OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 27 OCTOBER 2023 FRIDAY: OBEDIENCE PAYS
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 27 OCTOBER 2023 MEMORIZE: And Samuel said, Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams. 1 Samuel 15:22
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS OCTOBER 2023 BIBLE READING 1 SAMUEL 15:22-23
And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.
For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 27 OCTOBER 2023 MESSAGE
Obedience is an act of doing and being willing to do what one is told, It is total submission to the written and spoken word of God.
True and perfect obedience comes from a heart of love. It is real and not mere eye service.
The Bible is full of stories of men and women who became great as a result of their complete and immediate obedience to the word of God.
One of the blessings of obedience is boldness. This is evident in the life of the disciples, especially after receiving the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
They boldly confronted the Jewish elders when they were asked not to preach, saying that they would rather please God and displease men.
King Saul lost his throne because he chose to please human beings rather than honour God with complete obedience.
I believe you don’t want to lose your eternal throne, therefore, be obedient to God.
Are you facing persecution because of your obedience to Christ? Don’t give up! Don’t compromise your stance because you will be rewarded here on earth and in Heaven.
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 27 OCTOBER 2023 KEY POINT
Obedience is better than sacrifice.
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 27 OCTOBER 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 27 OCTOBER 2023 BIBLE READING IN ONE YEAR: LUKE 13-15
AUTHORS: PASTOR E.A ADEBOYE
PASTOR MRS FOLU ADEBOYE