Open Heavens for Teens 15 May 2019 — Retreat

Open Heavens for Teens 15 May 2019

Topic: Retreat

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Memorise: “And it came to pass about an eight days after these sayings, he took Peter and John and James, and went up into a mountain to pray.” – Luke 9:28

Read: Luke 9:28-36

28 And it came to pass about an eight days after these sayings, he took Peter and John and James, and went up into a mountain to pray.

29 And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white and glistering.

30 And, behold, there talked with him two men, which were Moses and Elias:

31 Who appeared in glory, and spake of his decease which he should accomplish at Jerusalem.

32 But Peter and they that were with him were heavy with sleep: and when they were awake, they saw his glory, and the two men that stood with him.

33 And it came to pass, as they departed from him, Peter said unto Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias: not knowing what he said.

34 While he thus spake, there came a cloud, and overshadowed them: and they feared as they entered into the cloud.

35 And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him.

36 And when the voice was past, Jesus was found alone. And they kept it close, and told no man in those days any of those things which they had seen.

Bible In One Year: 2 Kings 12-14, John 5:25-47

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Going by the experience of Jesus on the Mount of Transfiguration, prayer is the key to a divine encounter. Just as God can reach out to man, so also can man reach the invisible God through prayer. To get the kind of result recorded in Luke 9:29, the Lord Jesus first separated Himself from everything around Him so that He could access the throne of grace.

You are not too young to have a retreat for yourself where you leave everything behind and shut yourself from the world so that you can fervently pray to God. The hustle and bustle of the world is a great distraction, hence you must form the habit of retreating to be alone with the Lord from time to time. If you don’t, you will realise that the relationship you have with God is just on surface level. To access a deep level of encounter with God, you will have to sometimes drop everything and just put all your focus on Him. Never be too busy to deepen your relationship with God. This season, you will encounter His glory and your life will be transformed in Jesus’ name.

Action Point:

Schedule a date for your next retreat and make sure you keep to it, most likely a day that you are not going to school.

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Hymn 16

Christian, seek not yet repose
Hear thy gracious Savior say;
Thou art in the midst of foes:
Watch and pray.

Principalities and power
Mustering their unseen array
Wait for the unguarded hours:
Watch and pray

Gird the heavenly armor on,
Wear it ever night and day;
Ambushed lies the evil one:
Watch and pray.

Hear the victors who o’ercame,
Still they mark each warrior’s way;
All with one sweet voice exclaim,
Watch and pray.

Hear, above all, hear thy Lord,
Him thou loves to obey;
Hide within thy heart His word:
Watch and pray.

Watch, as if on that alone
Hung the issue of the day;
Pray, that help may be sent down:
Watch and pray.

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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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Open Heavens for Teens 15 May 2019 — Retreat

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