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Good Life Journal - Luke 22 39-71

Scripture : 42saying, "Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done." 43And there appeared to him an angel from heaven, strengthening him. Luke 22:42-43 Observation : Jesus is entering into the last moments of his life with his disciples and is nearing his arrest. He draws away from the disciples to pray and talk wi...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 21

Scripture: Luke 21:3-4And he said, "Truly, I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them. For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on." Observation: Jesus teaches an important lesson on giving. In God's economy the amount of the gift does not equate to the value. Instead, the heart of the giver...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 20

Scripture: Luke 20:17But he looked directly at them and said, "What then is this that is written:"'The stone that the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone'? Observation: Jesus tells a parable intended on confronting the ruling Jews of their mistreatment of the "servants" (prophets) and their future blunder of murdering the "son" (Jesus). Then Jesus tells them ...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 18

Scripture: Luke 18:1And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. Observation: Before the parable of the persistent widow is shared in the gospel of Luke, he explains why Jesus told it in the first place. As believers we ought to pray always and not lose heart. Application: Within each of us there is a scale. The scale wei...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 17

Scripture: Luke 17 Vs 12 And as he (Jesus) entered a village, he was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance Vs 13 and lifted up their voices, saying, "Jesus, Master, have mercy on us." Vs 14 When he saw them he said to them, "Go and show yourselves to the priests." And as they went they were cleansed. Vs 15 Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, tur...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 16

Scripture: Luke 16:30-31 30And he said, 'No, father Abraham, but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.' 31He said to him, 'If they do not hear Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be convinced if someone should rise from the dead.'" Observation: Money is one of the ways we as humans fall into temptation and find ourselves lost in it. Jesus ...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 15

Scripture: "There was a man who had two sons. And the younger of them said to his father "Father, give me the share of property that is coming to me." And he divided his property between them. Not many days later the younger gathered all he had and took a journey into a far country and there squandered his property in reckless living. And when he spent everything a sev...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 14

Scripture: Luke 14:10-11 "But when you are invited, go and sit in the lowest place, so that when your host comes he may say to you, 'Friend, move up higher.' Then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit at table with you. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted." Observation: Jesus is dining at the home of ...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 13

Scripture- "He said therefore, "What is the kingdom of God like? And to what shall I compare it? It is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his garden, and it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air made nests in its branches." Observation- Jesus is teaching on the kingdom of God. He uses two parables. One is a mustard seed and the other is...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 11

Scripture: Luke 11:29When the crowds were increasing, he began to say, "This generation is an evil generation. It seeks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah. Observation: As the crowds get bigger, Jesus' message gets more confrontational. Also as the crowd increases, Jesus spends increased time referencing the coming work of the cross and...

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