ISSL Reflections January 1 2023 2 Chronicles 7:12–22 Post 1

I.Notice anything familiar? This passage contains as verse 14, “…if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, pray, seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections December 25 2022 Luke 1:46–55 Post 2

IV.Today I included both Mary’s song of praise and Hannah’s prayer in the post. Pay attention to the world described in the words of both women. V.Luke 1:46-55 (New Revised Standard Version Updated Edition) And Mary said, “My soul magnifies … Continue reading

ISSL December 18 2022 Luke 3:2–18 Post 1

I.As you read this passage take note of where John the Baptizer was, who was coming to hear him, and where did they come from, and why did they come.II.Luke 3:2-18 (New Revised Standard Version Updated Edition) … during the … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections December 11 2022 Luke 1:57–66, 76–79 Post 3

VII.Our time with Elizabeth and Zechariah comes during our season of Advent. Which seems appropriate since one of the themes associated with Advent is the dawning of … of what, a new age, the Kingdom, the birth of Jesus and … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections November 27 2022 Ephesians 6:10–18 Post 3

VII.Paul acknowledges here some of the forces the Christians at Ephesus struggle with. He asks them to think about items soldiers use to face their foes. And most to the point, he wants them to recall their source of strength. … Continue reading

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

I.This week let’s begin by paying attention to the last phrase of this passage and see how it opens the entire passage to us – “… the fullness of him who fills all in all.” II.Ephesians 1:15-23 New Revised Standard … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections August 28 2022 Revelation 22:10–21 Post 1

I.We come to the last words from the Book of Revelation. As you read this passage today, pay attention to how many times you hear “come” or some variation of “come.” II.Revelation 22:10-21 (New Revised Standard Version) And he said … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections April 3 2022 Matthew 21:1–11 Post 1

I.I’ve noticed in a number of bibles this passage is labeled, “Jesus’ Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem.” Is that a fitting description? What seems to you to be “triumphal” and what seems to you to be not so “triumphal”? II.Matthew 21:1-11 … Continue reading