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

ISSL Reflections June 5 2022 Isaiah 47:10–15 Post 3

VII.Two questions for today. What “path” does the prophet send his words describing? Does the prophet give any hope in these words? VIII.Isaiah 47:10-15 (New Revised Standard Version) You felt secure in your wickedness;you said, “No one sees me.”Your wisdom … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections January 9 2022 Genesis 21:8–20 Post 2

IV.I asked in the last post to notice how you “regard” the folks you encounter here. What impression do they make on you? Look at them again and notice the strengths or lack of strength they bring. V.Genesis 21:8-20 (NRSV) … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections January 2 2022 Genesis 4:1–15 Post 3

VII.Today as you spend time with this Scripture passage, pay attention to what strikes you as discouraging and what strikes you as hopeful. VIII.Genesis 4:1-15 (NRSV) Now the man knew his wife Eve, and she conceived and bore Cain, saying, … Continue reading