In this article, you will get Mother’s day sermons for this Mother’s Day. I am studying this week for a Mother’s Day sermon I will be preaching. When I start the message prep process, I always begin with prayer and then find a text in the Bible that I will preach.
Since I am preaching on Mother’s Day, I did a study on all the passages of Scripture that I might want to reach for a sermon about mothers. So here are some amazing Mother’s day sermons for you.
Mother’s day sermons
The God Who Sees Me
I am very aware that Mother’s Day isn’t easy for some people. I have talked to two moms this morning who said, “I didn’t want to come. I nearly didn’t come.” So, if you are one of those moms, thanks for coming because there are lots of reasons why this is a painful day for people.
Many of you are not mothers (because you are men; you never will be mothers), but we were all once children, and children like to be watched. I bet you said to your mom, “Hey, mom, watch this! Look what I can do! Look at me!” And your mothers looked every time, no matter what goofy thing you were doing (and you know you did some goofy things). We all know what that’s like as a child, wanting to be seen by our moms.
Many of us have also been a mom who wonders if she is ever seen—because there comes a point as a mom where you begin to think you are invisible. Nicole Johnson has written a beautiful article called, “I Am Invisible,” and I am going to read a part of it:
It all began to make sense—the blank stares, the lack of response, the way one of the kids will walk into the room while I am on the phone and ask to be taken to the store. And inside I am thinking, Can’t you see? I am on the phone. Obviously not. No one can see if I am on the phone or cooking or sweeping the floor or even standing on my head in the corner because no one can see me at all. I am invisible.
Some days I am only a pair of hands, nothing more. ‘Can you fix this? Can you tie this? Can you open this?’ Some days I am not a pair of hands; I am not even a human being; I am a clock to ask, ‘What time is it?’ I am a satellite guide to answer, ‘What number is the Disney Channel?’ I am a car-to-order—’right ..
The Mighty Warrior Who Saves Moms
We’re going to land on Zephaniah 3:17 today, but we’re going to take a while to get there because we can’t appreciate what’s going on when we get there unless we see the context it sits in. These verses are applicable to everybody today, but we’re going to draw special application and a special focus on helping mothers think through what these verses mean for their lives.
Let’s read Zephaniah 3:17: “The Lord your God is with you, / the Mighty Warrior who saves. / He will take great delight in you; / in his love he will no longer rebuke you, / but will rejoice over you with singing.”
A scene of struggle, a sign of hope
A mother walks down a busy street. It’s a beautiful day, and yet she is clutching her child almost like there’s bad weather outside. She cannot help it, because she is worried. She can’t help but to hear about surrounding nations that want to do her own nation harm. She’s seen it happen all around. She knows there are crazy people, tyrannical dictators. There are religious leaders bent on murdering other people in the name of their religion.
But as she walks down the street, clutching her child, she’s well aware that the problem is not just out there—the problem is not just other nations. The problem is not just dictators and religious leaders of other groups.
She walks by a building and she glances over at it: everybody knows the religious leader in that building lives a life of immorality. Even in her own land, she sees the widespread decadence and rebellion—even among those in leadership—and even as she passes that building, she crosses the street and realizes that just a short time ago, a man’s blood was on that street. The land is marked by violence, and not only violence. It’s …
A Lesson Wise Moms and Other Influential People Can Teach the Next Generation
Mother’s Day is just around the corner (May 9), and should you decide to offer a message for the occasion, Steve Mathewson’s look at Proverbs 31 might provide some helpful direction for your own preaching. If you’re not planning on preaching a sermon about mothers, motherhood, etc, I would still suggest filing this one away for your records. Steve offers some great thoughts for preaching on parenting in general!
Introductory remarks from Steve Mathewson:
Mother’s Day is notoriously challenging for preachers. Do I preach a Mother’s Day sermon or not? If so, what text should I use? We often press Proverbs 31:1–9 into service on Mother’s Day. But what about preaching a sermon on the “other” Proverbs 31 woman? I did exactly that on a recent Mother’s Day, preaching Proverbs 31:1–9.
Now, why choose Proverbs 31:1–9? To be sure, there is a certain interest factor attached to texts like this—texts which rarely, if ever, get preached. But my decision to preach this text grew out of a more substantial reason. The more I studied what seemed to be a rather odd piece of wisdom, the more I realized how critical its message is for the community of faith today. Proverbs 31:1–9 touches on a matter which is integral to living a gospel-driven life—the matter of caring for the poor and needy.
One of the challenges of preaching wisdom texts is preaching them in a gospel-centered, Christ-centered way. I am not referring to drawing artificial lines from wisdom saying to Jesus. Rather, I am referring to understanding these wisdom sayings in light of the gospel of Jesus Christ and the overall storyline of the Bible. Thankfully, it is not difficult to see how the…
What It Takes to Be a Mother
I don’t know why, but it seems that when Mother’s Day comes around each year, I can’t let it pass without preaching a sermon on it. I’m more likely to let Father’s Day pass by without a message specifically for fathers—which doesn’t make a lot of sense, seeing as I’m a father myself, so I have a lot more to say to fathers than mothers! Maybe the reason I tend to do something special for Mother’s Day is that I think mothers are some of the most under-appreciated people in the world. On Mother’s Day, I like to remind everyone to be good to their mothers and appreciate them more. But today’s message is not about how to be good to your mother; today’s message is about a mother who had to make some hard choices for the welfare of her son. Being a mother or a father isn’t for the faint of heart. It requires some tough decisions—decisions that are risky and heart-wrenching, decisions that require faith.
Jochebed: A finely drawn portrait of a mother with faith
I’d like for us to reflect on the story of a woman who is mentioned only a few times in Scripture. Yet despite her low profile, she provides a finely drawn portrait of a mother with faith. In fact, she even made it into the “Hall of Fame” for faith in Hebrews 11:23. Her name, according to Numbers 26:59, was Jochebed. She was Moses’ mother.
The nation Israel …
The Jekyll and Hyde of Motherhood
Before I had children I worked full time. I had a job that required professional dress, some ability to organize things, a briefcase, and appointments. While I wasn’t turning the medical community on its ear, I enjoyed what I did.
But I noticed one thing as I drove between appointments: moms were everywhere. I would notice them in their sweatpants pushing strollers and carrying babies. When I drove by parks, I would notice them pushing kids on swings and chasing squealing toddlers. When I stopped at McDonald’s for lunch, I would see moms sitting together with their children, having what looked like very wonderful conversations with the older ones, and playing patty cake with the younger ones.
It stirred in me a longing that said, “I wish I could be doing that.”
A transformation occurred in me with the birth of my children. I traded in that professional look for sweatpants. I found myself at the park with my children, looking at working women and thinking, I’d like to be doing that.
Motherhood is a dichotomy, a struggle between two opposing forces.
But the transformation went deeper than trading my business suit for a pair of sweatpants. There was something else going on when I had children. I knew my life had been invaded by God in a way in which I would never be the same. With the birth of each of my children, there emerged from within me this person I had never met, a person whom I liked very much this loving, caring, nurturing woman. And I watched her, amazed.
There was another transformation that occurred. Another person emerged who was not as attractive, who was frazzled and angry and impatient. And I was in amazement as I watched her. It was a sort of Jekyll and Hyde split, a creature that came out…
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