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Good Life Journal - Colossians 1

Scripture: Colossians 1:10So as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. Observation: Paul is thankful for these brothers and sisters in the faith, and as all of the churches he writes to he is praying for them and desiring to see them grow in the Lord. He setting for them the...

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Good Life Journal - Philippians 3

Scripture: Vs. 13 "Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead,Vs 14 "I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Jesus Christ.Vs 15 "Let those of us who are mature think this way" Observation: Paul has laid out clearly that His righteousness is...

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Good Life Journal - Philippians 2

Scripture: Phil. 2:1 So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, Phil. 2:2 complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Observation: Paul continues his letter to the church in Philippi. At this point he transitions the letter to a...

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Good Life Journal - Philippians 1

Scripture: I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, (Philippians 1:3-4 ESV) Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith ...

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Good Life Journal - Psalms 119:153-176

Scripture:Psalm 119:160, 165 The very essence of your words is truth; all your just regulations will stand forever. Those who love your instructions have great peace and do not stumble. Observation:The Psalmist tells us that God's character, revealed in His word is truth. The spiritual nature of God is truth. God's commandments are fair and everlasting. When we love and ...

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Good Life Journal - Psalms 119:121-152

Scripture: Psalm 119:130 The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple. Observation: The Psalmist highlights the reality that the truth of the word of God brightens up life. It also brightens up people. Even the most simple minded can gain understanding by the simplicity of God's word. Application: Though the word of God is a masterpi...

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50 Active Commands of Jesus (10-2-16 Sermon Follow-Up)

1. RepentMatthew 4:17, Luke 13:3 2. Let not your heart be troubledJohn 14:27, John 16:33, Matthew 6:25-26, Philippians 4:6-7 3. Follow meMatthew 4:19 4. RejoiceMatthew 5:12, (Also 2 Corinthians 6:10, 12:10, James 1:2-4) 5. Let your light shineMatthew 5:16 6. Honor God's lawMatthew 5:17-19 7. Be reconciledMatthew 5:24-25 8. Do not commit adulteryMatthew 5:27-30 9. K...

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Good Life Journal - Psalms 119:97-120

Scripture: Psalm 119:108 - Accept my freewill offerings of praise, O Lord, and teach me your rules Observation: Psalm 119 has been an incredible journey of David proclaiming to God his absolute love and devotion to his word, rules, precepts, and statutes. David understands thatwhat God has given him in his time was what brought him into relationship with God. It was the...

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Good Life Journal - Psalms 119:73-96

Scripture: V 73: Your hands have made me and fashioned me; give me understanding that I may learn your commandments. Observation: This section of the Psalm starts out with the simple truth and understanding the God created us. He made us perfect according to His ways. He has also provided us with commandments that we must follow. We are not born with the knowledge and u...

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Good Life Journal - 119:49-72

Scripture: Vs. 49 "Remember your word to your servant, in which you have made me hope."Vs. 50 "This is my comfort in my affliction, that your promises give me life."Vs. 56 "This blessing has fallen to me, that I have kept your precepts."Vs. 64 "The earth, O Lord, if full of your steadfast love, teach me your statutes!" Observation: The psalmist cannot speak more effusiv...

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