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Scripture Union Daily Guide 20 May 2024 – Seize Every Opportunity To Present The Gospel!

Daily Guide Devotional For Today 20th May 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: SEIZE EVERY OPPORTUNITY TO PRESENT THE GOSPEL!
OPENING PRAYER: Sanctify my life dear Lord as I study your word in Jesus name.
SCRIPTURE: ACTS 2:14-21

Question(s) for Reflection
* Q2: Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
* Q4: Is there any promise for me to believe or hope for?
* Q7: What truth is God revealing to me in this passage?

Scripture Union Daily Guide 20 May 2024 OUTLINE

How do you react when people make fun of you because of your faith? The coming of the Holy Spirit generated mixed reactions. Some were amazed and sought explanation (v.12), others mocked the disciples (v.13). This, however, gave Peter an opportunity to preach his first sermon, after receiving the Holy Spirit. He explained what just happened to the crowd (vs.14-16). Sometimes, people can misunderstand the expression of our Christian beliefs and brand us with derogatory names. Instead of getting angry, we should seize such opportunities to explain our faith more clearly (1 Peter 2:15-16; 2 Timothy 4:2).

In vs.16-21, Peter told the crowd that what they had just witnessed was fulfilment of scriptures (see Joel 2:28-32). Peter’s explanation shows that the coming of the Holy Spirit also marks the dawning of “the last days” (vs.19-20). It is instructive to note that we are closer to the end now than when Peter gave this message (Romans 13:11-14). What implication does v.21 hold for us? There is assurance that those who call on the Lord will be saved. But how can they call on God if we don’t tell them (Romans 10:14-15)?

Practice/Word Application
What now? Are you being mocked or persecuted because of your faith? Ask God to give you creative ways to use your experience in presenting the Gospel to your persecutors.
* Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?

Offer a prayer of faith in line with Exodus 15:26
“And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee.”

One-Year Bible Reading Plan
Daily Bible Reading Plan: Day 141-
2 Samuel 22-23; Psalm 57

NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN May 20, 2024

PRAYER FOCUS
SCRIPTURE UNION STRATEGIC PLAN

Unless the Lord builds the house, the builder labours in vain. Psalm 27:1

THANK GOD FOR:
* The strategic plan that has been put together to guide us in SU in planning our core activities, and appropriating our resources correctly
* This has greatly helped us in years past to give the required attention to the core ministries

PRAY FOR:
* All the formations will understand this strategic plan and implement it appropriately.
* Provision of funds to execute all our programs very well

PRAY AGAINST:
* Every negative and nonchalant attitude of some of our leaders towards instructions from the higher formation

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Scripture Union Daily Guide 20 May 2024 - Seize Every Opportunity To Present The Gospel!

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