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Good Life Journal - Ephesians 4

Scripture: "I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called-with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace...Now I say and testify in the Lord that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do: In the futil...

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Good Life Journal - Ephesians 3

Scripture: Ephesians 3:18-19 - may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with the fullness of God. Observation: Paul has just told the Ephesians not to lose heart for his suffering for the sake of the gospel. The glory of the gospel ...

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Good Life Journal - Ephesians 1

Scripture: Ephesians 1:13-14 In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory. Observation: After introducing himself as the writer of the letter, Paul communicates that as ...

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Good Life Journal - Ephesians 2

Scripture :Ephesians 2:4-6 -"ButGod, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christby grace you have been saved and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus" Observation :Ephesians chapter two discusses our identity in Jesus. It...

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Good Life Journal - Galatians 6

Scripture: Galatians 6:14 But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. Observation: The apostle Paul did not trust in any of the earthly or religious accolades he had received to be his confidence among others. Instead he boasted only in the work of Christ. This is what def...

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Good Life Journal - Galatians 5

Scripture: Galatians 5 1For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. 6For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith working through love. 7You were running well. Who hindered you from obeying the truth? 11But if I, brothers, still preach circumcision, why am I ...

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Good Life Journal - Galatians 4

Scripture: Galatians 4:7 So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God. Observation: My identity through Christ is one of sonship to God. I am no longer a slave. Though I serve, I am not merely a servant. I am a son. Application: Identity is so important. Whenever I walk into a room, if I am not careful, the room will shape me. If I w...

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Good Life Journal - Galatians 3

Scripture: "O foolish Galatians: who has bewitched you? It was before your eyes that Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified. Let me ask you only this: Did you receive the Spirit by Works of the Law or by hearing with faith?Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit are you now being perfected by the flesh?To give a human example, brothers: even with a man-m...

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Good Life Journal - Galatians 2

Scripture: Galatians 2:19-21 For through the law I died to the law, so that I might live to God. I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness were through the la...

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Good Life Journal - Galatians 1

Scripture: Galatians 1:8-98But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. 9As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed. Observation: Paul takes no time getting to the point of his letter to the ch...

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