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Good Life Journal - Titus 1

Scripture: Titus 1:10 -For there are many who are insubordinate, empty talkers and deceivers, especially of the circumcision party. Observation: Paul is writing to another brother he has great trust and reliance in Titus. I love how Paul calls it the common faith to Titus, and how much encouragement he gives him before the charges come. Paul in this letter will give muc...

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Good Life Journal - Titus 3

Scripture: Titus 3:3-5 Once we, too, were foolish and disobedient. We were misled and became slaves to many lusts and pleasures. Our lives were full of evil and envy, and we hated each other. But, "When God our savior revealed his kindness and love, he saved us, not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He washed away our sins, giving us ...

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Good Life Journal - Titus 2

Scripture: Titus 2:13-14 waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works. Observation: Paul challenges Titus to lead the church well and attempts to refocus him on what matte...

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Good Life Journal - 2 Timothy 4

Scripture: 2 Tim 4:2 preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. Observations: Although this letter is to Timothy, this really applies to all of us. There are several directives that apply today. We are told to:1. Preach the word 2. Be ready 3. Rebuke, Reprove and Exhort 4. Do these things w...

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Good Life Journal - 2 Timothy 3

Scripture: Vs 7 - (there will be those) ... always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth.Vs 14 - But, as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned itVs 16 - All scripture is breathed by God ...Vs 17 - that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work. Observation: Paul in t...

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Good Life Journal - 2 Timothy 1

Scripture: 2 Timothy 1 - This letter authored by Paul to his dear friend Timothy is thought to be one of the last letters that Paul wrote before his death. Paul very pointedly is writing to his young protge to encourage him to carry on after him in the faith. He addresses Timothy with words of endearment like "my true child in the faith "(1 Timothy 1:2 ESV) Observation: ...

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Good Life Journal - 2 Timothy 2

Scripture: 2 Timothy 2:4 "No one serving as a soldier gets entangled in civilian affairs, but rather tries to please his commanding officer" Observation: Paul writes this letter to Timothy from a prison in Rome. He is shackled and lonely. Paul is writing to encourage Timothy in his work. Application: What this verse means to me is that those of us serving God should h...

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Good Life Journal - 1 Timothy 6

Scripture: 1 Timothy 6:6-8 Yet true godliness with contentment is itself a great wealth. After all, we brought nothing with us when we came into the world and we can't take anything with us when we leave it. So if we have enough food and clothing, let us be content. Observation: Paul is telling Timothy that he needs to be dependent on Christ for his sufficiency. Bein...

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Good Life Church - 1 Timothy 5

Scripture: "Do not rebuke an older man but encourage him as you would a father, younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, younger women as sisters, in all purity."??1 Timothy? ?5:1-2? ?ESV?? Observation: Paul instructs Timothy on how to rebuke members of his congregation. This is important because it is a reminder that church leadership has the responsibility of ...

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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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