ISSL Reflections November 12 2023 Romans 13:8–10; 1 Corinthians 13:8–13 Post 3

VII.Let’s give another reading to both of these passages. Take note that Paul speaks of what fulfills, what never ends, and what ceases. Read the passages again, looking for how the eternal might break into our lives that are often … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections July 2 2023 Zechariah 9:9–13, 16–17 Post 2

IV.The prophet uses the image of “prisoners” several times. Notice what he tells us about these “prisoners.” V.Zechariah 9:9-13, 16-17 (NRSVue) Rejoice greatly, O daughter Zion!     Shout aloud, O daughter Jerusalem!See, your king comes to you;     triumphant and victorious is he,humble and … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections April 9 2023 Luke 24:13–31 Post 1

I.On the day of the resurrection of Jesus we read of two followers of Jesus talking with one another as they are on their way home from Jerusalem. As you read this passage, pay attention to their conversation with the … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections November 13 2022 Ephesians 1:15–23 Post 3

VIII.Did you notice when Paul said – “… that, with the eyes of your heart enlightened, you may perceive… “? Let that guide you into the depth of Paul’s words and hopes and take note of what light in the … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections September 25 2022 Genesis 35:22b–26; 38:24–26; 49:10–12 Post 3

VII.Let’s return to the focus Scriptures today and as you spend time with them, take notice of what stands out for you and what is clear for you. In other words, spend time not on what might confuse but on … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections August 28 2022 Revelation 22:10–21 Post 2

IV.We read, “… my reward is with me, to repay …” Again, I wonder if this promise to repay should be heard as something to be hoped for or something to be feared? V.Revelation 22:10-21 (New Revised Standard Version) And … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections July 24 2022 John 11:17–27, 38–44 Post 1

I.As you spend time with this week’s focus passage, let’s pay attention first to Martha. Notice what she says and what that suggests to you about her attitude toward Jesus. II.John 11:17-27 (New Revised Standard Version) When Jesus arrived, he … Continue reading