ISSL Reflections March 20 2022 Ezra 6:13–22 Post 3

VII.Have you ever experienced anything similar to what this passage describes in gatherings and/or worship in your faith community? VIII.Ezra 6:13-22 (New Revised Standard Version) Then, according to the word sent by King Darius, Tattenai, the governor of the province … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections December 5 2021 Deuteronomy 5:1b–3; 10:12–13; 27:1–10 Post 1

I.Moses tells the assembled people,“Keep silence and hear, O Israel! This very day you have become the people of the Lord your God.” As you read these passages, what do you find that makes one “… become the people of … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections November 21 2021 Revelation 19:1–8 Post 3

IX. Our Scriptural focus this week closes with –  “Hallelujah!For the Lord our God    the Almighty reigns.Let us rejoice and exult    and give him the glory,for the marriage of the Lamb has come,    and his bride has made herself ready;to her it has … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections September 26 2021 Acts 2:32-33, 37-47 Post 2

IV.As you read this week’s Scripture passage, pay attention to what it has to say about the “common life” the believers shared. V.Acts 2:32-33 This Jesus God raised up, and of that all of us are witnesses. Being therefore exalted … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections September 26 2021 Acts 2:32-33, 37-47 Post 1

I.We started a few weeks ago a set of Scripture passages that leads us to consider “praise.” Last week’s passage did not have the word “praise” in our reading but could help us consider what might lead us to praise … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections April 18, 2021, Nehemiah 2:11-20 Post 2

Take time to reread this week’s focus passage –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Nehemiah+2%3A11-20&version=NRSV III.Having thought about how you would describe Nehemiah in a sentence or so, what do you name as Nehemiah’s most important character traits for you? Does prayerful make your list? What … Continue reading

November 29, 2020, James 2:1-13, ISSL Reflections, Post 2

IV.Here is how this week’s Scripture is translated in The Message –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=James+2%3A1-13&version=MSG James 2:1-13 (The Message) My dear friends, don’t let public opinion influence how you live out our glorious, Christ-originated faith. If a man enters your church wearing an … Continue reading

November 29, 2020, James 2:1-13, ISSL Reflections, Post 1

I.The very first sentence in this week’s Scripture assumes we act with “favoritism.” I guess in some circumstances “favoritism” might be a good way to act, but the passage makes it clear that is not what is in consideration here. … Continue reading