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Good Life Journal - Acts 25

Scripture: Acts 25:19 Rather they had certain points of dispute with him about their own religion and about a certain Jesus, who was dead, but whom Paul asserted to be alive. Observation: As Festus talks with Agrippa about Paul's situation he shares how he doesn't understand what the big deal is. To him, the dispute between Paul and the Jews about the resurrection of Je...

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Good Life Journal - Acts 24

Scripture: Acts 24:25 And as he reasoned about righteousness and self-control and the coming judgment, Felix was alarmed and said, "Go away for the present. When I get an opportunity I will summon you." Observation: Felix was in complete control of this situation. He knew Paul was innocent yet he kept Paul in jail to appease the Jews and/or to get money from Paul. Felix...

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Good Life Journal - Acts 23

Scripture: Acts 23Vs 1 And looking intently at the council, Paul said, "Brothers, I have lived my life before God in all good conscience up to this day."Vs 2 And the high priest Ananias commanded those who stood by him to strike him on the mouth.Vs 3 Then Paul said to him, "God is going to strike you, you whitewashed wall! Are you sitting to judge me according to the law,...

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Good Life Journal - Acts 22

Scripture: Acts 22:99Now those who were with me saw the light but did not understand the voice of the one who was speaking to me. Observation: Paul is sharing the story of his transformation with Fathers and sons in hopes they will hear of this testimony and turn from their sin and follow Jesus. This way is the way that Paul as Saul persecuted yet in a moment bowed and ...

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Good Life Journal - Acts 21

Scripture: And having sought out the disciples, we (Paul and his posse) stayed there for seven days. And through the Spirit they (the disciples at Tyre) were telling Paul not to go on to Jerusalem....On the next day we departed and came to Caesarea and we entered the house of Phillip the evangelist (who was one of the seven) and stayed with him. He (Phillip) had four unma...

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Good Life Journal - Acts 19

Scripture: Acts 19:25-28These he gathered together, with the workmen in similar trades, and said, "Men, you know that from this business we have our wealth. And you see and hear that not only in Ephesus but in almost all of Asia this Paul has persuaded and turned away a great many people, saying that gods made with hands are not gods. And there is danger not only that thi...

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Good Life Journal - Acts 20

Scripture: Acts 20:24 - But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry I received from the Lord Jesus to testify to the gospel of the grace of God. Observation: Paul is giving advice to the Ephesian elders and tells them that his life by itself has no value. In spite of beatings, imprisonment, Paul li...

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Good Life Journal - Acts 18

Scripture: Acts 18:26 He began to speak boldly in the synagogue, but when Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him and explained to him the way of God more accurately. Observation: Apollos was a passionate and gifted preacher. He was effective and spoke the truths of Jesus accurately. However he was not in total understanding of the Spirit. So Priscilla and Aquila...

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Good Life Journal - Acts 17

Scripture: Acts 17:11 Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so. Observation: Paul showed us an example of how we are to spread the word. The men and women of Berea showed us an example of how we are to receive the word. Application: Paul spoke bold...

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Good Life Journal - Acts 15

Scripture: Acts 15:9-119and he made no distinction between us and them, having cleansed their hearts by faith. 10Now, therefore, why are you putting God to the test by placing a yoke on the neck of the disciples that neither our fathers nor we have been able to bear? 11But we believe that we will be saved through the grace of the Lord Jesus, just as they will." Observati...

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