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Good Life Journal - Acts 28

Scripture:   From morning till evening he expounded to them testifying to the kingdom of God and trying to convince them about Jesus-both from the Law of Moses and from the Prophets.  And some were convinced by what he said but others disbelieved.  And disagreeing among themselves they departed after Paul made one statement:  "The Holy Spirit was right...

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Good Life Journal -‘Acts 27

Scripture: Acts 27:23-25 For this very night there stood before me an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I worship, and he said, ‘Do not be afraid, Paul; you must stand before Caesar. And behold, God has granted you all those who sail with you.’ So take heart, men, for I have faith in God that it will be exactly as I have been told. Observation: Duri...

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Good Life Journal - Acts 26

Scripture: Acts 26:15-16And I said, ‘Who are you, Lord?’ And the Lord said, ‘I am Jesus whom you are persecuting. 16 But rise and stand upon your feet, for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to appoint you as a servant and witness to the things in which you have seen me and to those in which I will appear to you, Observation: ...

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Good Life Journal - Acts 25

Scripture: Acts 25:19 Rather they had certain points of dispute with him about their own religion and about a certain Jesus, who was dead, but whom Paul asserted to be alive. Observation: As Festus talks with Agrippa about Paul’s situation he shares how he doesn’t understand what the big deal is. To him, the dispute between Paul and the Jews about the resurr...

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Good Life Journal - Acts 24

Scripture: Acts 24:25 And as he reasoned about righteousness and self-control and the coming judgment, Felix was alarmed and said, “Go away for the present. When I get an opportunity I will summon you.” Observation: Felix was in complete control of this situation. He knew Paul was innocent yet he kept Paul in jail to appease the Jews and/or to get money from...

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Good Life Journal - Acts 23

Scripture: Acts 23Vs 1 And looking intently at the council, Paul said, “Brothers, I have lived my life before God in all good conscience up to this day.”Vs 2 And the high priest Ananias commanded those who stood by him to strike him on the mouth.Vs 3 Then Paul said to him, “God is going to strike you, you whitewashed wall! Are you sitting to judge me acc...

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Good Life Journal - Acts 22

Scripture: Acts 22:99 Now those who were with me saw the light but did not understand the voice of the one who was speaking to me. Observation: Paul is sharing the story of his transformation with Fathers and sons in hopes they will hear of this testimony and turn from their sin and follow Jesus. This way is the way that Paul as Saul persecuted yet in a moment bowe...

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Good Life Journal - Acts 21

Scripture: And having sought out the disciples, we (Paul and his posse) stayed there for seven days. And through the Spirit they (the disciples at Tyre) were telling Paul not to go on to Jerusalem....On the next day we departed and came to Caesarea and we entered the house of Phillip the evangelist (who was one of the seven) and stayed with him. He (Phillip) had four unma...

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Good Life Journal - Acts 19

Scripture: Acts 19:25-28These he gathered together, with the workmen in similar trades, and said, “Men, you know that from this business we have our wealth. And you see and hear that not only in Ephesus but in almost all of Asia this Paul has persuaded and turned away a great many people, saying that gods made with hands are not gods. And there is danger not only th...

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Good Life Journal - Acts 20

Scripture: Acts 20:24 - But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry I received from the Lord Jesus to testify to the gospel of the grace of God. Observation: Paul is giving advice to the Ephesian elders and tells them that his life by itself has no value. In spite of beatings, imprisonment, Paul li...

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