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Good Life Journal - Acts 14

Scripture: Acts 14:21-23 After preaching the Good News in Derbe and making many disciples, Paul and Barnabas returned to Lystra, Iconium, and Antioch of Pisidia, where they strengthened the believers. They encouraged them to continue in the faith, reminding them that we must suffer many hardships to enter the Kingdom of God. Paul and Barnabas also appointed elders in eve...

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Good Life Journal - Acts 14

Scripture: Acts 14:8-11 and 19-20 "Now at Lystra there was a man sitting who could not use his feet. He was crippled from birth and had never walked. He listened to Paul speaking. And Paul, looking intently at him and seeing that he had faith to be made well, said in a loud voice, "Stand upright on your feet."And he sprang up and began walking. And when the crowds saw wh...

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Good Life Journal - Acts 10

Scripture: Acts10:34-35 34 So Peter opened his mouth and said: "Truly I understand that God shows no partiality, 35 but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him. Observation: This chapter is about conversion. Not Cornelius is conversion but Peter's conversion. Peter now understood that Christianity was meant for all believers. Whe...

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Good Life Journal - Acts 9

Scripture: Acts 9:15 But The Lord said to him, "Go. For he (Saul) is a chosen instrument of mine to carry my name"16 for I will show him how much he must suffer for the sake of my name. 20 And immediately he (Saul) proclaimed Jesus ... 24 ... The Jews plotted to kill him. 27 Barnabas brought him to the apostles and declared to them ... how Saul preached boldly in the na...

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Good Life Journal - Acts 7

Scripture: "And the high priest said (to Stephen), "Are these things so?" And Stephen said" (Acts 7:1 and 2a) Observation: After chapter 6 where worthless men were instigated into saying falsehoods about Stephen before the Council, we read where the high priest opens the door for Stephen to give a full accountso full that Stephen recounts the doings of the King of Glor...

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Good Life Journal - Acts 8

Scripture: "Philip went down to the city of Samaria and proclaimed to them the Christ. And the crowds with one accord paid attention to what was being said by Philip, when they heard him and saw the signs that he did. For unclean spirits, crying out with a loud voice, came out of many who had them, and many who were paralyzed or lame were healed. So there was much joy in ...

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Good Life Journal - Acts 2

Scripture: Vs. 12 "All were amazed and perplexed saying to one another, "what does this mean?"Vs 14 "Peter, standing with the eleven, lifted up his voice and addressed them..."Vs 16 "This is what was ordered through the prophet Joel: ..."Vs 21 "It shall come to pass that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."Vs 25 (Then Peter said...) "For David say...

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Good Life Journal - Acts 3

Scripture: Acts 3:12 And when Peter saw it he addressed the people: "Men of Israel, why do you wonder at this, or why do you stare at us, as though by our own power or piety we have made him walk? Observation: Peter did not have money (which is what the beggar was asking for) but Peter gave the beggar something that was better and unexpected. This healing was not from P...

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Good Life Journal - Proverbs 25

Scripture: "A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver. Like a gold ring or an ornament of gold is a wise reprover to a listening ear. Like the cold of snow in the time of harvest is a faithful messenger to those who send him; he refreshes the soul of his masters." (Proverbs 25:11-13) Observation: We often hear that "words have power." Here we see...

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Good Life Journal - Proverbs 24

Scripture: Proverbs 24:13-14 My child, eat honey, for it is good, and the honeycomb is sweet to the taste. In the same way, wisdom is sweet to your soul. If you find it you will have a bright future, and your hopes will not be cut short. Observation: This is a father speaking to a child telling them that both honey and wisdom are sweet. As honey is sweet our sense of t...

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