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Open Heaven For Teens 23 September 2023 – Rivalry Not Allowed

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Open Heaven For Teens 23 September 2023 – Rivalry Not Allowed

Open Heaven For Teens 23 September 2023 – Rivalry Not Allowed


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Rivalry Not Allowed [Open Heaven for Teens 23 September 2023]

MEMORISE:
Let brotherly love continue. Hebrews 13:1

BIBLE TEXT: Exodus 20:17

17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.

MESSAGE:

Whenever there are two or more individuals in a group, family or community, rivalry is likely to develop. It shares characteristics with jealousy and covetousness and has no basis in love. So, the first thing to note is that rivalry is not a fruit of the Spirit; anyone who engages in it is not a true child of God.

Some signs to know if you have this trait in you include: reacting to other people’s successes with disdain or resentment, and being envious of what others have achieved. When you start feeling like this towards anyone, you need to quickly call your heart to order by asking the Holy Spirit for help. Sometimes, you may even be confronted by your failures and be abused for not achieving good results. I encourage you to react based on love and not hatred. Just tell the person, “when it is my turn, my star will shine too.”

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The right attitude to other people’s achievements is to become inspired to achieve the same or better results.

KEY POINT

Be happy for everyone because when it is your turn, your star will shine.

HYMN 21 – I Want To Be Like Jesus

I want to be like Jesus,
So lowly and so meek;
For no one mark’d an angry word,
That ever heard Him speak,
I want to be like Jesus,
So frequently in prayer;
Alone upon the mountain top,
He met his Father there.
I want to be like Jesus,
I never, never find
That He, though persecuted was
To anyone unkind.
I want to be like Jesus,
Engaged in doing good;
So that of me it may be said
“He hath done what he could.”
I want to be like Jesus,
Who sweetly said to all,
“Let little children come to Me;”
I would obey the call.
But oh I’m not like Jesus,
As anyone may see;
O gentle Saviour, send Thy grace,
And make me like to Thee

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BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Micah 5-7

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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