Topic: Forgiveness [Teens’ Open Heavens 11, April 2018]

Memorise: Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. – Colossians 3:13

Read: Matthew 6:14-15 (KJV)

14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:

15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

Bible In One Year: 1 Samuel 7-9, Luke 13:1-21

MESSAGE:

Forgiveness is easier said than done, but this doesn’t mean that it cannot be done. As Christians we are expected to forgive others no matter how painful whatever it is that was done to us. To forgive involves removing any feelings of anger from your heart towards someone who did you wrong. It also involves making conscious decision to stop blaming such an individual for whatever it is that he/she did wrong. As a human being, there is no way you will not be offended in your interactions with fellow human beings. It is in the human nature to offend one another either knowingly or unknowingly. But it takes special grace from God to forgive and remove any feelings of bitterness from your heart.

Have you been offended by a friend, a member of your family or even someone you consider to be an enemy? Pray to your Father in Heaven and ask Him to give you the grace to forgive that person. Ask Him to remove any anger or bitterness from your heart and replace it with His love. This is the only way you can truly forgive.

Key Point: True forgiveness can only be done with the help of God.

If you missed yesterday devotional, please click to read “Teen Open Heavens Daily Devotional by Pastor Adeboye’’

Hymn 13:

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?

Chorus:
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 died 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 known 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.