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Good Life Journal - Luke 22

Scripture: And He came out and went (as was His custom) to the Mount of Olives and the disciples followed Him. And when He came to the place He said to them "Pray that you may not enter into temptation." And He withdrew from them about a stone's throw and knelt down and prayed, saying "Father: if You are willing remove this cup from me-Nevertheless, not My will but Yours ...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 21

Scripture: Luke 21:4 For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.” Observation: Jesus makes a point to praise the woman's offering. It wasn't much, but it was all she had. Application: The amount of zeros are far less important compared to the amount of faith. In my life I must assess my heart when I ...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 22

Scripture: Luke 22: 32 – “But I have pleaded in prayer for you, Simon, that your faith should not fail. So when you have repented and turned to me again, strengthen your brothers.” Observation: Jesus is praying specifically for Peter not to lose his faith as he is soon to be arrested. Jesus already knows that Peter will deny him. Yet, Jesus tells Peter...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 20

Scripture: Luke 20:2 and said to him, “Tell us by what authority you do these things, or who it is that gave you this authority.” Observation: Jesus did things that others could not. There was no natural answer to his power so all they could question was the authority he performed his power in. Application: In life there is always more to the story. It's n...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 19

Scripture: Luke 19:15 When he returned, having received the kingdom, he ordered these servants to whom he had given the money to be called to him, that he might know what they had gained by doing business. Observation: Jesus teaches us a parable that is similar to the parable of talents. In this parable, ten servants are given ten minas and told to go do business while ...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 18

Scripture: Luke 18:1 And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. Observation: Before we even get to the story, Luke reveals while Jesus told the story in the first place. Always pray and don't lose heart. Application: The very first thing I thought when I read this was, I usually don't pray until I lose heart. In other w...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 17

Scripture: Luke 17:3-4 Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him, and if he sins against you seven times in the day, and turns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive him.” Observation: Jesus makes it clear that temptation to sin will come and that witching relationships people mess u...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 16

Scripture: Jesus: "One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much. If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth who will entrust to you the true riches? And-if you have not been faithful in that which is another's who will give you that which is your own?....No servant can s...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 15

Scripture: Luke 15:31-32 - And he said to him, " Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours. It was fitting to celebrate and be glad, for this your brother was dead, and is alive 'for he was lost and is found." Observation: The older son is angry and does not think that his brother should be received back by the father. The father tells the older son tha...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 14

Scripture: Luke 14:11 For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” Observation: Jesus uses the example of being invited to a party and instead of choosing the seat of honor and being asked to move from it, to choose the seat in the back and possibly be asked to move up. It's hard for others to honor you when you are...

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