Sunday Sermon on may 13, 2012 by Pastor Thomas Tate
1. Share what your mother was like? Did she know the Lord? How do you think this influenced your upbringing, whether she believed or didn’t believe? Share some of your best memories with your mom growing up (if your mom wasn’t in your life share about whoever played that role best in your life).
2. Read Proverbs 31. This is the teaching of King Lemuel’s mother. What are some of the lessons of life she taught him? What was something your mother tried to teach you in life?
3. Read Proverbs 1:8. What does God’s word tell us about how we should respond to our mother’s teachings? What lesson from your mother did you not listen to and have to learn the hard way?
4. “If momma ain’t happy nobody’s happy”. Why do you think this statement is so true? (Proverbs 15:20; 25:24). Who’s anger did you fear more as a kid, mom’s or dad’s? Why?
5. Read 1 Samuel 1:27-28. How has your mom prayed for you? How have you prayed for your kids? How much of your life has been affected by your mothers care?
6. Read Proverbs 31:10,13-15b. Who was the hardest working parent at your house? What did that look like? What did you think of the video “Being Mom”, demonstrating what it’s really like being a mom? How many of you mom’s can identify with it?
7. Read 1Timothy 5:4 & 8. How does God want us to handle our elderly parents? How has caring for our elderly parents changed over the generations? Why do you think it has changed? These verses are what challenged me, Pastor Thomas, to move back to Washington for my mom. How do these verses challenge you? If you are fortunate enough to still have your mom (parents) how could your attitude be better towards her?
8. Read Proverbs 23:25. How are your kid’s (young or adult) lives affecting you as their parent? What do you wish they would learn?