Sermon Illustrations

A lady kept a raccoon as a pet and unknown to her they go through a glandular change at about 24 months. After that they often attack their owners. Since a 30-pound raccoon can be the same as a 100-pound dog in a fight her friend, who happened to be a zookeeper, felt compelled to tell her of the coming change. She listened politely and simply said, "It will be different for me, Bandit would never hurt me, he just wouldn’t." Three months later the lady underwent plastic surgery for facial lacerations sustained when her adult raccoon attacked her for no apparent reason.

Sin too often comes dressed in adorable disguise, and as we play with it, how easy it is to say, "It will be different for me!"