Sermon Illustrations

Ideal Love

a. There was a Dad who took his kids to do a little shopping. As they drove up, they spotted an eighteen-wheeler parked with a big sign on it that said, "Petting Zoo." The kids jumped up in a rush and asked, "Daddy, Daddy. Can we go? Please. Please. Can we go?"

"Sure," He said giving them both a dollar before walking into Sears. They bolted away, and He went in looking for a scroll saw. A few minutes later, he turned around and saw His daughter walking along behind him. He was shocked to see she preferred the hardware department to the petting zoo. Recognizing his error, he bent down and asked her what was wrong.

She looked up at me with those giant limpid brown eyes and said sadly, "Well, Daddy, it cost two dollar. So, I gave Brandon my dollar."

From Keith Bowman’s Sermon: What is Love?