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 20 2022 Ezra 6:13–22 Post 2

IV.As you read this passage can you see and hear their joy? V.Ezra 6:13-22 (New Revised Standard Version) Then, according to the word sent by King Darius, Tattenai, the governor of the province Beyond the River, Shethar-bozenai, and their associates … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections November 7 2021 Revelation 7:9–17 Post 3

VII.We’ve spent time this week noticing what this passage has to say about praise, worship and salvation. As we spend time with it today, pay attention to the closing words of the passage and see how they complement what is … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections November 7 2021 Revelation 7:9–17 Post 1

I.We continue to reflect on “praise” and for this week and the following two weeks we will spend time with three passages from the Book of Revelation. Sometimes just a mention of the Book of Revelation will have folks turning … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections September 12 2021 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 14-19 Post 3

IX.Let’s read our focus passage once again. 2 Samuel 6:1-5 (NRSV) David again gathered all the chosen men of Israel, thirty thousand. David and all the people with him set out and went from Baale-judah, to bring up from there … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections September 12 2021 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 14-19 Post 2

This week’s focus passage can be found at https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+Samuel+6%3A1-5%2C+14-19&version=NRSV V.I recall hearing many years ago that dancing was something “good Christians” did not do. As I recall it might have been mentioned in the same breath as “playing cards” and … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections September 12 2021 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 14-19 Post 1

I.Last week we focused on singing as an element of praise. This week our focus is drawn to dance. On your first reading of this passage take in the actions and the sounds as if you were sitting on a … Continue reading