Tag Archives: Generosity

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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November 22, 2020, Acts 4:32-5:11, ISSL Reflections, Post 2

IV.Let’s focus here for while – Acts 4:32, 34-35Now the whole group of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one claimed private ownership of any possessions, but everything they owned was held in common…. There … Continue reading

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November 22, 2020, Acts 4:32-5:11, ISSL Reflections, Post 1

I.I’ll get us started on our text for this week as I do most weeks asking you to read over the passage a couple of times. For our first reading let’s read the entire passage without stopping to pay particular … Continue reading

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October 11, 2020, Luke 6:27-36, ISSL Reflections Post 3

VII.In our Scripture, Jesus is asking that those willing to listen, will hear what he has to say. And, what do we hear? Something we call the “golden rule”? How do you hear these words of Jesus flesh out the … Continue reading

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October 11, 2020, Luke 6:27-36, ISSL Reflections Post 2

IV.How do you understand these words from Jesus, … bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. If anyone strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also; and from anyone who takes away your coat do … Continue reading

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October 11, 2020, Luke 6:27-36, ISSL Reflections Post 1

First, my apology for getting the lessons out of order. This past week I posted about the Scripture for next Sunday, October 18, and skipped the Scripture for yesterday, October 11. I now see my error (which started as a … Continue reading

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February 9, 2020, Matthew 6:1-8 – ISSL Reflection

I. This week we hear Jesus give some practical and concrete examples of what he thinks “religion” is about. We hear him mention “practicing your piety.” I guess “piety” is about religion? After you read through this passage several times … Continue reading

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