ISSL Reflections February 6 2022 2 Samuel 12:1–9, 13–15 Post 3

VII.Where do you find the strongest emotions of the people in this passage? What in the passage brings the strongest emotions for you? VIII.2 Samuel 12:1-9 (New Revised Standard Version) … and the Lord sent Nathan to David. He came … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections February 6 2022 2 Samuel 12:1–9, 13–15 Post 2

IV.Let’s continue our focus on David a bit more. V.2 Samuel 12:1-9 (New Revised Standard Version) … and the Lord sent Nathan to David. He came to him, and said to him, “There were two men in a certain city, … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections February 6 2022 2 Samuel 12:1–9, 13–15 Post 1

I.What was it Hamlet said? “… the play’s the thing wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the King.” Stories can do more than entertain. They can instruct and they might even “convict.” They can give us insight into how we … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections December 12 2021 2 Samuel 9:1–12 Post 3

VII.Let’s go back to this account again and notice the talk of kindness and the demonstration of kindness. VIII.2 Samuel 9:1-12 David asked, “Is there still anyone left of the house of Saul to whom I may show kindness for … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections December 12 2021 2 Samuel 9:1–12 Post 2

IV.In the last post I asked – “What do you think “motivates” David’s desire to “show kindness for Jonathan’s sake”? Jonathan’s protecting David from Saul’s anger or the covenant that existed between the two, or the love Jonathan had for … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections December 12 2021 2 Samuel 9:1–12 Post 1

I.We turn our attention this week to King David and to members of King Saul’s household. As you read this passage pay attention to each person named and to their relationship to David. II.2 Samuel 9:1-12 David asked, “Is there … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections September 12 2021 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 14-19 Post 3

IX.Let’s read our focus passage once again. 2 Samuel 6:1-5 (NRSV) David again gathered all the chosen men of Israel, thirty thousand. David and all the people with him set out and went from Baale-judah, to bring up from there … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections September 12 2021 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 14-19 Post 2

This week’s focus passage can be found at https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+Samuel+6%3A1-5%2C+14-19&version=NRSV V.I recall hearing many years ago that dancing was something “good Christians” did not do. As I recall it might have been mentioned in the same breath as “playing cards” and … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections September 12 2021 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 14-19 Post 1

I.Last week we focused on singing as an element of praise. This week our focus is drawn to dance. On your first reading of this passage take in the actions and the sounds as if you were sitting on a … Continue reading

October 4, 2020, 1 Samuel 19:1-7; ISSL Reflections Post 3

You can find this week’s Scripture at –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Samuel+19%3A1-18&version=NRSV VI.Intercession It seems to me when I hear church people speak of “intercession” it is in a conversation or discussion about prayer. Jonathan intercedes with his father King Saul for his friend … Continue reading