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Posted in Gypsy Carns on August 18, 2017 by Gypsy Carns

1 Corinthians 1: 22-25: “For Jews request a sign, and Greeks seek after wisdom; but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.” The Jews sought miraculous signs from the Messiah to signal the beginning of the deliverance God had promised. The Greeks, especially the philosophers, sought to use wisdom to answer their questions about God and life. To the Jews, who expected a political savior, Jesus was a stumbling block. To the Greeks, whose self-centered wisdom could not make sense of the Cross, to believe in Jesus was foolishness. We know better. Have a lovely weekend and please keep the families involved in the Barcelona attacks in your prayers.

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

Psalm 8:1: “O LORD, our Lord, how excellent is Your name in all the earth. Who have set Your glory above the heavens!” The name of God and the glory of God are alternate ways of describing who He is. These words of praise to the name of God form a frame for its central subject – the praise of man as male and female, whom God has made to reflect His majesty.

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Posted in Gypsy Carns on August 14, 2017 by Gypsy Carns

In this scripture God is speaking regarding Israel – Micah 6:8 – “He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justly. To love mercy. And to walk humbly with your God? This verse speaks of the underlying attitudes that must accompany all true worship. God seeks certain characteristics of true worship from His people. “Do justly, love mercy, walk humbly” these phrases summarize biblical piety in true worship. It is the Lord who gives a person strength, courage, and ability to exercise the virtues of godly living.

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Posted in Gypsy Carns on August 11, 2017 by Gypsy Carns

Luke 5″30 -32: ‘And their scribes and the Pharisees complained against His disciples, saying, “Why do You eat wand drink with tax collectors and sinners?” Jesus answered and said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.”‘ The issue of eating with sinners was a sensitive in Judaism since some believed that eating with such company conveyed an acceptance of that person’s sin. No need of a physician – Jesus was not saying that the Pharisees and scribes had no need of spiritual healing. Instead He was saying that only those who know their spiritual need can be treated. Jesus’ mission was to call sinners to repentance. Repentance is pictured as a patient who recognizes that illness is present and that only Jesus, the Great Physician, can treat it. A humble approach to God for spiritual healing is the essence of repentance. Enjoy your weekend brothers and sisters – stay safe and LOVE one another.

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Posted in Gypsy Carns on August 10, 2017 by Gypsy Carns

Psalm 145: 17,18: “The LORD is righteous in all His ways, gracious in all His works. The LORD is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth.” The pairing of righteous and gracious is a powerful demonstration of the character of God. His righteousness leads to His discriminating judgment; His grace leads to saving works and forgiving actions. God both preserves and destroys based on His insight into human intent and purposes.

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Posted in Gypsy Carns on August 9, 2017 by Gypsy Carns

1 Timothy 4:4-6: “For every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be refused if it is received with thanksgiving; for it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer. If you instruct the brethren in these things, you will be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished in the words of faith and of the good doctrine which you have carefully followed.” God’s creation is called “very good,” Believers are to enjoy good things God creates and gives to us to manage. Sanctified means “set apart.” Marriage, eating, and possessions are, in reality, spiritual issues. They are to be enjoyed as the believer recognizes their proper purposes before God. Continued growth in the church occurs through words of faith and instruction in good doctrine. Sound doctrine is the basis of a healthy ministry.

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Posted in Gypsy Carns on August 8, 2017 by Gypsy Carns

Psalm 130: 5,6: “I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in His word I do hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than those who watch for the morning – yes, more than those who watch for the morning.” In these two verses, the poet repeats five times that his hope is in the Lord. This was a confident expectation in the God who is always faithful to His promises.