RCCG OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS NOVEMBER 21, 2021 (EYE SERVICE?)
TOPIC: EYE SERVICE?
Read: Matthew 21:28-30
28. But what think ye? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to day in my vineyard.
29. He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented, and went.
30. And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir: and went not.
Memorise::“But ye have not so learned Christ;” Ephesians 4:20
Some Christians are so quick to make vows when they know they Shave no means to fulfil it. A preacher could come to your school and after his sermon, asks that you support the work of the ministry with N5,000. You may know you cant afford it, but because you want to appear as a giver, you don’t complain that you were exploited by a man of God when the blessings dont come to you physically because your motive for giving was wrong.
In the house of God, some people sign up as workers when the pastor or fellowship leader calls for volunteers but as soon as they resume in their departments, they are hardly available to function, always giving one excuse or the other. However, if today, the pastor announces that the General Overseer would be visiting their church tomorrow, they would be there to form ‘activity’. These people are only deceiving themselves; they make up the number but heaven already recognizes the committed ones who are serving God in Spirit and truth. Serve God whether someone is watching you or not.
Point: Your service in God’s house is not unto man but unto God who rewards those who serve Him diligently.
Bible in One Year: Ezekiel 24:1-27, Ezekiel 25:1-17, Ezekiel 26:1-21, James 3:1-18
IN CHRIST ALONE
1. In Christ alone
my hope is found
He is my light, my strength, my song;
this solid ground;
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm;
What heights of love,
what depths of peace
When fears are stilled, when
My Comforter, my All in All
Here in the love of Christ
2. In Christ alone,
who took on flesh
Fullness of God
in helpless babe
This gift of love
Scorned by the ones
He came to save
‘Til on that cross as Jesus died
The wrath of God was satisfied
For every sin on Him was laid
Here in the death of Christ I live,
3. There in the ground His body lay
Light of the world by
Then bursting forth in
Up from the grave He rose again
And as He stands in victory
Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me
For I am His and He is mine
Bought with the precious
blood of Christ
4. No guilt in life, no fear in death
This is the power of Christ in me
From life’s first cry to final breath
Jesus commands my destiny
No power of hell,
no scheme of man
Can ever pluck me from His hand
Till He returns or calls me home
Here in the power of
Christ I’ll stand.