Scripture Union Daily Guide for 24th August 2023 – Purpose Over Preferences

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Scripture Union Daily Guide for 24 August 2023

Scripture Union Daily Guide for 24th August 2023 – Purpose Over Preferences

Scripture Union Daily Guide for 24 August 2023

Read Scripture Union Daily Guide for 24 August 2023 Devotional, Thursday SU Daily Guide Reading

TOPIC: Purpose Over Preferences

OPENING PRAYER: May my heart, O Lord, be receptive to your word as I meditate on it.

SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY: 1 Corinthians 9:15-27

QUESTION FOR REFLECTION
• Q 2: Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?

As Christians, we are called upon to be witnesses and to tell people about the Lord Jesus Christ wherever we go. There are many things we can learn from the Apostle Paul concerning our evangelism. Read again vs.19-22a cf. 22b-23. Notice Paul’s guiding principle of winning the lost for the Lord at all costs, irrespective of the challenges of cultural diversities or level of spiritual growth of the people he desired to reach. Is this true of you? The world needs to hear our testimony and what God can do for them. We must find common ground with our audience e.g., speaking their language (v.22).

Vs 24-27. A race and a fight: Athletes and boxers who want to reach the top of their disciplines in the Olympic Games put in many hours of training every day, often for many years. The disciple of Christ must also discipline himself as one bent on winning his contest (vs.25b-26). Notice the example of the Apostle Paul in vs.26-27. In the ancient Olympic Games, the prize was a crown of leaves, yet the athletes showed much dedication in training (v.25). How much more should we strive to win “a crown that will last forever”?

PRACTICE/WPRD APPLICATION
Action: What changes do you need to make in your life to run the Christian race as one whose aim is to win the eternal crown?

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

CLOSING PRAYER
Create in me, Lord Jesus, a deep passion for lost souls.

Offer a prayer of faith in line with Isaiah 61:3

ONE YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Jeremiah 43‐45.

NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN – Thursday, 24-Aug-2023

PRAYER FOCUS
COUNCIL CHAIRMAN
Don’t be afraid, for I am with you; don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you, I’ll uphold you with my victorious right hand. Isaiah 41:10

THANK GOD FOR:
►His promises which never fail

PRAY FOR:
►Him, that his ears will be unstopped to hear what God will have him do per time. ►Wisdom to lead God’s people aright.
National Day of Prayer And Fasting
Tomorrow is National day of Prayer and Fasting.
Pray and plan to participate.

Scripture Union Daily Guide for 24 August 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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