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Good Life Journal - John 6

Scripture: John 6:33 For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” Observation: After Jesus had fed the 5,000, He then retreated away from the crowd because He knew that their desire was to make Him King by force. When the crowd pursued and found Him the next morning they asked Him why He had left. Jesus responded by telling ...

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Good Life Journal - John 5

Scripture: John 5:39-40 You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me, yet you refuse to come to me to have life. Observation: It's possible to be in a religion with the Scriptures instead of a relationship with the Savior. This is scary. They studied diligently!These peopl...

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Good Life Journal - John 4

Scripture: John 4:28-29 So the woman left her water jar and went away into town and said to the people, “Come, see a man who told me all that I ever did. Can this be the Christ?” Observations: Jesus does not care about norms. This story demonstrates several ways in which Jesus acted in a manner outside of the socially accepted norms. First, Jesus traveled d...

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Good Life Journal - John 3

Scripture: John 3:1-3,8-9,12,17-18,21Vs 1 - "There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemas, a ruler of the Jews."Vs 2 - "This man came to Jesus by night ...."Vs 3 - "Nicodemas questioned Him ...Vs 8 - Jesus answered ...Vs 9 Nicodemas questioned Him ...Vs 12 Jesus answered ....Vs 17 "For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world th...

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Good Life Journal - John 2

Scripture: John 2:9He did not realize where it had come from, though many servants who had drawn the water knew. Observation: John’s gospel starts not with Jesus’ birth, but Jesus as an adult. Chapter 1 starts with Jesus being baptized then calling his disciples. Chapter has Jesus reluctantly committing his first miracle. Then we see Jesus being angry with t...

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Good Life Journal - John 1

Scripture: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made.” (John 1:1-3 ESV) “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of ...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 51

Scripture: Psalm 51:12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit. Observation: After being caught in his sin, David is broken. He feels a million miles away from God and he is sorry for what he did. He wants to get things back the way they used to be; when he was joyful and he felt close to God. He remembers the moment of his salvatio...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 55

Scripture: Psalm 55:16 &22 But I will call on God, and the Lord will rescue me. 22-Give your burdens to the Lord and he will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall. Observation: The psalmist turns to God in prayer as he is distraught by the betrayal of a former friend. The psalmist prays without ceasing throughout the morning, noon and nigh...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 48

Scripture: Psalm 48:9 Within your temple, O God, we meditate on your unfailing love. Observation: Unfailing love. Science, philosophy, religion, psychology - they all agree. The treasured human ultimate goal. Nothing else trumps this - we are always looking for more love. Did we read Unfailing love? Wait a minute!Love that NEVER fails? Ever? Stop. What about... Tra...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 39

Scripture: Psalm 39 1-3 I said, “I will watch my ways and keep my tongue from sin; I will put a muzzle on my mouth while in the presence of the wicked.” : But my anguish increased; my heart grew hot within me. While I meditated, the fire burned; then I spoke with my tongue. Observation: David is in the middle of prayers of anguish. God is rebuking him for ...

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