ISSL Reflections September 25 2022 Genesis 35:22b–26; 38:24–26; 49:10–12 Post 3

VII.Let’s return to the focus Scriptures today and as you spend time with them, take notice of what stands out for you and what is clear for you. In other words, spend time not on what might confuse but on … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections September 25 2022 Genesis 35:22b–26; 38:24–26; 49:10–12 Post 2

IV.Turning to Genesis 49:1-2 we read, “Then Jacob called his sons and said, ‘Gather around, that I may tell you what will happen to you in days to come. Assemble and hear, O sons of Jacob; listen to Israel your … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections September 25 2022 Genesis 35:22b–26; 38:24–26; 49:10–12 Post 1

I.I have to say – in my initial reading of this week’s focus Scriptures, I was confused, speechless and wondering where this collection of verses was supposed to lead me. Why jump between these passages? So, I went back to … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections September 11 2022 Genesis 25:19b-34 Post 3

VII.Take note of, “… the one shall be stronger than the other; the elder shall serve the younger.” How does that come about? VIII.Genesis 25:19-34 New Revised Standard Version Updated Edition These are the descendants of Isaac, Abraham’s son: Abraham … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections September 11 2022 Genesis 25:19b-34 Post 1

I.This week’s Scripture jumps us ahead to Abraham’s grandchildren and something of their place in the Abrahamic covenant to be blessed, to bless and to be a great nation. Are they ready to take their place in the fulfillment of … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections September 4 2022 Genesis 12:1–5, 7; 15:1–7 Post 3

VII.Did you hear Abram say, “You have given me no offspring, so a slave born in my house is to be my heir.” Why? Where in Abram does such an acquisition arise from? VIII.Genesis 12:1-5 (New Revised Standard Version Updated … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections September 4 2022 Genesis 12:1–5, 7; 15:1–7 Post 2

IV.As you spend time with these words today give your attention to “bless,” “be blessed,” “make,” “will show,” “will give,” “so shall,” “your reward shall be very great.” V.Genesis 12:1-5 (New Revised Standard Version Updated Edition) Now the Lord said … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections September 4 2022 Genesis 12:1–5, 7; 15:1–7 Post 1

I.With this week’s Scripture reading we begin paying attention to a number of passages dealing with God’s call. This week we begin with God’s call to Abram. Give attention to God’s call and God’s promises as well as Abram’s responses. … Continue reading