Tag Archives: Discipleship

ISSL Reflections April 11, 2021, Ezra 10:1-12 Post 3

Below is a link to this week’s focus passage in several translations –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ezra+9%3A1-12&version=NRSV;NIV;ESV;KJV;NET VI.In ending my last post I asked – “How do you place this situation and these actions in the context of Scripture in its entirety and its … Continue reading

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ISSL Reflections April 4, 2021, Isaiah 53:4-11a Post 3

IX.This week’s Scripture passage seems especially fitting for today, Good Friday. I invite you to first read the passage in light of today’s recollection of the trials and crucifixion of Jesus. Isaiah 53:4-11 Surely he has borne our infirmitiesand carried … Continue reading

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March 7, 2021, Deuteronomy 18:15-22 Post 3

You can find this week’s Scripture at –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Deuteronomy+18%3A15-22&version=NRSV VI.Let’s continue with the question I asked the other day – Has Moses’ promise that God will send prophets to his people (you and me?) been realized in your walk of faith? … Continue reading

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February 28, 2021, Acts 16:11-15, 40, 1 Corinthians 1:26-30 Post 3

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 VI.Let’s focus on the passage from 1 Corinthians – 1 Corinthians 1:26-30 Consider your own call, brothers and sisters: not many of … 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 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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