OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL
Open Heaven for Teens 16 March 2023 Devotional By Pastor E.A Adeboye And Pastor (Mrs.) Folu Adeboye
TOPIC: The Unforgiving Servant
MEMORISE: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. Matthew 6:15
BIBLE READING: MATTHEW 18:23-25
Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants.
And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents.
But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made.
Open Heaven For Teens 16 March 2023 MESSAGE
Past pains and hurts are capable of holding one down to a spot. Holding on to anger eats up the offended from inside-out such that the fellow becomes bitter, depressed and unpleasant, thereby adding to the damage and pain.
Sadly, young people are now prone to psychological or emotional trauma and increased blood pressure because they harbour so much weight in their hearts. It’s worse when the offender is dead or can neither repent nor apologize; shouldn’t they just surrender it all up to Jesus and let it go?
The fact that you’re alive already makes it inevitable for people to get on your nerves. They could be your friends, colleagues, parents, church members, et cetera. The same person who got me converted to Jesus offended me and almost made me backslide, but thank God I forgave Him. Then, God held me firmly and reassured me of His unfailing love. .
Jesus told Peter in Matthew 18:21-22:
*²¹ Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?*
*²² Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.*
ACTION POINT: Please, forgive your offenders so that you can also be forgiven for your sin.
HYMN 21 – I WANT TO BE LIKE JESUS
1. I want to be like Jesus,
So lowly and so meek;
For no one mark’d an angry word,
That ever heard Him speak,
2. I want to be like Jesus,
So frequently in prayer;
Alone upon the mountain top,
He met his Father there.
3. I want to be like Jesus,
I never, never find
That He, though persecuted was
To anyone unkind.
4. I want to be like Jesus,
Engaged in doing good;
So that of me it may be said
“He hath done what he could.”
5. I want to be like Jesus,
Who sweetly said to all,
“Let little children come to Me;”
I would obey the call.
6. But oh I’m not like Jesus,
As anyone may see;
O gentle Saviour, send Thy grace,
And make me like to Thee
BIBLE READING IN ONE YEAR: JUDGES 9-10
Open Heaven for Teens 16 March 2023 Devotional Guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye & Pastor (Mrs.) Folu Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical churches in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries.