Scripture Union Daily Guide 7 November 2022: Divine Purpose

Sarah Andrew
Sarah Andrew
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Scripture Union Daily Guide 7 November 2022 Devotional Message for Monday

Scripture Union Daily Guide 7 November 2022 Devotional for Monday 

TOPIC: Divine Purpose

OPENING PRAYER: Grant me grace dear Lord to apply what you will teach me today as I read this passage.

SCRIPTURE: Acts 22:1‐21

Scripture Union Daily Guide 7th November 2022 OUTLINE

In today’s reading, we see how Paul used the opportunity to present Christ to the angry crowd that attacked him earlier. From vs.1‐2, we read that Paul addressed the Jews in the Aramaic language. This is to say that they should listen to him as he identified himself with them. This was enough to get them to listen to his “oration”. Here we see how the use of the ‘heart’ language attracts the listener to the gospel, a useful tool in evangelism.

In Africa, the official languages are mostly English or French or Portuguese. How fluent are you in speaking the dialect of your own people? Paul’s speech from vs.3‐16 was about how he encountered Jesus and became a follower and servant of Jesus of Nazareth (cf., Acts 9:1‐19). He presented his encounter so concisely and clearly that everyone understood him as he was talking in their native language.

Personal testimonies about Christian conversion can be really effective in presenting the gospel of Christ and a very useful tool in evangelism. You cannot give what you do not have. It is important that we note God’s divine purpose for Paul as stated in v.21.

Question(s) for Reflection
• Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
• Is there any command for me to obey?
• Is there any other Biblical passage that can help me understand this passage better?

Practice/Word Application
So: Write up your personal testimony. Thank God for saving you and seek to share it with someone today.

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

Closing Prayer
• Thank God for saving you and ask for the grace and power to witness the salvation.

Offer a prayer of faith in line with Proverbs 18:10

One Year Bible Reading Plan
Song of Songs 8; Proverbs 13; Psamls 108‐110.

NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN

Mon, 07-Nov-2022

PRAYER FOCUS

ALIGNED TO GOD’S WILL
But be doers of the word, and not hearers only deceiving yourselves.
James 1:22

THANK GOD FOR:
☀ Making us new creation, with old things gone and all things become new, so we can align to God’ s will.
☀ The wisdom of God He avails us daily to know the difference between what is right and wrong.

PRAY FOR:
☛ Grace to keep discerning what the will of God is daily, what is good and acceptable to Him.
☛ All we do as believers in SU to give Glory to our God who is in heaven.
☛ Daily presentation of our bodies as living sacrifices as we continue to get transformed by renewing our minds.

PRAY AGAINST:
⚠ Conforming to this world, thereby copying their lifestyles even among our youths and families.
⚠ The pull to take part in the unfruitful works of darkness instead of exposing them.

Thank you for reading Scripture Union Daily Guide 7 November 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.

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