Open Heaven For Teens 9 April 2024 – Joy That Lasts

Open Heaven For Teens 9 April 2024 – Joy That Lasts

TOPIC: Joy That Lasts (Open Heaven for Teens 9 April 2024)

MEMORISE: Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Philippians 4:4

BIBLE TEXT: Philippians 4:4-8

4 Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.

5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.

6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.


Contrary to the belief that people’s possessions or achievements are what determines their level of joy, joy is a function of the work of the Holy Spirit in the life of a believer. When I was much younger, as a lecturer at the university, I had so many worries about my career, family, and life in general. I used to get agitated about little things until the day I surrendered my life to Jesus Christ. That night, I felt joy welling up from within me, and I couldn’t wait to get to work the following morning. A senior colleague, Professor Chike Obi, noticed my mood and asked if I had gone to a party the previous night, but I said, “No, I’m joyful because I have received Jesus Christ as my Lord and Saviour.”

Beloved, some people have tried different ways to get joy and have been led into evil schemes, addictions, and wrong associations. At the end of the day, they regretted their actions. Jesus is the only true source of lasting joy, not friends, drugs, or alcohol. The moment He comes into your life, He makes all things new and turns everything around for your good. Even when you are faced with certain challenges, you can rest assured that Jesus will come through for you.



Wells of joy, flow from within me. I will never know sorrow again, in Jesus’ name.

HYMN 18 – Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus

1 ‘Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just to take Him at His Word;
Just to rest upon His promise;
Just to know, “Thus saith the Lord.”

Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him!
How I’ve proved Him o’er and o’er!
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus!
O for grace to trust Him more!

2 O how sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just to trust His cleansing blood;
Just in simple faith to plunge me
‘Neath the healing, cleansing flood!

3 Yes, ’tis sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just from sin and self to cease;
Just from Jesus simply taking
Life and rest, and joy and peace.

4 I’m so glad Learned to trust Thee,
Precious Jesus, Saviour, Friend,
And I know that Thou art with me,
Wilt be with me to the end.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Deuteronomy 31:1-32:27 Luke 12:8-34


HYMN 1 – Be Glad In The Lord And Rejoice

1.⁠ ⁠Be glad in the Lord and rejoice,
All ye that are upright in heart;
And ye that have made Him your choice,
Bid sadness and sorrow depart.

Rejoice! Rejoice!..
Be glad in the Lord and Rejoice!
Rejoice! Rejoice!.
Be glad in the Lord and Rejoice!

2.⁠ ⁠Be joyful for He is the Lord,
On earth and in heaven supreme;
He fashions and rules by His words;
The “Mighty” and “Strong” to redeem.

3.⁠ ⁠What tho’ in the conflict for right
Your enemies almost prevail!
God’s armies, just hid from your sight,
Are more than the foes which assail.

4.⁠ ⁠Thơ’ darkness Surround you by day,
Your sky by the night be o’er cast,
Let nothing your spirit dismay.
But trust till the danger is past.

5.⁠ ⁠Be glad in the Lord and rejoice,
His praises proclaiming in song:
With harp, and with organ, and voice,
The loud hallelujahs prolong!

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Deuteronomy 33:1-29 Luke 13:1-21

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.

Until you are born again, God ever abiding presence will never be with you. You must be born again to enjoy continuous victory. Please say the displayed prayer below in faith:

Lord Jesus, come into my life. I accept You as my Lord and Personal Saviour. I believe in my heart You died and rose from the dead to save me. Thank You Lord for saving me, in Jesus’ name Amen.

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