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Good Life Journal - 2 Corinthians 2

Scripture: "For this is why I wrote that I might test you and know whether you are obedient in everything. Anyone whom you forgive, I also forgive. Indeed, what I have forgiven-if I have forgiven anything-has been for your sake in the presence of Christ, so that we would not be outwitted by Satan (for we are not ignorant of his designs). 2 Cor 2:9-11 Observation: The ...

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Good Life Church -2 Corinthians 1

Scripture: 2 Cor 1:12-13 Now this is our boast: Our consciencetestifies that we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially in our relations with you, with integrity and godly sincerity.We have done so, relying not on worldly wisdombut on God's grace.For we do not write you anything you cannot read or understand. Observation: Paul writes to fellow Christians ...

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Good Life Journal - 1 Corinthians 16

Scripture: 1 Cor. 16:13-14Vs 13 Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Vs 14 Let all that you do be done in love.Observation:Paul is drawing his letter to the Corinthians to a close. This is the final chapter so he's giving his final instructions to the church.Paul lists many different orders for many different people.It's almost like Paul is a foo...

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Good Life Journal - 1 Corinthians 15

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 15:36 You foolish person!What you sow does not come to life unless it dies. Observation: Paul is obviously speaking to either the Sadducees or people who have been influenced by the Sadducees who believe in no resurrection of the dead. He is clearing up different miscommunications and seemingly things that are getting people held up on this ide...

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Good Life Journal - 1 Corinthians 14

Scripture: "Pursue love and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts especially that you may prophesy....So with yourselves-since you are eager for manifestations of the Spirit---strive to excel in building up the church." 1 Cor 14:1 and 12Observation: Paul is coming off an opus on Gifts in Chapter 12 and 13. In Chapter 12 and 13 Paul not only writes about Gifts, he also p...

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Good Life Journal - 1 Corinthians 13

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Love is patient and Kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude.It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things and endures all things. Observation: Paul is sharing with the C...

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Good Life Journal - 1 Corinthians 12

Scripture : 1 Corinthians 12:12 "For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ." Observation : In first Corinthians chapter 12 the apostle Paul writes to the church concerning spiritual gifts. He is clear that all believers have the Spirit working in them and equipping them for servi...

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Good Life Journal - 1 Corinthians 11

Scripture: "For, in the first place, when you come together as a church I hear that there are divisions' among you. And I believe it in part for there must be factions among you in order that those who are genuine among you may be recognized...."(Concerning Communion) "When you come together is it not the Lord's Supper that you eat?...(note this) ..."...This is my body w...

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Good Life Journal - 1 Corinthians 10

Scripture: 1 Cor 10:6-Now these things occurred as examplesto keep us from setting our hearts on evil things as they did. Observation: We can all learn from past behavior even if it is not ours. It was true back then and it is still true today. Paul was speaking to the Corinthians. He gave them examples of how actions by God's people lead to sin and, ultimately,...

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Good Life Journal - 1 Corinthians 9

Scripture: 1 Cor. 9 Vs 10 Does (God) not certainly speak for our sake? It (the law) was written for our sake, because the plowman should plow in hope and the thresher thresh in hope of sharing in the crop.Vs 15 But I, Paul, have made no use of any of these rights,Vs 17 For if I do this of my own will, I have a reward, but if not of my own will, I am still entrusted with ...

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