Mothers Day

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  1. C.S. Murphy

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    I am going to use Exodus 1& 2 as my text for Sunday. Does anybody have a favorite Mothers day passage?
    Murph
     
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    Proverbs 31
    28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.
     
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    Nelson, Willie. Momma don't let your babies
    grow up to be cowboys. :rolleyes:
     
  4. Ms.Lumi

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    I agree with John on using Proverbs 31:28

    Or you could use Titus 2:3-5
    you would have a variety of areas to expand:

    *holiness
    *teacher of good things
    *sober
    *loving her husband
    *loving her children
    *discreet
    *chaste
    *keepers at home
    *obedient to their husbands

    I would enjoy this myself!

    Your sister in Christ,
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  5. Dr. Bob

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    Wonderful text on how a son should treat his mother. Mine passed away in 1984 and I would rise up, bow down with thankful heart and honor her if she were here today.

    And so I will treat the mother of my children!
     
  6. C.S. Murphy

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    Thanks for the replys. I am still working on it but I plan to use Exodus 1& 2 talking about. Moses mother. I plan on comparing the sad state of affairs in egypt to the sad state of affairs here today. I want to look at 3 traits of a Godly woman.
    #1 She trusts God with her Marriage Chap 2 vs 1. A Godly woman will seek her mate amoung God's people
    #2 She trusts God with her children. Vs 2- 9
    A Godly woman places her children in Gods hands and trust Him for the increase.
    #3 She trusts God with her pain VS 10
    As she watched her son grow up as the son of another woman and not be able to tell him she must have suffered greatly. Suffering often goes with motherhood and some suffer great pain because they are unable to bear children but God is able to bring peace and comfort.

    What do you think? any suggestions.
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    "Come to me all ye that labor and are heavy-laden, and I will give you rest"

    -- from a mother --

    :D
     
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    Because this woman trusted God with Moses...she was able to be with him and look at the increase in his life because of it!

    Blessings,
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    [​IMG] LOL Helen. [​IMG] That really WILL preach! [​IMG]
     
  10. Molly

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    Our pastor,although usually teaches through an entire book,does occassionally preach on a topic...He taught us from 1 Samuel Chapters 1-3 on Hannah. It was a wonderful sermon on being a godly woman and mother. Hannah dedicated her son to the Lord.


    It was really good.

    [ May 12, 2003, 12:03 AM: Message edited by: Molly ]
     
  11. Eyes on Jesus

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    Mother's day is a pagan celebration and should not have any place in the church!!

    The concept of celebrating motherhood has been around since ancient times. The ancient Greeks paid tribute to Rhea (the Mother of the Gods) and motherhood in springtime – the most fertile time of year. Later, in the 17th century, England honoured mothers on the fourth Sunday of Lent. This celebration was known as ‘Mothering Sunday’, and in England it is still observed.

    In the United States, Julia Ward Howe suggested the idea of Mother's Day in 1872. Howe, who wrote the words to the Battle Hymn of the Republic, saw Mother's Day as being dedicated to peace.

    However, it was Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia who is credited with bringing about the official observance of ‘Mother's Day’. She campaigned towards establishing the holiday as a remembrance of her own mother who died in 1905. Jarvis’ mother had, in the late 19th century, tried to establish a similar holiday (Mother's Friendship Days) as a way to heal the scars of the Civil War.

    Two years after her mother’s death, Jarvis held a ceremony in Grafton, W. VA., to honour her. Jarvis was so moved by the ceremony that she began a massive campaign to adopt a formal holiday honouring mothers. West Virginia became the first state to recognise Mother's Day, in 1910. A year later, nearly every state officially took up the holiday. In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson officially proclaimed ‘Mother's Day’ a national holiday to be held on the second Sunday of May.

    But Jarvis found the commercialisation of her hard work a bitter pill to swallow. She filed a lawsuit to stop a 1923 Mother's Day festival and was even arrested for disturbing the peace at a war mothers' convention where women were selling white carnations (Jarvis' symbol for mothers) to raise money. "This is not what I intended," Jarvis said. "I wanted it to be a day of sentiment, not profit!"
    Due to her campaign against the commercialisation of her ‘Mother’s Day’, Jarvis never found time to be a mother herself. Jarvis told a reporter shortly before her death in 1948, at age 84, that she was sorry she had ever started ‘Mother's Day’. She spoke these words in a nursing home where every ‘Mother's Day’ her room had been filled with cards from all over the world.

    Today many ‘Mother’s Day’ celebrations are held throughout the world. Although they do not all fall on the same day, such countries as Denmark, Finland, Italy, Turkey, The United States, Australia and Belgium also celebrate ‘Mother's Day’ on the same day as New Zealand.
     
  12. Haruo

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    In the Nichigo service the text was the Wedding in Cana, John 2. In the English service the text was John 10:11-18.

    As for Eyes on Jesus' notion that
    I'm not at all sure Julia Ward Howe was a pagan, and in any event the Bible repeatedly urges us to honor our (fathers and) mothers, and to praise a woman who fears the LORD.

    Personally, I like the hymn Motherhood, Sublime, Eternal though it probably wouldn't pass muster with the CCM crowd ;). (I got it from the 1941 Christian Worship, the joint Northern Baptists/Disciples of Christ hymnal that I was reared on.

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  13. C.S. Murphy

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    Thanks for the post Haruo [​IMG]
     

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