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Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Open Heavens For TEENS: Wednesday 13 September 2017 by Pastor Adeboye - Child By Grace

Open Heavens For TEENS: Wednesday 13 September 2017 by Pastor Adeboye - Child By Grace

Topic: Child By Grace [Wednesday 13, September 2017]

Memorise: “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:” - John 1:12

Read: 1 John 3:1-3

1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.

2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.

Bible In One Year: Daniel 6-8. Hymn: Sing Hymn 12

MESSAGE:

The reference to Christians as children of God by the New Testament describes their status and privileges as the adopted children of God. By this, believers are no longer slaves, but children of God by grace. In this respect, Galatians 4:7 says:

"Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ."

This passage confirms that Christians are children of God by grace and not by merit. I pray that the grace of 'Abba Father' will always be available to work in your favour in Jesus' Name. Ephesians 2:8-9 says our salvation is entirely by grace, not works. This is why God chooses the most unlikely people for Heavenly assignments, just like He chose a persecutor like Saul as a divine vessel (Acts 9:10-18). He may decide to give someone a beautiful voice, while He gives hands that can play the guitar or piano to somebody else. What is most important is yielding totally to the Lord and allowing Him to have His way in your life. Has the Lord endowed you with some talents or unique abilities? Are you effectively and effectually employing them in serving Him? Always remember that you were chosen not because you are special, but by grace.

Prayer Point: Father, please let me enjoy the grace of sonship forever in Jesus' Name.

Open Heavens 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.

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