Tag Archives: Judgement

November 22, 2020, Acts 4:32-5:11, ISSL Reflections, Post 3

This week’s passage can be reread here –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=acts+4%3A32-5%3A11&version=NRSV,CEB VII.“… everything was held in common…” Was it? We read how three people “shared” their “possessions.” Notice what we are told about Barnabas, Ananias and Sapphira. What differentiates their “sharing”? From whom … 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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May 31, 2020, Hosea 11 & 12 – Post 3 – ISSL Reflections

You can find this week’s Scripture passage at –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=hosea+11%2C+12&version=NRSV VII.So what have you noticed after spending time with this passage from Hosea? Read through the passage again and if you made some notes regarding the four things I encouraged you … Continue reading

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May 31, 2020, Hosea 11 & 12 – Post 2 – ISSL Reflections

You can find this week’s Scripture passage at –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=hosea+11%2C+12&version=NRSV IV.Let’s take time today and tomorrow to read through this passage a couple of times and I’ll suggest four things for you to look for. It would be good to make … Continue reading

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May 24, 2020, Jeremiah 22:1-10 – Post 3 – ISSL Reflections

You can find this week’s Scripture here –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Jeremiah+22%3A1-10&version=NRSV VII.What have you heard from Jeremiah this week? Did you hear his call to justice and righteousness? Did you hear who he calls the King and Kingdom to act with justice and … Continue reading

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May 24, 2020, Jeremiah 22:1-10 – ISSL Reflections

I.We continue this week listening to the Prophet Jeremiah. We’ll start this week as we do most weeks, placing this week’s passage in front of us, reading it slowly and with care so we hear the words of the Prophet … Continue reading

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May 17, 2020, Jeremiah 21:8-14 – ISSL Reflections

I.The words we hear from the Prophet Jeremiah this week are set up by the inquiry King Zedekiah sends to the Jeremiah, This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord, when King Zedekiah sent to him Pashhur … Continue reading

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May 3, 2020, Zephaniah 3:14-20 – Post 2 – ISSL Reflections

V.The Prophet tells us to – “Sing … shout … rejoice and exult with all your heart” (Zephaniah 3:14) For what? Isn’t there some object or precipitant for our rejoicing? Read over this passage and pay attention for what Zephaniah … Continue reading

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April 26, 2020, Isaiah 61:8-11; 62:2-4a – ISSL Reflections

I.We started April reflecting on one of the Servant Songs in Isaiah and we move to the close of April reflecting on a passage from Isaiah 61 and another from Isaiah 62. I’d like us to start our week reading … Continue reading

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March 8, 2020, Habakkuk 1:1-4, 12-14 – Post 3 – ISSL Reflection

VI.Judgement – Confrontation – Hope When you think of the Hebrew prophets how do you first characterize their messages? One of judgement, confrontation, calling attention to what the people’s problem is, or hope? If we think of it enough, probably … Continue reading

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