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ISSL Reflections September 19 2021 Mark 10:46–52 Post 3

X.Once more let’s return to our Scripture passage and take time to notice the movement of the crowd, Jesus and Bartimaeus. XII.Mark 10:46-52 They came to Jericho. As he and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus … Continue reading

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ISSL Reflections September 19 2021 Mark 10:46–52 Post 1

I.The focus passage for this week does not mention praise directly even though we are “suppose” to be in a series of passages that focus on praise from one angle or another. So, what do we have before us this … Continue reading

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ISSL Reflections August 29, 2021 2 Corinthians 4:16-5:10 Post 3

VIII.Paul tells us – “… so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life.” Life? Life that is not defined by “the earthly tent we live in” and “this slight momentary affliction”? Let’s read the passage and notice … Continue reading

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ISSL Reflections August 22, 2021 1 John 4:2-3, 13-17; 5:4-5 Post 3

VII.By spending time with these passages from 1 John what have you come to know or to know more deeply? VIII.1 John 4:2-3 By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come … Continue reading

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ISSL Reflections August 22, 2021 1 John 4:2-3, 13-17; 5:4-5 Post 2

IV.As I return to the passages today, I am drawn to the phrase, “conquers the world.” What does it take to conquer the world? V.1 John 4:2-3 By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that … Continue reading

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ISSL Reflections August 22, 2021 1 John 4:2-3, 13-17; 5:4-5 Post 1

I.This week we will consider three passages from 1 John. As you read these passages a few times, what do you notice that “ties” the passages together? Does one word stand out? Does a repeated phrase stand out? What do … Continue reading

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ISSL Reflections August 15, 2021 Hebrews 10:23-36 Post 3

VII.We have read this passage paying attention to the encouragements and warnings it puts in front of us. Notice the writers closing words to us – Do not, therefore, abandon that confidence of yours; it brings a great reward. For … Continue reading

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ISSL Reflections August 15, 2021 Hebrews 10:23-36 Post 2

IV.Let’s go back to this week’s passage and in your reading this time take notice any “warnings” you find in the passage either explicitly or implicitly. Hebrews 10:23-36 Let us hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering, … Continue reading

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ISSL Reflections August 8 2021 Hebrews 11:1-8, 13-16 Post 3

VII.Let’s spend some time with the last few sentences from this week’s focus passage. The writer calls our attention to those he mentioned by referring to them as, “All of these died in faith without ….” What might these few … Continue reading

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ISSL Reflections August 8 2021 Hebrews 11:1-8, 13-16 Post 2

IV.We start off with, “Now faith is ….” We could think we are going to get the “end all” definition of “faith.” But as the passage develops it appears something else may be at work. Maybe we need to notice … Continue reading

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