ISSL Reflections March 20 2022 Ezra 6:13–22 Post 3

VII.Have you ever experienced anything similar to what this passage describes in gatherings and/or worship in your faith community? VIII.Ezra 6:13-22 (New Revised Standard Version) Then, according to the word sent by King Darius, Tattenai, the governor of the province … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections March 6 2022 Ezra 1:1–8, 11; 2:64–70 Post 2

IV.As you read these Scripture passages, once again pay attention to who is identified and what they contribute to the return of the exiles to Jerusalem and the towns of Israel. V.Ezra 1:1-8 (New Revised Standard Version) In the first … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections March 6 2022 Ezra 1:1–8, 11; 2:64–70 Post 1

I.WIth this reading in Ezra we begin reading a set of Scriptures that invite us to think about restoration, liberation, and freedom. And in the background of that is this remark from Ezra 1:11, … the exiles were brought up … Continue reading

May 10, 2020, Zechariah 8:1-8, 11-17 – Post 2 – ISSL Reflections

This week’s Scripture passage –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Zechariah+8%3A1-8%2C+11-17&version=NRSV IV.These words were first heard and later read in a world far distant from our own. The passage as we find it in our Scriptures was selected to be read for this coming Sunday several … Continue reading

May 10, 2020, Zechariah 8:1-8, 11-17 – ISSL Reflections

I.Zechariah tells us, “The word of the Lord of hosts came to me saying …” Where is the Prophet Zechariah? The Lord of Hosts? The people who are receiving this Word? First, read the passage through slowly and with an … Continue reading