Category Archives: Scripture

September 22, 2019, Numbers 13; 14:1-10a

I. We are going to spend two weeks considering this episode in the Israelites trek to Canaan. This week we will take Numbers 13 and Numbers 14 through the first half of verse 10, and next week we take up … Continue reading

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September 15, 2019, Exodus 16:1-8, 13-15 – Post 2

VII. Did you notice my statement in Monday’s post, “ Hindsight can be a great instructor at times.” Does that sounds a lot like, “Hindsight is 20/20.” But, I think we know that is not always true. The Scripture passage … Continue reading

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September 15, 2019, Exodus 16:1-8, 13-15

I. The theme for these several months of lessons (September – November) is “Responding to God’s Grace.” First, in Genesis 19, we focused on how Lot and his family responded to an offer of escape from life in a place … Continue reading

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September 8, 2019, 1 Samuel 1:9-20 – Post 2

VIII. Last week one of the mailings I received was from the Red Letter Christians’ email list “Red Letter Wake Up”, and there Rev. Katey Zeh remarked on this same passage.  She wrote,  “Hannah’s display of raw grief while praying … Continue reading

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September 8, 2019, 1 Samuel 1:9-20

I. As you read commentary on these Scriptures in various places you will see them titled differently.  One title I read for this Sunday’s text was “God Answers Prayer.” Well … That certainly got my attention! I can’t speak for … Continue reading

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ISSL Reflection for September 1, 2019 – Genesis 19:1, 15-26, 29

I.Over the next weeks I will be offering some thoughts for reflection on the Scriptures that follow the International Sunday School Lesson Cycle for 2019-2020. I will not be concerned with offering historical background for the Scripture passage, though at … Continue reading

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Easter – Evening Prayer

Psalm 113 1 Hallelujah! Give praise, you servants of the LORD;* praise the Name of the LORD. 2 Let the Name of the LORD be blessed,* from this time forth for evermore. 3 From the rising of the sun to … Continue reading

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Easter – Morning Prayer

Psalm 148 1 Hallelujah! Praise the LORD from the heavens;* praise him in the heights. 2 Praise him, all you angels of his;* praise him, all his host. 3 Praise him, sun and moon;* praise him, all you shining stars. … Continue reading

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Holy Saturday – Evening Prayer

Psalm 27 1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom then shall I fear? * the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom then shall I be afraid? 2 When evildoers came upon me to eat … Continue reading

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Holy Saturday – Morning Prayer

Psalm 88 1 O LORD, my God, my Savior,* by day and night I cry to you. 2 Let my prayer enter into your presence;* incline your ear to my lamentation. 3 For I am full of trouble;* my life … Continue reading

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