OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 28 JANUARY 2024 SUNDAY: BE COMMITTED
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 28 JANUARY 2024 MEMORIZE: Let your heart therefore be perfect with the LORD our God, to walk in his statutes, and to keep his commandments, as at this day. 1 Kings 8:61
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 28 JANUARY 2024 BIBLE READING 2 Chronicles 16:9
For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars.
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 28 JANUARY 2024 MESSAGE
The Bible describes the Christian life in war terms: fight, conquer, battle, victory, overcome, et cetera.
You are in a spiritual warfare whether you realise it or not, and you need support. When you became a Christian, you became a member of God’s army.
Imagine going to a recruiting office to join the Army, and you hear the recruiting officer telling someone, “Wonderful Sign here,” to which the person replies, “Wait! I have one stipulation: I want to be able to float around.
I will be part of the army, but I don’t want to be committed to a certain group of soldiers. If the battle gets too hot in one area, I will move to another area and join another platoon, and if I dislike a platoon leader, I will join another.”
Would you want a person like that fighting by your side? Of course, you would not! However, this is how many Christians today relate with God’s army.
They float around from church to church with little or no commitment to any group of Christians; they are absent while battles are being fought.
My dear child, do not be a free-floating believer. Attend church regularly, but do not forget to be committed to the work of God.
He needs committed soldiers in His army.
According to the Ten Commandments, what is the fifth commandment?
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 28 JANUARY 2024 KEY POINT
Don’t just attend church; be committed to God
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 28 JANUARY 2024 HYMN
HYMN 15 – CONQUERORS AND OVERCOMES NOW ARE WE
1 Conquerors and overcomes now are we,
Thro’ the precious blood of Christ we’ve victory
If the Lord be for us, we can never fail,
Nothing ‘gainst His mighty pow’r can e’er prevail.
Conquerors are we, through the blood of Jesus,
God will give us victory, through the blood of Jesus
Thro’ the Lamb for sinners slain,
Yet who lives and reigns again,
More than conquerors are we,
More than conquerors are we.
2. In the name of Israel’s God we’ll onward press,
Overcoming sin and all unrighteousness;
Not to us, but unto Him the praise shall be,
For Salvation and for blood bought victory.
3 Unto him that overcometh shall be given,
Here to eat of hidden manna sent from heav’n,
Over yonder he the victors palm shall bear,
And a robe of white, and golden crown shall wear.
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 28 JANUARY 2024 BIBLE READING IN ONE YEAR: EXODUS 5:22-7:2; MATTHEW 18:21-19:12
AUTHORS: PASTOR E.A ADEBOYE
PASTOR MRS FOLU ADEBOYE