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Mother's Day

Temple Baptist Church - 5-9-2021

Ephesians 6:1-3; Exodus 20:12


The Fifth Commandment - Exodus 20:12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

Ephesians 6:1-3 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. (2) Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;) (3) That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.

A. Today is Mother's Day! If your mother or mother-in-law is living, I pray that you will visit or call them on their special day.

B. I want to begin this message by honoring and thanking our dear ladies. Your pastor loves and respect each of you because you are both special and important to the operation and well-being of this local church. I do not minimize your contributions and service for the Lord.

C. Our verse for today is one of great importance because it is the first commandment given with a promise. Honor your father and mother that your days may be long upon the earth!

D. The woman was the first gift that God gave to man is found in Genesis, chapter 2. Adam had a special need to diminish his loneliness and Eve was a special gift to meet that need. Adam lived in a perfect environment in an imperfect way and God saw his need of companionship.

Genesis 2:18 And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.

E. Eve was Purposed. God made Eve in Adam on the day that Adam was created! I want to look at a couple of passages of interest.

Genesis 1: 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

Genesis 5:1-2 This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him; (2) Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.

1. I find this interesting because it would have been logical that, since God created Eve in Adam, that He would have made them come forth at the same time. Though Eve was created in Adam when Adam was formed, there was an expanse of time that lapsed before God took a rib from Adam and made Eve.

2. God knew that Adam would need Eve before Adam ever got lonesome! God knew that Adam could not function properly without Eve.

3. I thought this one over and came up with this: God wanted Adam to know that he needed Eve! I love Mother's Day, but every day should be “Mother's Day!” May the Lord help us men and children to know just how special mom is.

F. There are three names found in Genesis that were given to Eve. Two were given by God and one was given by Adam: 1) help meet 2) mother 3) Eve.

1. Help meet – “to aid” and the “opposite part” or “counterpart.” The “mirror image” which is both the same and the exact opposite. Eve was man's “completer.” Without Eve, man was lonely. With Eve, man knew the fulness of life and companionship.

2. Mother – “bond.” The word “mother” is described as a “primitive word.” The word “mother” means “to bond.” Mother is as old as time.

Genesis 2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. (Cleave-To bond. Cling, adhere, or to stick to.)

3. Eve – “life giver.” Because she was the “mother of all living.” Mother not only gives birth to the children but she is also the “bond” of all living. We know that she is the bond of the home but she is also the bond of every person who was ever born. Other than Adam and Eve, we have all had a mother! God chose for the mother to bond with her unborn child for 9 months: hearing her heart beat and listening to her voice!

4. What makes Eve and all other mothers so special is that they not only give us birth but are always there with us and for us the rest of our lives. I understand that there are some mothers who forsake their families, but the rule is that mom is always there for her family. The father is the head but the mother is the heart! The father is the head but the mother is the bond! Without mother, the home becomes a house.

G. Eve was the Perfection of God's creation. The first woman was everything that God intended for woman to be. She was the pinnacle; she was the zenith; she was the apex; she was the benchmark; she was to be the role model for all womanhood to follow; she was made by God and she was perfect!

H. Eve was the Priority of happiness! It was not good for the man to be alone so God made a helpmeet for him. Everything God made was perfect except for Adam. Adam had a need! She was what Adam needed first and foremost. Eve was so special! Made just for Adam. It was not Adam that sought a helpmeet; it was God who gave her. I want to say again this morning, “Ladies, God made you special!” I want to give you a few simple things about Adam and Eve:

J. If you have a mother:

1. Love Her - Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

Proverbs 10:1 The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.

Proverbs 5:18-19 Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth. 19 Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love. (Men, love your wife! Children, love your mother!)

2. Honor Her - 1 Peter 3:7 Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered. (Honor means to place upon a pedestal. To worship and reverence her. Be careful how you treat your wife, husband! Be careful how you treat your mother, young person!)

Proverbs 20:20 Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness. (Be careful how you talk to her! You disrespect mama and you get in trouble with God!)

Proverbs 30:11 There is a generation that curseth their father, and doth not bless their mother.

Proverbs 30:17 The eye that mocketh at his father, and despiseth to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.

Proverbs 31:28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. (Place her on a pedestal in both the home and in public.)

3. Remember Her - Proverbs 31:10 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. (Sometimes her labor, love, and strength go unnoticed by her family. If you have a good, loving, faithful, conscientious wife—be grateful and thankful. Never take your wife or mother for granted because they will not always be here.)

Proverbs 15:20 A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother.

4. Relish Her – Proverbs 23:22 Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old.

Ecclesiastes 9:9 Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest all the days of the life of thy vanity, which he hath given thee under the sun, all the days of thy vanity: for that is thy portion in this life, and in thy labour which thou takest under the sun. (Make every day with her a special day. One day, she will be here no longer! When she is gone, make sure that you have no regrets! I miss greatly mom and dad.)

5. Take Care of Her – John 19:26-27 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. (The last act of our Lord Jesus Christ was to make sure that mother was cared for in the best way possible. The disciple “whom he loved.”)

Conclusion: Again, I want to wish each dear lady here this morning a very special Mother's Day. You deserve it!

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