Youth Sermon Illustrations

Youth Sermon Illustrations

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Youth and Salvation

It has been calculated that—
after 25 years of age, only one in 1,000 is saved:
after 35 years of age, only one in 50,000 is saved:
after 45 years of age, only one in 200,000 is saved:
after 55 years of age, only one in 300,000 is saved:
after 75 years of age, only one in 700,000 is saved.

Dr. Wilbur Chapman once tested a meeting in which 4,500 were present. The result was:

400 of those present were saved under 10:
600 were saved between 10 and 14:
600 were saved between 14 and 16:
1000 were saved between 16 and 20:
24 only were saved after 36.
The number of unsaved present was 1,875.

All this goes to prove the importance of reaching the youth of any country with the gospel message, with a view to leading them to Christ.

(Eccles. 12. 1; Acts 7. 58; 9. 11-18)


Youth and Salvation

Sir James Falshaw, formerly Chairman of the North British Railway Company, a personal friend of Queen Victoria, a shrewd financier, and a most successful business man, was asked, during the progress of a banquet given in his honour when he was eighty years of age, 'In the interests of the young men present, who are anxious to make the most of life, I wish to ask one question, Sir James. Is there anything in your life, any one factor, upon which you can lay your finger as the secret of your wonderful prosperity.'

The old man rose up, straight as a dart, and said, 'I can answer that question without much difficulty. Whatever prosperity, success and honour have attended my life, I attribute to the fact that when I was fifteen years of age, I gave my heart to God.'

(Eccles. 12. 1; Prov. 23. 26)


From the youth of our country shall armies arise,
The gospel of peace to proclaim;
O'er the land and the seas, the glad message that flies,
Shall re-echo Immanuel's name.—Selected

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