ISSL Reflections November 19 2023 Colossians 2:16–23 Post 2

IV.As we return to this passage, please notice the last sentence, “These have indeed an appearance of wisdom in promoting self-imposed piety, humility, and severe treatment of the body, but they are of no value in checking self-indulgence.” What does … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections February 5 2023 1 Corinthians 1:18–31 Post 2

IV.Let’s begin today by considering Paul’s statement, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.” As you spend time with this passage, pay attention to how wisdom and foolishness are described. V.1 … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections February 5 2023 1 Corinthians 1:18–31 Post 1

I.Notice Paul’s direction to the the recipients of his letter, “Consider your own call …” (1 Corinthians 1:26) Couple that with his earlier statement, “… to those who are called…” (1 Corinthians 1:24), I take it that Paul considered these … Continue reading

August 30, 2020, James 3:13-18, 5:7-11, Post3, ISSL Reflections

VII.This week we end for now our time with James. This might be a good time to review what James had to say – Scripture for August 2 –,ESV,MSG Scripture for August 9 –,ESV,MSG Scripture for August 16 –,CEB,MSG Scripture … Continue reading

August 30, 2020, James 3:13-18; 5:7-11, Post 2 – ISSL Reflections

Let’s go back to the Scriptures for a moment. Here are three translations to consider –,MSG,LEB V.The other day I asked you to consider the two kinds of “wisdom” James speaks of and to note the words or phrases that … Continue reading

July 12, 2020, Ecclesiastes 3:1, 7b; Luke 2:39-52 – ISSL Reflections

I.In this week’s scripture we are first reminded by the writer of Ecclesiastes that there is a proper “…season, and a time for every matter under heaven….” And then we jump over the naming of many of those “seasons” to … Continue reading

July 5, 2020, Matthew 11:7-19 – ISSL Reflections

I.This week we turn to the Gospel of Matthew for our reflections, still thinking about Wisdom. Notice the closing of this week’s reading – “Yet wisdom is vindicated by her deeds.”    (Matthew 11:19) Our passage begins with, “As they went away … Continue reading

June 28, 2020, Proverbs 9 – Post 3 – ISSL Reflections

You can find this week’s reading at – And a parallel of three translations at –;CEB;MSG VII.Little choices and big choices – we encounter hundreds or more a day. What informs your choices? VIII.How have you been schooled by Wisdom … Continue reading