3 Ways to Treat Mom
Sermon shared by Mike Fogerson
Summary: Mothers, both biological and spiritual, are to be shown love.
Audience: General adults
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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:
(PUT UP PICTUREíS OF MONA, HUMPTY, COLUMBUS, MICHELANGELO/CHAPEL CEILING, NAPOLEON, WHALE FOR JONAH)
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,  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 & loads of cloths, taught as about a God who sent His Son to die for us. A half dozen trips to the E.R., a million trips to the ballfield, parades, scouts and dance lessons. They spent time with us!
a The temptation in young and middle adulthood is to get busy in life and we take our parents for granted.
*Scripture instructs to give our mothers HONOR/TIME.
b Iím suggesting you move back
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