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Summary: A Mothers day message. I. Instill a respect for scriptures II. Instill an authentic faith III. Instill a desire to minister

SC A MOTHERS LOVE

1 THESSALONIANS 2:7-8

2 TIMOTHY 1:5-3:12

This sermon was gleaned from numerous sources on SC and from my own study

INTRO-

PAUL IN 1 THESSALONIANS IS TALKING TO THE PEOPLE AND THE CHURCH.

HE IS LETTING THEM KNOW HOW MUCH TIMOTHY, SILAS AND HIMSELF LOVE THEM.

1 THESSALONIANS 2:7-8- “AS APOSTLES OF CHRIST WE COULD HAVE BEEN A BURDEN TO YOU, BUT WE WERE GENTLE AMONG YOU, LIKE A MOTHER CARING FOR HER LITTLE CHILDREN.

WE LOVED SO MUCH THAT WE WERE DELIGHTED TO SHARE WITH YOU NOT ONLY THE GOSPEL OF GOD, BUT OUR LIVES ALSO.”

THIS IS NOT USUALLY THE PASSAGE YOU PREACH FOR MOTHERS DAY. I DON’T USUALLY DO THE NORMAL

PAUL IS SPEAKING TO THE THESSALONIANS AND TELLING THEM THAT WHEN THEY CAME (PAUL, SILAS, TIMOTHY) THEY CAME LIKE A LOVING MOTHER AND GAVE THEM ALL THEY HAD...THEIR LIVES.

TODAY WE HONOR THE MOTHERS...BEING A MOTHER IS NOT EASY

BY THE TIME A CHILD REACHES 18 YEARS OLD , A MOTHER HAS HAD TO HANDLE SOME 18,000 HOURS OF CHILD GENERATED WORK. IN FACT, FAMILIES WITHOUT CHILDREN ENJOY THE EQUIVALENT OF 3 MONTHS A YEAR MORE OF LEISURE TIME.

THE EARLIEST MOTHERS DAY CELEBRATION CAN BE TRACED BACK TO GREECE IN HONOR OF RHEA...THE MOTHER OF THE GOD’S

DURING THE 1600’S- ENGLAND CELEBRATED WHAT WAS CALLED “MOTHERING SUNDAY” HONORING THE MOTHERS OF ENGLAND.

AS CHRISTIANITY SPREAD THRU ENGLAND THEIR CAME A TIME OF CELEBRATION CALLED “MOTHER CHURCH’..HONORING CHURCH AND MOTHERS.

IN THE U.S. MOTHERS DAY WAS FIRST SUGGESTED IN 1872 BY JULIA HOWE(WHO WROTE THE WORDS OF THE BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC) AS A DAY TO DEDICATE TO PEACE.

THEN IN 1914, PRESIDENT WOODROW WILSON MADE THE SECOND SUNDAY IN MAY OFFICIALLY MOTHERS DAY.

ILLUSTRATION- A JUNIOR HIGH SCIENCE TEACHER LECTURED ON THE PROPERTIES OF MAGNETS FOR AN ENTIRE CLASS. THE NEXT DAY HE GAVE HIS STUDENTS A QUIZ. THE FIRST QUESTION READ LIKE THIS: “MY NAME BEGINS WITH A “M”, HAS SIX LETTERS, AND I PICK THINGS UP. WHAT AM I? HALF THE KIDS IN THE CLASS WROTE “MOTHER”

THAT REMINDS ME OF THE FATHER WHO WAS TRYING TO EXPLAIN THE CONCEPT OF MARRIAGE TO HIS 4 YEAR DAUGHTER. HE GOT OUT THEIR WEDDING ALBUM, THINKING VISUAL IMAGES WOULD HELP, AND EXPLAINED THE ENTIRE WEDDING SERVICE TO HER. WHEN HE FINISHED , HE ASKED IF SHE HAD ANY QUESTIONS. SHE POINTED TO A PICTURE OF THE WEDDING PARTY AND ASKED “DADDY, IS THIS WHEN MOMMY CAME TO WORK FOR US”?

YOU HAVE HEARD OF THE OLD PHRASE-“IF MOMMA AIN’T HAPPY, AIN’T NOBODY HAPPY’....IF DADDY AIN’T HAPPY...”WHO CARES”

SOME MOTHERS I KNOW, THE ONLY TIME I HAVE SEEN THEM UPSET IS WHEN SOMEBODY HAS MESSED WITH THE KIDS

“I LOVE YOU , BUT DON’T MESS WITH THE KIDS

THE BIBLE GIVES US A LOT OF GREAT WOMEN AND MOTHERS

MOTHER OF MOSES..WHO SACRIFICED HER CHILD SO HE WOULD BE SAFE

THE MOTHER OF JAMES AND JOHN..WHO LOVED HER BOYS SO MUCH THEY SHE WANTED THEM TO SIT BY THE LORD’S SIDE IN HEAVEN.

THE FAMILIAR PASSAGE OF THE PROVERBS 31 WOMEN..

QUOTE- RALPH WALDO EMERSON- “MEN ARE WHAT MOTHERS MAKE THEM”

SPANISH PROVERBS SAYS-“AN OUNCE OF MOTHER IS WORTH A POUND OF CLERGY”

DID YOU GET THAT IT IS THE MOTHER WHO SETS THE GROUND WORK FOR HER CHILDREN

FATHERS PAY ATTENTION BECAUSE YOUR DAY IS COMING, YOU DON’T SHOW RESPECT, AND I WILL GET YOU

I AM AWARE THAT MOTHERS DAY FOR SOME IS DIFFICULT.

MAYBE YOU WANT TO BE A MOTHER , BUT YOU CAN’T FOR SOME REASON

PERHAPS MAYBE YOUR MOTHER WAS NOT THE BEST IN THE WORLD

SOME OF YOU HAVE HAD A MOTHER WHO HAS DIED

SOME OF YOU FEEL THE PAIN OF A WAYWARD CHILD

I WANT YOU TO KNOW YOU CAN STILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE

WITHOUT WOMEN WE WOULD NOT BE HERE TODAY. ADAM AND EVE NEEDED TO BE SERIOUS ABOUT HAVING KIDS.

ILLUSTRATION-

BRILLIANT ANSWERS GIVEN BY SECOND GRADERS TO SOME QUESTIONS ABOUT THEIR MOTHERS

WHY DID GOD MAKE MOTHERS?

1. MOSTLY TO CLEAN THE HOUSE

2. TO HELP US OUT OF THERE WHEN WE WERE GETTING BORN

HOW DID GOD MAKE MOTHERS?

1. HE USED DIRT, JUST LIKE THE REST OF US

2. MAGIC PLUS SUPER POWERS AND A LOT OF STRING

3. GOD MADE MY MOM JUST LIKE HE MADE ME. HE JUST USED BIGGER PARTS

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MOM’S AND DAD’S

1. MOM KNOWS HOW TO TALK TO TEACHERS WITHOUT SCARING THEM

2. MOM’S HAVE MAGIC, THEY MAKE YOU FEEL BETTER WITHOUT MEDICINE

WHAT WOULD IT TAKE TO MAKE YOUR MOM PERFECT?

1. ON THE INSIDE SHE’S ALREADY PERFECT. OUTSIDE. I THINK SOME KIND OF PLASTIC SURGERY

2. DIET. YOU KNOW, HER HAIR. I DIET, MAYBE BLUE

LAST ONE..IF YOU COULD CHANGE ONE THING ABOUT YOUR MOM, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

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