Tag Archives: Faith

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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November 24, 2019, 2 Peter 1:1-15 – Post 3 – ISSL Reflection

VIII. I wonder if we hear Peter’s words to us as encouragement or scolding? It could be when we read, “… make every effort to support your faith with …” we could hear him speaking from disappointment and scolding us … Continue reading

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November 24, 2019, 2 Peter 1:1-15 – Post 2 – ISSL Reflection

V. I closed the other day with two questions – (1) What is the first step we take toward this knowledge? And (2) What steps do we take as we begin to gain this knowledge? Recall that the “knowledge” we … Continue reading

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November 24, 2019, 2 Peter 1:1-15 – ISSL Reflection

I. As we turn this week to the beginning of this letter I think it helpful to notice two things. First, Peter knows he is not sharing with his readers anything they do not already know, “Therefore I intend to … Continue reading

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November 17, 2019, 1 Peter 1:13-25 – Post 3

X. “Through him you have come to trust in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are set on God.” (1 Peter 1.21) I wonder if we could use this … Continue reading

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November 3, 2019, 2 Corinthians 13:1-11 – Post 3

XI. Before we leave this portion of Paul’s letter, allow me to mention one more item Paul writes, Examine yourselves to see whether you are living in the faith. Test yourselves. XII. Maybe we could start to implement Paul’s direction … Continue reading

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October 20, 2019, Luke 7:1-10 – Post 2

VI. I am a little later getting back to you than I intended, but let’s take a couple of moments now to continue our reflection on this passage, a few questions and see what speaks to us. VII. What do … Continue reading

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