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Scripture Union Daily Guide 9 May 2022 – Suffering As a Christian

Scripture Union Daily Guide 9 May 2022
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Topic: Suffering As a Christian

Opening Prayer: Make my life oh Lord a reflection of you as I study your word.

Scripture: 1 Peter 4:12‐19

Question(s) for Reflection
• Is there any command for me to obey?

Scripture Union Daily Guide 9 May 2022 MESSAGE

Suffering is an essential part of the Christian faith. Neither Christ nor His apostles kept us in the dark regarding the trials and sufferings that will accompany us on our Christian pilgrimage. (See Matthew 5:11‐12; 1 Peter 1: 6‐7; 1 Thessalonians 3:4). Christ Himself suffered and we His followers should not expect to be free from suffering.

Other believers, including Peter, suffered for their faith. We should not expect to be different unless we refuse to acknowledge our faith before men. The end of Christian suffering is to bring glory to God. It never destroys us but purifies us and prepares us for the glory that awaits us in heaven (v.14, cf. Romans 5:3‐5). There is no crown without a cross. Notice however, that it is not every suffering that should be celebrated (v.15).

Practice/Word Application
A challenge: Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna, was facing execution for his faith and was challenged to deny Christ and be released. His response, “Eighty‐six years I have served Him, and He never did me any wrong. How can I blaspheme my King who saved me?”

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

Closing Prayer
• Pray for grace to also stand firm for the Lord in the face of persecution.

Offer a prayer of faith in line with Habakkuk 3:19

One Year Bible Reading Plan
1Samuel 11, 12, Hebrews 1.

NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN

Mon, 09-May-2022

PRAYER FOCUS

BRUISED LIVES
The lowly He sets on high, and those who mourn are lifted to safety. Job 5:11

THANK GOD FOR:
› The plan of God to wipe away our tears and take away the pains of His children.
› His help to the weak Christians to make them stronger especially when they are in pains.

PRAY FOR:
› Grace to continue in the path of righteousness no matter the circumstance we find ourselves.
› The healing of God for brethren who are passing through pains and situation beyond their control.
› The comfort of God and the brethren as we rally round to encourage their hearts.

PRAY AGAINST:
∷ Depending on self instead of trusting in God.
∷ Thinking the storm will last forever therefore giving up hope.

Scripture Union Daily Guide 9 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 9 May 2022.

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