ISSL Reflections August 27 2023 1 Corinthians 15:20–28 Post 3

VII.We could make a list of the “facts” Paul calls to the attention of the Christians in Corinth. Well, maybe that would be a good way for us to begin today. What does Paul’s list of “facts” look like? What … 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 17 2022 John 12:44–50 Post 2

IV.Let’s spend some time giving this passage a slow reading, paying attention to the contrasts Jesus sets before us. V.John 12:44-50 (New Revised Standard Version) Then Jesus cried aloud: “Whoever believes in me believes not in me but in him … 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 June 5 2022 Isaiah 47:10–15 Post 1

I.With this week’s reflections we begin hearing a number of Scriptures with the overarching theme of “New Creation.” However, these words from Isaiah seem far from sounding a note about “new creation.” Does it strike you that way? This week … 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 December 26 2021 Nahum 1:1–3, 6–8, 12–13, 15 Post 1

I.This week we take up part of the “oracle” and “vision” of the Prophet Nahum concerning Nineveh, Judah, and God. Let’s first spend time with the words of Nahum and listen to them without any judgment on our part.  Just … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections May 9, 2021, Isaiah 29:13-24 Post 2

This link will take you to our Scripture focus for the week- IV.I have often become frustrated with Scripture passages like this one and like I see so often in the Psalms. There is some part of me that wants … Continue reading