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Good Life Journal - Mark 7

Scripture: Mark 7:15 15: "Nothing outside a person can defile them by going into the. Rather, it is what comes out of a person that defiles them." Observation: Jesus is rebuking the Pharisees for their worship of human traditions (religion). They worship these over the commands of God. Verse 8: "You have a fine way of setting aside the commands of God in order to observ...

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Good Life Journal - Mark 8

Scripture: Mark 8:11 The Pharisees came and began to argue with him (Jesus), seeking from him a sign from heaven to test him.12 And he sighed deeply in his spirit and said, "Why does this generation seek a sign? Truly, I say to you, no sign will be given to this generation."Mark 8:13 And he left them..... Mark 8:17-18 Jesus said to the disciples, ... "Do you not perceive...

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Good Life Journal - Mark 5

Scripture: Mark 5:34 And he said to her, "Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, your suffering is over." Observation: The woman had been suffering for years, seen many doctors and exhausted her resources to be cured. The woman heard about Jesus' healing power. Jesus, who knows everything, was aware that he had healed the person who touched Him. The woman'...

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Good Life Journal - Mark 6

Scripture: (Jesus) went away from there and came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him. And on the Sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue.(and) many who heard him were astonished, saying, "Where did this man get these things? What is the wisdom given to him? How are such mighty works done by his hands?Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of...

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Good Life Journal - Mark 4

Scripture:Mark 4:39 And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, "Peace! Be still!" And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. Observation:Jesus was at rest in the midst of a dangerous storm. How is this possible? He has authority over everything, including nature. He gets up and calms the storm with his words. Application:I find myself just like the disc...

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Good Life Journal - Mark 3

Scripture: Mark 3:6 The Pharisees went out and immediately held counsel with the Herodians against him, how to destroy him. Observation: Jesus heals a man with a withered hand on the Sabbath. Instead of the religious leaders being amazed at the healing power of Jesus they were angered by it because it didn't fit their religious rules. Application: Religion tends to b...

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Good Life Journal - Mark 2

Scripture: Mark2:21 No one sews a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment. If he does, the patch tears away from it, the new from the old, and a worse tear is made. Observations: This parable is a response to the people asking why Jesus and his disciples didn't fast. He provided two parables to demonstrate his response. In this story, he gives the example of sewing on...

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Good Life Journal - Mark 1

Scripture: Mark 1:9-12Jesus was baptized by John in the Jordan.And when He came up out of the water, immediately He saw the heavens being torn open and the Spirit descending on Him like a dove.And a voice came from heaven, 'You are my beloved Son, with You I am well pleased.The Spirit immediately drove Him out into the wilderness. Observation: What an amazing moment in ...

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Good Life Journal - 2 Thess. 2

Scripture: "For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work.for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness." (2 Thessalonians 2:7-12 ESV) Observatio...

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Good Life Journal - 1 Thess. 5

Scripture: 1 Thess. 5:3-6 When people say, "Everything is quiet and safe," then suddenly destruction will hit them! It will come as suddenly as the pains that come upon a woman in labor, and people will not escape. 4 But you, friends, are not in the darkness, and the Day should not take you by surprise like a thief. 5 All of you are people who belong to the light, who b...

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