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Summary: THE MOTHER OF JESUS NEVER LEFT THE CROSS, SOUND LIKE SOMEONE YOU KNOW?

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MOTHER’S DAY MAY 10, 2009 MAMA’S CROSS

JOHN 19:25-27

INTRO: WE HAVE A LOT OF CHOICES IN OUR LIVES!!!

1: CHOICES WE HAVE

A) WHERE TO WORK

B) WHAT TO WEAR

C) WHERE TO LIVE

D) HOW TO LIVE

POINT: GOD MAD US FREE MORAL AGENTS TO DO PRETTY MUCH AS WE PLEASE!! WE HAVE THE ABILITY TO DO JUST ABOUT WHAT EVER WE WANT.

2: THINGS THAT WE DON’T CHOOSE

A) WHEN WE ARE BORN

B) WHEN WE DIE

C) WHO ARE PARENTS ARE

POINT: THESE ARE THINGS GOD DECIDES FOR US, WE CAN LIVE A BETTER QUALITY OF LIFE BY TAKING CARE OF OURSELVES, BUT WE STILL DIE WHEN GOD APPOINTS US TO. WE WERE BORN EXACTLY WHEN GOD WANTED US TO BE BORN.

BODY: PARENTS

1: WE HAVE NO CHOICE WHO ARE PARENTS ARE!!

A) GOD CHOSE THEM FOR YOU AND YOU FOR THEM

B) THEY ARE GIVEN THE TASK AND RESPONSIBILITY OF RAISING US UP TO BECOME ADULTS

C) TO BE PRODUCTIVE GOOD HONEST GOD FEARING PEOPLE

POINT: BEING A PARENT IS THE GREATEST THING GOD EVER ASKS US TO DO IN OUR LIVES. TO TAKE A LITTLE FRAGILE LIFE AND SHAPE IT AND MOLD IT TO BE LOVING, OBEDIENT, AND CHRISTLIKE. WE HAVE NO CHOICE WHO ARE CHILDREN ARE THEY ARE EXACTLY WHO GOD MADE THEM TO BE.

2: THE FATHER

A) SYMBOL OF GOD’S DISCIPLINE

B) THE MAN OF THE HOUSE

C) THE HEAD, THE ENFORCER, BUT ALSO THE REASSURER,

POINT: AS A FATHER SOMETIMES I FEEL AS THOUGH MY SOLE ROLE IN THE RASING OF MY SON IS TO BE THE ENFORCER AND WARDEN, BUT ALSO I AM TO BE THE ONE WHO ENSTILLS GODLY LEADERSHIP AND WISDOM IN HIS LIFE. REASSURING HIM IN CHRIST JESUS HIS LORD, AND MINE!!!

3: THE MOTHER

A) THE SYMBOL OF GOD’S LOVE

B) UNCONDITONAL

C) THE TWO HAVE A CONNECTION

D) NEVER WEARY, NEVER TOO TIRED TO LOVE

POINT: MY MOTHER IS THE ONE I ALWAYS KNEW WOULD BE THERE, SHE WOULD NEVER LEAVE, NO MATTER HOW BAD OR STUPID I COULD BE SHE ALWAYS WOULD LOVE ME.

JOHN 19:25-27

4: JESUS IS ON THE CROSS

A) NOW THERE STOOD BY THE CROSS OF JESUS HIS MOTHER

B) CAN YOU IMAGINE THE SCENE IN YOUR MIND?

C) A MOTHER AND HER FIRST BORN SON, HE’S BEING CRUCIFIED, BEATEN, BRUISED, CRUSHED FOR THE TRANSGRESSIONS OF OTHERS

POINT: SHE NEVER LEFT HIS SIDE, SHE WAS THERE, SHE STOOD BY THE CROSS, HE WAS GOD, BUT ALSO HE WAS HER CHILD, HER BABY, THE LORD’S TORMENTS WERE HER TORTURES, SHE WAS UPON THE RACK WHILE HE WAS ON THE CROSS. HER HEART BLED WITH HIS WOUNDS.

5: JESUS SAW HIS MOTHER

A) WOMAN, BEHOLD THY SON!

B) WOMAN-IT SEEMS SLIGHT WHEN JESUS SPEAKS TO HIS MOTHER

C) MOTHER WOULD HAVE BEEN A CUTTING WORD TO HER, WHOSE HEART WAS WOUNDED WITH GRIEF

D) IT ALSO DISPLAYS TO THERE IS NO RESPECT OF PERSONS WITH GOD,

POINT: MARY WAS THE MOTHER OF JESUS, JESUS WAS 100% MAN AND 100% GOD THIS IS KNOW AS THE HYPOSTATIC UNION. HE LOVED HIS MOTHER BUT HE DID NOT EVER SHOW ANY GREATER LOVE TOWARD HER THAN HE DID ANYONE ELSE.

CLOSING: SHE STOOD BY HIS SIDE

1: JESUS MADE A FINAL PROVISION FOR HER

A) HE TOLD JOHN TO LOOK AFTER HER

B) FOR HER TO CONSIDER JOHN AS HER OWN

C) WOMAN BEHOLD THY SON!

D) JOHN IS TO TREAT MARY AS HIS MOTHER

E) BEHOLD THY MOTHER

POINT: JESUS MADE THIS IN HIS DYING BREATH, HE MADE SURE THAT HIS MOTHER WOULD BE LOOKED AFTER AND CARED FOR.

2: MOTHERS

A) HOW MANY FOLKS CAN SAY THEY HAD A MAMA LIKE MARY


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