Sermon Illustrations

Imagine a father giving his son a special toy for his birthday. And the boy likes it. A lot. In fact, he likes it so much, he goes overboard. He just wants to play with it all the time. Then, the father tells him it’s time to put it up. But the boy becomes disrespectful of the father. “Why should I put it up? I like it! It’s mine. I want to enjoy what’s mine.” About that time the father would be reminding him: “Son, you have that toy because I gave it to you. If it’s going to be a problem between you and me, I’ll just take it away. Your love and respect for me are more important than any toy you have.