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Scripture Union Daily Guide 13th September 2023 – God Has A Gift For Every Believer

Scripture Union Daily Guide 13th September 2023 – God Has A Gift For Every Believer
Scripture Union Daily Guide 13th September 2023

Read Scripture Union Daily Guide 13th September 2023 Devotional, Wednesday SU Daily Guide Reading

TOPIC: God Has A Gift For Every Believer

OPENING PRAYER: Dear Lord, grant me understanding and illumination as I ponder on your word in Jesus name.

SCRIPTURE: 1 Corinthians 12:1 – 11

QUESTION FOR REFLECTION
• Q 7: What truth is God revealing to me in this passage?

A major challenge the Church in Corinth seemed to be struggling with has to do with spiritual gifts. Paul sought to bring clarity and directions on how to apply these gifts (v.1). The apostle devotes three chapters of this epistle to this subject. Paul uses the mystery of the Trinity as an illustration: just as there is diversity within the Godhead yet only one God, there is also diversity in spiritual gifts but the same Spirit (vs.2-4).

The diversity of gifts should help to foster unity within the church, not division or rivalry. The Spirit manifests Himself in the life of each believer by imparting some gifts. Every believer, therefore, operates in one gift or the other. The gifts are given for the benefit of the entire body. They are not given for public show off or for personal pleasure but to help others (v.7. See also 1 Peter 4:10).

Read vs.8-10 again. The list of the different gifts is given to show how diverse the gifts of the Spirit are. This is by no means exhaustive (see Romans 12:6-8; Ephesians 4:11). Note that the gifts have a divine source. The Spirit gives them as He determines (v.11) so it makes no sense to be jealous of anybody’s gift(s).

• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?

CLOSING PRAYER
I thank you, O Lord, for the gifts you have graciously bestowed on me. May I use them to serve in your Church.

Offer a prayer of faith in line with Exodus 23:25

One Year Bible Reading Plan
Ezekiel 43‐45.

NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN – Wednesday, 13-Sep-2023

PRAYER FOCUS
CHILDREN TRAVELLING SECRETARIES
“…. (We) are doing a great work… Nehemiah 6:3

THANK GOD FOR:
►The wisdom of employing Children Travelling Secretaries specifically to promote children’s work in SU
►The impacts they have been able to make thus far

PRAY FOR:
►More opportunities for them to be trained so that they will become more effective
►God’s abundant mercy, provisions, and protections for them as they do the job
►Them to be men full of the Holy Spirit

READ ALSO: Our Daily Bread Devotional For Today 13 September 2023 – Welcoming the Foreigner

Scripture Union Daily Guide 13th September 2023. Scripture Union is an international, interdenominational, evangelical Christian organization. It was founded in 1867, and works in partnership with individuals and churches across the world. The organization’s stated aim is to use the Bible to inspire children, young people and adults to know God.

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