OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 2 JULY 2023 SUNDAY: OWN YOUR JOY
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 2 JULY 2023 MEMORIZE: Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. John 16:24
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 2 JULY 2023 BIBLE READING 1 SAMUEL 30:1-6
And it came to pass, when David and his men were come to Ziklag on the third day, that the Amalekites had invaded the south, and Ziklag, and smitten Ziklag, and burned it with fire;
And had taken the women captives, that were therein: they slew not any, either great or small, but carried them away, and went on their way.
So David and his men came to the city, and, behold, it was burned with fire; and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, were taken captives.
Then David and the people that were with him lifted up their voice and wept, until they had no more power to weep.
And David’s two wives were taken captives, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite.
And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God.
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 2 JULY 2023 MESSAGE
There are many people who have moved from one year to another carrying the same problems, frustration and struggles. They go about with burdens too big for their shoulders, forgetting Peter’s admonition in 1 Peter 5:7 “Casting all your care upon him: for he careth for you.” Having the assurance that God cares for me is enough to make me wake up each day believing that my tomorrow will be alright.
You need to understand that when God says that He cares for you, it doesn’t matter what anyone says about your present condition or how you are treated, what God says is final.
I remember when a mate that I often played with in our village said that I would never become anything in life. Today, to the glory of God, I am who God says I am.
One of the surest ways to walk in joy is by Spending time with God because there is joy in the presence of God. Psalm 16:11 says: “Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy, at thy right hand there are pleasures forever more”
Who was the commander of David’s army?
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 2 JULY 2023 KEY POINT
To walk in joy, avoid distractions and remain in God’s presence.
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 2 JULY 2023 HYMN
HYMN 1 – BE GLAD IN THE LORD AND REJOICE
1. Be glad in the Lord and rejoice,
All ye that are upright in heart;
And ye that have made Him your choice,
Bid sadness and sorrow depart.
Be glad in the Lord and Rejoice!
Be glad in the Lord and Rejoice!
2. Be joyful for He is the Lord,
On earth and in heaven supreme;
He fashions and rules by His words;
The “Mighty” and “Strong” to redeem.
3. What tho’ in the conflict for right
Your enemies almost prevail!
God’s armies, just hid from your sight,
Are more than the foes which assail.
4. Thơ’ darkness Surround you by day,
Your sky by the night be o’er cast,
Let nothing your spirit dismay.
But trust till the danger is past.
5. Be glad in the Lord and rejoice,
His praises proclaiming in song:
With harp, and with organ, and voice,
The loud hallelujahs prolong!
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 2 JULY 2023 BIBLE READING IN ONE YEAR: PROVERBS 8-11
AUTHORS: PASTOR E.A ADEBOYE
PASTOR MRS FOLU ADEBOYE