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ISSL Reflections May 9, 2021, Isaiah 29:13-24 Post 3

VII.In the Scripture passage we read this week, what did Isaiah see and hear in his day that led him to believe the people were not on the path of covenant life with God? Maybe we could make a list. … 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 4, 2021, Isaiah 53:4-11a Post 3

IX.This week’s Scripture passage seems especially fitting for today, Good Friday. I invite you to first read the passage in light of today’s recollection of the trials and crucifixion of Jesus. Isaiah 53:4-11 Surely he has borne our infirmitiesand carried … Continue reading

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ISSL Reflections April 4, 2021, Isaiah 53:4-11a Post 2

To refresh your reading of this Scripture passage you can follow this link to the passage in the New Revised Standard Version and The Message –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah%2053%3A4-11&version=NRSV;MSG V.I asked in the last post to consider Jesus’ years with his followers and … Continue reading

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ISSL Reflections April 4, 2021, Isaiah 53:4-11a Post 1

I.We approach Easter Sunday this week. Yesterday, in many churches, the Gospel reading took us back to Palm Sunday when cheering people greeted Jesus. This week we move through the week with Jesus in Jerusalem maybe noting some of the … Continue reading

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ISSL Reflections, January 3, 2021, Luke 4:14-22, Post 3

Welcome to a New Year, 2021. VII.As you take a moment to turn your attention to this week’s Scripture passage –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%204%3A14-22&version=NRSV;MSG Pay particular attention to – “…to set the burdened and battered free, to announce, ‘This is God’s year to … Continue reading

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January 3, 2021, Luke 4:14-22, ISSL Reflections, Post 2

This week’s Scripture can be read at –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%204%3A14-22&version=NRSV;MSG IV.Spend some time with the portions of Isaiah our Gospel text references – “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,because he has anointed meto bring good news to the poor. He … Continue reading

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ISSL Reflections, January 3, 2021, Luke 4:14-22, Post 1

I.Last week we heard John the Baptist speak of the one who brings the Kingdom. This week we follow Jesus into his hometown synagogue and hear his reading words from the Isaiah scroll and his commentary on that reading. What … Continue reading

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April 26, 2020, Isaiah 61:8-11; 62:2-4a – Post 3 – ISSL Reflections

IX.This week we have looked at the images Isaiah uses to help us see and enter God’s Kingdom. As we close our week with Isaiah, let’s look again at the passage in Isaiah 62 Isaiah 62:2-4 (New Revised Standard Version) … Continue reading

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