ISSL Reflections June 9 2024 2 Corinthians 3:5–18 Post 1

I.In the first paragraph of this week’s Scripture Paul makes the claim that, “…the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.” Then he begins to speak of “glory.” Read this passage a couple of times paying close attention to how … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections March 24 2024 Acts 6:7–15 Post 3

VII.As you return to this passage today, pay attention to how some people countered Stephen’s speaking to them. VIII.Acts 6:7-15 (NRSVue) The word of God continued to spread; the number of the disciples increased greatly in Jerusalem, and a great … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections October 29 2023 Galatians 3:23–4:7 Post 1

I.Where has God been for you in different “seasons” of your life? II.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 Christ … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections May 29 2022 Galatians 5:16–26 Post 3

VII.As we return to Paul’s words, notice his claim that if we are “guided by the Spirit” we should “… not become conceited, competing against one another, envying one another.” Let’s hear Paul speaking to us once more and pay … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections May 29 2022 Galatians 5:16–26 Post 1

I.“Live by the Spirit …” so counsels the former Pharisee, Paul. Do you hear this as an invitation or command? Let’s begin our hearing of this passage by paying close attention to the contrasts Paul sets up for us. II.Galatians … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections January 31, 202, Luke 2:36-38, Acts 2:16-21, 21:8-9 Post 3

Here is a link to this week’s Scripture. Please refresh your mind and spirit by reading it again –,MSG VI.What do you make of this – “ … I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh … will pour … Continue reading

November 15, 2020, 1 John 3:11-24, ISSL Reflections Post 3

You can read this week’s Scripture focus here –,CEB VI.Do you ever wonder about the people who first received this letter? Or maybe even why the writer sensed a need to write these words to them, as opposed to other … Continue reading

February 2, 2020, Matthew 4:1-11 – Post 3 – ISSL Reflection

VII. We began this set of Scripture lessons in December and spent the first nine weeks listening to and watching first David and then Solomon. A major focus in each lesson was the Temple. But each week we went beyond … Continue reading