Tag Archives: Prayer

August 2, 2020, James 1:1-12 – Post 2 – ISSL Reflections

Below is a link to this week’s Scripture passage –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=james+1%3A1-12&version=NRSV V.We were thinking the other day about some of the ways James suggests we move toward maturity. As you read this Scripture passage today what encourages you in what James … Continue reading

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July 26, 2020, John 14:1-14 – Post 3 – ISSL Reflections

VII.Our Scripture passage closes this week with hearing Jesus say to his disciples, If in my name you ask me for anything, I will do it. (John 14:14) Take time to read the passage with these words of Jesus as … Continue reading

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July 26, 2020, John 14:1-14 – Post 2 – ISSL Reflections

IV.Take time to read the Scripture a few times. Here is a link for the passage. Why not read it in a few translations? https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=john+14%3A1-14&version=NRSV V.There is a prayer attributed to Richard of Chichester and popularized by the song, “Day … Continue reading

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May 17, 2020, Jeremiah 21:8-14 – ISSL Reflections

I.The words we hear from the Prophet Jeremiah this week are set up by the inquiry King Zedekiah sends to the Jeremiah, This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord, when King Zedekiah sent to him Pashhur … Continue reading

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May 3, 2020, Zephaniah 3:14-20 – ISSL Reflections

I.This week we turn our thoughts to the Prophet Zephaniah and the closing words of his prophecy. He starts with harsh words for the nation and a few sentences before the passage we focus on this week he tells the … Continue reading

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April 19, 2020, Esther 7:1-10 – Post 3 – ISSL Reflections

VI.Who was there as Esther “discerned” her path forward? Mordecai, her guardian, her mentor (another word that is used maybe too often, but to me fits here), one that can speak the difficult word to her. Who, like a Mordecai … Continue reading

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April 19, 2020, Esther 7:1-10 – Post 2 – ISSL Reflections

IV.Today I want to pick-up a thread or two from Monday’s post. In my brief summary of events leading to what we encounter in chapter 7, I mentioned, “Esther’s call for fasting and prayer.” As I reread chapter 4, I … Continue reading

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April 19, 2020, Esther 7:1-10

I.This week we look to a woman who while most is often not considered one of the Hebrew prophets does demonstrate she is capable of playing many roles, even when she seems reluctant to do so. Our reading for the … Continue reading

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March 22, 2020, Micah 3:1-3, 9-12; 6:6-8 – Post 3 – ISSL Reflection

VI.I closed the last post with a suggestion to “ … walk back through the day and see where justice, kindness and humility were present or even missing when they didn’t need to be.” This might be a way of … Continue reading

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February 23, 2020, Luke 11:1-13 – Post 3 – ISSL Reflection

VIII.Do you know how to leave your routines to be Jesus for others? Do you know how to leave your comfort zone, when Jesus puts someone or something in your path he wants you to fully see and be with. … Continue reading

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