ISSL Reflections September 5 2021 Exodus 15:1-3, 11-21 Post 3

VII.Once more let’s return to our focus passage. As you read it, take in all the feeling and emotion these folk bring to the words they now offer to their God. Exodus 15:1-3 Then Moses and the Israelites sang this … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections August 29, 2021 2 Corinthians 4:16-5:10 Post 2

IV.In the last post I briefly called our attention to the mention of “this slight affliction.” And to be more precise Paul calls it a “slight momentary affliction.” As you read the passage again with this phrase in mind, notice … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections August 29, 2021 2 Corinthians 4:16-5:10 Post 1

I.As you read this week’s focus passage, what begins to capture your attention? He asks us to “not lose heart” and then in the course of these few words “helps” us see some of the reasons why we might “lose … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections August 1 2021 Romans 10:5-17 Post 1

I.In a few sentences Paul has packed a lot. I have to say “almost too much” for me to process. Read these sentences a few times, pausing between each reading to let the words begin to sink in and find … 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

ISSL Reflections July 25 2021 Romans 5:1-11 Post 2

IV.This week’s reading has some phrases that are probably familiar to many church-goers, especially those often called “evangelical.” For instance – “we are justified by faith” – “while we still were sinners Christ died for us” – And we dare … Continue reading

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

I.We hear some familiar words from Paul this week – “justified by faith.” As you read our focus passage, pay attention to what Paul tells us follows from our being “justified by faith.” Look at what he writes here, not … Continue reading