Sermon Illustrations

“Left to ourselves, we seek our own. Movie stars marry movie stars. Doctors seek out doctors. Middle-classers seek out middle-classers. Bikers seek bikers. But when Christ comes, that changes. In the church of Jesus Christ, we discover that the people we love and with whom we fellowship are different from us. The more there is of the love Christ exhorted us to have, a love for one another, the greater will be the diversity within the body of Christ”. (Hughes, R. K. (1999). John : That you may believe. Preaching the Word (325). Wheaton, Ill.: Crossway Books.)