ISSL Reflections – June 23 2024 Hebrews 6:9–20 Post 1

I.As we begin our reflections on this passage from Hebrews 6, notice that the writer speaks of“… a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul…” Let’s think about “anchors” this week. II.Hebrews 6:9-20 (NRSVue) Even though we speak in this … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections June 16 2024 Romans 15:1–13 Post 2

IV.Let’s take a moment to consider the first sentence of this passage. “We who are strong ought to put up with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves.” What evidence does Paul offer for that? V.Romans 15:1-13 … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections June 9 2024 2 Corinthians 3:5–18 Post 2

IV.As you read this passage, notice the contrast between a way of living and a way of dying. V.2 Corinthians 3:5-18 (NRSVue) Not that we are qualified of ourselves to claim anything as coming from us; our qualification is from … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections June 9 2024 2 Corinthians 3:5–18 Post 1

I.In the first paragraph of this week’s Scripture Paul makes the claim that, “…the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.” Then he begins to speak of “glory.” Read this passage a couple of times paying close attention to how … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections June 2 2024 Colossians 1:24–2:3 Post 3

VII.Today let’s spend time with these words of Paul and pay attention to what he identifies as his hope for the recipients of his letter. VIII.Colossians 1:24-2:3 (NRSVue) I am now rejoicing in my sufferings for your sake, and in … Continue reading