Topic: Good Or Bad Example [Teens Open Heavens 12, May 2018]
Memorise: Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in Heaven. – Matthew 5:16
Read: 2 Corinthians 3:18 (KJV)
18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
Bible In One Year: 2 Kings 4-5, John 4:1-30
MESSAGE:
Whether we know it or not, our younger ones are watching us.
The younger ones at home, church and school are copying everything they see us do. It is your choice to be good examples to them or bad examples. You must decide not to lead them astray. When you watch TV, your younger ones are taking note of the programs to watch when they are your age. When you use insulting words, your younger ones are memorizing the words to use when they get the chance to.
Don’t be deceived by thinking everyone has their separate lives to live, this is not true, we all influence each other even when we don’t try. If you are the first born of your family, you will probably be the greatest influencer of every other child in the family.
By implication, the kind of family that you will be known as in the future depend on how you influence your younger ones today.
Be a good example to them; teach them to love others, to be kind, to study their Bible, to pray, to be respectful and to be serious with their academics. Be a good example to your younger ones
Prayer Point: Lord Jesus Christ, help me to be a good example from today, and to be a good ambassador for you.
 
I. God give us Christian homes!
Homes Where the Bible is loved and taught,
Homes where the Master’s will is sought,
Homes crowned with beauty Your love has wrought;
God give us Christian homes;
God give us Christian homes!
2. God give us Christian homes!
Homes where the father is true and strong,
Homes that are free from the blight of wrong,
Homes that are joyous with love and song;
God give us Christian homes;
God give us Christian homes!
3. God give us Christian homes!
Homes where the mother, in caring quest,
Strives to show others Your way is best,
Homes where the Lord is an honoured guest;
God give us Christian homes;
God give us Christian homes!
4. God give us Christian homes!
Homes where the Children are led to know,
Christ in His beauty who loves them so,
Homes where the altar fires burn and glow;
God give us Christian homes;
God give us Christian homes!
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.