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Good Life Journal - Ephesians 5

Scripture: (multiple references) "...Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children...Walk as children of light...and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord....Look carefully then how you walk-not as unwise but as wise--...Therefore do not be foolish but understand what the will of the Lord is...) Eph 5:1; 8b-10; 15; 17.   Observation: The first part of E...

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Good Life Journal - Ephesians 3

Scripture: Eph. 3:17-19 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be fi...

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Good Life Journal - Ephesians 1

Scripture: Eph. 1:22-23 22 And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church,23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.  Observation: As Paul begins this letter to the Ephesians he closes his opening statements with a powerful truth. All things are under the feet of Chris...

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Good Life Journal - Ephesians 2

Scripture: Ephesians 2:7 7 so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus  Observation:   Paul not only tells us the “what” but also the “why”. The “what”- He saved us through His grace. He forgave us when we had no chance. He made us r...

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Good Life Journal - Galatians 5

Scripture: Galatians 5:16 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. Observation: Paul transitions from telling the Galatians what not to do, trust in circumcision, to telling them what to do, walk in the spirit. Application: Throughout this letter Paul has consistently warned the listeners to not abandon the gospel they first he...

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Good Life Journal - Galatians 6

Scripture: Galatians 6 Vs. 1 Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Vs. 2 Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. Vs. 5 For each will have to bear his own load. Vs. 17 ... I bear on my body the marks of Jesus. Observation: There is a lot of "bearing" happening here...

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Good Life Journal - Galatians 4

Scripture: "Formerly, when you did not know God, you were enslaved to those that by nature are not gods. But now that you have come to know God (or rather, be known by God), how can you turn back again to the weak and worthless elementary principles of the world-whose slaves you want to be once more? You observe days and month and seasons and years! I am afraid I may have...

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Good Life Journal - Galatians 3

Scripture: Galatians 3:26 – For you are all children of God through faith in Christ Jesus. Observation: Faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and savior is the only way to receive God’s promise of inheritance to become one of His children. Galatian believers were returning to the law about circumcision. The Law does not save anyone but acted a guard until Christ&rsq...

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Good Life Journal - Galatians 1

Scripture: Galatians 1:9 As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed. Observation: Paul reiterates that no matter who is preaching it, if it is not salvation by grace though faith, it is no gospel at all. Application: It didn't take long for false doctrine to creep into the ch...

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Good Life Journal - Galatians 2

Scripture: Galatians 2:2121 I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness were through the law, then Christ died for no purpose Observation: Paul has his first disciple Titus with him in his first journey. He goes and encountered several things God. He encounters the pillar apostles at work and even sees Peter being a bit wishy washy when it comes to his ...

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