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Good Life Journal - 1 John 2

Scripture: 1 John 2:5-6 But if anyone obeys his word, love for God is truly made complete in them. This is how we know we are in him: Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did. Observation: John is giving some practical instruction on what it means to live as a Christian. Living in obedience to God's commands is not how we can get to heaven but it is the fruit,...

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Good Life Journal - 2 Peter 3

Scripture: 2 Peter 3:99The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. Observation: Peter is giving his final words to encourage them to remember. Remember what Jesus did, who God is, and what his desires are. Reminding of the evil at the doorway and ...

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Good Life Journal - 1 John 1

Scripture: Vs 3 That which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. Vs 4And we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete. Vs 5This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no d...

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Good Life Journal -2 Peter 2

Scripture: And many will follow their sensuality and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed. 2 Peter 2:2Observation: Peter gets right in their confronting the readers with statements, extrapolations of actions, and certainty of results. And (get this) Peter is talking to and about Believers, Church folk-not unbelievers. Folks like you and me.Application: ...

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Good Life Journal - 2 Peter 1

Scripture: 2Peter 1:5 - 9 For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep ...

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Good Life Journal - 1 Peter 5

Scripture: 1 Peter 5:6 - "Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you" Observation: Peter writes to the church elders about the shepherding of the local church. He reminds them of their call in God and asks that they serve eagerly and willingly. Being like Christ means putting others first and not promoting one'...

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Good Life Journal - 1 Peter 4

Scripture: Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh arm yourselves with the same way of thinking. For whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin...so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human passions but for the will of God. 1 Peter 4:1-2Observation: I wonder if I got some thinking mixed up about suffering, affliction, and stuf...

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Good Life Journal - 1Peter 3

Scripture: 1 Peter 3:9 Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. Observation: Peter lays out a list of behaviors that believers are supposed to exhibit. These behaviors seem opposite of how most people act and react. Yet, Peter states that for us to rec...

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Good Life Journal - 1 Peter 2

Scripture: 1 Peter 2Vs 2 Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milkVs 10 now you have received mercy Vs 20 ... if when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing in the sight of God.Vs 21 For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps. Observation: ...

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Good Life Journal - 1 Peter 1

Scripture: Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 1:13 Observation: Peter here is writing to the believers spread out into Roman dominated cultures and areas. As he writes to them about the living hope they have in Christ that has been giv...

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