Trending Part Three

Trending Part Three

I Corinthians 6:19-20 NKJV
19 Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? 20 For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.

One of the things trending today for a lot of discussion is marijuana, with states legalizing it for recreational use and some—like the state of Florida—passing medical marijuana use.

1. The THC can alter the way you process information so your judgment may be impaired.

2. It can cause an accelerated heartbeat.

3. It can cause lung irritation.

4. It can also alter your balance, coordination, and reflex response.

5. It can cause people to be anxious, afraid, or panicked.

6. It can make some hallucinate.

7. Babies born to women who smoke marijuana are more likely to be underweight, be born premature, and need Neonatal intensive care.

8. It can heighten alcohol’s effect on your body.

9. It can interact with medications.

Benefits of medical marijuana:

1. It can help with nausea or throwing up from chemotherapy.

2. It can help with stiff muscles or muscle spasms from multiple sclerosis.

3. It does relieve pain temporarily in several afflictions.

Like tobacco smoke, marijuana smoke consists of of a variety of toxic chemicals, including ammonia and hydrogen cyanide.


Drinking is trending in the general public because of recent studies that are proving that even one drink can adversely affect people.

All you have to do is Google the side effects of alcohol consumption and you will be overwhelmed with the potentially destructive social, personal, and physical power of alcohol consumption.

I Timothy 5:23 NKJV
23 No longer drink only water, but use a little wine for your stomach’s sake and your frequent infirmities.

Paul said a little wine; he didn’t say a lot of wine. He didn’t say the more you drink the better you’ll be.

Romans 14:14-17 NKJV
14 I know and am convinced by the Lord Jesus that there is nothing unclean of itself; but to him who considers anything to be unclean, to him it is unclean. 15 Yet if your brother is grieved because of your food, you are no longer walking in love. Do not destroy with your food the one for whom Christ died. 16 Therefore do not let your good be spoken of as evil; 17 for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

Romans 14:21-22 NKJV
21 It is good neither to eat meat nor drink wine nor do anything by which your brother stumbles or is offended or is made weak. 22 Do you have faith? Have it to yourself before God. Happy is he who does not condemn himself in what he approves.

Yet here is Paul—a great apostle that we all admire—saying that it is good neither to eat meat or drink wine nor do anything by which your brother stumbles, is offended, or is made weak.

Verse 22

Do you have faith? Have it to yourself before God.

In other words, stop posting your drinking on Facebook. People are going to see it that will say that drinking is okay.

What if your post causes someone else to start drinking and ultimately become an alcoholic?

There are other believers that may be offended with you for possibly causing others to start drinking.

I Corinthians 8:10-13 NKJV
10 For if anyone sees you who have knowledge eating in an idol’s temple, will not the conscience of him who is weak be emboldened to eat those things offered to idols? 11 And because of your knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died? 12 But when you thus sin against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, you sin against Christ. 13 Therefore, if food makes my brother stumble, I will never again eat meat, lest I make my brother stumble.

You will not hear me call a baby—even from the moment of conception—anything other than a baby. I will not call it a fetus or a blob of tissue. It is a living baby growing inside of a woman’s womb.

I John 1:9 NKJV
9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Psalms 139:13-14 NKJV
13 For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. 14 I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.

Jeremiah 1:4-5 NKJV
4 Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying: 5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.”

Approximately 18 days after conception, a baby’s heart begins to beat with its own blood.

28 days from conception, a baby has eyes and ears.

At 10 weeks, babies can feel pain and have developed tiny finger nails.

Two premature babies hold the record for surviving outside of the womb at 21 weeks and five days, toward the end of the first trimester.

Young people in this country are recognizing that through modern technology there’s a baby in the womb—not just a blob of tissue, as some have described it.

Luke 1:44 NKJV
44 For indeed, as soon as the voice of your greeting sounded in my ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy.


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