The Scripture says that Jesus met four “youth” during his earthly ministry.

1. A COLD Youth (Lk 7:14) – Young Widow’s Son Who was Cold and Dead.
We are dead in sin, Paul writes. A relationship with Jesus will resurrect us! We don’t need reform. We need a resurrection! We are saved by grace! Are you COLD in your love for Jesus like the Laodicean church?

2. A HALF-COMMITTED YOUTH (Math. 19:20,22) – The Rich Young Ruler loved money more than Jesus. Are there areas of our lives, we haven’t given over to Jesus yet? The young man was sad when he turned his back to Jesus and walked away. When you turn away from Jesus and turn to worldly pleasure, you will be ultimately sad! Jesus is the ultimate true joy giver!

3. A COWARDLY YOUTH (Mk 14:51) – The nameless youth ran without his linen underwear frightened that he would be arrested along with Jesus! Are are afraid of being a witness for Jesus!

4. A YOUTH WHO CARRIED JESUS – The “young” donkey (John 12:14) that carried Jesus to Jerusalem. Jesus is still on the lookout for young donkey to carry him to part of the world where folks haven’t heard about him. Would you be that Donkey? Would you carry Jesus into your college, corporate office like a donkey would? Would you carry Jesus to a nation where you can’t preach the Gospel openly?

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(Duke Jeyaraj is the founder of Grabbing the Google Generation from Gehenna Mission, a ministry to present-day people supported by Indians who read his writings and hear his messages. Find out more about this ministry by liking

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Duke Jeyaraj was born to missionary parents in Vellore, South India and was saved at the age of 11 and committed for ministry and received the Holy Spirit Baptism at the age of 13. God opened the door for him to preach first as a school boy at the age of 16. He is a trained Agricultural Engineer [B. Tech from SHIATS, Allahabad, India], who did not pursue a career in the line of his education but nevertheless enjoys growing cacti in the balcony of his rented Chennai flat, during his spare time! He could have been a sports commentator but prefers to wrap Bible Truth around sports magic moments and other interesting-to-Google Genners contemporary events. God’s call upon him made him utterly restless and he obeyed that call to by founding the Grabbing the Google Generation from Gehenna Mission (G4 Mission) in 2006 to finally find serenity after having served as a International Bank Customer Service Executive/Youth Pastor/Bible College Teacher/Missionary/Youth Mag Editor. G4 Mission is not a church but an inter-denominational ministry to present-day people, a ministry which Duke works full time for, as an itinerant presenter/preacher/writer-at-residence since 2008 along with his wife, putting to use the formal theological training he received from Southern Asia Bible College in Bangalore-India [M. Div - a Gold Medal performance in 2001 & Doctor of Ministry - with project on Making Disciples of Modern Young Working Professionals Among India's Google Generation, World-wide]. Several Christian publications have carried Duke's articles over the years and at present Aim Magazine (the voice of  the Evangelical Fellowship of India an umbrella body of over 65,000 Indian churches/organisations), regularly carries Duke's writings. Duke's Bible-teaching book on Sex, Love, Marriage, Porn and more called, Straight Talk, is presently available on Amazon and Google Books.  Duke has preached by invitation beyond his national borders (we are talking about nations such as Bangladesh, Singapore, Germany, Nepal and the United Arab Emirates). Duke is called a 'Reverend' by a leading denomination (even as his ministry remains indepedent and inter-church).  Duke is called ‘dad’ by Dale (now a St. Stephen's Delhi student) and Datasha (now in Class 9) and ‘hubby’ by Evangelin (the daughter of a missionary couple to Odisha who is a hospital admin grad currently studying M. A. in Biblical Studies with SAIACS Bangalore) and calls Chennai, India, his current home after living in Hyderabad till June 2021. In case your curiosity is triggered by hearing all this, you may checkout [if you are the reading plain text type], [if you are part of the audio-listening tribe] and [if you group yourself with the video-steaming generation])

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