Open Heaven For Teens 10 May 2022: New Life In Christ I
TOPIC: New Life In Christ I [Open Heaven for Teens 10 May 2022]
MEMORISE: Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17
READ: Galatians 2:20
I am crucified with Christ: neverthless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: John 3:1-36, 1 Kings 21-22
At the point of salvation, nothing changes except your spirit which is now in communion with God. Your spirit man that was dead is now alive unto righteousness but you’re still living in the same body. The devil or the flesh will want to lure you back into sin but you must be determined to stay on the side of Christ. No wonder Paul said I am crucified with Christ, nevertheless I live” (Galatians 2:20 ). A crucified fellow is one who has fully submitted his/her flesh to the Spirit of God working in him/her. Thus, if a fellow were to slap him/her, it would amount to a waste of time because the crucified fellow cannot react to insults. If someone tries to entice the crucified man to sin, there will be no movement because the body is dead. This is how God expects His children to live. You must be dead to sin and anything that may want to make you offend God. To achieve this, you must constantly renew your mind with the word of God. Romans 12:2 says:
“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
Father please, as from today, help me to crucify my flesh daily, based on Your word.
HYMN: I AM THINE O LORD
- I am Thine, O Lord,
I have heard Thy voice,
And it told Thy love to me;
But I long to rise
in the arms of faith
And be closer drawn to Thee.
Draw me nearer,
nearer blessed Lord,
To the cross where Thou hast died;
Draw me nearer,
nearer, nearer blessed Lord,
To Thy precious, bleeding side.
- Consecrate me now to
Thy service, Lord,
By the pow’r of grace divine;
Let my soul look up
with a steadfast hope,
And my will be lost in Thine.
- Oh, the pure delight
of a single hour
That before Thy throne I spend,
When I kneel in prayer,
and with Thee, my God
I commune as friend with friend!
- There are depths of love
that I cannot know
Till I cross the narrow sea;
There are heights of joy
that I may not reach
Till I rest in peace with Thee.
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.