TOPIC: Planted In His Courts
(Teens Open Heavens 11 November 2018)
Memorise: Those that be planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of our God. Psalm 92:13
Read: Psalm 92:12-15 (KJV)
Bible In One Year: Lamentations 3-5, Hebrews 8
True freedom is desired by all but experienced only by a few. For you to be free, you must follow a particular path. You must be ready to continue in the Words of Christ (John 8:31-32). To continue with Christ’s words means to stay with, dwell on, or abide with the words of the Lord Jesus Christ. As long as you remain in God’s presence, you are free and protected. However, watch it; the devil will try several methods to bring you out of God’s presence so that he can get you into bondage. Psalm 23:6 says that as long as you dwell in God’s house, you will continue to experience God’s goodness and mercies.
There are many people who are visitors or guests in God’s house. They probably think they are doing someone a favour by fellowshipping with other brethren. Some go to church only when there is a need for spiritual, material or financial assistance. What is your level of devotion to God? Let your allegiance be total from today!
Key Point: You can identify those who are planted by God in a church by how much their lives positively affect other members, God’s work and kingdom.
1. I am Thine 0 Lord, I have heard Thy voice,
And it told Thy love to me;
But I long to rise in the arms of faith
And be closer drawn to Thee.
Draw me nearer, nearer blessed Lord
To the cross where Thou hast died;
Draw me nearer, nearer, nearer blessed Lord,
To Thy precious, bleeding side.
2. Consecrate me now to Thy service, Lord,
By the pow’r of grace divine;
Let my soul look up with a steadfast hope,
And my will be lost in Thine.
3. Oh, the pure delight of a single hour
That before Thy throne I spend,
When I kneel in prayer, and with Thee, my God
I commune as friend with friend!
4. There are depths of love that I cannot know
Till I cross the narrow sea;
There are heights of joy that I may not reach