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Summary: Mothers Day Talk - A Godly Example.

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Reading:

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”.

Ill:

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’.

Ill:

• 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’:

Ill:

• 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.

Note:

• 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.


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