Topic: When You Must Say No [Open Heavens for Teens 9 July 2019]

Memorise: “My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.” – Proverbs 1:10

Read: 1 Kings 19:19-21

19 So he departed thence, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he with the twelfth: and Elijah passed by him, and cast his mantle upon him.

20 And he left the oxen, and ran after Elijah, and said, Let me, I pray thee, kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow thee. And he said unto him, Go back again: for what have I done to thee?

21 And he returned back from him, and took a yoke of oxen, and slew them, and boiled their flesh with the instruments of the oxen, and gave unto the people, and they did eat. Then he arose, and went after Elijah, and ministered unto him.

Bible In One Year: Job 40-42, Acts 15:22-41

MESSAGE:

As Christian teenagers, you are to be nice and friendly, however, there are certain offers that you must stand your ground and say no to. You shield say no to any sinful offer or anything that bears even a little resemblance to sin. The Bible says flee every appearance of evil. Immediately a sinful offer comes to you, say no.

Also, there are certain friendships you must refuse to accept. As a young girl, is that boy pressuring you for sex? Are those boys encouraging you to smoke and do drugs? Are you getting invitations to night parties and clubs? Are being advised to cheat in the exam hall? Is someone recommending a pornographic film to you? Your answer to all these and their likes must be a big ‘NO’.

Prayer Point:
Led, give me the grace to say ‘NO’ to the devil at all times.

Also Read: Teen Open Heaven Daily Devotional by Pastor Adeboye

Hymn 11:

  1. Stand up! Stand up for Jesus,
    Ye soldiers of the Cross!
    Lift high His royal banner,
    It must not suffer loss.
    From victory unto victory
    His army shall He lead,
    Till every foe is vanquished,
    And Christ is Lord indeed.
  2. Stand up, stand up for Jesus,
    The solemn watchword hear;
    If while ye sleep he suffers,
    Away with shame and fear.
    Where’re yeah meet with evil,
    Within you or without,
    Charge for the God of battles,
    And put the foe to rout.
  3. Stand up! Stand up for Jesus!
    Stand in His strength alone;
    The arm of flesh will fail you,
    Ye dare not trust your own.
    Put on the gospel armour,
    And watching unto prayer;
    Where duty calls, or danger,
    Be never wanting there.
  4. Stand up! Stand up for Jesus!
    The strife will not be long;
    This day the noise of battle,
    The next the victor’s song.
    To him that overcometh
    A crown of life shall be;
    He with the King of glory
    Shall reign eternally.

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.