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Summary: "Honor your father and your mother, so that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you." It is the only one of the 10 commandments with a promise. A Godly Mother translates the Bible into her everyday life.

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We have come together today ......First and Foremost ..... to honor..... the Lord Jesus Christ .....with our worship.

This day... May 10th.... is also a time, .....to honor .....our mothers, .....grandmothers .....and the mothers .....of our children.

These...... are lifetime tasks, .....neither of which ......can be confined .....to a one hour .....worship service.

This is a day.... for greetings...... and expressions of love.......It is also a day.... for remembering.

I do not believe ....that anything has ever been said ..... or ever will be said .......that is eloquent enough, .....or expressive enough ......to articulate .....the true value ......of a mother.

Motherhood .....is a special gift .....from God.

It seems to me,...... that something miraculous happens .....when a woman gives birth ......to her first child.

For ......In a way .....there are really .....two births.

The first is .....the birth .....of the child.

The second is .....the birth of a mother.

It is a miraculous gift ..... of creation.

And as Children..... we relate....... to our mothers.....differently .... through the years.

At age 4, we say... "My mom.... can do anything!"

At age 12, ..."Mom doesn't know....... Everything."

At age 14, ..."Mom doesn't know... Anything!"

At age 18, ... "Mom is out of step ..with the times."

At age 25, ..... "Well, mom.... knows a few things."

At age 35, ...... "Before we decide,..... let's get Mom's .....opinion."

At age 45, ...... "I wonder what mom would say ......about this?"

At age 65, .... " I wish I could talk ..... with my mother."

A mother..... has the angelic voice ....of a member in the celestial choir.... as she sings the Brahm's lullaby ....to the babe ....held lovingly.... in her arms.

Yet this same voice .....can dwarf the sound of an amplifier ....when she calls her children in..... for supper, .....or cheers them on ...at a game. (Pause)

So many times ....mothers display patience .....when many a man ....would have given up. (Long Pause)

There was a mother .....pushing a shopping cart .....through Wal-Mart.

Her daughter..... was riding in the cart,..... and she was continually screaming.

Her mom kept saying ........"Now Calm down, Ellen. It will be all right, Ellen.

It's almost time to go home, Ellen."

One of the checkout clerks .....saw this and said ...."Maam, you are to be commended .....at how patient you are.... with little Ellen."

The Mom said..... "Lady, ....I'm Ellen!" (Pause)

Mother's seem to also have great intuition... It is difficult .....to get something past mom.

A Television show in Cleveland Ohio ..... that I watched..... when I was a child ......called Captain Penny.... would always end the show.... With these words:

"You can fool some of the people.... all of the time, ....and all of the people ....some of the time, ....(Slow) but you can't fool mom."

To Honor... our Fathers ......and our Mothers.... Is a commandment from God.

BIBLE "Honor your father and your mother, .......so that your days may be long in the land......" END Exodus 20:12


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Scott Bayles

commented on Apr 20, 2016

Can I .... ask why.... you put... so many.... ellipses in ... your sermons?

J Jeffrey Smead

commented on Apr 20, 2016

They remind me to slow down or to pause. I have a habit of speaking too fast. Thank you for taking time to comment. Blessings in Christ. Jeff

J Vl

commented on Apr 21, 2016

I use dashes but your ellipses look better--neater on the page. I am going to change to ellipses because I too have a habit of talking way too fast. Thank you for the sermon and ellipses idea.

J Jeffrey Smead

commented on Apr 28, 2016

Thank you for taking time to comment. May you be a blessing. Jeff

Randall Timblin

commented on May 9, 2017

I use them also. It shows thoughts to be separated as well as pauses to make a point. Good job!

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