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

ISSL Reflections October 3 2021 Psalm 100 Post 2

V.Let’s read Psalm 100 again and having already paid attention to the “command” we are given in the first words of the Psalm, let’s ask Why? Why are we directed to make a “joyful noise”? VI.Psalm 100 (NRSV) Make a … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections August 22, 2021 1 John 4:2-3, 13-17; 5:4-5 Post 3

VII.By spending time with these passages from 1 John what have you come to know or to know more deeply? VIII.1 John 4:2-3 By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections July 25 2021 Romans 5:1-11 Post 3

VIII. Might we be able to see things in this passage that highlight the kind of living God desires for us. Read the passage paying attention to what God wants for you – makes available to you – and you … Continue reading

February 14, 2021, Luke 8:1-3, Mark 15:40, John 20:10-18 Post 2

Take time today to go to these passages again –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+8%3A1-3%2C+Mark+15%3A40%2C+John+20%3A10-18&version=NRSV V.I close each of these calls to reflection with the latin phrase, “ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est.” I take that to translate as “where love and passion are, … Continue reading