Tag Archives: Hope

ISSL Reflections July 25 2021 Romans 5:1-11 Post 3

VIII. Might we be able to see things in this passage that highlight the kind of living God desires for us. Read the passage paying attention to what God wants for you – makes available to you – and you … Continue reading

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ISSL Reflections May 9, 2021, Isaiah 29:13-24 Post 2

This link will take you to our Scripture focus for the week-https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah+29%3A13-24&version=NRSV IV.I have often become frustrated with Scripture passages like this one and like I see so often in the Psalms. There is some part of me that wants … Continue reading

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ISSL Reflections May 9, 2021, Isaiah 29:13–24 Post 1

I.The word from the Prophet we look at this week covers a lot of ground and a lot of what has been the lives of the people and will be in their lives. Let’s start off slow, if you will, … Continue reading

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ISSL Reflections April 25, 2021, Lamentations 5 Post 3

Once again you can read Lamentations 5 at –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=lamentations+5&version=NRSV VI.The people of Jerusalem were able to explicitly name their situation, discouragement and pain. One hope I have for us in reading and spending time with this painful passage is to … Continue reading

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October 25, 2020, 1 Corinthians 13:1-13, ISSL Reflections Post 3

A link for this week’s Scripture passage –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20corinthians%2013&version=NRSV;NIV;LEB;KJV VI.In this Scripture passage we read first of what cannot supplant love (vv 1-3), then it speaks to the behaviors of love (vv 4-7) and finally the completeness of love (vv 8-13). … Continue reading

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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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May 10, 2020, Zechariah 8:1-8, 11-17 – Post 2 – ISSL Reflections

This week’s Scripture passage –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Zechariah+8%3A1-8%2C+11-17&version=NRSV IV.These words were first heard and later read in a world far distant from our own. The passage as we find it in our Scriptures was selected to be read for this coming Sunday several … Continue reading

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May 3, 2020, Zephaniah 3:14-20 – ISSL Reflections

I.This week we turn our thoughts to the Prophet Zephaniah and the closing words of his prophecy. He starts with harsh words for the nation and a few sentences before the passage we focus on this week he tells the … Continue reading

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April 12, 2020, 1 Corinthians 15 – Post 3 – ISSL Reflections

VII.“Therefore, my beloved, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord, because you know that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.” – 1 Corinthians 15:58 By these words Paul brings to a conclusion the … Continue reading

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