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Summary: This unnamed woman had great faith. She was determined to receive help from Jesus

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The Nameless Mother With Great Faith

Matt 15:21-28

PRESSURES ON MOM TODAY are greater than ever. Its got to be the toughest job in the world. Just think of what’s expected of her in our success-driven society:

Have a successful career

Keep the house spotless

Raise perfect children

Be a great cook

Look like a model

Be a charming hostess and conversationalist•

THERE WAS A STUDY by attorney Michael Minton on the monetary value of a wife’s services in the home. First he listed the various functions she performs:

1. Chauffeur•

2. Gardener•

3. Family counselor•

4. Maintenance worker

5. Cleaning woman•

6. Housekeeper•

7. Cook•

8. Errand• runner

9. Bookkeeper•

10. Interior decorator•

11. Caterer

12. Dietician

13. Secretary

14. Hostess

Using this impressive list of housewife’s work in today’s labor market, He came up with $985/week. That’s $51,220/year!

THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN conducted a nationwide survey several years ago in which they asked thousands of girls between the ages of 11 and 18 what they would like to be in adult life. A surprising 80% expressed a desire to be like their mothers!

It has been said that no other force in the life of a son is as strong as the influence of a mother.

Illus.: “A Lesson on Magnets”

A teacher had just given her 2nd grade class a lesson on magnets. Now came the question session. She asked the class, “My name starts with an M and I pick up things. What am I?” A little boy shot up his hand and said, “A mother!”

A. Hey moms! Have you ever thought of going on strike?

1. I saw a story on TV about a woman who did just that.

2.She was tired of all the chores around the house, done on behalf

of her spouse and children with no offer of help and no thanks.

3.After warning them, she finally decided not to lift another

finger until the rest of the family pitched in. It only took a

few hours to get action.

Illus.: “My Mother is the Light of the World”

A little boy forgot his lines in a S. S. presentation. His mother was in the front row to prompt him. She gestured and formed the words silently with her lips, but it didn’t help. Her sons’ memory went blank. Finally, she leaned forward and whispered the cue, “I am the light of the world.” The boy’s face lit up and with great feeling and a loud and clear voice he said, “My mother is the light of the world.”

B. YOU KNOW THIS THING ABOUT PRESSURE FOR MOMS IS

REALLY NOTHING NEW.

1. Eve was blamed for original sin and she had one son who

killed his brother.

2.Hagar, Abraham’s handmaiden, had a son by him. She was sent away by Abraham with her boy, Ishmael—and they almost died in the desert.

3.Jochebed was the mother of Moses; Egyptians were killing all male Hebrew babies to curb population; placed Moses in a basket and let it lose on the river.

4.Mary, mother of Jesus: no room for her in the Inn; had top flee to Egypt to escape Herod’s wrath; Jesus was missing; His trial and crucifixion.


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