Adolescence Sermon Illustrations

Adolescence Sermon Illustrations

A mother, annoyed because her 14-year-old daughter had been calling her boy friend too frequently, took a tip from a former war-time advertisement and posted a sign over the telephone: Is This Call Necessary?

Next day there appeared, penciled on the card, a brief but logical reply: How Can I Tell till I've Made It?—Long Lines


Something new is being added to the personality of the seventh grader. He seems wobbly inside and out. He is in the stage of a department store that is being remodeled. For a while it appears that everything is about to be ground into rubble but while the mess, dust and noise seem alarming, they are necessary because improvements are about to be made.—Fritz Redl, National Institute of Mental Health


All any grown-up expects of an adolescent is that he act like an adult and be satisfied to be treated like a child.—Schools Louisiana


Adolescence is a time of rapid changes. Between the ages of 12 and 17, for example, a parent ages as much as 20 years.—Changing Times


Two young teen-age boys were discussing their "chariots." Said one, "I am well pleased with my rag-top (convertible) but I may have too much spaghetti (excess chrome) around the fire-place (grille)." His companion described his hot-rod in turn, "Well, I've added twin-trumpets (tail pipes) and snowballs (white side-walls) but I've got some more work to do on my binders (brakes)."—Dale Baughman


A fellow mentioned that his teenage son was developing a Cauliflower ear. Not from boxing—but from using the phone.


Tho' he zooms past you
Nose in the air,
Intent on going
Most anywhere,
With rumbling muffler
That booms and brays,
And open throttle
That squawks and neighs,
When your car stalls,
And you're in trouble,
He'll stop to help you
On the double.—Rose Zagnoni, Chicago Tribune


Infancy and adolescence are perhaps the two most important periods of life; in different ways, they are both times of weaning; the first physical; the second spiritual.—Oswald Bell, Girl Scout Leader

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