ISSL Reflection January 21 2024 2 Chronicles 20:13–20 Post 3

VII.When the King and people of Judah are looking for a way to victory over their foes is it reassuring to hear, “The battle is not for you to fight …” VIII.2 Chronicles 20:13-20 (NRSVue) Meanwhile, all Judah stood before … Continue reading

ISSL Reflection January 21 2024 2 Chronicles 20:13–20 Post 1

I.In this passage we hear from Jahaziel, a Levite (and probably deserving the title “prophet” also), and King Johoshaphat. The King tells the people, “Believe in the Lord your God and you will be established; believe his prophets and you … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections January 14 2024 Proverbs 3:1–8 Post 3

VII.In speaking of the God’s teaching and commandments, the teacher instructs his listeners to, “bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart.” What in the words of these proverbs directs you to how that is … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections December 24 2023 Luke 1:36–45, 56 Post 1

I.This week we spend time with Elizabeth and Mary. In this passage of Scripture, both Elizabeth and Mary have already heard they will give birth to children who will serve very unique roles in the coming Kingdom of God. We … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections August 20 2023 1 Corinthians 4:1–6, 17–21 Post 3

VII.Let’s take one more season with Paul’s words and pay attention for all the indicators and traits that he would associate with “servants of Christ and stewards of God’s mysteries.” VIII.1 Corinthians 4:1-6, 17-21 (NRSVue) Think of us in this … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections October 16 2022 Judges 6:1–2, 7–16, 36-40 Post 3

VII.In addition to the Scripture we have reviewed the past couple of days, I am adding Judges 6:36-40 where we see Gideon “putting out the fleece.” What might this reveal to us about Gideon’s personality? VIII.Judges 6:1-2, 7-16 (NRSVUE) The … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections August 15, 2021 Hebrews 10:23-36 Post 3

VII.We have read this passage paying attention to the encouragements and warnings it puts in front of us. Notice the writers closing words to us – Do not, therefore, abandon that confidence of yours; it brings a great reward. For … Continue reading