Tom Scott - 14/05/2017
Date: May 15, 2017
Mother’s Day weekend is always an important time for the life of a church. Most every congregation takes time during the service to recognize the hard work and dedication it takes to be a godly parent in our world today. Here at Cumberland, we appreciate not only our natural moms, but also our spiritual parents because they impact our lives in an important way. It feels good to be deeply loved by our godly parents. That was the theme of our message yesterday morning as we continued on with our series entitled; Deeply Loved. Once again we looked at a story from the life of Moses found in the book of Exodus. Here are five questions to help us reflect upon the message.
1. What is one of your best memories when it comes to celebrating Mother’s Day through the years?
2. When Moses was born, his parents saw that he was no ordinary child and decided to hide him for three months. What preparations do you think Jochebed made before placing her son in the basket?
3. Little is known about Moses’ childhood other than what we read in Acts chapter seven. Many believe his mother shared her faith with Moses as she cared for him during the first three years of his life. Did you have someone in your life who shared their faith with you as a child?
4. Becoming a godly parent these days is not difficult, but it does require some faith and courage. What are some of the challenges to being a godly parent these days?
5. The last point made in the message was to encourage godly parents. Can you think of some ways the church can encourage young parents today to be godly when it comes to raising their children?
Our world could use some more godly parents as we see all the violence on our streets. As a church and as Christians we need to do everything we can to champion parents today who are trying their best to raise godly children. Hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day!
In His Service,
Exodus 2:1-4 May 14, 2017
Introduction: With this being Mother’s Day it is only natural to have a message about the family. Moses had an interesting childhood which we will discover in our text today. It feels good being deeply loved by godly parents. Let’s look at some lessons we can learn from the story of Moses’ childhood.
I. Daniel on base.
A. Mike was a bad coach.
B. Moses was a basket case. Exodus 2:1-4
II. Baby on board.
A. His ____________ parents. Hebrews 11:23
B. His ____________ parents. Exodus 1:22
III. Preaching on parenting.
A. ________________ godly parents. Ephesians 6:1-3
B. ________________ godly parents. Proverbs 1:8-9
C. ________________ godly parents. Titus 2:3-5
Conclusion: Family dynamics have been changing for some time now. Far too often modern families find themselves struggling to maintain a loving environment. As a church, we can impact lives for God by helping families navigate the troubled waters of our world today. Let’s use this occasion of Mother’s Day to focus on the importance of godly parents in our homes.
Key Thought: It feels good to be deeply loved by our parents.
Key Words: natural, adoptive, celebrating, becoming, encouraging