DAILY DEVOTIONALS

Scripture Union Daily Guide For September 17, 2023 – Excel In Gifts That Build Up The Church.

Scripture Union Daily Guide For September 17, 2023 - Excel In Gifts That Build Up The Church.
Scripture Union Daily Guide For September 17, 2023 – Excel In Gifts That Build Up The Church.

Scripture Union Daily Guide For September 17, 2023

Read Scripture Union Daily Guide For September 17, 2023 Devotional, Sunday SU Daily Guide Reading

TOPIC: Excel In Gifts That Build Up The Church

OPENING PRAYER: My dear heavenly Father, as I study your word, let it be a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.

SCRIPTURE: 1 Corinthians 14:10-25

QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION
• Q 3: Is there any command for me to obey?
• Q 7: What truth is God revealing to me in this passage?
• Q 8: Is there any other Biblical passage that can help me understand this passage better?

Scripture Union Daily Guide 17 September 2023 Outline: 

Identify with the concern of Paul for the church in v.12. He discusses the impact of the misuse of tongues in public worship on unbelievers (vs.23,24). He does not rule out the use of tongues in group worship. What directive does he give for the appropriate use of tongues (v.13)? He explains why this directive is important (vs.14,16 & 17). Paul again stresses the use of understandable language, for the sake of unbelievers present, so that they may hear God’s word and be converted.

People often have some difficulties understanding v.22. It must be read together with vs.23-25. Here, Paul tells the Corinthians that misuse of tongues in public worship functions in a negative way as a “sign,” and drives the unbeliever away rather than lead him to faith. Always seek the edification of all. If speaking in tongue in the public is considered as spirituality, such thinking is infant thinking, not mature thinking (v.20). Is Paul’s example in v.19 something you should personally follow? Why?

PRACTICE/WORD APPLICATION
And So: Whether your church accepts and encourages the gifts of tongues and prophecy or not, what principles for church life do you find here that need to be exercised fully in your church? Pray that your local church will work on implementing these principles.

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

Offer a prayer of faith in line with Numbers 6:26

ONE YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Daniel 5, 6; Job 3; Psalms 119:49‐72.

NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN – Sunday, 17-Sep-2023

PRAYER FOCUS
COUNCIL OFFICERS AND EXCO
But we will give ourselves continually to the ministry of the Word. Acts 6:4

THANK GOD FOR:
►His grace that continues to abound on Council Officers and the entire EXCO

PRAY FOR:
►Council Officers, and indeed the entire EXCO that they may properly articulate the outcomes of July EXCO meeting as they prepare for the October Council
►Them, that the October Council might enjoy greater ease and speed and achieve impactful results.

READ ALSO: Our Daily Bread Devotional For September 17, 2023 | Any Questions?

Scripture Union Daily Guide For September 17, 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.

Related Articles

Back to top button