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 March 12 2023 Matthew 18:1–9 Post 3

VII. “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? What do you find out about “greatness” and the “kingdom of heaven” in your reading of these three paragraphs? Let me encourage you to spend time with this passage again, … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections March 12 2023 Matthew 18:1–9 Post 2

IV.As we return to these paragraphs today, take some time to slowly and meditatively read them. Then pause for a moment and rest in that reading and hearing the words of Jesus. Now, let’s reread the first two paragraphs again … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections April 17 2022 Matthew 28:1–10 Post 2

IV.“Then go quickly and tell his disciples …” Why are the two women asked to “tell his disciples”? V.Matthew 28:1-10 (New Revised Standard Version) After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections April 10 2022 Matthew 26:17–30 Post 3

VII.Today, let’s return to this passage from Matthew and after reading it once again, turn attention to the second paragraph and take notice of the remarks about betrayal. VIII.Matthew 26:17-30 (New Revised Standard Version) On the first day of Unleavened … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections April 10 2022 Matthew 26:17–30 Post 2

IV.I’d like to pick up today something in my closing remark in the last post – “ … Jesus’ remark’s about ‘body’ and ‘blood’ and ‘forgiveness’ and sharing with them in the ‘kingdom.”” Think about what Jesus “shares” with those … Continue reading