Tag Archives: Acts

ISSL Reflections April 4, 2021, Isaiah 53:4-11a Post 1

I.We approach Easter Sunday this week. Yesterday, in many churches, the Gospel reading took us back to Palm Sunday when cheering people greeted Jesus. This week we move through the week with Jesus in Jerusalem maybe noting some of the … Continue reading

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February 28,2021, Acts 16:11-15, 40, 1 Corinthians 1:26-30 Post 2

You can read this week’s Scripture in both the New Revised Standard Version and The Message at –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts%2016%3A11-15%2C%2040%2C%201%20Corinthians%201%3A26-30&version=NRSV;MSG IV.Within days of the arrival of Paul and his companions in Philippi (apparently an important city of the region and the Empire) … Continue reading

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February 28,2021, Acts 16:11-15, 40, 1 Corinthians 1:26-30 Post 1

I. With this week’s Scriptures we come to the end of one series of lessons that began the last Sunday in January and another that began the first Sunday in December. In December we began reflecting on a set of … Continue reading

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February 21, 2021, Acts 18:1-3, 18-21, 24-26, Romans 16:3-4 Post 3

Please take some time today to go back to this week’s passages and reread them a couple of times. Does anything stand out to you that you not notice the same way earlier – https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts%2018%3A1-3%2C%2018-21%2C%2024-26%2C%20Romans%2016%3A3-4&version=NRSV;MSG VI.I closed the other day … Continue reading

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February 21, 2021, Acts 18:1-3, 18-21, 24-26, Romans 16:3-4 Post 2

To reread these passages you can use the link below –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts+18%3A1-3%2C+18-21%2C+24-26%2C+Romans+16%3A3-4&version=NRSV IV.Let’s take up my last question from the other day – Where do their similarities and differences lead them? Of these four people, what similarities do they share? What … Continue reading

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February 21, 2021, Acts 18:1-3, 18-21, 24-26, Romans 16:3-4 Post 1

I.This week we focus our reflection on the interactions of four people, Paul, Aquila, Priscilla and Apollos. As you read these passages first notice what brought each to their encounters. As you reread the passages pay attention to what you … Continue reading

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ISSL Reflections January 31, 202, Luke 2:36-38, Acts 2:16-21, 21:8-9 Post 3

Here is a link to this week’s Scripture. Please refresh your mind and spirit by reading it again –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%202%3A36-38%2C%20Acts%202%3A16-21%2C%2021%3A8-9&version=NRSV,MSG VI.What do you make of this – “ … I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh … will pour … Continue reading

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ISSL Reflections January 31, 202, Luke 2:36-38, Acts 2:16-21, 21:8-9 Post 2

Please take some time today to go back to these several passages and spend time considering them. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%202%3A36-38%2C%20Acts%202%3A16-21%2C%2021%3A8-9&version=NRSV,MSG V.Who is included in God’s work? I am not thinking of who God “works on” or “works in” but who is called … Continue reading

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ISSL Reflections January 31, 202, Luke 2:36-38, Acts 2:16-21, 21:8-9 Post 1

I.For this week we have three Scripture passages (four if you count the reference to Joel 2:28-32 in Acts) set in front of us. As you consider these words let them rest with you for a while then reread them, … Continue reading

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November 22, 2020, Acts 4:32-5:11, ISSL Reflections, Post 3

This week’s passage can be reread here –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=acts+4%3A32-5%3A11&version=NRSV,CEB VII.“… everything was held in common…” Was it? We read how three people “shared” their “possessions.” Notice what we are told about Barnabas, Ananias and Sapphira. What differentiates their “sharing”? From whom … Continue reading

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