OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 21 MAY 2023 SUNDAY: AN UNFRIENDLY FRIEND?
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 21 MAY 2023 MEMORIZE: And as they sat and did eat, Jesus said, Verily I say unto you, One of you which eateth with me shall betray me. Mark 14:18
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 21 MAY 2023 BIBLE READING PSALMS 41:7-13
All that hate me whisper together against me: against me do they devise my hurt.
An evil disease, say they, cleaveth fast unto him: and now that he lieth he shall rise up no more.
Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.
But thou, O LORD, be merciful unto me, and raise me up, that I may requite them.
By this I know that thou favourest me, because mine enemy doth not triumph over me.
And as for me, thou upholdest me in mine integrity, and settest me before thy face for ever.
Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting, and to everlasting. Amen, and Amen.
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 21 MAY 2023 MESSAGE
Verse 9 of today’s Bible reading perfectly describes the character of an unfriendly friend. In the world today, social media has caused the real meaning of friendship to fade away. It is becoming difficult to claim you have friends because many people are deceitful.
However, before you point accusing fingers at some of your friends, are you a true friend? If you backstab your friends, speak ill of them in their absence or fail to help when you have what it takes to help, you are an unfriendly friend.
Regardless of the disadvantages of having friendships with the wrong people, particularly unfriendly friends, you can’t avoid making friends.
Thus, be prayerful and prudent in your choice of friends. Even Jesus, out of the multitude, had seventy followers, from which He had twelve disciples. Out of the 12 disciples, He had three close friends, and out of the three close ones, He had just one favourite. So, be mindful of your close circle and your actions towards them.
Which is not a part of the armour of God?
A) Sword of the Spirit.
B) Belt of truth.
C) Shield of Knowledge.
D) Breastplate of righteousness.
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 21 MAY 2023 KEY POINT
If you are an unfaithful friend, some other people will also be unfaithful to you.
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 21 MAY 2023 HYMN
HYMN 21 – I WANT TO BE LIKE JESUS
1. I want to be like Jesus,
So lowly and so meek;
For no one mark’d an angry word,
That ever heard Him speak,
2. I want to be like Jesus,
So frequently in prayer;
Alone upon the mountain top,
He met his Father there.
3. I want to be like Jesus,
I never, never find
That He, though persecuted was
To anyone unkind.
4. I want to be like Jesus,
Engaged in doing good;
So that of me it may be said
“He hath done what he could.”
5. I want to be like Jesus,
Who sweetly said to all,
“Let little children come to Me;”
I would obey the call.
6. But oh I’m not like Jesus,
As anyone may see;
O gentle Saviour, send Thy grace,
And make me like to Thee.
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 21 MAY 2023 BIBLE READING IN ONE YEAR: NEHEMIAH 1-3
AUTHORS: PASTOR E.A ADEBOYE
PASTOR MRS FOLU ADEBOYE