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How can you be mean and be a Christian?

20 January 2015
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I have to tell you, this is a question that bothers adults as well. When you are a Christian, it’s so hard to watch another Christian make bad choices.  It often makes you question if they are truly a follower of Christ. Proverbs 13:5 says "The righteous hate what is false."

There are two sides to this question, though.

 

How can I say no to a friend who wants to do something wrong? H.H., age 13

15 January 2015
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outcast3Telling a friend that you don’t want to do something can be hard. Especially if they really want you to do it! It makes us uneasy because we don’t want to hurt their feelings, offend them, or make them mad. Even when you know you’re doing the right thing, it’s still hard.

But, you have to remember: you aren’t responsible for what another person does. You are only responsible for your own actions. You have to choose whether or not you are going to listen to someone you know is doing wrong.

Proverbs 14:16 says:

“The wise are cautious and avoid danger; fools plunge ahead with reckless confidence”.

We’ve all been there, haven’t we?

 

Gossips Beware

13 January 2015
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"I heard Amanda stole a tube of lip gloss the last time she went to the store."

"Are you serious?" Lacey gasps. "You mean she shoplifted it?"

Jennifer leans closer to Lacey. "Yeah. I hear she does it all the time."

"I’m not surprised." Lacey lowers her voice. "She just seems like the sort of person you can’t trust."

"I know, right?"

 

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