Mother’s Day Service

James Weidner III   -  

Today we honor our women and mothers.

1. In the image of God.

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

1.1. God created them male and female in his own image.
1.2. Both male and female created in the image and likeness of God.
1.3. The nurturing unique characteristics that are seemingly more present in girls,

women, mothers, grandmothers are an aspect of God’s character.

2. It is not good man would be alone.

Genesis 2:18 (NKJV) And the LORD God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.”

2.1. A helper
2.2. Comparable to

2.3. In front of, straight forward, before, in sight of
2.4. Eve became the mother of all life.
2.5. The two become one and therefore complete one an other.

3. The Lord is our feeder and nurturer.

Isaiah 66:12-13 (NKJV) 12 For thus says the LORD: “Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, And the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing stream. Then you shall feed; On her sides shall you be carried, And be dandled on her knees. 13 As one whom his mother comforts, So I will comfort you; And you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.”

3.1. One aspect of what the Lord does for us is being a constant comfort.

3.1.1. Ela… as a general observation, not a rule, this comforting characteristic operates stronger within mother’s than fathers.

3.1.2. Father’s are a little more *pick yourself up and get moving forward* Let’s go* attitude.

3.2. The Lord comforts us.
3.3. Like a child on the knees of their parents.
3.4. A mother does not forget.

Isaiah 49:15 (NLT) “Never! Can a mother forget her nursing child? Can she feel no love for the child she has borne? But even if that were possible, I would not forget you!”

3.5. A mother’s pondering.
Luke 2:19 (NKJV) But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart.

4. A characteristic of healthy Churches is when we are supported by the Godly Women, in the House, engaging in the ministry.

Luke 8:1-3 (NKJV) 1 Now it came to pass, afterward, that He went through every city and village, preaching and bringing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God. And the twelve were with Him, 2 and certain women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities—Mary called Magdalene, out of whom had come seven demons, 3 and Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod’s steward, and Susanna, and many others who provided for Him from their substance.

4.1. Mary, and Mary, Joanna, Susanna……. And many others.
4.2. How many is many… it was likely that the women out numbered the 12.
4.3. Not a whole lot has changed.
4.4. These Godly women provided for the ministry from their own substance.
4.5. The heart and generosity of women towards ministry makes a huge difference.

4.6. “Women thou are loosed”

Luke 13:12 And when Jesus saw her, he called her, and said to her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity.

5. Children honor your parents/mothers:

Ephesians 6:1-3 (NKJV) 1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with promise: 3 “that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.”

Colossians 3:20 (NKJV) Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to the Lord.

5.1. A command with promise.

5.1.1. (Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible) The great duty of children is, to obey their parents.

5.1.2. That obedience includes inward reverence, as well as outward acts, and in every age prosperity has attended those distinguished for obedience to parents.

5.1.3. The duty of parents. Be not impatient; use no unreasonable severities. Deal prudently and wisely with children; convince their judgments and work upon their reason. Bring them up well; under proper and compassionate correction; and in the knowledge of the duty God requires. Often is this duty neglected, even among professors of the gospel. Many set their children against religion; but this does not excuse the children’s disobedience, though it may be awfully occasion it. God alone can change the heart, yet he gives his blessing to the good lessons and examples of parents, and answers their prayers. But those, whose chief anxiety is that their children should be rich and accomplished, whatever becomes of their souls, must not look for the blessing of God.

5.2. because the Lord tells us too, because we need them in our lives, because they complete us, because they do what we cannot or do not eat to do, and because it comes with promise.

6. A mother’s ministry.

Romans 16:7 (NKJV) Greet Andronicus and Junia, my countrymen and my fellow prisoners, who are of note among the apostles, who also were in Christ before me.

6.1. It could be rightly said that every mother has a ministry in her home… 6.1.1. Though, this is not to let the dad off the hook…
6.1.2. For a mother the raising of her children, the caring for her husband, and support and involvement in the House of God.

6.1.3. Ela… like a lioness whose job seems to never be finished. While the Lion, the King of the Jungle, lays in the shade, the Lioness is making sure all the cubs are feed and provided for and when necessary protected.

6.2. However, this is not where a women’s ministry begins and ends…
6.2.1. “Greet Andronicus and Junia . . . who are outstanding among the apostles”: To be an apostle is something great. But to be outstanding among the apostles— just think what a wonderful song of praise that is! They were outstanding on the basis of their works and virtuous actions. Indeed, how great the wisdom of this woman must have been that she was even deemed worthy of the title of apostle.

6.2.2. A church is stronger, and I dare say even more spiritual, when our women and mother’s devote themselves to ministry of the House.

6.2.3. At least half of the great responsibility of raising up and pastoring the next generation would fall to women who devote themselves to Christ and ministering to the Saints.

6.3. Junia was identified by Paul as an outstanding apostle. 6.3.1. *of note* among the apostles.

6.3.2. Remarkable among the apostles.

6.3.3. Fellow prisoner of Paul.
6.3.4. Served in gentile Rome.
6.3.5. The signs of an Apostle having had a direct encounter with Jesus,working signs and wonders, leading the people.

7. The Husband’s duty.

Colossians 3:19 (NKJV) 19 Husbands, love your wives and do not be bitter toward them.

Ephesians 5:25-27 (NKJV) 25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, 26 that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, 27 that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.

7.1. Husband’s love your wives.
7.2. Husband’s be not bitter towards your wife.

7.2.1. to make bitter
7.2.2. to produce a bitter taste in the stomach 7.2.3. to embitter.
7.2.4. exasperate
7.2.5. render angry,
7.2.6. indignant
7.2.7. to be embittered,
7.2.8. irritated
7.2.9. to visit with bitterness,
7.2.10. to grieve
7.2.11. (deal bitterly with)

7.3. If you, as a husband, are guilty of any of these, then make it right today.
7.4. Eat some humble pie and be a man a God and love on that women and mother of your children.


  • Mother’s you are appreciated!
  • Mother’s you are special!
  • Mother’s you are honored!
  • Mother’s you are needed in your home and you are needed in the House of God.