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November 8, 2020, John 15:4-17, ISSL Reflections Post 3

You will find this week’s Scripture from New Revised Standard Version, the Common English Bible and The Message here –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%2015%3A4-17&version=NRSV;CEB;MSG VIII.Let’s follow up on 5 ways we can abide in Jesus. Would you mind if I share a few thoughts … Continue reading

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November 8, 2020, John 15:4-17, ISSL Reflections Post 2

You will find this week’s Scripture from New Revised Standard Version, the Common English Bible and The Message here –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%2015%3A4-17&version=NRSV;CEB;MSG IV.Notice how Jesus speaks of “abiding” – Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot … Continue reading

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November 8, 2020, John 15:4-17, ISSL Reflections Post 1

I.As you spend time with these words of Jesus notice what he repeats. II.John 15:4-17 (NRSV) Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither … Continue reading

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November 1, 2020, John 13:1-15, 34-35 ISSL Reflections Post 3

You may want to return to the Scripture passage to read it again –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+13%3A1%E2%80%9315%2C+34%E2%80%9335&version=NRSV VII.Some congregations reenact this scene every Maundy Thursday, Thursday of Holy Week, the day before Good Friday. A friend of mine attentened a Baptist church that … Continue reading

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November 1, 2020, John 13:1-15, 34-35 ISSL Reflections Post 2

IV.Read this Scripture passage a few times, taking several minutes between each reading to let the words and images rest in you. What words and images will not let go of your attention? V.John 13:1-15 (NRSV) Now before the festival … Continue reading

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October 11, 2020, Luke 6:27-36, ISSL Reflections Post 3

VII.In our Scripture, Jesus is asking that those willing to listen, will hear what he has to say. And, what do we hear? Something we call the “golden rule”? How do you hear these words of Jesus flesh out the … Continue reading

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October 11, 2020, Luke 6:27-36, ISSL Reflections Post 2

IV.How do you understand these words from Jesus, … bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. If anyone strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also; and from anyone who takes away your coat do … Continue reading

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October 11, 2020, Luke 6:27-36, ISSL Reflections Post 1

First, my apology for getting the lessons out of order. This past week I posted about the Scripture for next Sunday, October 18, and skipped the Scripture for yesterday, October 11. I now see my error (which started as a … Continue reading

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October 18, 2020, Luke 10:25-37, ISSL Reflections Post 3

VI.Jesus is asked a question by a man who already knows the answer. Rather than providing an “answer,” Jesus asks the inquisitor for the answer, affirms the response, and then does what? VII.Not content to leave the matter there, the … Continue reading

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August 2, 2020, James 1:1-12 – Post 3 – ISSL Reflections

Below is a link to this week’s Scripture passage –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=james+1%3A1-12&version=NRSV VII.This week as we spent time with James we have thought together by trials, joy, faith, maturity, and encouragement. There remains one more item to consider, doubt. It’s not so … Continue reading

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