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Summary: This is a mothers day sermon from Eph 6.

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MOTHERS DAY 2005

EPH 6;1-3 LIVING BIBLE

1Children, obey your parents; this is the right thing to do because God has placed them in authority over you. 2Honor your father and mother. This is the first of God’s Ten Commandments that ends with a promise. 3And this is the promise: that if you honor your father and mother, yours will be a long life, full of blessing.

INTRO; (READ WHAT MOMS REALLY WANT).

I HEARD THAT TODAY IS THE BUSIEST DAY OF THE YEAR FOR RESTAURANTS.

WHEN I HEARD THAT, IT PUT MY MIND IN MOTION, WHY? IS IT B/C MOM LOVES TO EAT OUT? OR IS IT B/C DAD DOESN’T KNOW HOW TO COOK? OR, IS IT B/C NO ONE WANTS TO DO DISHES? IT ALSO MADE ME THINK OF MY MOTHER, SHE DOES NOT LIKE TO GO OUT TO EAT. WHEN I WAS A KID, WE VERY SELDOM EVER WENT OUT TO EAT, IT JUST DIDN’T HAPPEN. WHEN I WAS A SENIOR IN HS, MY DAD TOOK ME OUT FOR SUPPER ONE TIME, SPECIAL OCCASION, MOM WAS OUT OF TOWN, AND MY DAD WAS A WORSE COOK THAN I AM.

TODAY IS MOTHERS DAY, AND WE WILL HONOR MOM LATER IN OUR SERVICE. ALSO, THIS IS ONE OF THOSE DAYS, THAT I LET YOU HELP WITH THE SERMON , BY HONORING YOUR MOTHER, SO START TO COLLECT YOUR THOUGHTS.

LET ME SHARE WITH YOU, THIS HAS NOT BEEN A GOOD WEEK. I LEARNED ON MONDAY NIGHT THAT MY DAD HAD BEEN IN THE HOSPITAL OVER NITE, AND WHEN HE WAS RELEASED, HE WENT HOME TO HOSPICE CARE. THE INDICATION IS THAT HE HAS ABOUT 6 MONTHS. MY MIND HAS NOT BEEN HERE THIS WEEK.

SO PLEASE BEAR WITH ME.

LETS UNPACK THE SCRIPTURE TOGETHER. TO REALLY SEE THIS, YOU NEED TO GO BACK TO EPH 5;21, Honor Christ by submitting to each other. THIS VERSE SETS THE TONE FOR THE REST OF CH. 5, AND THE FIRST 9 VERSES OF 6. HONOR CHRIST, HOW DO YOU DO THAT? BY SUBMITTING TO EACH OTHER. WHAT DOES THAT WORD SUBMIT MEAN? IT MEANS TO GIVE IN, TO SURRENDER, TO GIVE UP. PAUL, IN THIS PASSAGE FIRST SPEAKS TO THE WIVES, THEN HE SPEAKS TO THE HUSBANDS. I JUST WANT TO BRIEFLY TOUCH ON THIS FOR A MOMENT. WIVES SUBMIT TO YOUR HUSBANDS, NOW SOME WOMEN HEAR THAT, AND THEY GRUMBLE, THEY SAY, DO YOU KNOW MY HUSBAND? IF YOU DID YOU WOULDN’T TELL ME THAT. THANK GOD, PAUL DOESN’T STOP THERE. GO ON, AND HE SPEAKS TO THE HUSBAND, MEN LISTEN CAREFULLY, HUSBANDS, LOVE YOUR WIVES, JUST AS, CHRIST LOVED THE CHURCH. HOW DID CHRIST LOVE THE CHURCH? SACRIFICIALLY. HE DIED FOR THE CHURCH THAT HE LOVED SO MUCH. WE TALKED IN THE PARABLES ABOUT THE VALUE CHRIST PLACED ON THE CHURCH. NOW, PUT THAT IN THE PERSPECTIVE OF HOW MUCH VALUE YOU PLACE ON YOUR WIFE. WE TALKED ABOUT THE PEARL OF GREAT PRICE AND THE HIDDEN TREASURE, WOULD YOU BE WILLING TO GIVE UP EVERYTHING YOU POSSESS FOR YOUR WIFE? THAT IS THE VALUE OF THE CHURCH.

LADIES, IF YOUR HUSBAND VALUED YOU THAT HIGHLY, WOULDN’T YOU WILLINGLY SUBMIT TO HIM? NOW, LETS MOVE INTO OUR TEXT.

SOMEONE ONCE SAID, THE BEST THING A FATHER CAN DO FOR HIS CHILDREN IS TO LOVE THEIR MOTHER.

PAUL BEGINS WITH INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CHILDREN. HE USES A WORD THAT IS NOT VERY POPULAR, IN FACT IT HAS ALMOST BECOME A DIRTY WORD. HE SAYS, CHILDREN, OBEY YOUR PARENTS. THIS WORD OBEY, CARRIES A PICTURE OF A SOLDIER READY TO GO INTO BATTLE, WAITING FOR HIS ORDERS. GO BACK TO 5;21, SUBMIT TO EACH OTHER. CHILDREN SUBMIT TO YOUR PARENTS. WHY? PAUL GIVES US THE ANSWER. IT’S THE RIGHT THING TO DO. WHY? B/C GOD HAS PLACED PARENTS IN AUTHORITY OVER CHILDREN. PARENTS SUBMIT TO GOD, LISTEN TO HIS INSTRUCTION, HEAR HIS VOICE, IF YOU ARE UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF GOD, THEN YOU WONT ABUSE THE AUTHORITY OVER YOUR CHILDREN.


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