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Summary: Proverbs 31:10-31 reminds us why we love our godly moms. Why, because she is a living sacrifice. Why, because she is a spiritual role - model. Why, because she wants to thrive not just survive. Why, because she knows her life and family work has divine pu

Why, I Love Mom!

Thesis: Proverbs 31:10-31 reminds us why we love our godly moms. Why, because she is a living sacrifice. Why, because she is a spiritual role - model. Why, because she wants to thrive not just survive. Why, because she knows her life and family work has divine purpose.

Mother’s Day Power Point presentation honoring all the godly moms at New Life Community Church.

Opening Illustration:

Erma Bombeck wrote this essay entitled, When God Created Women. “By the time the Lord made mothers, he was into his sixth day of working overtime. An Angel appeared and said "Why are you spending so much time on this one?" And the Lord answered and said, "Have you seen the spec sheet on her? She has to be completely washable, but not plastic, have 200 movable parts, all replaceable, run on black coffee and leftovers, have a lap that can hold three children at one time and that disappears when she stands up, have a kiss that can cure anything from a scraped knee to a broken heart, and have six pairs of hands,"

The Angel was astounded at the requirements for this one. "Six pairs of hands! No Way!", said the Angel. The Lord replied, "Oh, it’s not the hands that are the problem. It’s the three pairs of eyes that mothers must have! One pair of eyes are to see through the closed doors when she asks, “What are you kids doing in there?” Another pair in the back of her head that sees what she shouldn’t but what she has to know. And of course the ones here in front that can look at a child when he goofs up and say, “I understand and I love you without uttering so much as a word.

The Angel tried to stop the Lord. "This is too much work for one day. Wait until tomorrow to finish." "But I can’t!", the Lord protested, "I am so close to finishing a creation that is so close to my own heart. She already heals herself when she is sick AND can feed a family of six on a pound of hamburger and can get a nine year old to stand in the shower! The Angel moved closer and touched the woman. "But you have made her so soft, Lord." "She is soft," the Lord agreed, "but I have also made her tough. You have no idea what she can endure or accomplish." "Will she be able to think?", asked the Angel. The Lord replied, "Not only will she be able to think, she will be able to reason, and negotiate," The Angel then noticed something and reached out and touched the woman’s cheek. "Oops, it looks like you have a leak with this model. I told you that you were trying to put too much into this one." "That’s not a leak", the Lord objected, "That’s a tear!" "What’s the tear for?", the Angel asked. The Lord said, "The tear is her way of expressing her joy, her sorrow, her disappointment, her pain, her loneliness, her grief, and her pride," The Angel was impressed. "You are a genius Lord, this woman is amazing.”

Contributed to Sermon Central by: Aaron Burgess

Introduction:

Today is Mothers Day a day to honor and uplift the glorious job of mothering at New Life Community Church and in the world. It’s that special day set aside to give praise to the work of motherhood. This task is often a thankless job, a wearisome job, but it is a vitally important job. Our President agrees that Mother’s are vital to our nation. He states:

Mothers are central to the success of the American family. Their love, dedication, and wisdom touch countless lives every day in every community throughout our land. And their love and guidance of children help to develop healthy and spiritually sound families. President John Quincy Adams once said, “All that I am my mother made me.” President Abraham Lincoln believed, “All that I am or hope to be I owe to my angel mother. I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.” These statements are just as true for the millions of Americans who credit their mothers for helping to successfully shape their lives.

George W. Bush: Contributed to Sermon Central by: Donnie Martin

Being a mother or a parent is a costly job but yet it is the most rewarding job out there today.

D. Greg Ebie notes this about the cost of raising children today:

I heard an interesting news item this week. According to the US Government it will now cost $160,140 for the average middle class American family to raise a child to the age 18. If you are quick on the draw with your math facts you just estimated what it may cost you to raise your children. For Susie and I, if the estimates are correct, it will cost us around $800,000 to raise our 5 kids, and that doesn’t include college! We could be over one million dollars if you were to add college costs for our five kids.

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