Leaderhelps Sermon Illustration: Faithfulness and Loyalty

Danny Keefe is a first-grader in Bridgewater, Massachusetts – the water boy on the fifth grade football team. Danny has some learning difficulties. He always wears a tie and jacket but doesn’t always speak clearly.

That has brought ridicule and bullying to him…

And loyal love from his friends…

Love never gives up.
Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have.
Love doesn’t strut,
 Doesn’t have a swelled head,
 Doesn’t force itself on others,
 Isn’t always “me first,” 
Doesn’t fly off the handle,
Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,
 Doesn’t revel when others grovel,
 Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
 Puts up with anything, 
Trusts God always,
 Always looks for the best,
 Never looks back,
 But keeps going to the end.

From The Message Paraphrase of 1 Corinthians 13