Text Illustrations
Let me illustrate what I mean. I’ve got two hammers with me. One is a 16 ounce Stanley, the other is a plastic Fisher Price. Which one do you think will leave the bigger mark on the things it hits? No brainer—the real hammer will do more to leave it’s mark than the toy. Now how many of you know with enough effort the toy hammer may eventually leave behind the same mark the real hammer left behind with just one swing?

Now make the connection. I can try to be known as a loving person, but if love does not fill my heart then I will have to work extra hard at being loving. I can try to show patience, but I’ll have to work harder at it if I’m really in a hurry.

Related Text Illustrations

Related Sermons