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Summary: Honouring mothers a mothers day message March 22nd 2009

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MOTHERING SUNDAY 2009 . HONOURING MOTHERS.

PROVERBS 31: 26 SHE SPEAKS WITH WISDOM, AND FAITHFUL INSTRUCTION IS ON HER TONGUE. 27 SHE WATCHES OVER THE AFFAIRS OF HER HOUSEHOLD AND DOES NOT EAT THE BREAD OF IDLENESS. 28 HER CHILDREN ARISE AND CALL HER BLESSED; HER HUSBAND ALSO, AND HE PRAISES HER: 29 MANY WOMEN DO NOBLE THINGS, BUT YOU SURPASS THEM ALL. 30 CHARM IS DECEPTIVE, AND BEAUTY IS FLEETING; BUT A WOMAN WHO FEARS THE LORD IS TO BE PRAISED. 31 GIVE HER THE REWARD SHE HAS EARNED, AND LET HER WORKS BRING HER PRAISE AT THE CITY GATE.

• A TEACHER ONE DAY GAVE HER PUPILS A LESSON ALL ABOUT MAGNETS. THE NEXT DAY SHE SET A WRITTEN TEST WHICH INCLUDED THE QUESTION, “MY NAME HAS SIX LETTERS, BEGINNING WITH THE LETTER M AND I PICK UP THINGS WHAT AM I?” WHEN THE TEST PAPERS WERE HANDED BACK SHE WAS ASTONISHED TO FIND THAT ALMOST 50 PERCENT OF THE CHILDREN ANSWERED THE QUESTION WITH THE WORD MOTHER.

YES I SUPPOSE MOTHERS DO PICK UP THINGS, BUT THEY DO MUCH MORE THAN JUST PICKING UP CLOTHES AND TOYS FROM AROUND THE HOUSE . AS WILLING AS THEY ARE TO DO SUCH CHORES. THEY HAVE A HIGHER CALLING THAN THAT.

A GOOD MOTHER.... LOVES HER FAMILY PROVIDES AN ATMOSPHERE WHERE EACH MEMBER CAN FEEL ACCEPTANCE SECURITY UNDERSTANDING AND ABOVE ALL UNCONDITIONAL LOVE. MOTHERS ARE THERE WHEN THE CHILD NEEDS A LISTENING EAR, A COMFORTING WORD, A HUG, A LOVING TOUCH AND GOOD ADVICE. BUT THE GREATEST JOY FOR A CHRISTIAN MOTHER HAS TO BE IN TEACHING AND TRAINING HER CHILDREN TO KNOW AND LOVE JESUS AS THEIR SAVIOUR AND LORD.

YOU SEE, “GODLY MOTHERS NOT ONLY BRING THEIR CHILDREN UP, THEY BRING THEIR CHILDREN TO GOD.”.

THAT KIND OF MOTHER DESERVES TO BE HONOURED - NOT JUST ON ONE SPECIAL DAY BUT EVERYDAY OF THE YEAR. AND THAT RECOGNITION SHOULD INVOLVE MORE THAN JUST WORDS BUT SHOWN IN RESPECT, WITH THOUGHTFULNESS AND LOVING DEEDS: SOURCE OUR DAILY BREAD MAY 10TH 09. RICHARD DE HANN.

here we see CHILDREN AND FATHER HONOURING THEI MOTHER AND WIFE: 28 HER CHILDREN ARISE AND CALL HER BLESSED; HER HUSBAND ALSO, AND HE PRAISES HER.

IS IT NO WONDER THAT THE 5TH COMMANDMENT CALLS US : TO HONOUR OUR FATHER AND OUR MOTHER DEUT 5:16. THIS COMMAND SHOULD BE FOLLOWED THROUGH NOT BECAUSE YOU HAVE TOO BUT BECAUSE YOU LOVE TOO.

I WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU THREE AMAZING TRUTHS ABOUT GODLY MOTHERS. FIRST A POEM.....

• A MOTHERS LOVE READ BY WENDY JOHNSON.

1. A GODLY MOTHERS UNCONDITIONAL LOVE. MANY WOMEN DO NOBLE THINGS, BUT YOU SURPASS THEM ALL.

MY FAMILY BACKGROUND: ALTHOUGH MY MOTHER NEVER LED ME TO GOD , I BELIEVE SHE HAS A FEAR FOR GOD AND UNCONDITIONALLY LOVED ME. AT THE TIME I DIDN’T SEE THIS. SHE WAS ALL I HAD AND I TOOK HER FOR GRANTED. WE WERE A DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY (AS SINNERS WE ARE ALL DYSFUNCTIONAL). ANY FAMILY WITHOUT GOD IS DYSFUNCTIONAL.

OUR FAMILY HAD BE TORN APART WITH DIVORCE NOT ONCE BUT TWICE - IT WAS THE CHARITY OF MY UNCLE WHICH PROVIDED A ROOF OVER OUR HEADS FOR MANY YEARS - YET MOTHER WAS VERY HARDWORKING TO PROVIDE FOOD ON OUR TABLE. AND IN HER EARLY 50’S , SHE GOT A MORTGAGE AND BOUGHT OUR FIRST HOME. WHICH WAS AN AMAZING ACCOMPLISHMENT FOR A SINGLE WOMAN AT THAT TIME? YOU COULD CERTAINLY SAY, 27 SHE WATCHES OVER THE AFFAIRS OF HER HOUSEHOLD AND DOES NOT EAT THE BREAD OF IDLENESS. MY MOTHER WORKED TO PROVIDE FOR HER FAMILY


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Marcia Smith

commented on May 9, 2009

Very good sermon. Difficult to read though as it is in all caps.

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