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Good Life Journal - Philippians 3

Scripture: Philippians 3:13-14 Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Observation: We are called to remember the ultimate goal of a Christian and to live a life that is consistent w...

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Good Life Journal - Philippians 4

Scripture: Philippians 4:2-3 I entreat Euodia and I entreat Syntyche to agree in the Lord. Yes, I ask you also, true companion, help these women, who have labored side by side with me in the gospel together with Clement and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life. Observation: A disagreement between two women in the church has gotten the atten...

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Good Life Journal - Philippians 2

Scripture: Phil 2 3 Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves 13 for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure. 14 Do all things without grumbling or questioning, 15 ... in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the wo...

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Good Life Journal - Philippians 1

Scripture: Philippians 1:19 for I know that through your prayers and the help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ this will turn out for my deliverance, Observation: Paul addresses the church Philippi and makes a clear statement about how God's will unfolds. God's will unfolds by the prayers of His people and Spirit of Jesus. Application: There are usually two sides of the ...

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Good life Journal - Psalm 119

Scripture: (multiple references) "...but my heart stands in awe of your words. I rejoice at your word like one who finds great spoil." (v 161b-162) "Let my cry come before you, O Lord." (v 169a) "...for I have chosen your precepts. I long for your salvation, O Lord, and your law is my delight." (v173b-174)   Observation: Generally speaking Psalms gives us an exampl...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 119

Scripture: Psalm 119: 97 97 Oh how I love your law!It is my meditation all the day. Observation: As the middle of this Psalm we see David valuing what in his time drew him closeTo God, revealed his nature of sin, gave him wisdom in the world, and gave his access to the Father. His heart is revealed in verse 97. Application: Oh man I wish this verse were my words...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 119

Scripture: Psalm 119:83 For I have become like a wineskin in the smoke, yet I have not forgotten your statutes. Observation: In the times of pressure, when the heat is on, the psalmist continues to remember and obey God. Application: Following and obeying God is difficult enough in the good times. However, during the times of struggle, the dry times, following God can...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 119

Scripture: Psalm 119:71 It is good for me that I was afflicted, that I might learn your statutes. Observation: Sometimes it takes suffering to realize we are dependent upon God. It is often only at our lowest when we finally look up. When we are high we often think we are the reason we got to this position. We rely on our self and not God for his wisdom. Application: ...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 119

Scripture: Psalm 119:25-40 25 ... GIVE ME LIFE according to your word!26 ... your statutes!27 ... your precepts,28 ... your word!29 ... your law!30 ... your rules 32 ... your commandments33 ... your statutes34 ... your law35 ... your commandments 37 ... your ways.39 ... your rules are good.40 I long for your precepts;in your righteousness GIVE ME LIFE! Observation: The...

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Good Life Journal - Hebrews 13

Scripture: (multiple references) "Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith." (Heb 13:7) "Obey your leaders and submit to them for they are keeping watch over your souls as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning-for that would be of no ad...

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