Scripture Union Daily Guide 8 July 2022 Devotional Message for Tuesday– Introduction to 2 Timothy
SU Daily Guide 8th July 2022 Devotional for Friday
TOPIC: Born to witness for Christ
OPENING PRAYER: Dear Lord, make me more like you through the power of your word as I meditate on it.
In the next few days, we shall study this special letter of Paul, the Apostle, to his son in the faith, Timothy. The letter is special in that it was the last of his writings before he was killed in a Roman Prison. The letter is personal, and quite revealing of the private life of the Apostle. The letter does not only look like a will written by a dying old man to his children after him, it is also a prophetic letter about what the Church should expect in the last days and how a minister should conduct himself in the face of the challenges ahead.
SCRIPTURE: 2 Timothy 1: 1‐18
Scripture Union Daily Guide 8 July 2022 MESSAGE
In this second letter of Paul to Timothy, notice how he introduces himself and identifies his mission and audience (v.1). Realizing that God created him to be Christ’s missionary (vs.3,9), Paul pursued his mission with zeal, even defying prison chains. Similarly, you were born to be a witness for Christ.
Genuine salvation should drive us to share the gospel with others (see John 4:28,29). When last did you share your faith with others? What else does Paul stress in vs.9,10? See the role of parental example in Timothy’s life (v.5). The home should play a primary role in children’s evangelism and discipleship. Scripture Union Daily Guide 8 July
Is this true of yours? Read vs.6‐10 again and point out other important instructions to Timothy. Think of his commands in vs.13,14 and put them into practice. Onesiphorus’ family were great encouragers to Paul hence his prayers for, and expression of deep gratitude to them in vs.16‐18. In like manner, many suffering Christians will appreciate our prayer support and messages of encouragement where possible. Scripture Union Daily Guide 8 July
Question(s) for Reflection
• Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
• What truth is God revealing to me in this passage?
Reflection: Mediate on v.12 and be an encouragement to someone today.
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
Scripture Union Daily Guide 8 July Closing Prayer
• O Lord, keep me burning for you. Even in the face of suffering, may I never give up.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Zephaniah 3:17
One Year Bible Reading Plan
2 Kings 15, 16; Psalms 63.
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN
Do not exasperate your children, so that they will not lose heart
THANK GOD FOR:
☀ God’ s ultimate plans for parents and families.
☀ The parents (both Spiritual and Physical) God has provided to guide our lives as children of God.
☛ Godly parents to give good gifts of the word of God to their children.
☛ Extension of the family love to those children in our fellowships whose parents are not yet converted.
☛ Godly examples that will make more children repent at early age.
⚠ Ungodly acts that will discourage the faith of our children.
⚠ Failing to reach out to the children during and after fellowship in our Groups.
Scripture Union Daily Guide 8 July 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 8 July