Message to Young People on Sowing and Reaping by Jesse Hendley

Message to Young People on Sowing and Reaping
Jesse M. Hendley
Galatians 6:7

Now friends, if you have your Bibles, I would like for you to turn with me to Galatians 6:7, and I want to speak to you today about YOUNG PEOPLE and the challenge of SIN being made to their hearts today. This is a WARNING message, along the lines that I have been preaching to youth on Youth Nights in my revival meetings. My subject is ''Sin, Sex, or the Saviour?'' It is a PLAIN message, a message of WARNING TO YOUTH.

In the Southern Baptist Convention last year I heard men speak very plainly against SIN that is ruining our nation, sapping the spiritual strength of our people, and leading us down to ruin. One speaker said that 96 per cent of Americans belong to some sort of church, and that means that many people living IN SIN today are CHURCH MEMBERS. Nearly everyone is a church member today, but multitudes are living in sin. One man made the statement that 80,000 babies were born out of wedlock to high school girls during the past year, and he said that THESE were just the ones that were KNOWN. How many were UNKNOWN God only knows. He brought facts and statistics to bear about the fact that today EVERY TEEN-AGER, young man and young woman, is face to face with the great challenge of sin and temptation. Multitudes are GOING DOWN beneath the waves of such temptation. How we need, then, to WARN our people about it.

The other day an outstanding leader made the statement that in interviewing the leaders of the nations, not a single leader of any modern nation gave him any hope that THE WORLD COULD ESCAPE a nuclear war, and that this cold war could become a hot war. I say to you, my friends, those of us who are grown, GOD HELP US if we do not warningly and lovingly speak to our young people about the dangers of this hour AND THE NEED OF COMING BACK TO GOD. Our young people are coming up in a bad time. I tell you frankly, I am happy that I am not having to come up in the time they are coming up in. Not that God isn't STILL ABLE. He is, and God will take care of those who look to Him. But I am mighty glad that I found Christ as my Saviour and gave my heart and life to Him.

I want to speak today to YOUNG people (AND TO PARENTS who may carry this message TO young people) on ''SOWING AND REAPING,'' a message that I would like for a preacher to preach to me if I were in young people's shoes today.

In Galatians 6:7 God says, ''Be not deceived. God is not mocked. For whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption, but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.''

There the Word of God says, ''Be not DECEIVED.'' Don't let anybody deceive you or trick you or lead you astray in this matter! GOD IS NOT BEING MOCKED. The word ''mocked'' is an interesting word. In the Greek it means ''to turn up the NOSE at someone.'' It means to be disdainful of someone, to be scornful of ...

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