ISSL Reflections May 26 2024 Romans 10:1–17 Post 3

VII.Today, let’s take note of Paul’s reference to Deuteronomy 30:14, “The word is near you,in your mouth and in your heart” How does that image find expression in these words from Paul? VIII.Romans 10:1-17 (NRSVue) Brothers and sisters, my heart’s … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections May 26 2024 Romans 10:1–17 Post 2

IV.Let’s spend a little more time thinking about “zeal.” What do you take to be Paul’s warning about “zeal”? V.Romans 10:1-17 (NRSVue) Brothers and sisters, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved. … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections May 26 2024 Romans 10:1–17 Post 1

I.This week’s focus passage has us thinking about faith and righteousness once again. Paul attempts to contrast for us “righteousness that comes from the law” with “righteousness that comes from faith.” Hold that contrast as you spend time with these … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections May 19 2024 Romans 5:1–11 Post 3

VII.Do you think we can agree that Paul believes we “are justified,” or at the very least can be “justified”? What do you think about that? How do you feel about that? Do you really think and feel “justified” and … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections May 5 2024 Romans 3:21–30 Post 3

VII.Today let’s return to the idea of God’s “demonstration of his righteousness.” As you spend time with the passage, what do you notice about how righteousness is demonstrated? VIII.Romans 3:21-30 (NRSVue) But now, apart from the law, the righteousness of … Continue reading