ISSL Reflections August 27 2023 1 Corinthians 15:20–28 Post 2

IV.As you spend time with this Scripture, think about Paul’s statement that, “… after he has destroyed every ruler and every authority and power…. The last enemy to be destroyed is death.” Other than “death” what “ruler and … authority … Continue reading

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

I.Paul leaves little doubt, “…in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have died…. So all will be made alive in Christ.” As you spend time with Paul’s words, do you have the … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections August 20 2023 1 Corinthians 4:1–6, 17–21 Post 3

VII.Let’s take one more season with Paul’s words and pay attention for all the indicators and traits that he would associate with “servants of Christ and stewards of God’s mysteries.” VIII.1 Corinthians 4:1-6, 17-21 (NRSVue) Think of us in this … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections August 6 2023 Galatians 5:13–26 – Post 2

IV.In contrasting the freedom that comes as we “live by the Spirit” and experience “the fruit of the Spirit” Paul admonishes us not to “bite and devour one another.” In reflecting on Paul’s cautions to us, notice how he draws … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections August 6 2023 Galatians 5:13–26 – Post 1

I.Let’s take our cue for our reflections this week from the opening words of this Scripture passage – “For you were called to freedom … enslaved to one another” As you read this passage, take note of what this freedom, … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections July 30 2023 Matthew 13:44–52 Post 3

VII.If you had been with Jesus’ listeners that day, how would you have answered his question, “Have you understood all this?” With the “Yes” of the listeners or maybe with the silence of not knowing how to answer or maybe … Continue reading