Scripture Union Daily Guide 1 February 2023 | Devotional
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Today’s Topic: Home and Foreign Mission!
Opening Prayer: Dear Lord, I pray that you sanctify my spirit, soul and body as I read your word in Jesus name.
Scripture: Mark 6:1-13
Question(s) for Reflection
• Q 1: What does the passage teach about God the Father, or God the Son or God the Holy Spirit?
• Q 2: Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
• Q 5: Is there any warning for me to heed?
Outline For Scripture Union Daily Guide 1 February 2023
Jesus is interested in both our mission to the foreigners and those in our familiar places. He had been away and been in contact with many people in Gadarene, and other regions around the Sea of Galilee. He now came to His own hometown of Nazareth (v.1). One good example to follow was His association with His home synagogue on the Sabbath (v.2). He was involved in the life of His home ‘church’ as a teacher, and a minister who was always willing to help people in need (v.5).
One evil of familiarity is that it breeds contempt. The people in His hometown were offended by Him because of their deep knowledge of His family background and kins (vs.2-3). To prove that Jesus was truly human, Mark lists the names of His brothers and sister (v.3). What did the people lose or gain in return for their contempt and unbelief? (Read vs.5,6). Observe the instructions for all soulwinners as found in vs.7-11; the enduement with power to do the work as the Master did (v.7), the obedience of those disciples to the Master’s orders (vs.12-13), and the results (v.13). How does going out in pairs enhance the disciple’s ministry (v.7)?
And So? What single factor is making the Church so ineffective in the world today?
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
Dear Father, endue us with your Holy Spirit and power afresh that we may be effective soul winners (Acts 10:38).
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Psalms 30:2
One Year Bible Reading Plan
Exodus 7,8, Psalms 28
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