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Good Life Journal - Luke 13

Scripture: Luke 13:8-9 And he answered him, ‘Sir, let it alone this year also, until I dig around it and put on manure. Then if it should bear fruit next year, well and good; but if not, you can cut it down.’” Observation: After calling his listeners to repent, Jesus then tells this story. He paints a picture of an owner who wants fruit from his tree a...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 12

Scripture: Luke 12:22-23 And he said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. Observation: Jesus teaches us that there is more to life than worrying about worldly things. There are basic needs, of course, but...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 11

Scripture: Luke 11 Vs.1 ... his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples. Vs. 2 And he said to them, “When you pray, say ..." Vs. 27 As he said these things, a woman in the crowd raised her voice and said to him, “Blessed is the womb that bore you, and the breasts at which you nursed!” ...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 10

Scripture: Luke 10 30-34 “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. So too, a Levite, when he came by the place and saw him, passed by on the...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 9

Scripture:   "And he called the twelve together and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal." Luke 9:1-2"On their return the apostles told him all that they had done.  And he took them and withdrew apart to a town called Bethsaida."  Luke 9:10Observation:  I thi...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 8

Scripture: Luke 8:15 – As for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart and bear fruit with patience. Observation: Jesus is explaining the parable of the sower to the disciples and how people respond to God’s word (seed).  Every time the Gospel is preached there is response demanded.  In t...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 7

Scripture: Luke 7:9-10 When Jesus heard these things, he marveled at him, and turning to the crowd that followed him, said, “I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.” And when those who had been sent returned to the house, they found the servant well. Observation: Jesus marvels at the understanding and faith of the centurion. Specifically his ...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 6

Scripture: Luke 6:12-13 In these days he went out to the mountain to pray, and all night he continued in prayer to God. And when day came, he called his disciples and chose from them twelve, whom he named apostles. Observation: Before Jesus makes decisions, he prays. Before Jesus does anything, he prays. Application: Prayer is sometimes the last thing I do. Most of th...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 5

Scripture: Luke 5:5 And Simon answered “Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word I will let down the nets.” Observation: Go into the deep meant he had to go far into the water and not just throw his nets closer to shore. Sometime we are called to do hard work. Not all of the tasks God has in store for us are easy or glamorous.  We...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 4

Scripture: Luke 4 Vs. 2 (Jesus was) for forty days, being tempted by the devil. And he ate nothing during those days. And when they were ended, he was hungry. Vs. 5 And the devil took him up and showed him all the kingdoms of the world ... Vs. 9 And he (the devil) took him to Jerusalem and set him on the pinnacle of the temple. Observation: This is Luke's account of ...

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