Tag Archives: Matthew

July 5, 2020, Matthew 11:7-19 – Post 3 – ISSL Reflections

IX.As we pay attention to this passage one more time, notice what Jesus asks – “What did you go out into the wilderness to look at? …… What then did you go out to see? …… What then did you … Continue reading

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July 5, 2020, Matthew 11:7-19 – Post 2 – ISSL Reflections

V.Did I put too many questions before you this past Monday? As I reread that post, I see I asked a lot of you. After the post was up, I came across this from the novelist William Styron, “A good … Continue reading

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July 5, 2020, Matthew 11:7-19 – ISSL Reflections

I.This week we turn to the Gospel of Matthew for our reflections, still thinking about Wisdom. Notice the closing of this week’s reading – “Yet wisdom is vindicated by her deeds.”    (Matthew 11:19) Our passage begins with, “As they went away … Continue reading

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February 16, 2020, Matthew 6:9-15 – Post 3 – ISSL Reflection

IX. Today let’s return to the prayer and also once again to the brief words that follow it and give it our attention. Matthew 6:9-15 King James Version (KJV) After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in … Continue reading

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February 16, 2020, Matthew 6:9-15 – Post 2 – ISSL Reflection

VI.Let’s take time to again approach Jesus’ prayer slowly, paying attention as you pray through it and notice what draws you in. What do you find most freeing as you offer this prayer that Jesus gives us? VII. Matthew 6:9-15 … Continue reading

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February 16, 2020, Matthew 6:9-15 – ISSL Reflection

I.We move to this week to reflect on probably a very familiar passage, “The Lord’s Prayer.” Or, should we call it “Jesus’ Model Prayer”? And given most folks familiarity with it is as it comes to us from the King … Continue reading

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February 9, 2020, Matthew 6:1-8 – Post 3 – ISSL Reflection

VII. In our passage for this week Jesus gives us much to guide our reflections on how we pray. He mentions pitfalls that await if we think prayer is about being seen or about being heard. He even tells us, … Continue reading

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February 9, 2020, Matthew 6:1-8 – Post 2 – ISSL Reflection

IV.Let’s go back to the question from Monday, “… what definition of piety do you come up with?” Does your definition sound like one of these? “the quality of being religious or reverent” “a belief or point of view that … Continue reading

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February 9, 2020, Matthew 6:1-8 – ISSL Reflection

I. This week we hear Jesus give some practical and concrete examples of what he thinks “religion” is about. We hear him mention “practicing your piety.” I guess “piety” is about religion? After you read through this passage several times … Continue reading

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February 2, 2020, Matthew 4:1-11 – Post 3 – ISSL Reflection

VII. We began this set of Scripture lessons in December and spent the first nine weeks listening to and watching first David and then Solomon. A major focus in each lesson was the Temple. But each week we went beyond … Continue reading

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