Topic: Good Neighbourliness II [Open Heavens for Teens 8 March 2019]
Memorise: “If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?” – 1 John 4:20
Read: Matthew 22:36-40
1.Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
2.Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
3.This is the first and great commandment.
And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
4.On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
Bible In One Year: Deuteronomy 5-7, Mark 12:1-27
As Christians, our driving force and life summation is love. We were saved from our sins by God’s love and through that love, we are being sustained. In simple terms, we are presently who and what we are because God loves us. As it is with humans, God wants His unconditional love to be reciprocal. It is God’s desire that His children love Him back and live their lives expressing that love to Him daily.
Expressing love isn’t just about saying ‘I love you’, the best way to express your love is through your actions. If you indeed love someone, you will give gifts to that person, spend quality time with that person, speak beautiful words to/about that person, and voluntarily agree to help that person anytime the need arises. With this explanation, you will realize that loving God can prove a bit complicated because He is invisible. This is why His words say it is impossible to hate a man that you can see and then profess to love Him that you cannot see. One of the proofs that you truly love God is that you love everyone around you. Because of your good neighbourliness, people should be able to attest beyond any shadow of doubt that you are a child of God.
Lord, I love you with all my heart, please teach me to show you that love by the way I treat others.
1.Is your life a channel of blessing?
Is the love of God flowing through you?
Are you telling the lost of the Savior?
Are you ready His service to do?
Make me a channel of blessing today,
Make me a channel of blessing, I pray;
My life possessing, my service blessing,
Make me a channel of blessing today.
2.Is your life a channel of blessing?
Are you burdened for those that are lost?
Have you urged upon those who are straying
The Savior who does on the cross
3.Is your life a channel of blessing?
Is it a daily telling for Him?
Have you spoken the word of salvation?
To those who are dying in sin?
4.We cannot be channels of blessing
If our lives are not free from sin;
We will barriers be and a hindrance
To those we are trying to win.
Daily Devotional for Teen’s guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries.