ISSL Reflections January 23 2022 Deuteronomy 16:18–20; 17:8–13 Post 3

VII.Where might we find ourselves in these words? VIII.Deuteronomy 16:18-20 (New Revised Standard Version) You shall appoint judges and officials throughout your tribes, in all your towns that the Lord your God is giving you, and they shall render just … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections January 23 2022 Deuteronomy 16:18–20; 17:8–13 Post 2

IV.How are the “tribes” to keep a clear vision of justice in sight? V.Deuteronomy 16:18-20 (New Revised Standard Version) You shall appoint judges and officials throughout your tribes, in all your towns that the Lord your God is giving you, … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections November 28 2021 Acts 10:34–47 Post 1

I.As we spend time with this week’s Scripture, notice who is present, who speaks, the reactions of those present, what question is asked and then what questions does it raise for us. II.Acts 10:34-47 (NRSV) Then Peter began to speak … Continue reading

November 29, 2020, James 2:1-13, ISSL Reflections, Post 3

Here is this week’s Scripture from the Common English Bible translation –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=James+2%3A1-13&version=CEB VII.The Scriptures we have read during the last months have all, one way or another, focused on how we love, or don’t love, one another. How we put … Continue reading

November 29, 2020, James 2:1-13, ISSL Reflections, Post 2

IV.Here is how this week’s Scripture is translated in The Message –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=James+2%3A1-13&version=MSG James 2:1-13 (The Message) My dear friends, don’t let public opinion influence how you live out our glorious, Christ-originated faith. If a man enters your church wearing an … Continue reading

November 29, 2020, James 2:1-13, ISSL Reflections, Post 1

I.The very first sentence in this week’s Scripture assumes we act with “favoritism.” I guess in some circumstances “favoritism” might be a good way to act, but the passage makes it clear that is not what is in consideration here. … Continue reading