Summary: Everyday across the world children experience the Spirit through the nurturing and caring from their mothers. God designed moms this way, God placed in moms across this world and across time His character traits of nurture, caring, and sacrificial love. M
Series: Family Matters
Through family life we discover ourselves as we make mistakes, sacrifice for others and receive nurture from our family units.
Family brings out the best and worst in each of us. As we yield to and serve others we learn to love them and ourselves in the process. Many of us could never approach this form of selflessness in any other way. There is something about a mother or a father, a son or a daughter. There is a connection there that binds us and asks more of us then we are normally willing to give. When we are true to ourselves and follow our feelings and share openly and honestly with our loved ones we remember why family is important. And we are well rewarded for our sacrifice as it enables us to better appreciate who we are. On the other hand, when we yield to our selfishness and take our family members for granted or treat them poorly we lose our sense of self-worth and begin to despise those whom we once loved (From http://valuesfamily.com/important/).
At convention last week Tony Simon preached a great message called, “Is it worth it?” The premise of the message was is it worth it to support missions, to follow the call of God to go to the mission field and to sacrifice for the Kingdom of God.
So let me do a little pole today how many here believe that Family Matters in a person’s life and value system? Is the family worth all the blood, sweat and tears?
Let’s make it more specific: ‘Is it worth it?”
Is it worth moms and dads to sacrifice for your kids?
Is it worth it to pray for your children over and over?
Is it worth it to dedicate them to the Lord for His service?
Is it worth it to change all those diapers and go through the joy of potty training?
Is it worth it - to pay a $180,000 to raise a child to adult hood? (A poll said it costs this much to raise a child).
Is it worth it to lead guide and correct your child?
Is it worth it to be a role model to your child?
Is it worth it to read Bible stories to your child?
Is it worth it to say “No” to your child?
Is it worth it to be a parent rather than a friend to your child?
Is it worth it to take them to church to learn the value system of God?
Is it worth it to protect them from the twisted influence of the media?
Is it worth it to go through the emotional highs and lows of those teen years?
Is it worth it to help them get back up when they make a mistake?
Is it worth it to help pay for their college?
Is it worth it to help them fulfill their divine calling in life?
Is it all worth it?
The answer: Yes, it’s worth it!
Sermon: Moms matter!
Thesis: Everyday across the world children experience the Spirit through the nurturing and caring from their mothers. God designed moms this way, God placed in moms across this world and across time His character traits of nurture, caring, and sacrificial love. Moms have many of the character traits that God has because He placed it into their DNA. The spiritual truth is moms matter and it’s worth the sacrifice!
Opening Video: Moms Day off by bluefishtv
Observation from sermon: Choosing the Best Part: A Mother’s Day Message by Robert Massey - sermoncentral.com: