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Good Life Journal - Titus 1

Scripture: Titus 1:9 He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also rebuke those who contradict it. Observation: Paul is giving instruction to Titus, a young pastor, on qualifications for leadership and problems arising within the church at Crete. After Paul reviews all the other necessary trai...

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Good Life Journal - Titus 2

Scripture: "But as for you teach what accords with sound doctrine...For the Grace of God has appeared bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age-waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ who gave...

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Good Life Journal - 2 Timothy 3

Scripture: "But understand this that in the last days there will come times of difficulty.For people will be... (a number of things resulting in)...having the appearance of godliness but denying its power....For among them are those who (are) always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth." (Excerpted and cut up from 2 Tim 3:1-7)Observation: Paul ...

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Good Life Journal - 2 Timothy 1

Scripture: 2 Timothy 1:5-7 5I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well. 6For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands, 7for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control...

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Good Life Journal - 2 Timothy 2

Scripture: 2 Tim. 2:2 and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men,[a] who will be able to teach others also. Observation: Paul challenges Timothy to entrust what he has been modeled/ taught to others who will be faithful to teach others. Application: Here we go again. Just in time. The Lord has provided another verse ...

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Good Life Journal - 1 Timothy 6

Scripture: 1 Timothy 6:8 But if we have food and clothing, with these things we will be content. Observation: Paul is giving warnings to Timothy as the temptations of life are real and the culture of this world is tempting. He gives the warning but also gives the pursuit of the man of God. Application: It is amazing that God leads me to this passage this mornin...

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Good Life Journal - 1 Timothy 5

Scripture: "As for those who persist in sin rebuke them in the presence of all so that the rest may stand in fear. In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus and of the elect angels, I charge you to keep these rules without prejudging doing nothing from partiality...The sins of some people are conspicuous (going before them in judgement), but the sins of others appear la...

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Good Life Journal - 1 Timothy 3

Scripture: 1 Timothy 3:1 The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. Observation: Leading in the local church is both noble and a task. Application: Getting the opportunity to lead in the local church is an incredible one. The honor of getting to journey with Jesus in ministering to people and being a par...

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Good Life Journal - 1 Timothy 4

Scripture: 1 Timothy 4:7-9 Have nothing to do with irreverent silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come. The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance. Observation: Paul is encouraging and reminding T...

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Good Life Journal - 1 Timothy 1

Scripture: 1 Timothy 1:15The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost. Observation: Paul begins his letter to Timothy and reminds him of why he charged his son in the faith to stay in Ephesus; to protect doctrine. He then continues about the grace of God and the law. He then ...

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