S.L.A.M.
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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

Topic: When you don’t think there’s enough provision (money)

“…for I have learned how to get along happily whether I have much or little. I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether itis with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. For I can do everything with the help of Christ who gives me the strength I need.” (Philippians 4:11-13, NLT, see also Matthew 6:24-34; Luke 12:15-21; 1 Timothy 6:6-10)

What Might Jesus Say to You?
How much money do you need to be happy? Most people tell me it’s just a little more than they have right now. The world you live in is filled with pressure to buy, buy, buy! Advertisers try to keep you feeling dissatisfied with what you have and hungry to purchase more of the stuff they push at you. So you continue buying to keep up with what everyone else has. It’s a clever trap. The more you get, the less satisfied you are with what you own.

I’m sure you want a job if you don’t have one already. You want power and independence so you don’t have to feel like you’re begging money from your parents. But you can get so wrapped up in earning and spending money that you forget about me. Your work hours may leave you so tired that you can’t find time to spend with me–to worship, read my Word, or pray anything beyond quick cries for help.

Break out of the money trap. Put Me first. Find your happiness and fulfillment in relationships, not possessions.

People have always been worried about money and stuff. Don’t be like the people who ignore God. They take pride in superficial things. But your heavenly Father already knows perfectly well what you need, and He will give it to you as you give Him first place in your life. Don’t be anxious about tomorrow. I will take care of you.

Your fulfillment,
Jesus

“No one can serve two masters…You cannot serve both God and Money.” (Matthew 6:24)

2. SURF REPORT

~ 3Story—http://www.3story.org

~ Evan Almighty Games and Features—http://www.EvanAlmighty.com

3. FORGETTABLE FACT

Dolphins sleep with one eye open

4. POTENT QUOTABLES

“You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.” —- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair but manifestations of strength and resolution.” —- Kahil Gibran

5. PARTING SHOT

It’s not an optical illusion… It just looks like one.

copyright 2007 :: Youth Specialties

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