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Daily Guide 21 February 2024 Scripture Union || Jesus, The Resurrection And The Life

Daily Guide Devotional For Today 21st February 2024 (Wednesday)

Do You Know That? Daily Guide Reading is published by Scripture Union Press & Books Ltd, an arm of Scripture Union Nigeria. Daily Guide is a true nondenominational, interdenominational Christian Bible engagement/reading aid – meditate on the Bible without denominational colorations. May the Lord bless you as you study!

TODAY’S TOPIC: JESUS, THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE

 

Opening Prayer: May the meditation of my heart be acceptable unto you, O Lord as I read from your word.

SCRIPTURE: JOHN 11:17-27
17 Then when Jesus came, he found that he had lain in the grave four days already.

18 Now Bethany was nigh unto Jerusalem, about fifteen furlongs off:

19 And many of the Jews came to Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother.

20 Then Martha, as soon as she heard that Jesus was coming, went and met him: but Mary sat still in the house.

21 Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.

22 But I know, that even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee.

23 Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again.

24 Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day.

25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:

26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?

27 She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world.

Question(s) for Reflection
• Q7: What truth is God revealing to me in this passage?
• Q8: Is there any other Biblical passage that can help me understand this passage better?

Outline For Scripture Union Daily Guide 21st February 2024

The death of anyone signals a total end. There is no more hope on this side of eternity. So, Martha was just being human. What she expected from the Lord at this point was comfort and healing. Notice her greetings (v.21). It signalled pain and regrets. Even the promises of Jesus (v.23) only made sense to her in eternity, not in her current situation. She did not seem to have grasped the fact that the resurrection and the life was right there with her. He can therefore raise the dead and give life to dead Lazarus.

How do you understand v.26? We see here the distinction between earthly life and eternal life, between earthly death and eternal death in hell.
Mary’s great confession is worthy of note (v.27). Her confession here and her earlier statement (v.22) show that she was a woman of great faith. God would want us to respond in similar way to our challenges; for only such response can receive great miracle from the Lord.

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

Closing Prayer
Thank you, Lord Jesus, that nothing is difficult for you to do.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Isaiah 43:16 ‐ 19
One-Year Bible Reading Plan
Daily Bible Reading Plan: Day 52 – Leviticus 24-25

NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN FEBRUARY 21, 2024

PRAYER FOCUS
(AKURE REGIONAL STAFF)
“Suddenly there was a violent earthquake, which shook the prison to the foundations” Acts 16:26a

THANK GOD FOR:
• An opportunity to pray lifting Akure Regional Staff before God
• The mighty hand of God that has kept them

PRAY FOR:
• The RC, Mr. Kingsley Ibekwe – for journey mercies in all his travels, and for a good working relationship with the Chairman- Mr. Stephen Oluwalowo.
• The TSes in the Region; that they will be instruments of transformation in the lives of the people.
• Strength for the office staff, and grace to work with meekness of mind.
• God’s blessings upon them

Scripture Union Daily Guide 21 February 2024 || Jesus, The Resurrection And The Life

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