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Good Life Journal - Psalm 94

Scripture: Psalm 94:19 When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul. Observation: The psalmist shares the reality that the cares of life have a tendency to get overwhelming and stressful. He then shares that his soul is uplifted by the comfort and consolation of God. Application: #1. Everybody has a bad day and sometimes life gets the best of t...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 24

Scripture: Luke 24:6 "He is not here; He has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee" Observation: This is Luke's account of the women and later the disciples witnessing the resurrected body of Jesus. Mary Magdalene, Joanna and Mary mother of James arrive at the tomb and witness that the stone is rolled away. They encounter two angels who...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 23

Scripture: Now there was a man named Joseph, from the Jewish town of Arimathea. He was a member of the council, a good and righteous man, who had not consented to their decision and action; and he was looking for the kingdom of God. (Luke 23:50-51 ESV) Observation: This is a very rich chapter in Luke. I see the undeserved accusations by the crowd; the farce of a trial b...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 21

Scripture:For it will come upon all who dwell on the face of the whole earth. But stay awake at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man." Observations:Jesus is teaching the disciples many things from sacrifice with the widow who gives what she has and warns them of all the th...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 20

Scripture: 17 But he looked directly at them and said, "What then is this that is written: "'The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone'? 18 Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces, and when it falls on anyone, it will crush him." Observations: This chapter is a collection of stories of conversations that Jesus had with those who q...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 19

Scripture: vs 1 "(Jesus) entered Jericho ..."vs 2 "And there was a man named Zacchaeus ..."vs 3 "And he was seeking to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not ..."vs 4 "So he ran on ahead ..."vs 5 "... Jesus said to (Zacchaeus) ... 'I must stay at your house today'."vs 6 "And when (the crowd) saw it, they grumbled ..."...vs 9 "Jesus said to Zacchaeus, ...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 17

Scripture: "Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him, and if he sins against you seven times in the day, and turns to you seven times, saying, 'I repent,' you must forgive him." The apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith!" (Luke 17:3-5 ESV) Observation: Three verses; full of direction and implication. Three ve...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 14

Scripture: Luke 14:1 One Sabbath, when he went to dine at the house of a ruler of the Pharisees, they were watching him carefully. Observation: Jesus is in constant teaching mode and he is spending time with people whom need it most. Later in this chapter he is constantly teaching on the ones whom are sick and hindered need to be recognized and tended to. The mission o...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 11

Scripture: Luke 11:24-26"When an impure spirit comes out of a person, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. Then it says, I will return to the house I left. When it arrives, it finds the house swept clean and put in order. Then it goes and takes seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go and live there. And the final condition of tha...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 9

Scripture: Luke 9:23-25 Then he said to the crowd, "If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross daily and follow me. If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake, you will save it. And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but are yourself lost or destroyed? O...

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