Category Archives: Scripture

October 25, 2020, 1 Corinthians 13:1-13, ISSL Reflections Post 2

Here are several translations of 1 Corinthians 13 –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20corinthians%2013&version=NRSV;NIV;LEB;KJV IV.“It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” 1 Corinthians 13:7 V.Several years ago I was reading a book (sorry, right now I don’t recall the … Continue reading

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October 25, 2020, 1 Corinthians 13:1-13, ISSL Reflections Post 1

I.Once again we have before us what is to many a very familiar passage of Scripture. It is familiar enough to many to make it all but impossible to to read as if for the first time. But let me … Continue reading

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October 11, 2020, Luke 6:27-36, ISSL Reflections Post 3

VII.In our Scripture, Jesus is asking that those willing to listen, will hear what he has to say. And, what do we hear? Something we call the “golden rule”? How do you hear these words of Jesus flesh out the … Continue reading

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October 11, 2020, Luke 6:27-36, ISSL Reflections Post 2

IV.How do you understand these words from Jesus, … bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. If anyone strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also; and from anyone who takes away your coat do … Continue reading

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October 11, 2020, Luke 6:27-36, ISSL Reflections Post 1

First, my apology for getting the lessons out of order. This past week I posted about the Scripture for next Sunday, October 18, and skipped the Scripture for yesterday, October 11. I now see my error (which started as a … Continue reading

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October 18, 2020, Luke 10:25-37, ISSL Reflections Post 3

VI.Jesus is asked a question by a man who already knows the answer. Rather than providing an “answer,” Jesus asks the inquisitor for the answer, affirms the response, and then does what? VII.Not content to leave the matter there, the … Continue reading

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October 18, 2020, Luke 10:25-37, ISSL Reflections Post 2

Here is a link to this week’s Scripture –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+10%3A25-37&version=NRSV IV.I asked the other day that we pay attention to the lawyer/scribe who questions Jesus. Let’s stay with that. This lawyer/scribe who asks Jesus how to inherit eternal life is directed … Continue reading

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October 18,2020, Luke 10:25–37, ISSL Reflections Post 1

I.There is a problem with this week’s Scripture – it can be so familiar to many of us, that we no longer hear it, but instead hear what we already “know” about the passage, or “think” we know about it. … Continue reading

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October 4, 2020, 1 Samuel 19:1-7; ISSL Reflections Post 3

You can find this week’s Scripture at –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Samuel+19%3A1-18&version=NRSV VI.Intercession It seems to me when I hear church people speak of “intercession” it is in a conversation or discussion about prayer. Jonathan intercedes with his father King Saul for his friend … Continue reading

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October 4, 2020, 1 Samuel 19:1-7; ISSL Reflections Post 2

You can find this week’s Scripture at –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Samuel+19%3A1-18&version=NRSV IV.A few weeks ago I mentioned The Abide Bible as a good source to help you find some means of reflections on various Scripture passages. Today, I want to point you to … Continue reading

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