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August 30, 2020, James 3:13-18, 5:7-11, Post3, ISSL Reflections

VII.This week we end for now our time with James. This might be a good time to review what James had to say – Scripture for August 2 –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=james%201%3A19-27&version=NRSV,ESV,MSG Scripture for August 9 –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=james%201%3A19-27&version=NRSV,ESV,MSG Scripture for August 16 –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=james%202%3A14-26&version=NIV,CEB,MSG Scripture … Continue reading

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August 30, 2020, James 3:13-18; 5:7-11, Post 2 – ISSL Reflections

Let’s go back to the Scriptures for a moment. Here are three translations to consider –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=James%203%3A13-18%3B%205%3A7-11&version=NRSV,MSG,LEB V.The other day I asked you to consider the two kinds of “wisdom” James speaks of and to note the words or phrases that … Continue reading

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August 30, 2020, James 3:13-18, 5:7-11, ISSL Reflections

I.With this week’s readings from James’ letter we come to a close of our time with James. Or maybe not. We’ve only taken time to reflect on selected passages, so perhaps you want to find time to review the entire … Continue reading

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August 23, 2020, James 3:1-12 Post 3 ISSL Reflections

How do James’ words catch you today?https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=James%203%3A1-12&version=NRSV,NASB,PHILLIPS VII.Did you notice how James mentions how we can “tame” so many different animals, For every species of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed and has been tamed … Continue reading

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Augutst 23 2020 James 3:1-12 ISSL Reflections

I.We have listened to James over the last few weeks talk with us about listening without hearing or doing, about speaking of our faith without demonstrating faith in our behaviors, and this week we hear James focus in on the … Continue reading

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August 16 2020 James 2:14-26 Post 3 ISSL Reflections

You can read several translations of this week’s passage at –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=james%202%3A14-26&version=NIV,CEB,MSG VII.Let’s look at The Message translation of a couple of sentences. Dear friends, do you think you’ll get anywhere in this if you learn all the right words but … Continue reading

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August 16, 2020, James 2:14-26 – Post 2 – ISSL Reflections

Here are three translations of this week’s passage –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=james%202%3A14-26&version=NRSV,ESV,NASB IV.We are thinking about James’ claims about faith and works. Last week we heard him stress the importance of moving beyond hearing about “the word” and failing to put into action … Continue reading

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August 16, 2020, James 2:14-26 – ISSL Reflections

I.Last week listened to James tell us that we must not be mere hearers of “the word” but must follow through the hearing, the listening, with action. This week he takes the challenge further and forces us to consider the … Continue reading

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August 9, 2020, James 1:19-27 – Post 3 – ISSL Reflections

Here is a link to three translations for this week’s Scripture –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=james%201%3A19-27&version=NRSV,ESV,MSG VII.Today let’s notice how some of this passage is presented in The Message – Don’t fool yourself into thinking that you are a listener when you are anything … Continue reading

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August 9, 2020, James 1:19-27 – Post 2 – ISSL Reflections

Here is a link to the Scripture passage we are spending time with this week –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=james+1%3A19-27&version=NRSV V.The other day I asked you to let a couple of thoughts in the passage lead your thinking as you consider the entire passage. … Continue reading

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