Tag Archives: Love

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

I.With this week’s reading we come to an end of our journey with Joseph and his brothers for now. This week we read of another reunion. And this reunion goes very differently than what we read last week. I invite … Continue reading

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September 6, 2020; Genesis 37:2–11, 23–24a, 28; Post 3 ISSL Reflections

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=genesis%2037&version=NRSV,NABRE IX.How did our thought experiment from the other day go? I know it is overly simplistic to even suggest a 21 point scale (of course that is not counting for fractional or decimal breakdown of the scale) to think … Continue reading

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September 6, 2020 – Genesis 37:2-11, 23-24a, 28 – Post 2 – ISSL Reflections

V.Let’s review this week’s passage regarding Joseph and his family. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=genesis%2037&version=NRSV,NABRE What do we notice? Joseph’s father (Jacob/Israel) loves Joseph more than his other sons. (37:3) Joseph’s brothers take notice of Jacob’s love for Joseph and “hate” him. Apparently they … Continue reading

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September 6, 2020, Genesis 37:2–11, 23–24a, 28, ISSL Reflections

I.With today’s reading we begin a new series of lessons This month and for the next two months our theme will be “Love for One Another.” In the first four lessons we will focus on Joseph. With that theme in … 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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March 1, 2020, Amos 5:18-24 – Post 3 – ISSL Reflection

VIII.Can we agree the prophet wants the people to have no uncertainty that their festivals, assemblies, offerings, sacrifices, songs and music do nothing to move God. All the things they might count on as proper religious activities are worthless. What … Continue reading

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November 24, 2019, 2 Peter 1:1-15 – Post 2 – ISSL Reflection

V. I closed the other day with two questions – (1) What is the first step we take toward this knowledge? And (2) What steps do we take as we begin to gain this knowledge? Recall that the “knowledge” we … Continue reading

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October 6, 2019, Deuteronomy 4:1-14 – Post 2

VI. When we closed on Monday I asked for us to think about the different commands we “keep” and the different places these might arise from. If didn’t take me long on my drive to work to notice a lot … Continue reading

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