OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR TEENS: SUNDAY 22TH APRIL 2018: BELIEVE

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR TEENS: SUNDAY 22TH APRIL 2018: BELIEVE

MEMORISE: These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.
1 John 5:13

Please read: John 3:14-18

MESSAGE:
According to our Bible reading today, the key to eternal life is to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ.

And what does it mean to believe? To believe means to accept or regard something or
someone as true, or to accept the truth of what is said by someone or about someone.

To believe in Jesus Christ means accepting that
everything He says and does is the truth. It also
involves accepting Him as the Way, the Truth and the Life, and believing that it is only through
Him that man can get to God.

Believing that Jesus Christ is the Way means accepting the fact that there is no other way to God except through Him.

Believing that Jesus Christ is the
Truth means accepting that everything He does
and says is the absolute truth.

Believing that Jesus Christ is the life means accepting that eternal life can only be given by Him.

Anyone who does not believe in the Lord Jesus Christ is condemned and will definitely perish,
because accepting Jesus as your personal Lord and Saviour means accepting the Eternal Life into your heart. And if you have the Eternal Life living in you, then you will not perish but have
everlasting life!

ACTION POINT:
If you haven’t accepted the Lord Jesus Christ into your heart, it means that you don’t believe in Him and so you do not have access to eternal
life.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
2 Samuel 4-6
Luke 18:18-43

Hymn 1
1. My faith looks up to Thee,
Thou Lamb of Calvary,
Saviour divine!
Now hear me while I pray,
Take all my guilt away,
Oh, let me from this day
Be wholly Thine!

2. May Thy rich grace impart
Strength to my fainting heart,
My zeal inspire!
As Thou hast died for me,
Oh, may my love to Thee
Pure, warm, and changeless be,
A living fire !

3. While life’s dark maze I tread,
And griefs around me spread,
Be Thou my guide;
Bid darkness turn to day,
Wipe sorrow’s tears away,
Nor let me ever stray
From Thee aside.

4. When ends life’s transient dream,
When death’s cold, sullen stream
Shall o’er me roll;
Blest Saviour, then in love,
Fear and distrust remove;
Oh, bear me safe above,
A ransomed soul!

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