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Scripture Union Daily Guide 1st April 2024 – “I Have Seen The Lord”

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Scripture Union Daily Guide 1st April 2024 – “I Have Seen The Lord”

Daily Guide Devotional For Today 1 April 2024 (Monday)

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!

TOPIC: “I HAVE SEEN THE LORD”
OPENING PRAYER: Grant me depth of insight, revelation and knowledge as I meditate on this passage, O Lord.
SCRIPTURE: JOHN 20:11-18
Question(s) for Reflection
• Q 1: What does the passage teach about God the Father, or God the Son or God the Holy Spirit?
• Q2: Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
• Q7: What truth is God revealing to me in this passage?

Scripture Union Daily Guide 1ST APRIL 2024 OUTLINE

The angels’ question, “Woman, why are you crying?” (v.13), repeated by Jesus (v.15) is highly instructive. Jesus had risen. It was time for rejoicing, not for mourning. Those who experience the risen Christ ought to rejoice.
Mary did not recognise Jesus when she saw Him (v.14), for excessive sorrow and worry can prevent us from recognising Christ with us in trouble—as it happened to Cleopas and his friend in Luke 24:13-35. How does Mary’s response (vs.14,15) shroud the power of the resurrection? We worship the living Saviour, not a god that can be carried about like an idol! When we seek Christ as Mary sought her Lord, may we find Him and recognise that it is He!

Earlier, Jesus called Mary, “Woman!”; now He mentions her name, “Mary!” (v.16). The Lord knows our names and calls us to respond to Him, declaring, “My Lord and my Saviour.” “I have seen the Lord,” Mary reported to the disciples. Today, how does a believer “see” the Lord? See Paul’s prayer for the Ephesians (Ephesians 1:18-20).
V.17 ascribes an assignment for Mary. What is the Lord’s assignment for us who have experienced His resurrection (Matthew 28:20)? Note Jesus’ reference to His disciples as “My brethren” and their relationship with Him and His Father in v.17. See also Hebrews 2:17; Luke 8: 21.

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

Closing Prayer
Lord, help me to seek you, for you alone have eternal life.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Zephaniah 3:17
“The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.”
One Year Bible Reading Plan
Daily Bible Reading Plan: Day 92- Judges 8-9

NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN APRIL 1, 2024

PRAYER FOCUS
PRAYER AND GIFTS DAY FOR THE SCRIPTURE UNION IN CHURCHES

“I beseech you therefore brethren by the mercies of God that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice…”
Romans 12:1
THANK GOD FOR:
• All whom the Lord has been using to be a blessing to the ministry.
• Another opportunity to Pray and give towards the work of Scripture Union
PRAY FOR:
• The Lord will burden the hearts of His people to pray earnestly and give unreservedly
• God will help some of us who have not been participating, to do so this time around.
• An overwhelming participation by children, youths, students, pilgrims, friends and churches.
• God’s blessings upon all who respond to this activity with joy.

Scripture Union Daily Guide 1st April 2024 - "I Have Seen The Lord"

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