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Honoring mothers – a sermon about mothers

1) Story of Sara Tucholsky.
2) Today is Mother’s Day, a time when we think about words like “honor” and “help.”
3) Today we want to pay special attention to the word “honor.”
4) For our scripture reading we heard Ex. 20:1-17.
a) This is one of the places where the Ten Commandments are recorded.
b) In the New Testament we are told the Ten Commandments have been taken out of the way.
c) Jesus is the “end of the Old Testament law” Paul said in Rom. 10:4.
d) Paul did say we can “learn” from the Old Testament (Rom. 15:4).
5) One of the things we learn is that women—especially mothers—deserve honor.
6) God was explicit about this point in Ex. 20:12 – honor mother and father.
7) Ex. 21:15 – READ
8) We live in a time when parents are often not respected.
9) Ex. 21:15 describes something worse: hitting a parent.
10) Many evil people have tried to destroy much of what is good.
11) God said a mother is special she should never be struck by a child. Such is also true for dad.
12) Our world has told women for at least 50 years they are second class citizens.
13) When we look at women we find that they are special.
14) Let’s look at verse 17 in Ex. 21 – READ
15) Lev. 19:3 says children were to “respect” his “mother” and “father.”
a) In Ex. 21 we see things negatively—children were told what “not” to do.
b) In Lev. 19:3, the command is positive. Respect was to be shown to mom and dad.
16) In our culture children are often encouraged to not respect mom and dad.
17) In the movie “Expelled” professors and others talk about religion being “superstition.”
18) Children grow up, go to college, and hear from well educated men that their parents are ignorant.
19) Mom and dad believe in a God who is a fairy tale that is in the same category as Alice in Wonderland.
20) It is right to honor and respect mothers in the younger years.
a) In Lev. 19:32 God told His people “rise up before the hoary head.”
21) In 1 Kgs. 1:11 – Solomon’s mother was Bathsheba.
22) Bathsheba went to her son Solomon about a matter.
a) Notice what Solomon did when mom came to see him – 1 Kgs. 2:19 – READ
b) In the later years it is also right to respect and honor mom.
c) Prov. 1:8 says children are to “listen to the instruction of their father.”
d) Then the author also said “forsake not the law of your mother.”
23) Prov. 30:11 says there is a generation that “curses their father” and “does not bless their mother.”
a) This Proverb seems to be pretty much on target for the current day and time.
b) Our world may choose to live in this way, but Christians select a different course.
c) We hope this is the course you will pick – the choice that is now called Christianity.

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Sermon illustration for mother's day

Things my Mother taught me:

My mother taught me RELIGION – “You’d better pray that comes out of the carpet”, as well as IRONY – “Keep crying and I’ll give you something to cry about.”

My mother taught me about OSMOSIS – “Shut your mouth and eat that corn”, as well as about STAMINA – “You’ll sit there until all that corn is gone.”

My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION – “Stop acting like your father!” as well as about GENETICS – “You’re just like your father.”

My mother taught me about LOGIC – “Because I said so, that’s why”, as well as MORE LOGIC – “If you fall out of that tree and break your neck, you’re not going to the store with me.”

My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION – “Just wait until we get home” or “you just wait until your father gets home”, as well as about Receiving – “You are going to get it when we get home (or when your father gets home).”

My mother taught me CONTORTIONISM – “Look at that dirt on the back of your neck!” as well as all about the WEATHER – “Your room looks like a tornado went through it!”

My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE – “If you and your sister are going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning the house.”

My mother taught me HUMOR – “When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don’t come running to me”, as well as all about my ROOTS – “Shut that door! Do you think you were born in a barn?”

And last but not least, my mother taught me JUSTICE – “One day, you’ll have kids, and I hope they turn out to be just like you!”

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