S.L.A.M.
Students Living a Message

SLAM NEWSLETTER

Contents
1. Something for Your Heart
2. Surf Report
3. Forgettable Fact
4. Potent Quotables
5. Parting Shot

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1. SOMETHING FOR YOUR HEART

All through the Bible we read about people who missed out on things that could have been the most amazing experiences of their lives:
* The disciples who sat in the boat watching while Peter jumped out and walked on the water toward Jesus.
* The Hebrew fighting men who wouldn’t battle Goliath and instead watched as a little kid named David killed him.
* Demas, Paul’s disciple, who left Paul because his priorities were all jacked.
And so many more!

Here’s the question you need to ask yourself: What kind of life do I want to have? And if your choices are A) an amazing life full of excitement, adventure, meaning, and satisfaction, or B) a wimpy, boring, super-dull life that’s pretty much a waste of oxygen, uh, we’re confident you’d pick the first one. Please…you did, right? Okay, good.

Here’s how it works: The only way to really experience the best life (that doesn’t mean the easiest life, by the way), is to live completely for Jesus. Remember–Jesus invented us! Since he knows us better than anyone else–even better than we know ourselves–he’s the only one who really knows what “the best life” really looks like for us.

So if you play it safe and only look out for yourself, or if you don’t trust God and live the way he tells us to live, you’re robbing yourself of the best life possible. And that’s pretty stupid, isn’t it?
Here’s a faith survival tip: Don’t just play around at being a Jesus-follower. Choose to be courageous in living the life Jesus wants for you!
** Taken from “My Faith” by Kurt Johnston and Mark Oestreicher, copyright 2007

2. SURF REPORT

~ Out to Lunch TV—A video podcast for students

~ Draw me something—Draw pictures on

3. FORGETTABLE FACT

A stopped clock is right twice a day.

4. POTENT QUOTABLES

“Christ must be the light that shines through you, and the people looking at you must see only Jesus. You have a challenge from Jesus to meet: He has shed the light, and you will take His light and lighten every heart you meet.” ~ Mother Teresa

“You’re not ready to live until you are ready to die.” ~ Chuck Swindoll

“It’s never too late to be who you might have been.” ~ George Eliot

5. PARTING SHOT

If a word is misspelled in the dictionary, how would we ever know?

copyright 2007 :: Youth Specialties

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