ISSL Reflections June 19 2022 Isaiah 49:18–23 Post 3

VII.As we come to the prophet’s words today, notice what is said about “the children.” What was the source of their protection? VIII.Isaiah 49:18-23 (New Revised Standard Version) Lift up your eyes all around and see;they all gather, they come … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections June 5 2022 Isaiah 47:10–15 Post 3

VII.Two questions for today. What “path” does the prophet send his words describing? Does the prophet give any hope in these words? VIII.Isaiah 47:10-15 (New Revised Standard Version) You felt secure in your wickedness;you said, “No one sees me.”Your wisdom … Continue reading

ISSL Reflection May 8 2022 Romans 8:18–30 Post 1

I.If you ever came to some portion of Scripture and had a hard time finding something that caught your attention and provoked some questions for you, it would not be these sentences. We have this week some words before us … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections April 24 2022 John 8:31–38 Post 2

V.Staying with the notion of freedom, notice, “… everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin…. The slave does not have a permanent place in the household …” VI.John 8:31-38 (New Revised Standard Version) Then Jesus said to the … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections January 2 2022 Genesis 4:1–15 Post 3

VII.Today as you spend time with this Scripture passage, pay attention to what strikes you as discouraging and what strikes you as hopeful. VIII.Genesis 4:1-15 (NRSV) Now the man knew his wife Eve, and she conceived and bore Cain, saying, … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections December 19 2021 Isaiah 9:2–7 Post 1

I.As you spend time with these words from the Prophet Isaiah take note of how he describes “the people.” What has been their history and how does Isaiah describe their situation here? II.Isaiah 9:2-7 (NRSV)  The people who walked in … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections June 27, 2021, Matthew 14:22-33 Post 3

VIII.This week we’ve taken time to read and reread this passage several times. I trust we have not just “read over” it because it is familiar, or “read through” it since we already know what “happens” but have “read into” … Continue reading

May 31, 2020, Hosea 11 & 12 – Post 3 – ISSL Reflections

You can find this week’s Scripture passage at –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=hosea+11%2C+12&version=NRSV VII.So what have you noticed after spending time with this passage from Hosea? Read through the passage again and if you made some notes regarding the four things I encouraged you … Continue reading

May 31, 2020, Hosea 11 & 12 – Post 2 – ISSL Reflections

You can find this week’s Scripture passage at –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=hosea+11%2C+12&version=NRSV IV.Let’s take time today and tomorrow to read through this passage a couple of times and I’ll suggest four things for you to look for. It would be good to make … Continue reading