ISSL Reflections May 26 2024 Romans 10:1–17 Post 3

VII.Today, let’s take note of Paul’s reference to Deuteronomy 30:14, “The word is near you,in your mouth and in your heart” How does that image find expression in these words from Paul? VIII.Romans 10:1-17 (NRSVue) Brothers and sisters, my heart’s … 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 May 5 2024 Romans 3:21–30 Post 2

IV.Returning to our focus passage today, notice the comment, “Through what kind of law?” What kinds of “law” does Paul put before us? V.Romans 3:21-30 (NRSVue) But now, apart from the law, the righteousness of God has been disclosed and … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections May 5 2024 Romans 3:21–30 Post 1

I.As you read this passage (a couple to times at least), what word or phrase captures your attention. Once you have a word or phase in mind that holds you attention, notice if it bothers you or reassures you. II.Romans … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections November 19 2023 Colossians 2:16–23 Post 2

IV.As we return to this passage, please notice the last sentence, “These have indeed an appearance of wisdom in promoting self-imposed piety, humility, and severe treatment of the body, but they are of no value in checking self-indulgence.” What does … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections November 19 2023 Colossians 2:16–23 Post 1

I.As we turn to these few sentences to the Epistle to the disciples in Colossae, do you hear Paul tell them, “Do Not submit to regulations.” Take that waring from Paul and listen to him speak of “regulations” that are … Continue reading

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

I.This week we will focus on passages from two of the Pauline epistles, Romans and 1 Corinthians. Both passages stress “love.” After you read both passages, come back to the Romans passage and listen for how love “fulfilled the law.” … Continue reading