Open Heaven For Teens 9 May 2021 – Godly Or Religious?

 Open Heaven For Teens 9 May 2021 – Godly Or Religious?

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TOPIC: Godly Or Religious?

MEMORISE: For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come 1 Timothy 4:8


READ: 2 Timothy 3:5

5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

Open Heaven For Teens 9 May 2021 – Godly Or Religious?

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 1 Kings 19-20, John 2:1-25


Religion and godliness are two separate things. Religion is a specific fundamental set of beliefs and practices generally agreed upon by a number of persons or sects. The Pharisees and Scribes in the days of Jesus are good examples of religious people because they couldn’t recognise Jesus as the Messiah they had been expecting, yet, they followed the laws of Moses to the letter. The Pharisees refused to believe in the ministry of Jesus despite all the signs and wonders He performed. They also didn’t believe in the message of love and mercy, rather, they believed that no sinner must go unpunished (John 8:1-5). They paid attention to looking and acting holy rather than being holy.

On the other hand, godliness is holiness. A fellow is godly when he has the nature of God; he/she is Christ-like. While a godly person shows love, a religious person finds it easy to castigate others, whereas, he does worse in secret. A religious person is a pretender; he or she can quote scriptures, but does not live by the scriptures. If you find it difficult to show love to people, yet, you preach the gospel, you are practising religion, not godliness. Godliness will bring you great gain in this world and the world to come.


Are you religious or godly?


1.   I’ve found a friend in Jesus,
He’s everything to me,
He’s the fairest of ten thousand to my soul;
The Lily of the Valley, in Him alone I see
All I need to cleanse and make me fully whole.
In sorrow He’s my comfort, in trouble He’s my stay;
He tells me every care on Him to roll.
He’s the Lily of the Valley, the Bright and Morning Star,
He’s the fairest of ten thousand to my soul.

2.   He all my griefs has taken, and all my sorrows borne;
In temptation He’s my strong and mighty tow’r;
I’ve all for Him forsaken, and all my idols torn
From my heart and now, He keeps me by His pow’r.
Though all the world forsake me, and Satan tempt me sore,
Through Jesus I shall safely reach the goal.

3.   He’ll never, never leave me, nor yet forsake me here,
While I live by faith and do His blessed will;
A wall of fire about me, I’ve nothing now to fear,
From His manna He my hungry soul shall fill.
Then sweeping up to glory to see His blessed face,
Where rivers of delight shall ever roll.

Open Heavens Daily Devotional Lessons was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical Churches in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer's Ministries.


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