Presentation on theme: "Let No One Despise Your Youth Don’t say or do things typical of youthful indiscretion that would cause someone to disrespect your ministry in the Word."— Presentation transcript:
Let No One Despise Your Youth Don’t say or do things typical of youthful indiscretion that would cause someone to disrespect your ministry in the Word. Instead, set a good example that forces others to acknowledge your spiritual maturity. Don’t let the possible attitudes of others toward your age keep you from boldness in speaking the Word of God.
God Works Thru Young People TO SAVE ISRAEL IN TIME OF FAMINE Joseph was age 17 when sold (Gen. 37:2) TO DELIVER ISRAEL FROM THE PHILISTINES David was “but a youth” (1 Sam. 17:33) TO LEAD ISRAEL TO ITS GREATEST HEIGHTS Solomon saw himself as “a little child” (1 Kings 3:7) TO RESTORE THE TRUE WORSHIP OF GOD IN JUDAH Josiah became king of Judah at age 8 (2 Chr. 34:1-3)
TO PROPHESY TO THE NATIONS Jeremiah was forbidden to say he was too young (Jer. 1:6-8) TO REVEAL GOD’S SOVEREIGNTY OVER THE NATIONS Daniel was about 12 to 15 when taken (Dan. 1:3-5) TO BRING THE SAVIOR INTO THE WORLD Mary was a godly woman at age 14-16 (Lk. 1:26-33) TO PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL TO THE LOST Timothy traveled with Paul at age16-18 (Acts 16) God Works Thru Young People
What Character of Young People Will God Use? THOSE WILLING TO FLEE IMMORALITY Like Joseph with Potiphar’s wife THOSE WILLING TO TRUST IN GOD Like David in fighting Goliath THOSE WILLING TO SEEK GOD’S WISDOM Like Solomon in asking for wisdom over wealth THOSE WILLING TO HUMBLY SEEK THE LORD AND THEN OBEY HIM Like Josiah who was blessed for this
THOSE WILLING TO SPEAK BOLDLY Like Jeremiah who preached at the temple gate THOSE WILLING TO BE TRUE TO THEIR CONVICTIONS Like Daniel who refused to compromise his beliefs THOSE WILLING TO HUMBLY SUBMIT Like Mary who knew that with God nothing is impossible THOSE WILLING TO SET THE EXAMPLE Like Timothy who would save himself and others What Character of Young People Will God Use?
Will You Become A Christian? Hear The Gospel (Rom. 10:17) Believe in Jesus as the Son of God (John 8:24) Repent of Your Sins (Acts 17:30) Confess Jesus as the Son of God (Acts 8:37) Be Baptized for Forgiveness of Sins (Acts 2:38) Live Faithfully Until You Die (Rev. 2:10)