Good Things to Do When You’re Young

Text: Ecclesiastes 11:9-12:1 “Childhood and the prime of life are fleeting…” The truth of this becomes more apparent with age. How can one make the most of his youth? Depending on who you ask, you may get different answers (pursue education, build friendships, etc.). What does the Bible say? Enjoy Life (Ecclesiastes 11:9-10) The wise man […]

Does the Church Lack?

Text: Ephesians 4:16 The church, as God designed it, is fully capable of carrying out the work that He has given it to do. Yet it is apparent that many practices that have become common in the religious world are not done by brethren. Many might assume it is because the church lacks money, personnel, […]

Remember Your Creator

Text: Ecclesiastes 12:1 As the wise man began to close the book of Ecclesiastes, he made an appeal to the young: Remember your Creator. This is important for all, but particular emphasis is placed upon the young. Why is it important to remember God as our Creator? And how do we remember Him as such? […]

Keeping God’s Word Results in Purity

Text: Psalm 119:9-16 Second stanza of Psalm 119 – Following God’s word results in purity in our lives. Any one of us can keep from sin if we follow the word of God, but we must do certain things to make this happen. Following God’s Word Keeps Our Way Pure (v. 9) The word of […]

Let No One Look Down on Your Youth

Text: 1 Timothy 4:12 The characteristics Paul mentions are necessary for all Christians, not just for a young evangelist like Timothy. But how can a young man keep others from looking down on his youth? He cannot control the thoughts of others. So he must control what is in his power to control. He must […]

Some Lessons from Elisha

Text: 1 Kings 19:16 Requested a Double Portion of Elijah’s Spirit (2 Kings 2:6-14) Not referring to a greater ability to prophesy or perform miracles, but it had to do with the desire to follow in the footsteps of his master and continue his work (cf. Deuteronomy 21:17) Those who have led us are worthy […]

Flee & Pursue

Text: 2 Timothy 2:22 Flee Youthful Lusts: Sexual Immorality Desire for Material Things Desire for Fame Desire for Acceptance Desire to Do Your Own Thing Pursue: Righteousness Faith Love Peace