Topic: Trying To Keep Up? [Open Heavens for Teens 11 September 2019]

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Memorise: But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:33

Read: Proverbs 24:1-2

1 Be not thou envious against evil men, neither desire to be with them.

2 For their heart studieth destruction, and their lips talk of mischief.

Bible In One Year: Proverbs 19-20, 2 Corinthians 3

MESSAGE:

In these days of social media, everyone now has an audience that they can serve pictures, videos and texts to. Just like every other platform, what people post usually have an effect on the audience. Everything would have been fine if people were posting the truth, however, most people, especially teenagers prefer to post lies. And these lies influence others negatively.

Some of the pictures you see of someone in a big sitting room are staged. That is probably not the fellow’s house, don’t start feeling bad about your house because of that. Some of the possessions you see them posting on social media are borrowed.

Don’t put pressure on yourself to keep up with lies. Be real; be yourself. Even if your classmates are actually richer than you, don’t pretend or feel bad because of that. What matters the most is the future, and how much you are working towards not remaining where you presently are. Challenge yourself to work hard and become successful so that in the future, you can boldly introduce yourself to anyone.

Key Point:

Don’t believe everything you see on social media.

Hymn 14:

1 O spread the tidings ’round,
Wherever man is found,
Wherever human hearts and
Human woes abound.
Let every Christian tongue
Proclaim the joyful sound:
The Comforter has come!

Chorus:
The Comforter has come!
The Comforter has come!
The Holy Ghost from heav’n,
The Father’s Promise giv’n,
O spread the tidings ’round,
Wherever man is found:
The Comforter has come!

2 The long, long night is past;
The morning breaks at last;
And hushed the dreadful wail
And fury of the blast,
As o’er the golden hills
The day advances fast!
The Comforter has come!

3 Lo, the great Kings of Kings,
With healing in His wings,
To every captive soul a full
Deliv’rance brings;
And thro’ the vacant cells
The song of triumph rings;
The Comforter has come!

4 O boundless love divine!
How shall this tongue of mine
To wond’ring mortals tell
The matchless grace divine-
That I, a child of hell,
Should in His image shine?
The Comforter has come!

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.