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Good Life Journal - Psalm 110-114

8/29/16   Scripture: Ps 110-114 “Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who greatly delights in his commandments! … Light dawns in the darkness for the upright; he is gracious, merciful, and righteous. It is well with the man … who conducts his affairs with justice. For the righteous will never be moved; he will be remembered forever. He is not...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 101

Scripture: Psalm 101:1 I will sing of steadfast love and justice; to you, O Lord, I will make music. Observation: The psalmist sees both the love and justice of God as characteristics worthy to write songs about. Application: I have heard a million love songs. Songs about the way someone looks or the way they make someone feel or how much their heart beats when there ...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 108

Scripture: Psalmb108:3-5 -I will thank you, Lord among all the people. I will sing your praises among the nations. For your unfailing love is higher than the heavens. Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds. Be exalted, O God, above the highest heavens. May your glory shine over all the earth. Observation: The psalmist places his confidence in God and thanks the Lord am...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 97

Scripture: Psalm 97 v 1: The Lord reigns, let the earth rejoice; let the many coastlands be glad! Observation: The Lord reigns and we are to rejoice. No matter what the circumstances surrounding us, we need to not only remember that he reigns but that we are to rejoice. No matter what we see, hear, experience, he reigns and we are called to rejoice. This Psalm is a grea...

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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 encoun...

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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 ...

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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 t...

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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...

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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 ...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 10

Scripture: “After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them on ahead of him, two by two, into every town and place where he himself was about to go.” (Luke 10:1 ESV) Observation: This section of scripture is pretty familiar for verse 2 and 3 contains the statements of Harvest is plenty, Laborers are few. But—where did the seventy-two com...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 8

Scripture: Luke 8:1-3 After this, Jesus traveled about from one town and village to another, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God. The Twelve were with him, 2 and also some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases: Mary (called Magdalene) from whom seven demons had come out; 3 Joanna the wife of Chuza, the manager of Herod’s household; Susann...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 6

Scripture: v 43 For no good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit Observation: This verse is in a section of the chapter in which Jesus provides the disciples warnings about how to live their life. He warns them about spiritual pride, inconsistent living and about living a superficial life. He uses examples to illustrate his points. Since we j...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 5

  Scripture: vs. 8 "... when Simon Peter saw (the great catch of fish), he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying 'Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord'."vs. 11 " ... they left everything and followed Him."...vs 13 ".... Jesus touched (the leper), saying 'be clean'."vs 14 "And Jesus charged the leper to tell no one, but to go and show the priest and make an offe...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 4

Scripture: Luke 4:1 "Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, where for fourty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and at the end of them he was hungry." Observation: The Holy Spirit led Christ to the desert. He was fasting and meditating for fourty days. After 40 days he was hungry. A...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 3

  Scripture: “He (John) said therefore to the crowds that came out to be baptized by him: “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bear fruits in keeping with repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children for Ab...

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