Scripture Union Daily Guide For September 21, 2023
Read Scripture Union Daily Guide For September 21, 2023 Devotional, Thursday SU Daily Guide Reading
TOPIC: The Consequences of Christ’s Resurrection
Opening Prayer: Let me know more of you today dear Lord as I meditate on your word.
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 15:20 – 34
Question(s) for Reflection
• Q 5: Is there any warning for me to heed?
• Q 7: What truth is God revealing to me in this passage?
SU DAILY GUIDE FOR TODAY 21ST SEPTEMBER 2023 MESSAGE:
The question of Christ’s resurrection is now resolved with the statement in v.20. The consequences of His glorious resurrection are amazing. Because He arose, we too shall arise. Note the comparison between Adam and Christ (vs.21-22); Adam represents death, while in Christ is life eternal (John 1:4). According to Romans 8:1, anyone who believes in Jesus Christ has his or her sins forgiven and translated from death to life. It is now for each to choose life or death. To choose Christ is to share in his eternal victory (vs.24-26).
Read vs.27 and 28 again and note that Christ is here not being painted as subject to God as a servant to his master. The subjection is simply a reference to “the saving ministry and function of Christ, not to His eternal person and being”.
The New Testament has no record of the practice of baptizing for the dead (v.29) in the early Church. Paul is here probably referring to a cultic culture of the Corinthians. In Africa, Paul might ask, “Why do you bury your elders with money and household goods if there is no life after death”? But that is not endorsing this practice as the Mormons (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) claim.
And So: What arguments have you found helpful in showing unbelieving friends that Christ did rise from the dead?
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
Pray for your unbelieving friends that they will come to know and experience the power of Christ’s resurrection.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with 2 Thessalonians 3:3
One-Year Bible Reading Plan
Obadiah 1, Job 7-9
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN FOR 21ST SEPTEMBER 2023
PRAYER FOCUS: OKIGWE REGION
Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Psalm 32:7
THANK GOD FOR:
►Sustaining grace and mercy to all in the Region.
►Granting peace in the region, despite the challenging security situation.
►The zeal and dedication of brethren to the work of SU.
►More dedication of leaders at all levels of the ministry.
►Relevance of SU ministry in Churches, School and the society at large.
►Renewed determination to pay salaries by Abia and Imo State governments.
Scripture Union Daily Guide For September 21, 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.