Category Archives: Scripture

August 9, 2020, James 1:19-27 – Post 3 – ISSL Reflections

Here is a link to three translations for this week’s Scripture –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=james%201%3A19-27&version=NRSV,ESV,MSG VII.Today let’s notice how some of this passage is presented in The Message – Don’t fool yourself into thinking that you are a listener when you are anything … Continue reading

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August 9, 2020, James 1:19-27 – Post 2 – ISSL Reflections

Here is a link to the Scripture passage we are spending time with this week –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=james+1%3A19-27&version=NRSV V.The other day I asked you to let a couple of thoughts in the passage lead your thinking as you consider the entire passage. … Continue reading

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August 9, 2020, James 1:19-27 – ISSL Reflections

I.James continues to offer instruction this week. In this week’s readings there is the very known command that we are to be, “… doers of the word and not merely hearers …” (James 1:22) And what might be a little … Continue reading

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August 2, 2020, James 1:1-12 – Post 3 – ISSL Reflections

Below is a link to this week’s Scripture passage –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=james+1%3A1-12&version=NRSV VII.This week as we spent time with James we have thought together by trials, joy, faith, maturity, and encouragement. There remains one more item to consider, doubt. It’s not so … Continue reading

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August 2, 2020, James 1:1-12 – Post 2 – ISSL Reflections

Below is a link to this week’s Scripture passage –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=james+1%3A1-12&version=NRSV V.We were thinking the other day about some of the ways James suggests we move toward maturity. As you read this Scripture passage today what encourages you in what James … Continue reading

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August 2, 2020, James 1:1-12 – ISSL Reflections

I.We begin this week a journey with some of the “encouragement” the Epistle of James offers us. (Is it an “encouragement” or a “warning”?) Let’s start as usual by reading the scripture a couple of times and reading it prayerfully … Continue reading

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July 26, 2020, John 14:1-14 – Post 3 – ISSL Reflections

VII.Our Scripture passage closes this week with hearing Jesus say to his disciples, If in my name you ask me for anything, I will do it. (John 14:14) Take time to read the passage with these words of Jesus as … Continue reading

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July 26, 2020, John 14:1-14 – Post 2 – ISSL Reflections

IV.Take time to read the Scripture a few times. Here is a link for the passage. Why not read it in a few translations? https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=john+14%3A1-14&version=NRSV V.There is a prayer attributed to Richard of Chichester and popularized by the song, “Day … Continue reading

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July 26, 2020, John 14:1-14 – ISSL Reflections

I.This week we turn our attention to a much read passage in the Gospel of John. John 13 marks the beginning of what we often call the “Upper Room Discourse.” It is the setting of Jesus’ last actions and words … Continue reading

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July 19, 2020, Mark 6:1-6 – Post 3 – ISSL Reflections

VII.Let’s take another look at how this scene in the synagogue unfolds. Here’s a link to the passage in both the NRSV and in The Message –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mark+6%3A1-6&version=NRSV;MSG VIII.Previous to his going to Nazareth Mark recounts Jesus healing a number of … Continue reading

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