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Summary: Mother’s day sermon

Today, we honor our Mothers

2 Timothy 1:5

When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.

Today is a special day. A day we honor our loving mothers.

So my message today will be a little different than it normally is.

Now, as far as the length of the sermon, well, that remains to be seen!

But today, we set aside our normal routine of doing things to honor our moms.

Of course we should always honor our moms every day of the year.

You know, mothers do a lot for us.

When we were kids our mothers prepared food for us to eat, they turned a house into a home, they mended our wounds, they consoled us when we faced disappointments, they cheered us on when we did something well, and perhaps the greatest contribution of all is that they instructed us about life.

Proverbs 6:20 says, “My son, keep thy father’s commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother.”

Mothers taught us a lot about life itself!

Here are a few things mama taught us: (Do not know the source)

Mothers teach us about foresight: "Make sure you wear clean underwear in case you’re in an accident."

• Mothers teach us about logic: "If you fall out of that tree and break your neck, don’t come crying to me."

• Mothers teach us about maturity: "Eat your vegetables or you’ll never grow up."

• Mothers teach us about religion: "You better pray that comes out of the carpet."

• Mothers teach us about time travel: "If you don’t straighten up, I’m going to knock you into the middle of next week!"

• Mothers teach us about contradictions: "Shut your mouth and eat your dinner!"

• Mothers teach us about contortionism: "Will you look at the dirt on the back of your neck?"

• Mothers teach us about perseverance: "You are going to sit here until you eat every last piece of that broccoli."

• Mothers teach us about genetics: "You’re just like your father."

• Mothers teach us about the weather: "It looks like a tornado swept through your room."

• Mothers teach us about the circle of life: "I brought you into this world, and I can take you out."

Mothers! What a blessing to have a loving mother, one who takes her role very seriously.

I read an article the other day that said, “By the time a child reaches 18, a mother has had to handle some extra 18,000 hours of child-generated work.

In fact, women who never had children enjoy the equivalent of an extra three months a year in leisure time!

You girls need to think about that for a very long time!!!

It takes work to be a good mother!

I’m reminded of a father going over his wedding pictures with his 4 year old daughter.

He explained the whole wedding service to her, then, asked if she had any questions.

She pointed to a picture of the wedding party and asked, “Daddy is that when mommy came to work for us?”

Mothers, what a blessing!

I heard an old quote that goes like this; “If daddy ain’t happy, who cares? If momma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy!”

I realize this morning that Mother’s day is a difficult time for some of you.

Maybe you want to be a mother but you can’t be for some reason

Perhaps some of you have not had the best mother in the world

Some of you have had a mother who has died

Some of you mothers have a children that has passed away.

Some of you mothers feel the pain of a wayward child, this morning.

Some of you are flying solo as you work hard to nurture your child’s faith

I pray that God will give you comfort and grace today.

I want to introduce you to a woman named Eunice, found in our text this morning.

She was raised in a God-fearing home and was greatly impacted by her mother Lois.

As she approached her teenage years, she was still focused on spiritual matters, but she became attracted to a young man who was not into religion at all.

He was a Greek, and was no doubt a part of the heathen Idol worshipping society.

It is not known why she married outside her Christian faith, but it is evident she did not forsake her walk with God.

They gave birth to a son named Timothy.

In this particular scripture text Paul mentions the mother and grandmother but does not mention the father, which indicated that either he remained in an unconverted state, or had passed away already.

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