Brotherly love, Commitment, Persistence, Sacrifice Rom. Love and devotion finds a way. A Christian woman saw her, and moved by the compassion of Christ, swept up to her and kissed her. Sermon Illustration: God’s Love This is one of my all-time favorite illustrations and probably my all-time favorite personal story. For Enemies When Abraham Lincoln was campaigning for the presidency, one of his archenemies was Edwin McMasters Stanton. The love for the more fortunate is a rare thing–to love those who succeed where we fail, to rejoice without envy with those who rejoice, the love of the poor for the rich, of the black man for the white man. The world is always bewildered by its saints. Love is not an emotional feeling but rather a choice of the will. Casual commitments do not produce a foundation for deep and meaningful relationships. 12:10; 2 Tim. And then there is the love for the enemy–love for the one who does not love You'll write powerful and fresh messages every week with our preparation tools on a number of sermon topics, including expository preaching. We offer 30,000+ outlines and 10,000+ free sermon illustrations from top Christian pastors and communicators. 1:16-18 Contemporary Illustrations For Preachers, Teachers, & Writers Editor Craig Brian Larson, Baker Books, p. 47. She had never been noticed or shown love by a clean woman for years. is an online resource for sermon outlines and preaching ideas. A poor, degraded woman was being led from the police court. Love for Others Sermon Illustrations . to the great love of God. Love is not based on everything going right or always being happy. Though it is personal to me, I hope it allows memories from your own life that tell a similar story – a story that points you (and others!) Instead we should love others as God loves us—with an unfailing love that never ends. Loving the Unlovely. Love is a commitment that is meant to last. She was dirty, full of sin, and sobbing with hopeless distress.