Sermon Illustrations

There is only one left in the United States of America.

Since Harry Richard Landis died 2 weeks ago, there is only 1 left. Landis was the oldest U.S. veteran of World War I. He died on February 11 at the age of 108.

More than 4 ½ million Americans joined the military in 1917 and 1918 to serve in World War I. Now there is only one remaining: Frank Buckles of Charles Town, West Virginia who is 107.

It’s amazing to think that there is still one man living today who served in World War I—90 years ago. Present day longevity is incredible. But it’s nothing compared to the longevity experienced by the antediluvians—the people who lived on earth before the flood of Noah. One such person was a man by the name of Enoch. We are told about him in Hebrews chapter 11. Please turn there with me in your Bibles.