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Summary: Mothers, both biological and spiritual, are to be shown love.

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Three Ways To Treat Your Mom

1 Timothy 5:1-2 May 11, 2003

Chester’s FBC, Chester, IL Mike Fogerson, Speaker

Introduction:

1 Here are some examples of some mothers and what they could have SAID:

(PUT UP PICTURE’S OF MONA, HUMPTY, COLUMBUS, MICHELANGELO/CHAPEL CEILING, NAPOLEON, WHALE FOR JONAH)

MONA LISA’S MOTHER: "After all that money your father and I spent on braces, Mona, that’s the biggest smile you can give us?"

HUMPTY DUMPTY’S MOTHER: "Humpty, if I’ve told you once, I’ve told you a hundred times not to sit on that wall. But would you listen to me? Noooo!"

COLUMBUS’ MOTHER: "I don’t care what you’ve discovered, Christopher. You still could have written!"

MICHELANGELO’S MOTHER: "Mike, can’t you paint on walls like other children? Do you have any idea how hard it is to get that stuff off the ceiling?"

NAPOLEON’S MOTHER: "All right, Napoleon. If you aren’t hiding your report card inside your jacket, then take your hand out of there and prove it!"

JONAH’S MOTHER: "That’s a nice story, but now tell me where you’ve really been for the last three days."

2 Mother’s 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 you’ll show your love to a special woman before this day is over. (Obj.)

a How should you treat your mother?

b Let’s 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 isn’t centrally God focused is "HONOR THY FATHER AND MOTHER..."

(No other gods, no idols, don’t take the Lord’s name in vain, & honor the Sabbath......HONOR THY FATHER AND MOTHER...DON’T 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)

*It’s 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!

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Beverly Birchfield

commented on May 12, 2012

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.

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