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 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.
TO SAVE ISRAEL IN TIME OF FAMINEJoseph was age 17 when sold (Gen. 37:2)
TO DELIVER ISRAEL FROM THE PHILISTINESDavid was “but a youth” (1 Sam. 17:33)
TO LEAD ISRAEL TO ITS GREATEST HEIGHTSSolomon saw himself as “a little child” (1 Kings 3:7)
TO RESTORE THE TRUE WORSHIP OF GOD IN JUDAHJosiah became king of Judah at age 8 (2 Chr. 34:1-3)
TO PROPHESY TO THE NATIONSJeremiah was forbidden to say he was too young (Jer. 1:6-8)
TO REVEAL GOD’S SOVEREIGNTY OVER THE NATIONSDaniel was about 12 to 15 when taken (Dan. 1:3-5)
TO BRING THE SAVIOR INTO THE WORLDMary 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
THOSE WILLING TO FLEE IMMORALITYLike Josephwith Potiphar’s wife
THOSE WILLING TO TRUST IN GODLike David in fighting Goliath
THOSE WILLING TO SEEK GOD’S WISDOMLike Solomonin asking for wisdom over wealth
THOSE WILLING TO HUMBLY SEEK THE LORD AND THEN OBEY HIMLike Josiahwho was blessed for this
THOSE WILLING TO SPEAK BOLDLY Like Jeremiahwho preached at the temple gate
THOSE WILLING TO BE TRUE TO THEIR CONVICTIONSLike Danielwho refused to compromise his beliefs
THOSE WILLING TO HUMBLY SUBMIT Like Marywho knew that with God nothing is impossible
THOSE WILLING TO SET THE EXAMPLE Like Timothywho would save himself and others
What Character of Young People Will God Use?
HearThe Gospel (Rom. 10:17)
Believein Jesus as the Son of God (John 8:24)
Repentof Your Sins (Acts 17:30)
ConfessJesus as the Son of God (Acts 8:37)
Be Baptizedfor Forgiveness of Sins (Acts 2:38)
Live FaithfullyUntil You Die (Rev. 2:10)