Sunday Morning Sermon Notes

 

MOTHERS Genesis 3:20 ¶ And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.

M – O – T – H – E – R “M” is for the million things she gave me, “O” means only that she’s growing old, “T” is for the tears she shed to save me, “H” is for her heart of purest gold; “E” is for her eyes, with love-light shining, “R” means right, and right she’ll always be, Put them all together, they spell “MOTHER,”   A word that means the world to me. Howard Johnson (c. 1915) __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 1 Kings 3:23-28 Then said the king, The one saith, This is my son that liveth, and thy son is the dead: and the other saith, Nay; but thy son is the dead, and my son is the living. 24 And the king said, Bring me a sword. And they brought a sword before the king. 25 And the king said, Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one, and half to the other. 26 Then spake the woman whose the living child was unto the king, for her bowels yearned upon her son, and she said, O my lord, give her the living child, and in no wise slay it. But the other said, Let it be neither mine nor thine, but divide it. 27 Then the king answered and said, Give her the living child, and in no wise slay it: she is the mother thereof. 28 And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had judged; and they feared the king: for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him, to do judgment. *****************************************************************************************************************************************************************************
A MOTHER’S LOSS             SAD, DEPRESSING, BLUE, MISERABLE John 19:25-27 Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene. 26 When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son! 27 Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.
 
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A MOTHER’S LOVE             SPECIAL             SACRIFICIAL             SUBSTANTIAL             Hannah and Samuel             Jochebed and Moses *******************************************************************************************************************************************************************        A MOTHER’S LIST         Cook         Wash         Clean         Mop

  1. CONNECT– Did I play today? Did I laugh with my child today? Did I ask about their day and tell them about my own? Did we connect and engage in simple ways? (Need ideas to play together as a family? I can give you 100 of them!)
  2. LEARN— Did I involve my child in making dinner or packing her own lunch? Did I show her how to be responsible? Did I ask questions and wait for the answers? Did we take time to explore her interests rather than just acknowledging them and moving on? Did we wonder in awe about the world around us and just marvel at the amazing details?
  3. BE ACTIVE— Did we make moving our bodies a top priority today? Did we get outside and take in the fresh air? Did we walk and talk as a family?
  4. UNPLUG — Did I take time to just be there, to allow for space for anything my child may want to say? Did I show up and hang back and watch her beauty unfold before my eyes so that I don’t miss a thing. Did we soak in some quiet time and just enjoy each other’s company? Did we spend a tiny bit of time unplugged?
  5. LAUGH— Did I laugh? Did I smile? Did I tell a joke or do a silly dance to show her that I’m not taking this life too seriously, that we’re here to have fun and enjoy life fully?
  6. READ— Did I let her read. Did I read to her? Did we make reading a top priority today as we want it to be?
  7. TELL STORIES— Did I show patience while she tells her stories? Did I tell her stories of my own from today, or yesterday or my own childhood?
  8. CREATE— Did we take time to express ourselves in some magical, creative way either through doodling or making things or building crazy castles with fiery mouthed dragons? Did I put my creative mind at work to solve the hard things and to enjoy the simple things?
  9. SHOW LOVE— Did I show my love and not just say the words? Did I do something kind, compassionate, or caring today? Did I demonstrate being a loving person — the kind that I want my child to be? Did we take time to think about others and do something nice or kind for them — maybe in our family or neighborhood, at school or in our community?
  10. LISTEN TO MUSIC— Did we listen to music? Did we dance or clean to it to get our energy flowing? Did we sit and zone out and let the music recharge our souls? This is good for me and this is good for my children.
  11. BE THANKFUL— Did we take time to say what we’re thankful for or journal about our gratitude. Did we write thank you notes to those who have supported us? Did we take time to think about those we love and find ways to express that love to them?

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A MOTHER’S LIFE             ON HOLD             ON CALL             ON
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A MOTHER’S LEAVE             NEVER A VACATION             NEVER A SABBATICAL

******************************************************************************************************************************************************************** A MOTHER’S LIKES         WHAT’S LEFT ON THE TABLE         COLD SHOWERS after all the Hot Water is used up
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A MOTHER’S LORD             SPIRITUAL INTERESTS             SPIRITUAL INTUITION  {awareness, sensitivity}             SPIRITUAL INVOLVEMENT             “and all her house” Acts 16:14-15 And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple,           of the city of Thyatira, which worshipped God, heard us: whose heart the Lord opened,        that she attended unto the things which were spoken of Paul. 15 And when she was     baptized, and her household, she besought us, saying, If ye have judged me to be             faithful to the Lord, come into my house, and abide there. And she constrained us.