ISSL Reflections September 3, 2023 Luke 11:37–44 Post 3

VII.With this week’s Scripture we have begun a focus on “God’s Law Is Love: Love Completes, Law Falls Short.” As we spend time with this Scripture and notice how it speaks of love and law. VIII.Luke 11:37-44 (NRSVue) While he … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections August 20 2023 1 Corinthians 4:1–6, 17–21 Post 2

IV.Did you notice – “What would you prefer? Am I to come to you with a stick or with love in a spirit of gentleness?” How do you hear that? How do you think the Christian community in Corinth heard … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections May 28 2023 Acts 9:1-19 Post 3

VII.Today, let’s pay attention to the encounter of these two men. What strikes you about them before their encounter with one another, then how they engage with one another, and then where they are after their encounter. VIII.Acts 9:1-19 (NRSVue) … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections April 23 2023 John 21:15–19 Post 1

I.After a filling breakfast of fried fish and bread Peter and Jesus have a conversation. You might want to contrast this conversation with the earlier conversation Jesus has with Peter as presented in Matthew 4:18-22. II.John 21:15-19 (NRSVue) When they … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections December 19 2021 Isaiah 9:2–7 Post 3

VII.As you take time to rest in these words, what do you hear about “zeal,” “passionate commitment,” “covenant” and “loving kindness”? VIII.Isaiah 9:2-7 (NRSV)  The people who walked in darkness    have seen a great light;those who lived in a land of … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections December 12 2021 2 Samuel 9:1–12 Post 2

IV.In the last post I asked – “What do you think “motivates” David’s desire to “show kindness for Jonathan’s sake”? Jonathan’s protecting David from Saul’s anger or the covenant that existed between the two, or the love Jonathan had for … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections December 12 2021 2 Samuel 9:1–12 Post 1

I.We turn our attention this week to King David and to members of King Saul’s household. As you read this passage pay attention to each person named and to their relationship to David. II.2 Samuel 9:1-12 David asked, “Is there … Continue reading