OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 16 JULY 2023 SUNDAY: SET BOUNDARIES
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 16 JULY 2023 MEMORIZE: And he said, Call her. And when he had called her, she stood in the door. 2 Kings 4:15
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 15 JULY 2023 BIBLE READING 2 Kings 4:8-17
And it fell on a day, that Elisha passed to Shunem, where was a great woman; and she constrained him to eat bread. And so it was, that as oft as he passed by, he turned in thither to eat bread.
And she said unto her husband, Behold now, I perceive that this is an holy man of God, which passeth by us continually.
Let us make a little chamber, I pray thee, on the wall; and let us set for him there a bed, and a table, and a stool, and a candlestick: and it shall be, when he cometh to us, that he shall turn in thither.
And it fell on a day, that he came thither, and he turned into the chamber, and lay there.
And he said to Gehazi his servant, Call this Shunammite. And when he had called her, she stood before him.
And he said unto him, Say now unto her, Behold, thou hast been careful for us with all this care; what is to be done for thee? wouldest thou be spoken for to the king, or to the captain of the host? And she answered, I dwell among mine own people.
And he said, What then is to be done for her? And Gehazi answered, Verily she hath no child, and her husband is old.
And he said, Call her. And when he had called her, she stood in the door.
And he said, About this season, according to the time of life, thou shalt embrace a son. And she said, Nay, my lord, thou man of God, do not lie unto thine handmaid.
And the woman conceived, and bare a son at that season that Elisha had said unto her, according to the time of life.
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 16 JULY 2023 MESSAGE
Becoming a Christian mentor requires some measure of wisdom, maturity and discernment.
Even though the intention is to help the mentee grow spiritually and in other areas of life, the process has to be according to the will of God so that the devil will not creep into the relationship.
Mentoring should touch all aspects of a person’s life and involve some level of vulnerability, therefore, avoid mentoring the opposite sex, neither should you be mentored by someone of the opposite sex unless your mentors are a couple.
Even when your mentors are a couple, you should be careful with the member of the opposite sex.
Today’s memory verse shows how to relate with the opposite sex. Even though the woman provided the accommodation for the man of God, she didn’t use it as a right to go in and out of the place.
When the man of God sent for her, she stood by the door. Please, don’t think you can be smarter than the devil. Flee all appearances of evil before they become real.
Who was a king of Babylon?
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 16 JULY 2023 ACTION POINT
The role of a mentor is to help you find God, not to become your ‘god’.
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 15 JULY 2023 HYMN
HYMN 5 – TAKE MY LIFE AND LET IT BE
1. Take my life and let it
Consecrated Lord to Thee
Take my moment and my days
Let them flow ceaseless praise.
2. Take my hands and let them move
At the impulse of Thy love
Take my feet and let them be
Swift and beautiful for thee
3. Take my voice and let me sing
Always only for my king;
Take my lips and let them be
Filled with messages from Thee.
4. Take my sliver and my gold
Not a mite would I withhold
Take my intellect, and use
Every power as thou shalt choose.
5. Take my will and make it Thine,
It shall no longer mine:
Take my heart, it is Thine own;
It shall be Thy royal throne,
6. Take my love, my Lord, I pour
At Thy feet its treasure store;
Take myself, and I will be
Ever, only, all for thee
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 15 JULY 2023 BIBLE READING IN ONE YEAR: Isaiah 4-8
AUTHORS: PASTOR E.A ADEBOYE
PASTOR MRS FOLU ADEBOYE