Wednesday – Youth Culture Update, Monster® Energy Drinks, Words Wisdom, Christian Persecution, Removing Your Mask and more.

31 Oct

Today’s “Turning Point” daily devotional by Dr. David Jeremiah.

Youth Culture Update: A Real Monster” Paul Asay
Monster Energy Drinks are being blamed for the deaths of five people including a 14-year-old girl, according to government reports. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is looking into those allegations, and while it hasn’t made any determination if Monster is the primary cause of those deaths, it’s taking them pretty seriously. Monster, after all, comes with about 240 milligrams of caffeine—about seven times that found in a regular can of soda.

Youth Culture Update: Dad’s Have Big Impact on Kids” Paul Asay
When it comes to how teens behave sexually, fathers may play a pretty significant role. Indeed, new analysis of some recent studies suggest that how close children are to their fathers can make a huge impact on how long a child stays sexually pure and responsible.

More great articles on Youth Culture available at the Youth Worker Magazine website.

If You Must Speak” Paul Chappell – Pastor, Lancaster Baptist Church
Did you ever have to eat your words? Pull a stuck foot out of your mouth?
It’s too bad that the part of us that most often gets us into trouble is the part that is most often the quickest to respond—the tongue. No wonder James 1:19 admonishes, “…let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath.”

Remove Your Mask Before You Enter” Ron Hutchcraft
See, God isn’t impressed by our religious words or our religious image. He is not interested in seeing the masks we sometimes wear with various groups of people around. He doesn’t want to hear a recitation of the same tired old prayer script that we often repeat without thinking. He insists that we come as we really are – totally unmasked.

The One Who Sees” Jill Carattini – managing editor of A Slice of Infinity at Ravi Zacharias International Ministries.
Common is the sentiment among recent college graduates: “I went in feeling like I knew so much, and leave realizing how little I know.” I remember what this felt like, walking down the aisle to accept my diploma, wondering at the might be, I am convinced that the thought is an important place at which to arrive.

Christians Persecuted Throughout the World” By Rupert Shortt, U.K. Telegraph
The latest bombing in Nigeria shows how Christians are increasingly suffering for their faith – and how their plight is being ignored

Five Fears Pastors Face” Ritchie Miller, Pastor of Avalon  Church
While this article is written for pastors, its principles are good for all.  We all face fears and uncertainty in life.  However, it’s not our fears that define us, but how we respond. J.H.
So how do we face our fears? I believe the answer lies in worshipping God. The more I worship him the more I see him for who he is and the more confidence and faith I have in him and his promises. Worship makes me understand that God supplies my needs, he has already won, he loves people, he empowers me supernaturally through his Spirit, and that it does not matter what people think. It only matters what he thinks!

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