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Good Life Journal - 1 Timothy 4

Scripture: 1 Timothy 4:7 7 Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness; Observation: Paul is giving final instructions, warnings, and encouragements to people and a brother who needs it. Words from a brother older and most respected are not taken lightly, yet received from Timothy with thanksgiving. This is how Paul encourages a...

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Good Life Journal - 1 Timothy 3

Scripture: Verse 7 Moreover, he must be well thought of by outsiders, so that he may not fall into Grace, into a snare of the devil. Observation: Paul shares with his disciples all the attributes of being an elder and being a deacon. These are attributes that one must live by in order to be considered for these types of roles within the church. However, it is not enough...

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Good Life Journal - 1 Timothy 2

Scripture: 1Tim. 2:1 First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, 2 for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. Observation: The apostle Paul urges Timothy to pray for political leaders as well as those who have positions of ...

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Good Life Journal - 1 Timothy 1

Scripture: 1 Timothy 1:15 "Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners- of whom I am the worst." Observation: This is Paul's letter to Timothy while Timothy is in Ephesus. Timothy was there to deal with problems in the church there. Paul is encouraging Timothy to oppose the false teachers that were in Ephe...

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Good Life Journal - Colossians 4

Scripture: "to declare the mystery of Christ" Col 4:3b. Observation: This is an interesting phrase that Paul turns: The "mystery" of Christ. Why does he refer to a mystery? Probably it is in parallel with "seeing through a glass darkly" It is just not completely clear Application: It is without doubt that I am more conversant with the "Facts" of Christ than the Myst...

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Good Life Journal - Colossians 3

Scripture:Colossians 3:14-15 Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony. And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body, you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful. Observation:Paul tells the Colossians that it is so important to live a life of love for one another. (We are...

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Good Life Journal - Colossians 2

Scripture: Col. 2:6Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him Observation: Paul encourages the church to continue in the same faith they received. He highlights that salvation is the beginning of being in Christ but this is followed by a daily journey in Christ as well. Application: Following Christ includes a new beginning called salvation. I st...

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Good Life Journal - Philippians 4

Scripture: Phillipians 4:11 Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. Observation: Paul is speaking about being content in his physical situation. Whether he is low or high, has enough food or more than enough, has money or does not have money he has learned to be content. This provides us with a few simple tru...

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Good Life Journal - Colossians 1

Scripture: Colossians 1:10So as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. Observation: Paul is thankful for these brothers and sisters in the faith, and as all of the churches he writes to he is praying for them and desiring to see them grow in the Lord. He setting for them the...

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Good Life Journal - Philippians 3

Scripture: Vs. 13 "Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead,Vs 14 "I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Jesus Christ.Vs 15 "Let those of us who are mature think this way" Observation: Paul has laid out clearly that His righteousness is...

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