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ISSL Reflections August 29, 2021 2 Corinthians 4:16-5:10 Post 3

VIII.Paul tells us – “… so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life.” Life? Life that is not defined by “the earthly tent we live in” and “this slight momentary affliction”? Let’s read the passage and notice … Continue reading

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ISSL Reflections July 25 2021 Romans 5:1-11 Post 1

I.We hear some familiar words from Paul this week – “justified by faith.” As you read our focus passage, pay attention to what Paul tells us follows from our being “justified by faith.” Look at what he writes here, not … Continue reading

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

I.This week we turn to Ezekial’s words that at once can be heard as a challenge and as a path opening to renewal of God’s covenant with the people. As you read this passage pay attention to not only what … Continue reading

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November 15, 2020, 1 John 3:11-24, ISSL Reflections Post 2

This link will take you to the week’s passage from both the NRSV and The Message translations,https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20John%203%3A11-24&version=NRSV,MSG IV.Why don’t we revisit these words from 1 John today, 1 John 3:14-19 We know that we have passed from death to life … Continue reading

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September 27, 2020, Genesis 45:1-8, 10-15; ISSL Reflections Post 2

You can find three translations of this week’s Scripture at –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis%2045%3A1-8%2C%2010-15&version=NRSV;CEB;NIV IV.Did you take time to explore the passage as I suggested in my last post? Taking time with the passage to pay attention to what captures you most deeply? … Continue reading

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December 22, 2019, Luke 1:38-56 – Post 2 – ISSL Reflections

VI. Remember your word to your servant, in which you have made me hope. This is my comfort in my distress, that your promise gives me life. (Psalm 119:49-50) VII. I asked you the other day to spend time with … Continue reading

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