Tag Archives: Jesus

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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July 26, 2020, John 14:1-14 – Post 3 – ISSL Reflections

VII.Our Scripture passage closes this week with hearing Jesus say to his disciples, If in my name you ask me for anything, I will do it. (John 14:14) Take time to read the passage with these words of Jesus as … Continue reading

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July 26, 2020, John 14:1-14 – ISSL Reflections

I.This week we turn our attention to a much read passage in the Gospel of John. John 13 marks the beginning of what we often call the “Upper Room Discourse.” It is the setting of Jesus’ last actions and words … Continue reading

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July 19, 2020, Mark 6:1-6 – Post 3 – ISSL Reflections

VII.Let’s take another look at how this scene in the synagogue unfolds. Here’s a link to the passage in both the NRSV and in The Message –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mark+6%3A1-6&version=NRSV;MSG VIII.Previous to his going to Nazareth Mark recounts Jesus healing a number of … Continue reading

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July 19, 2020, Mark 6:1-6 – Post 2 – ISSL Reflections

IV.How did it go? It would be great if we could get together and talk over our experiences of “entering the narrative.” As we listened to one another about how it unfolded we could share our experiences whatever they might … Continue reading

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July 12, 2020, Ecclesiastes 3:1, 7b; Luke 2:39-52 – Post 3 – ISSL Reflections

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven … a time to keep silence, and a time to speak.” (Ecclesiastes 3:1, 7b) VI.What of that balance – to keep silence/to speak. Is that an … Continue reading

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July 12, 2020, Ecclesiastes 3:1, 7b; Luke 2:39-52 – ISSL Reflections

I.In this week’s scripture we are first reminded by the writer of Ecclesiastes that there is a proper “…season, and a time for every matter under heaven….” And then we jump over the naming of many of those “seasons” to … Continue reading

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July 5, 2020, Matthew 11:7-19 – Post 2 – ISSL Reflections

V.Did I put too many questions before you this past Monday? As I reread that post, I see I asked a lot of you. After the post was up, I came across this from the novelist William Styron, “A good … Continue reading

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February 2, 2020, Matthew 4:1-11 – Post 3 – ISSL Reflection

VII. We began this set of Scripture lessons in December and spent the first nine weeks listening to and watching first David and then Solomon. A major focus in each lesson was the Temple. But each week we went beyond … Continue reading

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October 13, 2019, 1 Kings 17:7-16 – Post 2

VI. Allow me briefly to add another thought for your reflection. Notice in our Scripture that the city Elijah travels to is “… Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon …” Sidon – Not a city of the Hebrews but a city … Continue reading

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