Sermon illustrations: Love

Unfailing Love

There was a very unusual military funeral in California in December of 2013. Sgt. First Class...

Sacrificial Love

Maria Dyer was born in 1837 on the mission field in China where her parents were pioneer...

She Gave Her Life for Her Son

When the California gold fever broke out, a man went there, leaving his wife in New England with...

God’s Love for His Children

Things are precious, often because of their relationship. The most precious thing a mother has is...

Giving Away What Wasn’t His

When 67-year-old carpenter Russell Herman died in 1994, his will included a staggering set of...

Honoring Her Husband

There is an old story that illustrates the principle of honor within marriage. A drunkard husband,...

Testing Her Husband’s Love

A lady in Spain made the news when she chose a unique way to test her husband’s love. With the help...

The Measure of Compassion

“Compassion can’t be measured in dollars and cents. It does come with a price tag, but that price...

They Love a Fellow over There

One Sunday a lady was inviting children to come to Sunday school when she met a boy and asked him...

Love Does Not Seek a Reward

On May 2, 1962, Gladys Kidd placed a dramatic advertisement in the San Francisco Examiner, “I don’t...

A Mother’s Hands

She said her hands were ugly, and she tried to hide them, too. But in God’s sight ‘twas different,...

Pie and Mothers

A teacher asked a boy this question: “Suppose your mother baked a pie and there were seven of you—...

A Mother’s Sacrifice

On August 16, 1987, Northwest Airlines flight 225 crashed just after taking off from the Detroit...

Activity Cannot Compensate for a Lack of Love

“A wife or husband may remain faithful and may give evidence of careful attention in matters...

Love Described by Children

“When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn’t bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my...

The Difference Passion makes

A Dutch diamond collector was seeking for a very rare diamond. A dealer in New York by the name of...

1 Corinthians 13—Christmas Version

If I decorate my house perfectly with plaid bows, strands of twinkling lights, and shiny balls; but...

Money or Souls?

Suppose someone were to offer you a thousand dollars for every soul you would earnestly try to lead...

A Mother’s Love

In his book, Moments for Mothers, Robert Strand wrote about the conflicts of a family in Glasgow,...

Christ Is All That Matters

Joni Erickson Tada had a terrible accident that left her a quadriplegic. In spite of her physical...

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