Youth 3-Day Devos

March 26-April 1

Week 45

Devotion 1

“For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. For ‘everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’” – Romans 10:12-13 

If we’re honest, there are times when we wonder if God loves us. I mean, really loves us. Part of it is probably because we know ourselves best: both the good and the bad. But when we look at other people, we only see them at their best. Think about it: we usually only post the photos on Snapchat and Instagram that make us look good, right? That’s true for all of life, so we usually end up comparing our worst days to other people’s best days. 

Read Romans 10:12-13. Did you notice the first statement? “There is no difference between Jew and Gentile.” Those words may not matter much to us in our everyday lives, but just after Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection, some Christians actually thought that God loved Jewish people more than those who weren’t Jewish. Today, we still sometimes think that God loves one person more than the next. Maybe you wonder if God doesn’t love you as much as others. 

Romans 10:12 is clear. There is no difference between God’s love for us. The same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him. That includes you. All you have to do is trust in Him. 

Think about this . . . 

  • Have you ever thought that maybe God loves other people more than you? 
  • Is it hard sometimes to trust in God’s love for you?

Devotion 2

During Bible study this week, you wrote down the name of one person that you would share your story with this week. Take five minutes to pray for that person, that they would come to know Jesus and begin a relationship with him. 

Ready? Go!

Devotion 3

Read this quote and let its impact sink in: 

“Where one man reads the Bible, a hundred read you and me.” -Dwight L. Moody 

Dwight Moody first said those words in the 1800s, but they are still true today. Many of your friends who don’t have a relationship with Jesus probably won’t wander into a church or just randomly pick up a Bible. What they know about Jesus is based on how they see you follow him. 

What would someone’s picture of Jesus be who only knew about Him from your life and what you say about Him?