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ISSL Reflections April 18, 2021, Nehemiah 2:11-20 Post 2

Take time to reread this week’s focus passage –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Nehemiah+2%3A11-20&version=NRSV III.Having thought about how you would describe Nehemiah in a sentence or so, what do you name as Nehemiah’s most important character traits for you? Does prayerful make your list? What … Continue reading

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ISSL Reflections April 18, 2021, Nehemiah 2:11-20 Post 1

I.We turn this week to Nehemiah who as Ezra worked to rebuild Jerusalem, rebuild the Temple and reestablish life as people of the covenant. As we begin out time with this passage first pay attention to Nehemiah. II.Nehemiah 2:11-20 So … Continue reading

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ISSL Reflections April 11, 2021, Ezra 10:1-12 Post 3

Below is a link to this week’s focus passage in several translations –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ezra+9%3A1-12&version=NRSV;NIV;ESV;KJV;NET VI.In ending my last post I asked – “How do you place this situation and these actions in the context of Scripture in its entirety and its … Continue reading

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ISSL Reflections April 11, 2021, Ezra 10:1-12 Post 2

Take time to refresh your reading of this week’s focus Scripture –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ezra+10%3A1-12&version=NRSV V.Who or what should be at the center of our attention in Ezra 9 and 10? Ezra? When Ezra is first brought to our attention in this account … Continue reading

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ISSL Reflections April 11, 2021, Ezra 10:1-12 Post 1

I.First, a short aside, please. When I started this project to offer suggestions for reflections on the Scripture passages that are part of the International Sunday School Lessons (also sometimes called the Uniform Series) I knew this would take me … 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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March 28, 2021, 1 Kings 18:5-18 Post 3

Here is a link to this week’s Scripture in both the New Revised Standard Version and The Message –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Kings%2018%3A5-18&version=NRSV;MSG VII.While the King or the Prophet could capture our attention in this passage, I have to admit Obadiah captures my interest. … Continue reading

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March 28, 2021, 1 Kings 18:5-18 Post 2

This week’s focus passage can be found at –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Kings+18%3A5-18&version=NRSV IV.In the post from the other day, I asked you to pay attention to the three men called by name in this passage. Who do you see and what do you … Continue reading

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March 28, 2021, 1 Kings 18:5-18 Post 1

I.This week we look into an intriguing encounter of three men who come from different places/positions/roles in their society. As you reread this passage pay attention to what you can learn about each of the three. II.1 Kings 18:5-18 Then … Continue reading

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