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Good Life Journal - John 8

Scripture: John 8 2 Early in the morning he came again to the temple. All the people came to him, and he sat down and taught them. 27 They did not understand that he had been speaking to them about the Father. 28 So Jesus said to them, "When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he, 29 And he who sent me is with me. He has not left me alone, ...

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Good Life Journal - John 7

Scripture: John 7: 40-4340 When they heard these words, some of the people said, "This really is the Prophet." 41 Others said, "This is the Christ." But some said, "Is the Christ to come from Galilee? 42 Has not the Scripture said that the Christ comes from the offspring of David, and comes from Bethlehem, the village where David was?" 43 So there was a division among the...

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Good Life Journal - John 6

Scripture: When many of his disciples heard it they said, "This is a hard saying, who can listen to it?" But Jesus (knowing in himself that his disciples were grumbling about this) said to them "Do you take offense at this? Then what if you were to see the Son of Man ascending to where he was before? It is the Spirit who gives life-the flesh is no help at all..." After th...

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Good Life Journal - John 5

Scripture: John 5:14 Afterward Jesus found him in the temple and said to him, "See you are well! Sin no more, that nothing worse may happen to you." Observation: Jesus healed the man by the pool at Bethesda who had been an invalid for 38 years. However, his physical healing was not his greatest need. Jesus sought the man and told him that he was well and to sin no more...

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Good Life Journal - John 4

Scripture : John 4:34 - Jesus said to them, "My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to accomplish his work. Observation : Jesus and the disciples had been busy traveling and doing ministry. The disciples were urging Jesus to eat and be sustained but Jesus replies "I have food you do not know about." After the disciples were puzzled by the response Jesus correc...

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Good Life Journal - John 3

Scripture: Nicodemus speaking: "Rabbi: we know that you are a teacher come from God (for no one can do the signs you do unless God is with him)." Jesus answered him "Truly, truly I say to you: Unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God." Nicodemus said to him "How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb?" John 3:2...

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Good Life Journal - John 2

Scripture: John 2:5 His mother said to the servants "Do whatever he tells you." Observations: Jesus had traveled to a wedding with His mother and His disciples. Wedding in those days were big deals. They often lasted days and to run out of food or wine would have been a major embarrassment for the host family and close to an offense of hospitality in the Jewish culture...

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Good Life Journal - John 1

Scripture: John 1 Vs 1 the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Vs 2 He was in the beginning with God. Vs 10 yet the world did not know him. Vs 18 God has made him known. Vs 31 (John the Baptist said), "I myself did not know him, but for this purpose I came baptizing with water, that he might be revealed to Israel." Vs 48 Nathanael said to Jesus, "How do you k...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 53

Scripture: Psalm 53:3 3They have all fallen away;together they have become corrupt;there is none who does good,not even one. Observation: David is just getting started in his plea for God to take care and heap judgement on his enemies. We learn later in the psalm that it is men who used to walk with. He says is verse 13 and 14 of Psalm 55; 13But it is you, a man, my eq...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 51

Scripture: "Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love---According to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin! For I know my transgression and my sin is ever before me. Against you-You only-have I sinned and done what is evil in Your sight so that you may be justified in Your words and ...

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