Sermon Illustrations

Not everything is essential when it comes to getting along with people. I heard two deacons engaged in a heated discussion, going at it over the sound system like two grumpy old men do. Roy (not his real name) was a retired cameraman from NBC Nightly news, so when it came to electronic equipment, he knew his stuff. John, on the other hand, was a musician, and knew the kind of volume he wanted. Roy asked, “John why is it you insist on doing things your way all the time?” John said, Roy I don’t insist I do it my way. If you want to do it your way, go ahead. You do it your way, and I’ll do it God’s way!”