ISSL Reflections November 19 2023 Colossians 2:16–23 Post 2

IV.As we return to this passage, please notice the last sentence, “These have indeed an appearance of wisdom in promoting self-imposed piety, humility, and severe treatment of the body, but they are of no value in checking self-indulgence.” What does … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections November 19 2023 Colossians 2:16–23 Post 1

I.As we turn to these few sentences to the Epistle to the disciples in Colossae, do you hear Paul tell them, “Do Not submit to regulations.” Take that waring from Paul and listen to him speak of “regulations” that are … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections October 22 2023 Galatians 3:1–14 Post 3

VII.Before you reread these words directed to Jesus’ disciples in Galatia, still your spirit, open your mind and heart to any words of encouragement you find. VIII.Galatians 3:1-14 (NRSVue) You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? It was before 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 May 22 2022 Galatians 5:1–15 Post 3

VII.Did you notice? Paul wrote, For in Christ Jesusneither circumcision nor uncircumcisioncounts for anything;the only thing that counts isfaith working through love. How do you hear Paul presenting more aspects of such a statement? VIII.Galatians 5:1-15 (New Revised Standard Version) … Continue reading