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Good Life Journal - Acts 7

Scripture: (Stephen says) "Yet the Most High does not dwell in houses made by hands. As the prophet says:"Heaven is my throne and the earth My footstool.What kind of house will you build for Me?" says the Lord,"or what is the place of My rest? Did not My hand make all of these things?"(Stephen continues) "You stiff-necked people, uncircumcised in heart and ears, you alway...

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Good Life Journal - Acts 8

Scripture: Acts 8:10-11They all paid attention to him, from the least to the greatest, saying, this man is the power of God that is called great. And they paid attention to him because for a long time he had amazed them with his magic. Observation: Stephen is dead, Christians are saddened yet empowered and evil is knocking at the door. Application: What is evil God ca...

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Good Life Journal - Acts 6

Scripture: Acts 6:7 – And the word of God continued to increase, and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests became obedient to the faith. Observation: Despite efforts to stop the Gospel by arresting the apostles, the word of God is spreading. After choosing deacons to serve, the apostles continue to preach and ...

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Good Life Journal - Acts 5

Scripture: Acts 5:38-39 - “So in the present case I tell you, keep away from these men and let them alone, for if this plan or this undertaking is of man, it will fail; but if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow them. You might even be found opposing God!” So they took his advice Observation: In Acts chapter 5 the disciples of Jesus are facing di...

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Good Life Journal - Acts 4

Scripture: Acts 4:1-4And as they were speaking to the people, the priests and the captain of the temple and the Sadducees came upon them,greatly annoyed because they were teaching the people and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection from the dead. And they arrested them and put them in custody until the next day, for it was already evening. But many of those who had heard...

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Good Life Journal - Acts 3

Scripture: Acts 3:6 Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” Observation: Peter heals a lame beggar and then uses the opportunity to preach the Gospel. Like Jesus, Peter had been given the power to heal. There was a significant difference, however, in that power. Jesus heal...

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Good Life Journal - Acts 2

Scripture: Acts 2 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. 5 Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. 6 And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one was hearing them speak in his own language. 7 And the...

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Good Life Journal - Acts 1

Scripture: Acts 1:3 He presented himself alive to them after his suffering by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God. Observation: Jesus did not only come alive again after the cross, but walked the earth for 40days appearing to his followers and continuing to teach about the kingdom. Application: Sometimes it is easy to...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 17

Scripture:   You have tried my heart; You have visited me by night.  You have tested me-and You will find nothing.  I have purposed that my mouth will not transgress.  With regards to the works of man, by the word of Your lips I have avoided the ways of the violent.  My steps have held fast to Your paths; my feet have not slipped. Ps 17:3-5For I h...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 14

Scripture: Psalm 14:1-2 - The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds, there is none who does good. The Lord looks down from heaven on the children of man, to see if there are any who understand, who seek after God. Observation: Paul tells us in Romans 1:20, “For his invisible attributes, namely his eternal...

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