do not know what is the way of the wind, or how the bones grow in the womb of her who is with child, so you do not know the works of God who makes everything. In the morning sow your seed, and in the evening do not withhold your hand; for you do not know which will prosper, either this or that, or whether both alike will be good.” Some works of God defy explanation. Do not hold back from getting involved. Let the success or failure of a task rest in the hand of God – but get to the task! Looks like a scorcher for the weekend – plenty of sun screen by the pool – be safe brothers and sisters and thanks for sharing theWord.

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Posted in Gypsy Carns on June 15, 2017 by Gypsy Carns

Psalm 34: 8,9: “Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who trusts in Him! Oh, fear the LORD, you His saints! There is no want to those who fear Him.” The task of Israel was to attract the nations to their God. For their faithfulness to Him, God had promised to bless them abundantly, and when the nations saw this blessing they would see that the living God was with them. Fear is a call to awe, wonder, worship, and reverence. To fear God is to respond to Him in piety and obedience.

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Posted in Gypsy Carns on June 14, 2017 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.” No condemnation: in Christ, we are no longer under the sentence of the law, but empowered by the Spirit to live for Christ. “The law of the Spirit” the Spirit refers to the Holy Spirit who energizes our renewed spirit.

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Posted in Gypsy Carns on June 13, 2017 by Gypsy Carns

In Matthew Jesus tells us “Therefore I say to you, do now worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on.” King Solomon says it all in one sentence in Proverbs 27:1 – “Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.” As Jesus did in his teaching, the wise of ancient Israel warned about a concern for tomorrow that overshadows the needs of today.