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 –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=lamentations+5&version=NRSV 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 –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20corinthians%2013&version=NRSV;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

May 17, 2020, Jeremiah 21:8-14 – ISSL Reflections

I.The words we hear from the Prophet Jeremiah this week are set up by the inquiry King Zedekiah sends to the Jeremiah, This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord, when King Zedekiah sent to him Pashhur … Continue reading

… where will he appear …

Allow me a moment the Christmas Day to share a few words from the sermon “The Face in the Sky” by Frederick Buechner. You can find the full text of the sermon at https://www.frederickbuechner.com/blog/2019/12/24/weekly-sermon-illustration-the-face-in-the-sky Those who believe in God can … Continue reading