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Scripture Union Daily Guide 8th January 2023 – Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit

Scripture Union Daily Guide 8th January 2023
Scripture Union Daily Guide 8th January 2023, SU Daily Guide Devotional Reading for Sunday.
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TOPIC: Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit

OPENING PRAYER: Lord, I pray that you lead me into your truth as I meditate on your word in Jesus name.

SCRIPTURE: MARK 3: 20-35

QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION
• Q 2: Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
• Q 5: Is there any warning for me to heed?
• Q 8: Is there any other Biblical passage that can help me understand this passage better?

Scripture Union Daily Guide 8th January 2023 MESSAGE

Have you ever been advised to do everything “in moderation”? “This religion matter is all right, but there is no need to carry things to extremes!” Jesus Christ did not do it in moderation; and His family became really worried that He was beginning to lose His mental balance (vs.20-21). The learned religious authorities went one step further. They attributed the work of the Holy Spirit through Him to the Beelzebub, prince of demons! Jesus Christ made it clear that they were straying into the territory of blaspheme against the Holy Spirit, the unforgivable sin (vs.28-29).

Does it still apply today? How can we know when someone had committed the sin beyond forgiveness? How can I be sure I have not done so myself? We should “use Scripture to interpret Scripture” by holding on to the things which are clear when faced with what is not clear to us. It is clear that the blood of Jesus Christ covers any sin and every sin when we repent and confess in His name (1 John 1:7-9). It is also clear that there is no repentance in the grave (Hebrews 9:27). This shows that it is only people who reject the work of the Holy Spirit in their lives until they die who are beyond forgiveness.

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

CLOSING PRAYER
Thank you for saving me, Lord Jesus. Please enable me to abide in you to the end.

Offer a prayer of faith in line with Psalms 126:5 ‐ 6

One Year Bible Reading Plan
Genesis 12, 13, Hebrews 11:1‐12.

NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN – Sun, 08-Jan-2023

PRAYER FOCUS
HOLD STEADFASTLY: SU FELLOWSHIP:

(NATIONAL WEEK OF PRAYER AND FASTING ENDS)
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. – Hebrews 10:23

THANK GOD FOR:
► SU work Internationally, Nationally, in Regions, Areas, Zones and Groups
► His Word that encourages us especially in SU to continue to hold on to the truth.

PRAY FOR:
► SU Nigeria National Chairman Prof Iwe Maduebisi and the National Council as they continue to stand firm, labour and direct the affairs of SU Nigeria according to the perfect will of God.
► The Regional Chairmen in all the 10 Regions, all the Area chairmen, the Zonal reps and the Group Presidents that they will remain faithful in their faith and committed to the work of our God.
► Courage for our SU staff and Missionaries as they continue to break new grounds while remaining steadfast even under threats and trials.
· Meaningful programs, and Bible studies for increased spiritual growth.

PRAY AGAINST:
► All forms of distractions and discouragements especially in our rural groups.
► All forms of lawlessness that will destroy the work and make God to turn His face against SU work and fellowship.

Scripture Union Daily Guide 8th January 2023. 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.

Chibuzor Nwaobasi

A lover of God. Passionate about evangelism. A Web designer and a digital marketer. I love spreading God's Word.

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