ISSL December 18 2022 Luke 3:2–18 Post 1

I.As you read this passage take note of where John the Baptizer was, who was coming to hear him, and where did they come from, and why did they come.II.Luke 3:2-18 (New Revised Standard Version Updated Edition) … during the … 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 January 17, 2021, Mark 2:1-12 Post 3

This week’s Scripture can be read again at –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mark%202%3A1-12&version=NRSV,GNT VI.This week I’ve asked us to place ourselves in this story and pay attention to where we find ourselves. What we see, what we hear and and what we feel. I’d … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections January 17, 2021, Mark 2:1-12 Post 2

You can refresh your view of the scene at –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mark%202%3A1-12&version=NRSV,NABRE IV.Where do you find yourself in this scene? What group of folk do you most identify with? The people spreading the news that Jesus was “at home”?The crowd at the … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections January 17, 2021, Mark 2:1-12 Post 1

I.As we read this week’s Scripture we find … “When [Jesus] returned to Carpernaum after some days, it was reported he was at home…. “ Mark 2:1 As you spend time in this passage of Scripture, pay attention to what … Continue reading

September 20, 2020, Genesis 42:6–25; ISSL Reflections Post 3

You can find this week’s Scripture at –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis%2042%3A6-25&version=NRSV,ESV VII.We have been watching Joseph and his brothers this week. Do you think you have gotten to know any of them better this week? Joseph? Reuben? Simeon? What stands out to you … Continue reading

September 20, 2020, Genesis 42:6-25; ISSL Reflections Post 2

You can find this week’s Scripture at –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis%2042%3A6-25&version=NRSV,ESV IV.My intention in offering these reflections has not been to present historical, cultural, linguistic or textual background. Rather, my hope is that the questions and thoughts I offer, help you to encounter … Continue reading

February 16, 2020, Matthew 6:9-15 – Post 3 – ISSL Reflection

IX. Today let’s return to the prayer and also once again to the brief words that follow it and give it our attention. Matthew 6:9-15 King James Version (KJV) After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in … Continue reading