Topic: Why Did Jesus Die? [Teens Open Heavens 25 October 2018]

Memorise: The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sins of the world. John 1:29

Read: Philippians 3:20-21 (KJV)

Bible In One Year: Jeremiah 14-16, 1 Timothy 5


One very remarkable thing about Jesus Christ was that He had to die for sins He never committed. Why did He die? Hebrews 9:22 says except blood is shed, no sin will be forgiven. Blood stands for life. In other words, except something dies to replace the sinner, he will have to die for his own sins. Jesus Christ died in our place even though He was totally sinless.

In the process of that sacrificial death, He was scourged and beaten. He was shamed and mocked. This then means that Jesus Christ knows pain and understands what we feel when we go through pain, shame and public ridicule. And because He knows and understands, He will speedily answer when we call on Him in pain. It is also for this reason that Jesus is the perfect intercessor; He helps us plead our case with God the Father perfectly because He knows how we feel. Are you in pain? Is a particular situation causing you shame? Talk to Jesus Christ about it, He will understand how you feel and answer you speedily.

Action Point: Thank God for the sacrificial death of Jesus on the cross.

Also Read: Teen Open Heaven Daily Devotional by Pastor Adeboye

Hymn 10:

1. What a friend we have in Jesus,
All our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry
Everything to God in prayer!
O what peace we often forfeit,
O what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry
Everything to God in prayer!

2. Have we trials and temptations?
Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged;
Take it to the Lord in prayer!
Can we find a Friend so faithful?
Who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness,
Take it to the Lord in prayer!

3. Are we weak and heavy laden,
Cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Savior, still our refuge,
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
Do thy friends despise, forsake thee?
Take it to the Lord in prayer!
In His arms He’ll take and shield You;
You wilt find a solace there.

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.