Summary: Mother's Day Sermon
God’s blueprint for building a Christian home
Happy Mother’s Day
Booker T Washington once said “If I have done anything in life worth attention, I feel sure that I inherited the disposition from my mother”
Washington Irving said “A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.”
John Gray is quoted by saying “The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world”
Mother’s teach RELIGION: When grape juice is spilled on the carpet, she instructed, "You better pray the stain will come out of the carpet."
Mother’s teach LOGIC: From her decisive words, "Because I said so, that’s why."
Mother‘s teach FORESIGHT: "Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you’re in an accident."
Mother‘s teach IRONY: "Keep laughing, and I’ll give you something to cry about."
Mother‘s teach about STAMINA: "You’ll sit there ’til all that spinach is finished."
Mother‘s teach about WEATHER: "It looks as if a tornado swept through your room."
Mother‘s teach THE CIRCLE OF LIFE: "I brought you into this world, and I can take you out."
Mother‘s teach about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION: "Stop acting like your father!"
Mother‘s teach about ENVY: "There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don’t have a wonderful Mom like you do!"
A mother is a vital part of God’s blueprint for building a good Christian home. I want to look at some Images this morning that mothers provide in making the Christian home what it should be.
1.A Christian home should be a filling station, a place where you can go get checked and refueled and the fuel that keeps families going is love.
Hannah was a good example of a Godly mother who loved her child: she prayed for a son and dedicated him to serving the Lord even before he was born.
1 Samuel 1:11-11 And she made a vow, saying, “Lord Almighty, if you will only look on your servant’s misery and remember me, and not forget your servant but give her a son, then I will give him to the Lord for all the days of his life, and no razor will ever be used on his head.”
1 Samuel 1:20, 22, 24-28
20 So in the course of time Hannah became pregnant and gave birth to a son. She named him Samuel, saying, “Because I asked the Lord for him.”
22 Hannah did not go. She said to her husband, “After the boy is weaned, I will take him and present him before the Lord, and he will live there always.”
24 After he was weaned, she took the boy with her, young as he was, along with a three-year-old bull, an ephah of flour and a skin of wine, and brought him to the house of the Lord at Shiloh. 25 When the bull had been sacrificed, they brought the boy to Eli, 26 and she said to him, “Pardon me, my lord. As surely as you live, I am the woman who stood here beside you praying to the Lord. 27 I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him. 28 So now I give him to the Lord. For his whole life he will be given over to the Lord.” And he worshiped the Lord there.
How much greater love could a mother have for her children than to give them into the service of the Lord? Is that not the same that is expected today?
Proverbs 22:6-6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
2. A Christian home should be a Storm Shelter, because children are not only looking for love they also need security.
Proverbs 14:26New International Version (NIV)
26 Whoever fears the Lord has a secure fortress,
and for their children it will be a refuge.
Children want to know that there is a place that they can be safe and have peace from all the storms of life!
A four-year-old and a six-year-old presented their mom with a houseplant.
They had used their own money to buy it and she was thrilled.
The older of them said with a sad face, "There was a bouquet at the flower shop that we wanted to give you. It was real pretty but it was too expensive. It had a ribbon on it that said ‘Rest in Peace,’ and we thought it would be just perfect since you are always asking for a little peace so that you can rest.