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October 18, 2020, Luke 10:25-37, ISSL Reflections Post 3

VI.Jesus is asked a question by a man who already knows the answer. Rather than providing an “answer,” Jesus asks the inquisitor for the answer, affirms the response, and then does what? VII.Not content to leave the matter there, the … Continue reading

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October 18,2020, Luke 10:25–37, ISSL Reflections Post 1

I.There is a problem with this week’s Scripture – it can be so familiar to many of us, that we no longer hear it, but instead hear what we already “know” about the passage, or “think” we know about it. … Continue reading

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August 16 2020 James 2:14-26 Post 3 ISSL Reflections

You can read several translations of this week’s passage at –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=james%202%3A14-26&version=NIV,CEB,MSG VII.Let’s look at The Message translation of a couple of sentences. Dear friends, do you think you’ll get anywhere in this if you learn all the right words but … Continue reading

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August 16, 2020, James 2:14-26 – Post 2 – ISSL Reflections

Here are three translations of this week’s passage –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=james%202%3A14-26&version=NRSV,ESV,NASB IV.We are thinking about James’ claims about faith and works. Last week we heard him stress the importance of moving beyond hearing about “the word” and failing to put into action … Continue reading

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August 16, 2020, James 2:14-26 – ISSL Reflections

I.Last week listened to James tell us that we must not be mere hearers of “the word” but must follow through the hearing, the listening, with action. This week he takes the challenge further and forces us to consider the … Continue reading

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August 9, 2020, James 1:19-27 – Post 3 – ISSL Reflections

Here is a link to three translations for this week’s Scripture –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=james%201%3A19-27&version=NRSV,ESV,MSG VII.Today let’s notice how some of this passage is presented in The Message – Don’t fool yourself into thinking that you are a listener when you are anything … Continue reading

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August 9, 2020, James 1:19-27 – Post 2 – ISSL Reflections

Here is a link to the Scripture passage we are spending time with this week –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=james+1%3A19-27&version=NRSV V.The other day I asked you to let a couple of thoughts in the passage lead your thinking as you consider the entire passage. … 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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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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January 5, 2020, 1 Kings 8:1-13 – Post 3 – ISSL Reflections

VII. What are we building for God? How are we contributing to making a place for God to inhibit? What part of that “temple” are we working on today? VIII. I know we don’t work on building the kind of … Continue reading

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