ISSL Reflections December 4 2022 Luke 1:8–20 Post 2

IV.Notice the exchange between Gabriel and Zechariah – Gabriel: “… Zechariah … your prayer has been heard…. “Zechariah: “How do I know this will happen? For I am old …”Gabriel: “… my words .., will be fulfilled in their time.” … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections December 4 2022 Luke 1:8–20 Post 1

I.Please take some time with this account. Notice all the characters mentioned. Notice what each has to say or not say. Do such interruptions while one is performing a sacred task surprise you? II.Luke 1:8-20 New Revised Standard Version Updated … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections November 27 2022 Ephesians 6:10–18 Post 3

VII.Paul acknowledges here some of the forces the Christians at Ephesus struggle with. He asks them to think about items soldiers use to face their foes. And most to the point, he wants them to recall their source of strength. … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections November 20 2022 Ephesians 2:1–10 Post 3

VII.Open your eyes – Be on the lookout for the aliveness spoken of here. VIII.Ephesians 2:1-10 New Revised Standard Version Updated Edition You were dead through the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections November 20 2022 Ephesians 2:1–10 Post 1

I.Near the end of this passage Paul writes, “For we are what he has made us …” Take that as your entrance to this passage and notice what God has “in Christ Jesus” made. II.Ephesians 2:1-10 New Revised Standard Version … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections November 13 2022 Ephesians 1:15–23 Post 3

VIII.Did you notice when Paul said – “… that, with the eyes of your heart enlightened, you may perceive… “? Let that guide you into the depth of Paul’s words and hopes and take note of what light in the … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections November 13 2022 Ephesians 1:15–23 Post 2

IV.What is Paul’s prayer for the Christian community in Ephesus? V.Ephesians 1:15-23 New Revised Standard Version Updated Edition I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, and for this reason I … Continue reading