Tag Archives: Kingdom of God

ISSL Reflections June 6, 2021 Matthew 6:25-34 Post 3

VIII. To start off today let’s read this passage in The Message translation, Matthew 6:25-34 (The Message) 25-26 “If you decide for God, living a life of God-worship, it follows that you don’t fuss about what’s on the table at … Continue reading

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ISSL Reflections June 6, 2021 Matthew 6:25-34 Post 2

You can review this week’s Scripture focus here –  https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+6%3A25-34&version=NRSV IV. Rabbi Jesus identifies several categories of things to not worry about,  “… do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about … Continue reading

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ISSL Reflections June 6, 2021 Matthew 6:25-34 Post 1

I.“ … do not worry… ” That would be a good thing, not to spend time with an unproductive activity like worrying. But how do we get there? It’s one thing to be told to stop something, but maybe another … Continue reading

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ISSL Reflections May 23, 2021, Ezekiel 18:1-9, 30-32 Post 3

The focus passage in the NRSV translation can be found at –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ezekiel+18%3A1-9%2C+30-32&version=NRSV VII.As we look at this passage today, I invite you to focus on those sentences that offer some descriptions of what a righteous life might look like, Ezekiel … Continue reading

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ISSL Reflections May 9, 2021, Isaiah 29:13-24 Post 3

VII.In the Scripture passage we read this week, what did Isaiah see and hear in his day that led him to believe the people were not on the path of covenant life with God? Maybe we could make a list. … Continue reading

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ISSL Reflections May 9, 2021, Isaiah 29:13-24 Post 2

This link will take you to our Scripture focus for the week-https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah+29%3A13-24&version=NRSV IV.I have often become frustrated with Scripture passages like this one and like I see so often in the Psalms. There is some part of me that wants … Continue reading

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ISSL Reflections April 4, 2021, Isaiah 53:4-11a Post 2

To refresh your reading of this Scripture passage you can follow this link to the passage in the New Revised Standard Version and The Message –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah%2053%3A4-11&version=NRSV;MSG V.I asked in the last post to consider Jesus’ years with his followers and … Continue reading

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March 21,2021, 2 Kings 22:14-20 Post 3

You can find this week’s focus Scripture at –  https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+Kings+22%3A14-20&version=NRSV And if you want read 2 Kings 23 here is a link –  https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2%20Kings%2023&version=NRSV VII. After Josiah had heard the book of the covenant read to him, and after he … Continue reading

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March 7, 2021, Deuteronomy 18:15-22 Post 3

You can find this week’s Scripture at –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Deuteronomy+18%3A15-22&version=NRSV VI.Let’s continue with the question I asked the other day – Has Moses’ promise that God will send prophets to his people (you and me?) been realized in your walk of faith? … Continue reading

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February 28, 2021, Acts 16:11-15, 40, 1 Corinthians 1:26-30 Post 3

You can read this week’s Scripture in both the New Revised Standard Version and The Message at –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts%2016%3A11-15%2C%2040%2C%201%20Corinthians%201%3A26-30&version=NRSV;MSG VI.Let’s focus on the passage from 1 Corinthians – 1 Corinthians 1:26-30 Consider your own call, brothers and sisters: not many of … Continue reading

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