ISSL Reflections March 31 2024 Mark 16:1–8 – Post 3

VII.Let’s return to this Gospel’s account of the women’s first experience of resurrection. While the Gospel of Mark ends with a lot unsaid about resurrection, what does it say about resurrection? VIII.Mark 16:1-8 (NRSVue) When the Sabbath was over, Mary … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections February 12 2023 2 Timothy 1:3–14 Post 1

I.“… when I remember … I am reminded … I remind you …” (2 Timothy 1:3, 5, 6) So our friend Paul is taking a trip down “memory lane.” Some folk take those kinds of trips to remember what they … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections February 5 2023 1 Corinthians 1:18–31 Post 2

IV.Let’s begin today by considering Paul’s statement, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.” As you spend time with this passage, pay attention to how wisdom and foolishness are described. V.1 … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections October 9 2022 Deuteronomy 32:3–6, 10–14, 18 Post 1

I.We read at Deuteronomy 31:30, “Then Moses recited the words of this song, to the very end, in the hearing of the whole assembly of Israel …” and this song of Moses follows. It has similarities to the pattern we … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections April 25, 2021, Lamentations 5 Post 3

Once again you can read Lamentations 5 at – VI.The people of Jerusalem were able to explicitly name their situation, discouragement and pain. One hope I have for us in reading and spending time with this painful passage is to … Continue reading

October 25, 2020, 1 Corinthians 13:1-13, ISSL Reflections Post 2

Here are several translations of 1 Corinthians 13 –;NIV;LEB;KJV IV.“It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” 1 Corinthians 13:7 V.Several years ago I was reading a book (sorry, right now I don’t recall the … Continue reading

July 5, 2020, Matthew 11:7-19 – ISSL Reflections

I.This week we turn to the Gospel of Matthew for our reflections, still thinking about Wisdom. Notice the closing of this week’s reading – “Yet wisdom is vindicated by her deeds.”    (Matthew 11:19) Our passage begins with, “As they went away … Continue reading