Daily Guide 19 September 2023 || Scripture Union Devotional
SCRIPTURE UNION DAILY GUIDE 19TH SEPTEMBER 2023 DEVOTIONAL
Read and Meditate on Today’s Daily Guide Devotional for 19th September 2023. May the Lord bless you as you study!
Today’s Topic: Christ lives on!
Opening Prayer: Grant me depth of insight, revelation and knowledge as I meditate on this passage, O Lord.
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 15:1 – 11
Question(s) for Reflection
• Q 1: What does the passage teach about God the Father, or God the Son or God the Holy Spirit?
Scripture Union Daily Guide 19 September 2023 Outline:
Why does Paul remind them of the gospel (vs.1-2)? Some in the church were in danger of not continuing in the faith. It was, therefore, of utmost importance that the gospel is proclaimed again. Notice the content of the gospel in vs.3-4 (see also Romans 4:25).
The birth, life, death, resurrection, and ascension of Christ are the solid pillars of the Christian faith. Paul stresses the resurrection story to the Corinthian Christians to confirm the authenticity of their faith. Truly, our faith is worth living for and dying for. This was what helped Paul and Christians of the early church to fearlessly stand their ground amid fierce trials and persecutions. It is the basis of our living hope.
In vs.5-8, we have a list of those who were eyewitnesses of the resurrection. Why does Paul stress Christ’s appearance to these faithful believers? People could check the truth of what Paul was saying because at the time of writing this letter, a good number of these witnesses were alive. The fact that Christ died and rose again is our assurance that God loves us and will raise us up to live with Him forever.
And So: If you had to explain four facts of the gospel to an interested friend, what would you say?
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
I praise you, O Lord, that Christ arose from the dead “and lives forever with His saints to reign”.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Matthew 11:28
One-Year Bible Reading Plan
Daniel 9, 10; Job 5.
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN FOR 19TH SEPTEMBER 2023
PRAYER FOCUS: GODLY CHILDREN
All your children shall be taught of the Lord and great shall be the peace of your children. Isaiah 54:13
THANK GOD FOR:
►Giving us the privilege of parenting children (physical and spiritual)
►His will for them to be saved
►Grace to intentional in leading them to Christ early and disciple them, impacting them with Christian values and character
►Christian children that they will grow to influence our society and eventually the world for Christ
►Every power working to harvest the souls of children for the kingdom of Satan