Sacrificial Love

Sacrificial Love Sermon Illustration

No doubt, most of us, if given the choice, would gladly give up things to help our best friend. If he or she was allergic to peanuts, it would be no hardship to make sure you didn’t bring peanut butter cookies to share. What about screens? Is your use of screens harming your brother? Are you willing to give them up to benefit others (Romans 14:13)? Consider whether simple disciplines like turning your phone off in the evening or having a day without screens once a week would improve your relationships? Just because something is culturally acceptable and normative does not mean it is healthy for you or those you love. The Bible talks about willingly giving up certain things if they cause us spiritual harm (Matthew 5:29–30). What changes would you need to make to better balance your life and screen usage?