Open Heaven For Teens 20 May 2022: Fruits Or Leaves?

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TOPIC: Fruits Or Leaves? [Open Heaven for Teens 20 May 2022]

MEMORISE: Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God. Philippians 1:11

READ: Mark 11:12-14

  1. And on the morrow, when they were come from Bethany, he was hungry:
  2. And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find any thing thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet.
  3. And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever. And his disciples heard it.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: John 7:32-53, 1 Chronicles 1-2


In our Bible text for today, Jesus had His hopes high when He sighted a fig tree full of leaves, while returning to Jerusalem. However, His hopes got dashed when He saw no fruit on the tree. The fig tree had taken so much nutrition from the ground, only to produce leaves. Although many Bible scholars say Jesus should not have cursed the fig tree because it wasn’t its season to bear fruits, we must not miss the moral lesson of the story which is that heaven is not happy when you take in all its investment and never bear fruits.

Every time Jesus expects you to bear the fruits of righteousness or win souls and you fall short, it grieves His heart. It saddens Gods heart when you’re merely full of leaves such as gifts of the Spirit with no fruits (souls) to show for it. After drawing up so many nutrients from spiritual activities and fellowship with Gods people, we are expected to influence others for Jesus. Note that Jesus verdict on the fruitless fig tree is a warning to you. I pray that you will not be marked for cutting down, in Jesus name.


Father, please destroy by fire, every force against my fruitfulness.

HYMN: Let Others See Jesus In You

  1. While passing through this world of sin,
    And others your life shall view,
    Be clean and pure without, within,
    Let others see Jesus in you.

Let others see Jesus in you,
Let others see Jesus in you;
Keep telling the story, be faithful and true,
Let others see Jesus in you.

  1. Your life’s a book before their eyes,
    They’re reading it through and through;
    Say, does it point them to the skies,
    Do others see Jesus in you?
  2. What joy ’twill be at set of sun,
    In mansions beyond the blue,
    To find some souls that you have won;
    Let others see Jesus in you.
  3. Then live for Christ both day and night,
    Be faithful, be brave, and true,
    And lead the lost to life and light;
    Let others see Jesus in you.

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.