Topic: Honouring Parents – [Open Heavens for Teens 18 October 2019]

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Memorise: “Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.” – Romans 13:7

Read: John 19:25-27

25 Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene.

26 When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son!

27 Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.

Bible In One Year: Isaiah 65-66, 2 Thessalonians 1

MESSAGE:

One of the reasons people don’t grow old is because they lack respect for their parents. Exodus 20:12 commands us to honour pur parents so that our fays may be long. It therefore means anyone who does otherwise will not live long.

Our Lord Jesus Christ is a perfect example of someone who honoured His parents. His first miracle of turning water to wine happened at the instruction of His mother even though He did not want to do it. In the text we read today, Jesus Christ, despite His agony on the cross, handed over His mother to His disciple for proper care. If you want to be like Jesus, you must hold your parents in high esteem.

If you deny your parents before friends because you fee the don’t look as sophisticated as you would like, then don’t honour them. It is dishonour for your parents to have to cajole you before you run errands for them. Strive to make your parents happy at all times, it shows that you honour them

Action Point:

Think about something you can do to make your parents happy today and ensure that you do it.

Hymn 4:

I. God give us Christian homes!
Homes Where the Bible is loved and taught,
Homes where the master’s will is sought,
Homes crowned with beauty
Thy love hath wrought;
God give us Christian homes;
God give us Christian homes!

2.God give us Christian homes!
Homes where the father is true and strong,
Homes that are free from the blight of wrong,
Homes that are joyous with love and song;
God give us Christian homes;
God give us Christian homes!

3.God give us Christian homes!
Homes where the mother in queenly quest,
Strives to show others Thy way is best,
Homes where the Lord is an honoured guest;
God give us Christian homes;
God give us Christian homes!

4.God give us Christian homes!
Homes where the Children are led to know,
Christ in His beauty who loves them so,
Homes where the altar fire burn and glow;
God give us Christian homes;
God give us Christian homes!

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.