ISSL Reflections January 29 2023 Joel 2:21–27 Post 3

VII.This passage begins with “Do not fear … Do not fear … be glad, and rejoice.” What “evidence” does the prophet offer that the people should “… be glad, and rejoice”? VIII.Joel 2:21-27 (New Revised Standard Version Updated Edition) Do … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections January 29 2023 Joel 2:21–27 Post 2

IV.As you spend time with this passage today, take notice of all the mentions of what is found in nature. V.Joel 2:21-27 (New Revised Standard Version Updated Edition) Do not fear, O soil;       be glad and rejoice,       for the Lord has done … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections January 15 2023 Isaiah 48:3–8a, 17 Post 2

IV.Can you recall someone who struck you as “obstinate”? Maybe even someone you would characterize as having an “obstinate” personality? For that matter, might someone think you could be “obstinate”? Apparently God has reason to see his people as being … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections January 15 2023 Isaiah 48:3–8a, 17 Post 1

I.Notice how this selection from the Prophet Isaiah ends, Thus says the Lord,       your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel:I am the Lord your God,       who teaches you how to succeed,       who leads you in the way you should go. As you read … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections November 20 2022 Ephesians 2:1–10 Post 1

I.Near the end of this passage Paul writes, “For we are what he has made us …” Take that as your entrance to this passage and notice what God has “in Christ Jesus” made. II.Ephesians 2:1-10 New Revised Standard Version … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections November 13 2022 Ephesians 1:15–23 Post 3

VIII.Did you notice when Paul said – “… that, with the eyes of your heart enlightened, you may perceive… “? Let that guide you into the depth of Paul’s words and hopes and take note of what light in the … Continue reading