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December 15, 2019, 1 Chronicles 17 – ISSL Reflection

I. We continue this week with David’s walk with God, most especially in regard to providing God a home. The passage we looked at last week closed with David going home “to bless his household.” We open this week with … Continue reading

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December 8, 2019, 1 Chronicles 16 – Post 3 – ISSL Reflection

VI. Let’s take some time today to pay attention to a couple of sentences in the passage – one near the beginning and another at the end. …. When David had finished offering the burnt offerings and the offerings of … Continue reading

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December 8, 2019, 1 Chronicles 16 – Post 2 – ISSL Reflection

IV.How is it? Have you ever found yourself in a church service, worship service, class and those around you seem full of praise, and thanks and a worshipful spirit and you just are not there? I have. What do I … Continue reading

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December 8, 2019, 1 Chronicles 16 – ISSL Reflection

This week we pick up with the passage following our reading for this past Sunday. We see David again in the midst of the activities surrounding the Ark and offering directions to those serving around the Ark. Let’s first read … Continue reading

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December 1, 2019, 1 Chronicles 15 – Post 3 – ISSL Reflection

XI. Earlier we were talking about preparation for worship and I didn’t mention the singers and musicians. In David’s time just as in our’s, I have to think those folks prepared for their participation in public worship. Certainly it was … Continue reading

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December 1, 2019, 1 Chronicles 15 – Post 2 – ISSL Reflection

VI. What is recounted in 1 Chronicles 15 is a unique situation. The closest some of us might come to anything of this type might be the dedication or consecration of a church sanctuary, church building or some very special … 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 – 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 17, 2019, 1 Peter 1:13-25 – Post 2

VI. Let’s read over the passage again today and look for the contrasts you see in the passage. For instance, “reverent fear.” Does “reverence” and “fear” create contrasting images of ideas for you? Or do they somehow “fit” together? What … Continue reading

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