SCRIPTURE UNION DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR MARCH 11, 2023 (FRUITLESS AND MONEY-MINDED) FREE
Scripture Union Daily Guide 11 March 2023 | Devotional
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TOPIC: FRUITLESS AND MONEY-MINDED
Opening Prayer: May my heart, O Lord, be receptive to your word as I meditate on it.
Scripture: Mark 11: 12- 26
Question(s) for Reflection
• Q 5: Is there any warning for me to heed?
Outline For Scripture Union Daily Guide 11 March 2023
Yesterday we reflected on a colt that the Lord needed. Today we see that the Lord had another need. He was hungry and saw in the distance, a fig tree with full leaves. Did the fig tree satisfy the need of the Lord Jesus? If so, how? And if not, why not? On their return journey, the disciples were surprised that the fruitless fig tree that Jesus cursed had withered. Let us reflect on what this means for us as follower of Jesus who are expected to bear fruit in our lives.
The Lord also had some expectations for what should be going on in the temple. Notice what He found there and His response (see vs.15-16). The Lord expects His house, our place of worship, to be a house of prayer for all nations (v.17). In what ways is money affecting places of worship today and reducing God’s house from being a house of prayer? How is the gospel being distorted in your context for material gains and injustice towards vulnerable people? Some people felt strongly about the words of Jesus that they started looking for ways to kill Him. Money matters are also serious matters in some churches, leading to broken relationships and much worse in some contexts.
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
Lord, please help us not to be like the fruitless fig tree or the money merchants in your house of prayer.
Prayer for the week
► Pray for the Christendom, for disciplined Christian living.
► Pray for Christians fellowships that the presence of God will be in our worship centers.
► Believe God for Ministers and their Ministries, that their emphasis will be Christ and Him crucified.
- John Hagee Devotional 9 March 2023 – Thursday
- Daily Gospel Reflections for 10th March 2023 (Friday)
- Rick Warren Daily Hope for 9th March 2023
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN
PRAYER FOCUS: FRUITFUL BELIEVERS
And God blessed them, saying Be fruitful, multiply… -Gen 1:22
THANK GOD FOR:
► SU Vision of working with Churches.
► The Spirit of God that fills and empowers us to work among children, youth and families.
► SU members to depend on God as they make themselves available in their various denominations.
► Grace to be involved in the Sunday school, prayer team, youth work, men or women wing knowing that one day we will give account of our labour.
► God to help us bear fruit and shine where He has planted us for the time being.
► Getting weary of doing good in our various churches.
► Joining the group of those who complain instead of praying and believing God for revival of the church.
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