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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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November 1, 2020, John 13:1-15, 34-35 ISSL Reflections Post 3

You may want to return to the Scripture passage to read it again –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+13%3A1%E2%80%9315%2C+34%E2%80%9335&version=NRSV VII.Some congregations reenact this scene every Maundy Thursday, Thursday of Holy Week, the day before Good Friday. A friend of mine attentened a Baptist church that … Continue reading

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November 1, 2020, John 13:1-15, 34-35 ISSL Reflections Post 2

IV.Read this Scripture passage a few times, taking several minutes between each reading to let the words and images rest in you. What words and images will not let go of your attention? V.John 13:1-15 (NRSV) Now before the festival … Continue reading

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