Sermon Illustrations

David Watson stated in His book, I Believe in the Church the following: To love all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one.… Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it safe in a casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket—safe, dark, motionless, airless—it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable.… The only place outside heaven where you can be perfectly safe from all the dangers of love is—hell.

From Michael McCartney’s Sermon: “Role-Model Saints” Romans pt. 14