Three Ways To Treat Your Mom
1 Timothy 5:1-2 May 11, 2003
Chesterís FBC, Chester, IL Mike Fogerson, Speaker

1 Here are some examples of some mothers and what they could have SAID:
MONA LISAíS MOTHER: "After all that money your father and I spent on braces, Mona, thatís the biggest smile you can give us?"
HUMPTY DUMPTYíS MOTHER: "Humpty, if Iíve told you once, Iíve told you a hundred times not to sit on that wall. But would you listen to me? Noooo!"
COLUMBUSí MOTHER: "I donít care what youíve discovered, Christopher. You still could have written!"
MICHELANGELOíS MOTHER: "Mike, canít you paint on walls like other children? Do you have any idea how hard it is to get that stuff off the ceiling?"
NAPOLEONíS MOTHER: "All right, Napoleon. If you arenít hiding your report card inside your jacket, then take your hand out of there and prove it!"
JONAHíS MOTHER: "Thatís a nice story, but now tell me where youíve really been for the last three days."

2 Motherís are special folks, and today, is your day. Three Ways To Treat Your Mom.
A 1TI 5:1 Do not rebuke an older man harshly, but exhort him as if he were your father. Treat younger men as brothers, [2] older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity.
a Paul instructed Timothy to reverently honor the women in his life. (ETS)
b Mothers, both biological and spiritual, are to be shown love. (ESS)

B I hope youíll show your love to a special woman before this day is over. (Obj.)
a How should you treat your mother?
b Letís look at three ways we can show love to a special mom today.

I The first way we can show love to a special mom today is...SHOW HER HONOR.
A In the 10 Commandments, the first commandment that isnít centrally God focused is "HONOR THY FATHER AND MOTHER..."
(No other gods, no idols, donít take the Lordís name in vain, & honor the Sabbath......HONOR THY FATHER AND MOTHER...DONíT LIE, STEAL, MURDER, ADULTERY, COVET)
a This same commanded is quoted verbatim in the New Testament book of Eph. 6:2 "Honor Your Father & Mother..." (HONOR)
*Itís the same word Peter used when he instructed husbands to in treating their wives. (I Peter 3:7 The Christian Standard Trans.) "Husbands, in the same way, live with your wives with understanding of their weaker nature yet showing them honor as co-heirs of the grace of life, so that your prayers will not be hindered." (HONOR)
b Paul uses the same word in I Timothy 5:17 "The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching." (HONOR)
*HONOR in the Greek is translated as tee-may or TIME.

B How do you show someone you honor them? Spend TIME with/on them.
(This mothers, biological & spiritual, have poured themselves into us.)
*Changed our diapers, washed thousands of bottles
I think Jesus would have wanted us to share His sermons ...wasn;t it Paul who was so happy that the word was being spread, no matter that others were jealous.