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Good Life Journal - Mark 11

Scripture: Mark 11:8-9And many spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches that they had cut from the fields. And those who went before and those who followed were shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Observation: As Jesus enters Jerusalem for the last time, people lay their cloaks and palm branches on the road...

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Good Life Journal - Mark 10

Scripture: And he left there and went to the region of Judea and beyond the Jordan and crowds gathered to Him again. And again, as was his custom, he taught them. Mark 10:1 Observation: Our Lord had a custom? There was something He did regularly and on purpose?   Application: Rhetorical questions are funny. Of course Jesus did things on purpose. But the question...

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Good Life Journal - Mark 9

Scripture: Mark 9:35 - And he sat down and called the twelve.  And he said to them, “If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.” Observation: The disciples, who were yet to fully understand the Kingdom of God, were arguing about who was the greatest.  Jesus tells the disciples that the one who puts all others before him an...

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Good Life Journal - Mark 8

Scripture : Mark 8:24-25He looked up and said, “I see people; they look like trees walking around.” Once more Jesus put his hands on the man’s eyes. Then his eyes were opened, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly. Observation: Jesus heals the blind man in a unique way. Instead of just speaking sight over him, or touching him, Jesus use...

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Good Life Journal - Mark 7

Scripture: Mark 7:15 15 Nothing outside a person can defile them by going into them. Rather, it is what comes out of a person that defiles them.” Observation: After confronting the Pharisees for their hypocrisy, he clarifies that “defiled” things come from the inside/out not from the outside/in. Application: Man made rules typically address beha...

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Good Life Journal - Mark 6

Scripture: Mark 6: 37 But he answered them, “You give them something to eat.” And they said to him, “Shall we go and buy two hundred denarii worth of bread and give it to them to eat?” Observation: Jesus was tired and probably hungry. Yet he had compassion for the many people that wanted to hear him preach and teach. He ...

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Good Life Journal - Mark 4

Scripture: Mark 4:40 He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” Observation: Jesus responds to his terrified disciples with a question; Do you still have no faith?” This seems a little harsh until you realize that they only reason they were on the boat in the storm in the first place is because Jesus led them th...

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Good Life Journal - Mark 5

Scripture: (Jesus healed the demon possessed man.) 2 ... a man with an unclean spirit. 3 He lived among the tombs. And no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain, ... 15 And (the people) came to Jesus and saw the demon-possessed man, the one who had had the legion, sitting there, clothed and in his right mind, and they were afraid. ... 18 ...

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Good Life Journal - Mark 3

Scripture: Again he entered the synagogue and a man was there with a withered hand. And they watched Jesus to see whether he would heal him on the Sabbath-so that they might accuse him. And (Jesus) said to the man with the withered hand "Come here." And he said to the (Pharisees): "Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do harm; to save life or to kill?" But (the Ph...

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Good Life Journal - Mark 2

Scripture: Mark 2:14– And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus siting at the tax collector booth, and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he rose and followed him. Observation: Jesus calls us right where we are in our most need, not when we are all “put together correctly.” Jesus wants us to follow him as he tells Levi, a despised ...

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