Tag Archives: Faith

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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September 27, 2020, Genesis 45:1-8, 10-15; ISSL Reflections Post 3

VI.With our reflections this week, we come to an end with this journey with Joseph. We have looked at several scenes from this life that we find in following Scriptures – Genesis 37:2–11, 23–24a, 28https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis+37%3A2%E2%80%9311%2C+23%E2%80%9324a%2C+28&version=NRSV Genesis 41:25–33, 37–40, 50–52https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis+41%3A25%E2%80%9333%2C+37%E2%80%9340%2C+50%E2%80%9352%09&version=NRSV Genesis … Continue reading

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August 16 2020 James 2:14-26 Post 3 ISSL Reflections

You can read several translations of this week’s passage at –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=james%202%3A14-26&version=NIV,CEB,MSG VII.Let’s look at The Message translation of a couple of sentences. Dear friends, do you think you’ll get anywhere in this if you learn all the right words but … Continue reading

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August 16, 2020, James 2:14-26 – Post 2 – ISSL Reflections

Here are three translations of this week’s passage –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=james%202%3A14-26&version=NRSV,ESV,NASB IV.We are thinking about James’ claims about faith and works. Last week we heard him stress the importance of moving beyond hearing about “the word” and failing to put into action … Continue reading

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August 16, 2020, James 2:14-26 – ISSL Reflections

I.Last week listened to James tell us that we must not be mere hearers of “the word” but must follow through the hearing, the listening, with action. This week he takes the challenge further and forces us to consider the … 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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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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March 8, 2020, Habakkuk 1:1-4, 12-14 – Post 3 – ISSL Reflection

VI.Judgement – Confrontation – Hope When you think of the Hebrew prophets how do you first characterize their messages? One of judgement, confrontation, calling attention to what the people’s problem is, or hope? If we think of it enough, probably … Continue reading

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January 12, 2020, 1 Kings 8:14-21 – Post 2 – ISSL Reflection

V. Picking up where we left off the other day, “… God … has fulfilled … the Lord has upheld the promise he made …” In the context of Solomon’s speech this covers many years and many events from the … Continue reading

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