Sun, 8 May 2011
May 8, 2011
Related To …
Synopsis: It’s Mother’s Day and we want to honor those special women in our congregation who give birth to the next generation. Sometimes on Mother’s Day we make it sound like Mothers are perfect. Well of course they are not, but we want to honor them for all of the ways they are. The Ten Commandments says (Exodus 20:12), “Honor your father and your mother.” It doesn’t say “if they are a perfect ten.” Instead it says, “Then you will live a long, full life in the land the Lord your God is giving you.” This is a command with a promise. Today we want to honor all of those who give us life.
“Related To” is a sermon about what Mother’s do. They set the stage for who we are related to. Two families come together in the birth of a child and mothers are often the ones who nurture those connections.
They also often set the stage for what we do by telling us what to do. Maybe you’ve heard your Mother say, “If I’ve told you once I told you a dozen times.” In my case it is more like a hundred times. Unfortunately, my mother says, to little avail, “How many times do I have to tell you?”
Sometimes, if you listen closely, you can hear the voice of God speaking in your Mother’s words.
Scripture Text (NLT): Exodus 20:12; Luke 2:6; Genesis 3:20; John3:1-10
Scripture Reading: Genesis 3:20