Summary: resenment kills, forgiveness heals.
Mothers Day Sermon:
Eph 6: 1-3
Eph 6:1 Children, do what your parents tell you. This is only right.
Eph 6:2 "Honor your father and mother" is the first commandment that has a promise attached to it, namely,
Eph 6:3 "so you will live well and have a long life."
Who wants to live a long live? The bible says this is the ONLY commandment with promise!! If you want to live a long life, then you must obey your parents, and we must obey what the bible taught us to do! Amen! Tell your neighbor!
The very idea of mothers day started in a small Virginia Methodist church back in the early 1900’s. So really the idea of celebrating mothers day originated from the church!! A woman by the name of Anna Javis convince her church to set aside a Sunday to honor all mothers after her own mother died in 1905. In 1914 the American standard pass a resolution and the president proclaim that the 2nd Sunday of May to be mothers day.
mother in general are doing so much but they are never quite appreciated in society. Someone said a mother ministry is the toughest assignment that God has given to anybody. She got to be a helper to her husband, a teacher to the children, a financial manager to the family, she need to be a servant to make sure the house is clean b4 his husband is back, and she needs to be a good chief!! The worst is if she fall sick, she got to get well at the end of the school day, so that she can take care of her children again. Friends, would you one more time, help me to honor all the mothers in this place. Amen thank God for our mother!!
Despise all the hard work of our mothers has put in, woman makes up 60% of our world population, they do 2/3 of the worlds’ work, but they only earn 10% of the world’s income, and own 1% of the worlds’ property. How our mothers treated in our society today? How do we treat our own mothers? Instead of praises, we often hear complain about our mothers. We tend to compare and wish our mothers were different. Many people will say, Wincci you do not know my mum, she’s a very difficult woman to get along, she has sharp tongue, she’s controlling, she’s manipulating, she’s always nagging nagging all the time. It is so difficult to get along with my mum. You know what? Very often the way our mother is, the way she behaves, is a direct respond from the way she has been treated by the people she loves and respect.
God created man and woman differently. God created man to initiate, god create a woman to respond. So when there’s no proper loving action are shown to the women, they respond in a very negative way, and if there is no appreciation, they respond in a negative way. That’s why “hurting people hurt others”. Friends, if you have a mothers who is very difficult to get along, then maybe you should ask yourself, have you appreciated her, or what have you done for her to heal the hurt that she has experience in her lives. Whenever you hold on to a hurt, it ends up becoming a resentment.
Everyone say: resentment.
A resentment is a great destroyer for relationship.
Resentment eats up your energy, resentment robs away your love and your joy.
When we do not know how to handle lives hurt and disappointment, we will become resentful and will end up hurting ourselves. For man they will become angry, violent, abusive.
And woman will become insecure, they become manipulating, and controlling.
I want to share with you 3 cures for resentment:
Tell your neighbor this sermon is going to bless you.
This sermon is going to help you, let me tell you friends the good news is this, regardless of whatever pain you have experience in the pass, God can heal you and make the rest of your live the best days on the earth.
If you are hurt and angry today, what must you do to find your healing?
1. Release your hurt to God.
In other words means you must tell God why you are angry. Tell Him why you feel hurt. Tell Him why you are bitter. You know a lot of people, they do not want to express themselves, they just want to bury their hurt, they just want to suppress all their anger on the inside. Friends, when you do that, it will cause you more harm than it will do good to you.
Turn your bible with me to Job 7: 11
Here we see what Job says, “when I feel hurt, when I feel disappointed, when I feel that all my friends have left me, and I feel alone” what he says? “I will not keep silent.” Some people think that if we express all our anger to God, then He will be very angry with me, friends let me tell you, God already knows you are hurt even before you tell Him. The reason why he wants you to speak out, to express and to confess your hurt to him, so that the healing process can begin in your life.