Improve your sermon prep with our brand new study tools! Learn all about them here.
Sermons

Summary: A Television show that I watched when I was a child called Captain Penny would always end the show with: "You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can't fool mom."

  Study Tools

For those not familiar with an Anglican Service; there are four Scripture Readings before the Sermon. The Scripture Readings for this day were: Acts 10: 44-48; Psalm 98; 1 John 5: 1-6 and John 15:9-17.

We have come together this morning for two primary reasons.

First and Foremost is to honor the Lord Jesus Christ ....with our worship.

The other, is to honor our mothers,...our grandmothers and the mothers of our children.

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

Telephone companies tell us that Mothers Day is by far their busiest day of the year.

It is a day for greetings .... A day of 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...

One mother said, "The joy of motherhood ..... is what a woman experiences (Slow) when all the children are finally in bed.

A mother talking to an old college friend said, "Remember, before I was married ....... I had 3 theories about raising children?

Well, now I have 3 children ...... and no theories."

A mother has the fascinating ability to be almost everywhere at once ....and she alone .....can somehow squeeze and enormous amount of living ..... into a 24 hour day. (Long Pause)

A man was walking along a California beach and stumbled across an old lamp.

He picked it up, ..... rubbed it - and out popped a genie. The genie said:

"Listen.... Four People have released me from the lamp this month ..... and I am getting a little sick of these wishes, so you can forget about three.

You only get one wish."

The man thought about it for a while and said, "I have always wanted to go to Hawaii, but I am afraid to fly .... and I get very sea sick.

Could you build me a bridge to Hawaii so I can drive over there to vacation?"

The genie laughed and said,....."That is impossible. Think of the logistics of that feat!

How would the supports ever reach the bottom of the Pacific ocean? You need to think of another wish."

The man thought about it and said, "I have been dating for years and the women I date always say that I don�t care and that I am insensitive.

So, I wish that I could fully understand women .. to know exactly how they feel and know exactly what they are thinking."

The genie paused then said, "You want that bridge with 2 lanes or 4 lanes?" (Long Pause)

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

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

A Television show 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, but you can't fool mom." (Pause)

And A mom can be tough ... tough as nails ... when she needs to be.


Talk about it...

Lou Butterfield

commented on May 11, 2013

Funny stories, but hard to find any lasting Biblical truth in this.

Tim Nissly

commented on May 11, 2013

I have to agree with Butterfield and yourself. I agree with Butterfield that there was no lasting biblical truth in this. I agree with you that our time on this side of eternity is limited. I would add that we cannot help bring a listener to openness to be conformed into the image of Christ if we do not talk about Christ or his word. I''''m not criticizing I''''m just saying that Mom''s need to know that they are broken and need a Saviour. And that without the Gospel, mothering is a weight too much to carry because they will always mess up. The hope of course is that God has sent His Son and He did die for their rescue. And that by His grace, our kids will know the Saviour too. Mothering only reveals to moms how much they need Christ. Honour, yes. But making moms laugh and giving them nothing helpful to wake up tomorrow and do it all over again seems like a waste of their time...which they really don''t have much of. The deep truth of the depth of their brokenness and the depth of their need for redemption and the efficacy of Christ''s atonement for them is what they need. These days, mothering is so avoided at all cost...women will even kill to avoid it. It is a selfless position for sure, but one that must be seen from the cross or it is too much for any women to bare. Please Mr. Smead, take mom''s to the cross tomorrow. They and their children need that more than anything. On another note....enjoyed some of the jokes here. Will probably use some of them in my introduction tomorrow :)

Patrick Walker

commented on May 4, 2015

I find it interesting that Tim states so emphatically and with such certainty, just exactly what mothers need. I don't think you would have to search very hard to find a mother who would say, "what I need is a good old fashioned belly laugh!

Mark Hicks

commented on May 7, 2015

BIBLICAL TRUTH--"A MERRY HEART DOES GOOD LIKE A MEDICINE!" UNLIKE JUDGEMENT AND CRITICISM WHICH ONLY TEAR DOWN AND HURT. THANKS GUYS FOR MAKING MY JOB HARDER...THE WORLD ALREADY SAYS CHRISTIANS ARE THE MEANEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD...WELL I GUESS WE'RE PROVING IT! LOVE YA ALL IN CHRIST!

Mark Hicks

commented on May 7, 2015

SORRY, PUSHED WRONG BUTTON TO SOON... Plus you can always add your own Scriptures, unless your just copying and parroting Jeff? BLESSINGS TO ALL AND HAVE A CHRIST HONORING MOTHER'S DAY, OH AND GIVE HONOR WHERE HONOR IS DUE-LIKE MOM'S I THINK I READ THAT SOMEWHERE?

Bomohan Etwaru

commented on May 8, 2015

I am Lionel Etwaru, the pastor of a growing church in Queens, New York. I will surely send you a gift, and would like to visit your Parish sometime. I will surely use a few of your stories on Sunday. They touched to tears. God Bless you. Our Church website:www.globalchristianministries.org.

J Jeffrey Smead

commented on May 8, 2015

Thank-you for your kind words. You may use any of my messages at anytime. I have many more Sermons on www.eafligonier.org and would be happy to send you full text. Blessings in Christ. Jeff

Join the discussion