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Scripture Union Daily Guide 12 March 2024 || Persecution Is Inevitable

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Scripture Union Daily Guide 12 March 2024 || Persecution Is Inevitable

Daily Guide Devotional For Today 12th March 2024 (Tuesday)

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: PERSECUTION IS INEVITABLE

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: JOHN 15:18-27

Question(s) for Reflection
• Q7: What truth is God revealing to me in this passage?

Outline For Scripture Union Daily Guide 12 March 2024

What Jesus calls “the world” is a reference to human society as it operates now without subjecting itself to the authority of God. To “belong to the world” (v.19) is to live by ungodly human values. Notice three reasons Christ gave for the world’s hostility towards His followers (vs.18-21). Can you give any examples of the ways of the world and how the world opposes the Church, from your own experience of our contemporary society? How should we respond to the world’s hatred (whether as individuals or as the Church, the people of God)?

With the coming of Christ as the light, no one who heard the good news from Him or saw His works can claim ignorance of sin. Now that Jesus is physically absent, the work must continue through the Holy Spirit and us, His disciples (vs.26-27). The Spirit or Counsellor was sent from the Father to do His work on earth through Christians. As we witness to the truth, the Spirit persuades and convicts people resulting in their salvation. Today, some end-time preachers are trying to erase persecution from their theology. How does that fit into Christ’s teaching in this passage? The church grew amid intense persecution and has continued to thrive in spite of hatred.

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

Closing Prayer
Pray for grace to go through whatever persecution and hatred you might have to face for the sake of Christ. Pray also for Christians who are passing through persecutions because of their faith.

Offer a prayer of faith in line with Matthew 6:11
“Give us this day our daily bread.”

One-Year Bible Reading Plan
Daily Bible Reading Plan: Day 72Deuteronomy 5-7

NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN MARCH 12, 2024

PRAYER FOCUS
OUR NATION NIGERIA
And I will make you a great nation; so that you will be a blessing. Gen 12:2
THANK GOD FOR:
• His mercies over the nation and unfailing promise to make the nation great and a global blessing.
PRAY FOR:
• The presence of God in our nation; and raise faithful leaders who will work for the development of the nation and fulfill God’s mandate.
• God’s mighty hand to bring healing and restoration; and give us a new nation that will fulfill her divine mandate as global witness. • God will give us the blessings of Jubilee- release, restoration, recovery, rest and empowerment.
• Declare the Lordship of Jesus and plead his blood over the nation.
• Northern Christian brethren undergoing persecution, for strength and courage to continue in their faith and endure to the end.

PRAY AGAINST:
• Every reign of wickedness in the the nation and in Africa.
• The forces of darkness contending with the purpose of God for this nation and her citizens.

Scripture Union Daily Guide 12 March 2024 || Persecution Is Inevitable

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