Topic: Down, Not Out [Teens Open Heavens 7 November 2018]
Memorise: For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. Romans 8:2
Read: Romans 7:18-25 (KJV)
Bible In One Year: Jeremiah 46-48, Hebrews 4
Are you presently being defeated by a besetting sin? After you confessed and asked God for forgiveness, you promised never to go back to it, and you sincerely meant it, only to find yourself at that same bus stop of sin down the line. If this experience occurs frequently, you might begin to think it is pointless trying to serve God. Are you giving up? Don’t! Such a situation is not new to believers. Alost every true Christian has gone through that phase.
To overcome this phase, which is transient, perverse. If you fall into the sin, don’t stay there. Ask God for forgiveness and rise up on your feet. Never stay down; always find your way back to the cross, receive cleansing and continue with Christ. Also identify that particular area of weakness and begin to pray on it using Romans 6:5-18, personalizing the scriptures. Avoid any individual that will easily take you back to that sin and sever such relationship. Pray regularly in the Spirit asking for God’s help. Have no idle moments, fully engage yourself in what glorifies God.
Key Point: If Jesus Christ could still commission Peter to continue from where He stopped after three terrible denials, no matter how low you have fallen, God can return you to His original plan for your life.
1. Let us with a gladsome mind
Praise the Lord for He is kind:
For His mercies shall endure,
ever faithful, ever sure.
2. God, with all-commanding might,
Filled the new-made world with light:
3. All things living He doth feed;
His full hand supplies their need:
4. Let us then with gladsome mind
Praise the Lord, for He is kind:
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.