ISSL Reflections October 29 2023 Galatians 3:23–4:7 Post 3

VII.What does Paul say about those who are no longer “under the law”? VIII.Galatians 3:23-4:7 (NRSVue) Now before faith came, we were imprisoned and guarded under the law until faith would be revealed. Therefore the law was our disciplinarian until … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections October 22 2023 Galatians 3:1–14 Post 3

VII.Before you reread these words directed to Jesus’ disciples in Galatia, still your spirit, open your mind and heart to any words of encouragement you find. VIII.Galatians 3:1-14 (NRSVue) You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? It was before your … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections September 24 2023 John 8:1–11, 56–59 Post 3

VII.Let’s read again this week’s Scripture focus. As you read it, what do you notice about those who seem eager to stone another, and what do you notice about Jesus? VIII.John 8:1-11, 56-59 (NRSVue) … Jesus went to the Mount … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections August 27 2023 1 Corinthians 15:20–28 Post 1

I.Paul leaves little doubt, “…in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have died…. So all will be made alive in Christ.” As you spend time with Paul’s words, do you have the … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections July 2 2023 Zechariah 9:9–13, 16–17 Post 1

I.Last week we heard the prophet Zephaniah tell us to sing, shout and rejoice. This week we listen as the prophet Zechariah tells us to rejoice and shout. Why? Maybe it is because, … your king comes to you … … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections June 11 2023 Isaiah 65:17–25 Post 2

IV.As you spend time with this passage once more, keep in mind the question that closed the last post – What in this “new heavens” and “new earth” do you look most forward to? V.Isaiah 65:17-25 (NRSVue) For I am … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections May 28 2023 Acts 9:1-19 Post 3

VII.Today, let’s pay attention to the encounter of these two men. What strikes you about them before their encounter with one another, then how they engage with one another, and then where they are after their encounter. VIII.Acts 9:1-19 (NRSVue) … Continue reading