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 December 11 2022 Luke 1:57–66, 76–79 Post 2

IV.Let’s expand our reading today to include all the words attributed to Zechariah on this occasion. V.Luke 1:57-79 (NRSVue) Now the time came for Elizabeth to give birth, and she bore a son. Her neighbors and relatives heard that the … Continue reading

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

I.Last week we spent time with the silent Zechariah. This week we turn to Elizabeth, listen to her and her neighbors and relatives and hear from an unsilenced Zechariah. As we spent time with this passage, let’s make sure we … Continue reading