Category Archives: ISSL

ISSL Reflections January 24,2021, John 17:14-24 Post 1

I.This week we are dropped in the middle, well towards the end, of the “upper room discourse” or Jesus’ farewell speech to his closest associates, followers, friends – the ones on whom he rests so much of his hope and … Continue reading

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ISSL Reflections January 17, 2021, Mark 2:1-12 Post 3

This week’s Scripture can be read again at –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mark%202%3A1-12&version=NRSV,GNT VI.This week I’ve asked us to place ourselves in this story and pay attention to where we find ourselves. What we see, what we hear and and what we feel. I’d … Continue reading

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ISSL Reflections January 17, 2021, Mark 2:1-12 Post 2

You can refresh your view of the scene at –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mark%202%3A1-12&version=NRSV,NABRE IV.Where do you find yourself in this scene? What group of folk do you most identify with? The people spreading the news that Jesus was “at home”?The crowd at the … Continue reading

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ISSL Reflections January 17, 2021, Mark 2:1-12 Post 1

I.As we read this week’s Scripture we find … “When [Jesus] returned to Carpernaum after some days, it was reported he was at home…. “ Mark 2:1 As you spend time in this passage of Scripture, pay attention to what … Continue reading

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ISSL Reflections January 10, 2021, Luke 5:1-11 Post 3

Once more, you may want to spend time with this week’s Scripture –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%205%3A1-11%20&version=NRSV;MSG VI.The image of Peter and his companions washing their nets, holds my attention. Once while Jesus was standing beside the lake of Gennesaret, and the crowd was … Continue reading

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ISSL Reflections January 10, 2021, Luke 5:1-11 Post 2

Take a few minutes to review this week’s Scripture –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%205%3A1-11%20&version=NRSV;MSG IV.As we pay attention to Peter, what do you notice about him. Below is a quick overview of the Scripture passage – Jesus asks for some help from Peter …Peter … Continue reading

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ISSL Reflections January 10, 2021, Luke 5:1-11 Post 1

I. Our Scripture for this week presents us the familiar account of Jesus calling Peter and others to follow him. The passage ends with Jesus telling Peter, “‘Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching people.’ When … Continue reading

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ISSL Reflections, January 3, 2021, Luke 4:14-22, Post 3

Welcome to a New Year, 2021. VII.As you take a moment to turn your attention to this week’s Scripture passage –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%204%3A14-22&version=NRSV;MSG Pay particular attention to – “…to set the burdened and battered free, to announce, ‘This is God’s year to … Continue reading

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January 3, 2021, Luke 4:14-22, ISSL Reflections, Post 2

This week’s Scripture can be read at –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%204%3A14-22&version=NRSV;MSG IV.Spend some time with the portions of Isaiah our Gospel text references – “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,because he has anointed meto bring good news to the poor. He … Continue reading

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ISSL Reflections, January 3, 2021, Luke 4:14-22, Post 1

I.Last week we heard John the Baptist speak of the one who brings the Kingdom. This week we follow Jesus into his hometown synagogue and hear his reading words from the Isaiah scroll and his commentary on that reading. What … Continue reading

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