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Good Life Journal - John 18

Scripture: John 18:36 - Jesus answered,"My kingdomis not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world,my servants would have been fighting, thatI might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world." Observation: Jesus had been placed on trial after His betrayal and arrest. The high priest and leaders of the Jews led him to Pilate's hous...

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Good Life Journal - John 17

Scripture: Jesus is praying: "I am praying for them. I am not praying for the world but for those whom you have given me for they are Yours." John 17:9 "I do not ask for these only but also for those who will believe in me through their word..." John 17:20 Observation: Why is Jesus praying like this in John 17? He is being very precise in "praying for this" and "not pra...

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Good Life Journal - John 16

Scripture: John 16:23-24 23 In that day you will no longer ask me anything. Very truly I tell you, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. 24 Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete. Observation: This chapter represents a turning point in Jesus's ministry. People will start praying to Jesus ...

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Good Life Journal - John 15

Scripture: 8 By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples. 11 These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. 16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name...

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Good Life Journal - John 14

Scripture: John 14:15 15"If you love me, you will keep my commandments. Observation: Jesus tells the disciples that the key to obedience is love. Loving Him results in obedience. Application: For many years I would read this passage and assume Jesus was saying, "prove your love to me by obeying me!" However the longer I follow Jesus the more I understand that He is tr...

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Good Life Journal - John 13

Scripture: Jesus (knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands and that He had come from God and was going back to God) rose from supper. He laid aside his outer garments and...began to wash the disciples feet...When He had washed their feet, put on his outer garments, and resumed His place, He said to them: "Do you understand what I have done to you?" John...

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Good Life Journal - John 12

Scripture: John 12:26 If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and, where I am, there will be my servant also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him. Observation: Jesus is speaking to some Greeks who were seeking him when he tells them not to care for their life in this world to gain eternity. Jesus follows by saying that to serve him we must follow him. To fol...

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Good Life Journal - John 10

Scripture: John 10:17-18 "For this reason the Father loves me because I lay down my life that I may take it up again. No one takes it from me but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and I have authority to take it up again. This charge I received from my Father." Observation: This section of Scripture is plain spoken and yet puzzling to the...

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Good Life Journal - John 11

Scripture : John 11: 25-26 Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?" Observation : Jesus arrives to the home of Lazarus after he has already been dead four days. The family is mourning and Lazarus' sister Martha is frus...

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Good Life Journal - John 9

Scripture: John 9:20-23 20"We know he is our son," the parents answered, "and we know he was born blind.21But how he can see now, or who opened his eyes, we don't know. Ask him. He is of age; he will speak for himself."22His parents said this because they were afraid of the Jewish leaders,who already had decided that anyone who acknowledged that Jesus was the Messiah woul...

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