ISSL Reflections May 16, 2021 Jeremiah 38:14-23 Post 2

Today I’ve included a link to Jeremiah 38 and 39, which reaches beyond our focus passage but gives an overview of the entire episodehttps://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=jeremiah+38+-+39&version=NRSV V.My attention over the last couple of days keeps being drawn back to King Zedekiah. Let’s … Continue reading

March 28, 2021, 1 Kings 18:5-18 Post 3

Here is a link to this week’s Scripture in both the New Revised Standard Version and The Message –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Kings%2018%3A5-18&version=NRSV;MSG VII.While the King or the Prophet could capture our attention in this passage, I have to admit Obadiah captures my interest. … Continue reading

March 28, 2021, 1 Kings 18:5-18 Post 2

This week’s focus passage can be found at –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Kings+18%3A5-18&version=NRSV IV.In the post from the other day, I asked you to pay attention to the three men called by name in this passage. Who do you see and what do you … Continue reading

May 10, 2020, Zechariah 8:1-8, 11-17 – Post 2 – ISSL Reflections

This week’s Scripture passage –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Zechariah+8%3A1-8%2C+11-17&version=NRSV IV.These words were first heard and later read in a world far distant from our own. The passage as we find it in our Scriptures was selected to be read for this coming Sunday several … Continue reading

May 10, 2020, Zechariah 8:1-8, 11-17 – ISSL Reflections

I.Zechariah tells us, “The word of the Lord of hosts came to me saying …” Where is the Prophet Zechariah? The Lord of Hosts? The people who are receiving this Word? First, read the passage through slowly and with an … Continue reading

April 12, 2020, 1 Corinthians 15 – Post 2- ISSL Reflections

VI.Yesterday the Moravian Daily Texts email that came to my inbox contained these scriptures and prayer – “The king of Israel, the Lord, is in your midst; you shall fear disaster no more.” – Zephaniah 3:15 “Jesus said to the … Continue reading

March 8, 2020, Habakkuk 1:1-4, 12-14 – Post 3 – ISSL Reflection

VI.Judgement – Confrontation – Hope When you think of the Hebrew prophets how do you first characterize their messages? One of judgement, confrontation, calling attention to what the people’s problem is, or hope? If we think of it enough, probably … Continue reading