OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 1 APRIL 2023 SATURDAY: TRUTH OR FACT?
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 1 APRIL 2023 MEMORIZE: And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Matthew 17:20
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS APRIL 2023 BIBLE READING JOHN 20:24-29
But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.
The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.
And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you.
Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.
And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.
Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.
Children of God, welcome to April!
Confession: Thank You, Lord, for the month of March, all glory belongs to You: my maker, my defense, my sustainer, my shepherd, my provider, my Redeemer, my great ally, my strong tower, my Refuge, my deliverer, my healer, my protection, my helper, thank You for fighting all our BATTLES for us; thank You for giving us victory in April 🤩🤩🙏🥳🔥🔥
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 1 APRIL 2023 MESSAGE
One of the titles of our Lord Jesus Christ is the Truth. John 14:6 says: “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me”
Many times, people mistakenly take facts for the truth. This can be misleading. Facts deal with material evidence, that is, the things you can assess with your five senses: this is why it is easy for humans to relate to facts.
On the other hand, truth has its evidence in the spiritual realm: it is beyond what we can see. For instance, when Jesus resurrected from the dead and appeared to the disciples, Thomas, who was not present, didn’t believe what he was told until he touched the palms and feet of Jesus.
God’s word is true, and we can only access the blessings in it when we walk by faith and not by sight. For example, if the only time you believed God was with you was when you felt Him move strongly, then you may be wrong because God has promised that He will always be with you (Matthew 28:20).
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 1 APRIL 2023 KEY POINT
God’s word is true; believe it to enjoy its blessings
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 1 APRIL 2023 HYMN
HYMN 18 – WHEN WE WALK WITH THE LORD
1. When we walk with the Lord,
In the light of His word,
What a glory He sheds on our way!
While we do His good will
He abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and obey.
Trust and obey!
For there’s no other way
To be happy in Jesus,
But to trust and obey.
2. Not a shadow can rise,
Not a cloud in the skies,
But His smile quickly drives it away;
Not a doubt nor a fear,
Not a sigh nor a tear,
Can abide while we trust and obey.
3. Not a burden we bear,
Not a sorrow we share
But our toil He doth richly repay;
Not a grief nor a loss,
Not a frown nor a cross,
But is blest if we trust and obey
4. But we never can prove
The delights of His love,
Until all on the altar we lay,
For the favour He shows
And the joy He bestows
Are for them who will trust and obey.
5. Then in fellowship sweet
We will sit at His feet,
Or we’ll walk by His side in the way,
What He says we will do,
Where He sends we will go,
Never fear, only trust and obey.
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 1 APRIL 2023 BIBLE READING IN ONE YEAR: 2 SAMUEL 1-3
AUTHORS: PASTOR E.A ADEBOYE
PASTOR MRS FOLU ADEBOYE