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Acts of Mothers

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Sermon shared by Michael Mccartney

May 2006
Summary: The acts of motherís have pointed to the truth that man and woman were made in the image of God and the sacrificial nature of mothers for their families reflects the sacrificial love God has for the world.
Series: Mothers Day
Audience: General adults
Sermon:
The Acts of Mothers

Skit: Brian and Angie on the acts of Mothers

A Video of different people telling what they appreciate about their mothers from New Life Community Church.

On the lighter side of life:
"The hand that rocks the cradle usually is attached to someone who isnít getting enough sleep."- John Fiebig

"Iíd like to be the ideal mother, but Iím too busy raising my kids."- Unknown

A little boy forgot his lines in a Sunday school presentation. His mother was in the front row to prompt him. She gestured and formed the words silently with her lips, but it did not help. Her sonís memory was blank. Finally, she leaned forward and whispered the cue, "I am the light of the world." The child beamed and with great feeling and a loud clear voice said, "My mother is the light of the world." - Bits and Pieces, 1989

A teacher gave her class of second graders a lesson on the magnet and what it does. The next day in a written test, she included this question: "My full name has six letters. The first one is M. I pick up things. What am I?" When the test papers were turned in, the teacher was astonished to find that almost 50 percent of the students answered the question with the word Mother- Unknown

Thesis: The acts of motherís have pointed to the truth that man and woman were made in the image of God and the sacrificial nature of mothers for their families reflects the sacrificial love God has for the world.

Video Illustration: From Blue Fish TV ďmotherís dayĒ So what do motherís do?

Introduction:
Here is a light hearted presentation of what we all think about our moms, at different points in our lives. Donít be too shocked moms and kidís because we all have the same tendencies.

4 Years Of Age - My Mommy can do anything;
8 Years Of Age - My Mom knows a lot! A whole lot
12 Years Of Age -My Mother doesnít really know quite everything.
14 Years Of Age -Naturally, Mother doesnít know that, either
16 Years Of Age -Mother? Sheís hopelessly old-fashioned
18 Years Of Age -That old woman? Sheís way out of date
25 Years Of Age -Well, she might know a little bit about it
35 Years Of Age -Before we decide, letís get Momís opinion
45 Years Of Age -Wonder what Mom would have thought about it
65 Years Of Age -Wish, I could talk it over with Mom

The truth is we all learn to appreciate our moms and to acknowledge their vital influence in our lives. The Bible tells us that we are to honor our mothers and the Bible is also very clear in referencing the importance of motherhood and the many acts that mothers perform on a daily basis for their children and their families. These actions need to be acknowledged and honored by others so that mothers will be encouraged to press on in their God given roles.

From Holman Bible Dictionary
The Bible refers to every aspect of motherhood: conception (Gen. 4:1; Luke 1:24); pregnancy (2 Sam. 11:5; Luke 1:24); the pain of childbirth (Gen. 3:16; John 16:21); and nursing (1 Sam. 1:23; Matt. 24:19)ÖThe Book of Proverbs (see 1:8; 31:1) indicates that even in ancient times mothers shared with fathers the responsibility for instructing and disciplining children. Mothers have the same right to obedience and respect as fathers (Ex. 20:12; Lev. 19:3)Ö Jesus enforced the Fifth Commandment and protected it against scribal evasion (Matt. 15:3-6). Motherly virtues are often extolled in
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