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Good Life Journal - Psalm 4

Scripture: Psalm 4:7 You have put more joy in my heart than they have when their grain and wine abound. Observation: David explains the security of the righteous in God. He describes lying in bed in peace though the world is in turmoil. Praising God, though circumstances seem rough. In this verse he describes the joy found in God as exceeding the joy that others find in...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 1-2

Scripture:   Blessed is the man (who does not) walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners nor sits in the seat of scoffers. [But] his delight is in the Law of the Lord, and on His Law he meditates day and night. Ps 1:1-2 Why do the nations rage and the people plot in vain?  The kings of the earth set themselves and the rulers take ...

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Good Life Journal - Mark 16

Scripture: Mark 16:6-7 – And he said to them, “Do not be alarmed.  You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified.  He has risen; he is not here.  See the place where they laid him.  But go tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee.  There you will see him just as he told you.” Observation: The angel te...

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Good Life Journal - Mark 15

Scripture: Mark 15:11But the chief priests stirred up the crowd to have him release for them Barabbas instead. Observation: The religious leadership of the first century used their influence to stir up the crowd into making a decision they wouldn’t have made without their leadership. Application: Leadership and influence can’t be overstated. People in posi...

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Good Life Journal - Mark 14

Scripture: Mark 14:4 There were some who said to themselves indignantly, “Why was the ointment wasted like that? Observation: People thought that the woman’s expensive sacrifice was a waste. Application: We learn in this story that no matter how much is given; time, energy, money, stuff, it is never wasted on Jesus. Why? A couple reasons... -Jesus is wo...

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Good Life Journal - Mark 13

Scripture:   Mark 13:1-2 And as he came out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher, what wonderful stones and what wonderful buildings!” And Jesus said to him, “Do you see these great buildings? There will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.”   Observation:   The discipl...

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Good Life Journal - Mark 12

Scripture:12 And they (religious leaders)were seeking to arrest him (Jesus) but feared the people, 14 And they came and said to him, “Teacher, we know that you are true and do not care about anyone's opinion. For you are not swayed by appearances, but truly teach the way of God.24 Jesus said to them, “Is this not the reason you are wrong, because you know neith...

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Good Life Journal - Mark 11

Scripture: Mark 11:8-9And many spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches that they had cut from the fields. And those who went before and those who followed were shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Observation: As Jesus enters Jerusalem for the last time, people lay their cloaks and palm branches on the road...

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Good Life Journal - Mark 10

Scripture: And he left there and went to the region of Judea and beyond the Jordan and crowds gathered to Him again. And again, as was his custom, he taught them. Mark 10:1 Observation: Our Lord had a custom? There was something He did regularly and on purpose?   Application: Rhetorical questions are funny. Of course Jesus did things on purpose. But the question...

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Good Life Journal - Mark 9

Scripture: Mark 9:35 - And he sat down and called the twelve.  And he said to them, “If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.” Observation: The disciples, who were yet to fully understand the Kingdom of God, were arguing about who was the greatest.  Jesus tells the disciples that the one who puts all others before him an...

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