Tag Archives: Spiritual Practices

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 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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April 26, 2020, Isaiah 61:8-11; 62:2-4a – Post 2 – ISSL Reflections

VI.On the last post I asked you to pay attention to the image/metaphor in the Isaiah passages that grabbed your attention the most, the primary image that stayed with you after reading the passages. I hope you spent time with … 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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April 5, 2020, Isaiah 42:1-9 – Post 3 – ISSL Reflections

VI.Where is the sustaining power and strength for the servant(s). Look over the passage and notice what it tells us about the “God, The Lord.” Even from the first sentences we begin to draw a picture of the God Isaiah … Continue reading

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April 5, 2020, Isaiah 42:1-9 – Post 2 – ISSL Reflections

IV.Has God’s Servant brought healing for those things that blind you and take away your freedom? It might be a good practice to note where the Servant has healed your blindness and even to go a step further and notice … 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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March 22, 2020, Micah 3:1-3, 9-12; 6:6-8 – Post 2 – ISSL Reflection

IV.Did you make a list of answers to the questions from the last post? I didn’t want to, but I did spend time with the questions. A lot of what Micah names still goes on today it seems. I guess … 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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