Summary: Mothers Day Talk - A Godly Example.
2 Timothy chapter 1 verse 5
2 Timothy chapter 3 verse 15.
“I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also”.
“And how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus”.
A teacher gave her junior class a lesson on the Magnet and what it does.
• The next day in a written test, she included this question:
• My full name has six letters.
• The first one is ‘M’. I pick up things. What am I?
• When the test papers were turned in,
• The teacher was astonished to find that almost 50 percent of the children;
• Answered the question with the word ‘Mother’.
• A four-year-old and a six-year-old presented their Mom with a house-plant.
• They had used their own money and she was thrilled.
• The older of them said with a sad face,
• There was a bouquet that we wanted to give you at the flower shop.
• It was real pretty, but it was too expensive.
• It had a ribbon on it that said, ‘Rest In Peace’,
• And we thought it would be just perfect;
• Since you are always asking for a little peace so that you can rest.
By setting aside the day we call Mothers' Day:
• We are not merely contributing to a higher standard of living for;
• Florists, greeting card publishers and restaurant owners.
• We are fulfilling the Biblical command (the 5th commandment);
• Where we are told to "Honour your mother."
The Hebrew word (language of the Old Testament) for ‘honour’ means ‘Treat as weighty’:
• Someone did ask a little girl who was playing dressing up games,
• What are you going to do, when you get as big as your mother.
• To their surprise the little girl replied; “Go on a diet!”
The Bible word for ‘honour’ means ‘Treat as weighty’:
• Obviously not physical!
• It means our respect, our gratitude, our attitude and our responsibility;
• In other words we should overload our mothers with;
• Respect, honour, gratitude etc.
• Sorry mums (& dads):
• It does not mean your kids are to obey you without question.
• Sorry kids (big or small):
• It does not mean simply be nice to them or simply put up with them.
• The command (and notice that there is no age limit to the command) is instructing us;
• To watch our behaviour, attitude and our responsibility to our parents.
Quote: The Oxford Thesaurus contains these words for ‘honour’:
‘Reverence, respect, obedience, gratitude, trust, confidence, praise, attention, esteem,
adore, consideration, care’.
This commandment is built on co-operation:
• It is not a carte blanche to all children;
• To succumb to all the wishes, quirks & orders of their parents.
• In fact God also gives both mothers and fathers instructions as well as the kids;
• Both have to play their part in building a healthy relationship.
• A Christian mother was teaching the Ten Commandments with her five and six year olds.
• After explaining the commandment, "Honour thy father and thy mother,"
• She asked, "Is there a commandment that teaches us how to treat our brothers and sisters?"
• Without missing a beat one little boy answered, "Thou shall not kill!"
In any relationship both parties have to play their part;
• If we want to experience what the Bible calls ‘happy families’ relationships that work.
• Then we (both parties) need to follow the makers instructions;
• And those instructions are found in this book;
• And they start by telling us children in Exodus chapter 20 verse 12:
• To "Honour your father and your mother."
• Amplified Bible: “Regard (treat with honour, due obedience, and courtesy) your father and mother”
• You tell me……..
• When we think of mothers & Motherhood, what characteristics/images come to mind?
• Give me some suggestions?
• Sacrificial, loyal, endurance (long hours), multi-tasking, generous, empathy and wisdom!
• Mothers are quite unique!
Question: Who can ever forget a mother’s wisdom?
• My Mother taught me LOGIC...
• "If you fall off that swing and break your legs, don't come running to me."
• My Mother taught me MEDICINE...
• "If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they're going to freeze that way."
• My Mother taught me TO THINK AHEAD...
• "If you don't pass your spelling test, you'll never get a good job!"
• My Mother taught me INTUITION...
• "Put your jumper on; I know when you're cold?"