Topic Pay Attention [Open Heavens for Teens 16 April 2019]
Memorise: “Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.” – Hebrews 2:1
Read: Hebrews 2:1-4
1 Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.
2 For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward;
3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;
4 God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?
Bible In One Year: 1 Samuel 19-21, Luke 15:11-32
It is safe to say that we are to in the digital age. It has become a common sight to see phones in the hands of teenagers. It’s even a more common sight to see a teenager’s head bowed with rapt attention on the screen of his/her phone while something important like a sermon or a class is going on.
Our memory verse says we should “give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip”. The fact is, there are many important things going on around you,and you are at the stage where you need every positive thing you can lay your hands on to make your future a beautiful one.
Don’t get addicted to your phones or movies. Form the habit of listening through whatever conversation is going on around you without being distracted by your phone. Pay attention to your surroundings, listen attentively when people are speaking to you, particularly when a teaching is going on. Sometimes, teachers give some details or illustrations which might not be in the lesson note while teaching, only students who pay attention get it and interlude it. It is therefore expedient that you pay attention always.
Can you delete the social media app on your phone? If not, you are addicted and you need to break that addiction quickly.
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 theres 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 or a fear, not a sigh or 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 or a loss, not a frown or a cross,
But is blessed 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 favor He shows, for 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.
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.