Topic: Prove Your Love [Open Heavens for Teens 6 June 2019]
Memorise: “By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.” – John 13:35
Read: John 13:34-35
34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
Bible In One Year: 2 Chronicles 20-22, John 16:1-15
It is very expensive to love God, especially when you really understand what it means to love Him. In John 14:15, Jesus said;
If ye love me, keep my commandments.
Ordinarily, there is no big deal in doing this, until you realise that one of His commandments is to turn the other cheek to the one who slaps you. This is hard. It is hard to have the capacity and resources to carry out revenge but refrain from doing so because of your faith in Christ. When some Christians find themselves in such situations, they weep because they know what they are capable of, but they have to turn the other cheek. Also, John 13:34 says we should love one another as Christ has loved us. This is a difficult task because among those we are told to love are ‘unlovable’ people. How do you love someone who is constantly doing everything to provoke you and cause your downfall? The fact is, as a child of God who loves God, you must obey ALL of His commandments.
Lord, no matter how hard it is, grant me the grace to obey You without complaints or excuses.
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.
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
2. 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?
3. 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.
4. 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.