ISSL Reflections June 9 2024 2 Corinthians 3:5–18 Post 2

IV.As you read this passage, notice the contrast between a way of living and a way of dying. V.2 Corinthians 3:5-18 (NRSVue) Not that we are qualified of ourselves to claim anything as coming from us; our qualification is from … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections June 2 2024 Colossians 1:24–2:3 Post 3

VII.Today let’s spend time with these words of Paul and pay attention to what he identifies as his hope for the recipients of his letter. VIII.Colossians 1:24-2:3 (NRSVue) I am now rejoicing in my sufferings for your sake, and in … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections May 26 2024 Romans 10:1–17 Post 2

IV.Let’s spend a little more time thinking about “zeal.” What do you take to be Paul’s warning about “zeal”? V.Romans 10:1-17 (NRSVue) Brothers and sisters, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved. … Continue reading

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 November 12 2023 Romans 13:8–10; 1 Corinthians 13:8–13 Post 2

IV.Today, let’s read both of these passages and then return to the 1 Corinthians passage and reread it. In part this passage deals with time. What do you hear it telling you about time and the ending of things? V.Romans … Continue reading

October 25, 2020, 1 Corinthians 13:1-13, ISSL Reflections Post 3

A link for this week’s Scripture passage –;NIV;LEB;KJV VI.In this Scripture passage we read first of what cannot supplant love (vv 1-3), then it speaks to the behaviors of love (vv 4-7) and finally the completeness of love (vv 8-13). … Continue reading

June 7, 2020, Proverbs 1 – Post 2 – ISSL Reflections

IV.During our last time together we worked on getting an overview of the first chapter of Proverbs and began to think about one of the essential themes in Proverbs – Wisdom. Today I want us to zero in on one … Continue reading

November 24, 2019, 2 Peter 1:1-15 – Post 3 – ISSL Reflection

VIII. I wonder if we hear Peter’s words to us as encouragement or scolding? It could be when we read, “… make every effort to support your faith with …” we could hear him speaking from disappointment and scolding us … Continue reading