Scripture Union Daily Guide 26 May 2022 | SU Daily Guide for Thursday
Build up your faith in God and grow spiritually as you read Today’s Scripture Union Daily Guide 26 May 2022
Topic: No Repentance After Death
Opening Prayer: I open my heart to meditate on your word, teach me your ways oh Lord.
Scripture: Luke 16:16‐31
Question(s) for Reflection
• Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
• Is there any warning for me to heed?
Scripture Union Daily Guide 26 May 2022 MESSAGE
The purpose of the Old Testament (the Law and the Prophet) is to point the way to Jesus. Again, Jesus is not implying by this parable that all rich people will go to hell and the poor to heaven. The kingdom of God, salvation through Christ, is preached everywhere. All who listen to it and take action, by repenting of their sins and putting their trust in the death of Jesus, will be saved and will enter into heaven whether rich or poor.
Note the various requests of the rich man and Abraham’s responses. These show clearly that there is no chance for negotiation after death. You choose where you will spend eternity here and now. The Yorubas of Nigeria used to install the stone for sharpening their cutlasses in the village. They say that anyone who goes to the farm with a blunt cutlass will realise his foolishness finally on the farm.
So it was with this rich man. So it will be for any who rejects Christ’s offer of salvation here and now. Take particular notice of Abraham’s response in v.31. Jesus came back from the grave, but the religious leaders not only refused to believe eye‐witness report, they also tried to silence their testimony (see Matthew 28:11‐15). What is your stand on v.18?
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
WHEN THE BATTLE’S OVER Scripture Verse
1. Am I a soldier of the cross, A follower of the Lamb, And shall I fear to own His cause, Or blush to speak His name? Refrain And when the battle’s over We shall wear a crown! Yes, we shall wear a crown! Yes, we shall wear a crown! And when the battle’s over We shall wear a crown In the new Jerusalem Wear a crown (wear a crown) Wear a crown (wear a crown) Wear a bright and shining crown;
And when the battle’s over We shall wear a crown In the new Jerusalem. 2. Must I be carried to the skies On flowery beds of ease, While others fought to win the prize, And sailed through bloody seas?
3. Are there no foes for me to face? Must I not stem the flood? Is this vile world a friend to grace, To help me on to God?
• Help me, dear Lord, to be a faithful witness to my generation and alert them to the reality of heaven and hell.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Psalms 3:8
One Year Bible Reading Plan
2 Samuel 19‐21, Matthew 22.
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN
SUCF ONLINE LEADERSHIP TRAINING/PILGRIMS, CHILDREN, MISSION/SCHOOL TOT 26TH – 28TH
With upright heart He shepherded them and guided them with His skillful hand. Psalm 78:72
THANK GOD FOR:
› The deliberate training provided for our SUCF leaders and the Train the Trainers Programme for Pilgrims, Children, Missions and Schools.
› The plan to ensure consistency and continuity in the provision of trained and skillful personnel.
› More Pilgrims and SUCF leaders who will be trained to continue to guide the people and the vision of SU in perfection.
› Servant‐Leadership Spirit in order to continue to portray the love of Jesus in their work.
› Total obedience to the teaching and leading of the Holy Spirit in all they do.
∷ Unfaithfulness and unaccountability among the SUCF leaders.
∷ Leaving the standard of God for the work by using unserious people.
Scripture Union Daily Guide 26 May 2022. Scripture Union is an international, interdenominational, evangelical Christian organization. It was founded in 1867, and works in partnership with individuals and churches across the world. The organization’s stated aim is to use the Bible to inspire children, young people and adults to know God. Scripture Union Daily Guide 26 May 2022.