Tag Archives: Love

February 14, 2021, Luke 8:1-3, Mark 15:40, John 20:10-18 Post 2

Take time today to go to these passages again –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+8%3A1-3%2C+Mark+15%3A40%2C+John+20%3A10-18&version=NRSV V.I close each of these calls to reflection with the latin phrase, “ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est.” I take that to translate as “where love and passion are, … Continue reading

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November 29, 2020, James 2:1-13, ISSL Reflections, Post 3

Here is this week’s Scripture from the Common English Bible translation –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=James+2%3A1-13&version=CEB VII.The Scriptures we have read during the last months have all, one way or another, focused on how we love, or don’t love, one another. How we put … Continue reading

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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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November 22, 2020, Acts 4:32-5:11, ISSL Reflections, Post 2

IV.Let’s focus here for while – Acts 4:32, 34-35Now the whole group of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one claimed private ownership of any possessions, but everything they owned was held in common…. There … Continue reading

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November 22, 2020, Acts 4:32-5:11, ISSL Reflections, Post 1

I.I’ll get us started on our text for this week as I do most weeks asking you to read over the passage a couple of times. For our first reading let’s read the entire passage without stopping to pay particular … Continue reading

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

You can read this week’s Scripture focus here –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20John%203%3A11-24&version=NIV,CEB VI.Do you ever wonder about the people who first received this letter? Or maybe even why the writer sensed a need to write these words to them, as opposed to other … 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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November 15, 2020, 1 John 3:11-24, ISSL Reflections Post 1

I.As you read these words from 1 John what stands out to your? What do you take as the theme of this passage? II.1 John 3:11-24 (NRSV) For this is the message you have heard from the beginning, that we … Continue reading

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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 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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