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Good Life Journal - Luke 14

Scripture: Luke 14:10-11 "But when you are invited, go and sit in the lowest place, so that when your host comes he may say to you, 'Friend, move up higher.' Then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit at table with you. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted." Observation: Jesus is dining at the home of ...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 13

Scripture- "He said therefore, "What is the kingdom of God like? And to what shall I compare it? It is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his garden, and it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air made nests in its branches." Observation- Jesus is teaching on the kingdom of God. He uses two parables. One is a mustard seed and the other is...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 11

Scripture: Luke 11:29When the crowds were increasing, he began to say, "This generation is an evil generation. It seeks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah. Observation: As the crowds get bigger, Jesus' message gets more confrontational. Also as the crowd increases, Jesus spends increased time referencing the coming work of the cross and...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 12

Scripture: And he said to his disciples, "Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you put on." LUKE12:22(Also reference Luke10:41, Matthew 6:3-4, Phil 4-6 (my personal favorite). Observation: Jesus is speaking to his disciples about the error of living their lives in worry and anxiety. He tells us instead: ...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 10

Scripture: Vs 1 After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them Vs 17 The seventy-two returned with joy, saying, "Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name!" Vs 20 (Jesus said to them) "Do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven." Vs 21 In that same hour he (Jesus) rejoiced...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 8

Scripture: Concerning the demoniac: ""Return to your home and declare how much God has done for you." And he went away proclaiming throughout the whole city how much Jesus had done for him." (v9)Concerning the woman in the crowd: "And He said to her, "Daughter, your faith has made you well; Go in peace." (v 48 )Concerning the little girl who was dead: "And her spirit ret...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 9

Scripture: Luke 9:23 If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. Observation: Five thousand had been fed, the Christ had been revealed and Jesus made clear his near future would end in death yet be finished in the resurrection. Hope was coming and the clear call on the follows life was and is summed up in this verse in...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 7

Scripture: Luke 7:47 Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little. Observation: Jesus is dining at the home of a Pharisee, when a woman of the city kisses Jesus feet and anoints them with ointment. The Pharisee then questions Jesus as he is letting a sinner touch him. Jesus answers the Pha...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 6

Scripture -"For no good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit, for each tree is known by its own fruit." - Luke 6:43 Observation -Jesus is teaching and makes this statement. He teaches that it is not about what you "do" but it is about who you are. The righteous man will produce good fruit because at his heart and core are righteousness. God de...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 5

Scripture: "And Levi made him a great feast in his house. (And) There was a large company of tax collectors and others reclining at table with them. (And) The Pharisees and their scribes grumbled at his (Jesus') disciples saying, "Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?" (And) Jesus answered them, "Those who are well have no need of a physician but th...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 3

Scripture: Vs 3 And (John the Baptist) went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. Vs 8 "Bear fruits in keeping with repentance " Vs 10 And the crowds asked him, "What then shall we do?" Vs 11 And (John) answered them, "Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to d...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 4

Scripture: Luke 4:13And when the devil had ended every temptation, he departed from him until an opportune time. Observation: After 40 days of fasting and praying alone Jesus is hungry. It is at that time the enemy comes to tempt him. The enemy comes when Jesus was most vulnerable, most tired, most susceptible. After he comes and tries to get Jesus to sin, he leaves wit...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 2

Scripture: "And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man. Luke 2:52Observation: In all of Luke 2, we see Jesus not only born but men traveling to see him, people knowing who he was and heavenly host worshipingat his coming and even him and his family traveling to Jerusalem to obey the law and observe time in their history and faith. In thi...

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Good Life Journal - Proverbs 29

Scripture: "A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back. Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him." Proverbs 29:11 and 20.Observation: Words can reveal what is in the heart of man, what that person is like. Why does the world look at restraint like it is unhealthy?Application: Today's attitude...

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Good Life Journal - Proverbs 31

Scripture: Proverbs 31:30 Charm is deceitful, and beauty vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Observation: The book of Proverbs closes with a similarity to the opening in Book 1 that the fear of the Lord is essential in one's life. Someone who is charming can be deceiving and a woman only concerned about her outward appearance can be prideful. In cont...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 1

Scripture: "In as much as many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the things that have been accomplished among us-just as those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word have delivered them to us-it seemed good to me also, having followed all things closely for some time past, to write an orderly account for you most excellent Theophilus th...

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