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Honoring Our Mothers

(Preaching Outline)

1)      Since it is Mother’s Day, we will begin by reading:

a)      Deuteronomy 5:16 (NKJV) — 16 ‘Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God has commanded you, that your days may be long, and that it may be well with you in the land which the Lord your God is giving you.

b)      Describe the land the Lord our God is giving us.

c)      Describe the purpose of the law & (Refer to Mel’s sermon on the great commission).

d)      Describe a world of order vs. disorder – personal and social.

i)        The soul of man and of society

ii)      The family.

iii)    Mothers in first and greater society.

iv)    The church

e)      Describe the Western inheritance.

f)       Kirk Russel in The Roots of American Order – Common or the people’s law: The higher kind of order, sheltering freedom and justice, declares the dignity of man. It affirms what G. K. Chesterton called “the democracy of the dead”—that is, it recognizes the judgments of men and women who have preceded us in time, as well as the opinions of people living at this moment. This higher kind of order is founded upon the practical experience of human beings over many centuries, and upon the judgments of men of vision and intellect who have preceded us in time.[1]

g)      The Exodus – from slave mentality to self-governance – immaturity to maturity.

h)      A mother’s heart.

i)        Honoring fathers and mothers is part of passing on a world of liberty and human flourishing.

j)        How – Two of many principles for us to honor our fathers and mothers from the Exodus:

2)      A world of liberty and human flourishing cannot be created with hatred and division.

a)      Deuteronomy 23:7b (NKJV) — 7 “You shall not abhor an Egyptian, because you were an alien in his land.

3)      A world of liberty cannot be created by complainers.

a)      Numbers 14:2–4 (NKJV) — 2 And all the children of Israel complained against Moses and Aaron, and the whole congregation said to them, “If only we had died in the land of Egypt! Or if only we had died in this wilderness! 3 Why has the Lord brought us to this land to fall by the sword, that our wives and children should become victims? Would it not be better for us to return to Egypt?” 4 So they said to one another, “Let us select a leader and return to Egypt.”

b)      1 Thessalonians 5:16–18 (NKJV) — 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

4)      Ladies and Gentlemen – Well ordered souls

a)      Proverbs 31:10–31 (NKJV) — 10 Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies. 11 The heart of her husband safely trusts her; So he will have no lack of gain. 12 She does him good and not evil All the days of her life. 13 She seeks wool and flax, And willingly works with her hands. 14 She is like the merchant ships, She brings her food from afar. 15 She also rises while it is yet night, And provides food for her household, And a portion for her maidservants. 16 She considers a field and buys it; From her profits she plants a vineyard. 17 She girds herself with strength, And strengthens her arms. 18 She perceives that her merchandise is good, And her lamp does not go out by night. 19 She stretches out her hands to the distaff, And her hand holds the spindle. 20 She extends her hand to the poor, Yes, she reaches out her hands to the needy. 21 She is not afraid of snow for her household, For all her household is clothed with scarlet. 22 She makes tapestry for herself; Her clothing is fine linen and purple. 23 Her husband is known in the gates, When he sits among the elders of the land. 24 She makes linen garments and sells them, And supplies sashes for the merchants. 25 Strength and honor are her clothing; She shall rejoice in time to come. 26 She opens her mouth with wisdom, And on her tongue is the law of kindness. 27 She watches over the ways of her household, And does not eat the bread of idleness. 28 Her children rise up and call her blessed; Her husband also, and he praises her: 29 “Many daughters have done well, But you excel them all.” 30 Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised. 31 Give her of the fruit of her hands, And let her own works praise her in the gates.

5)      Why family and mothers are important for creating a world of liberty.

a)      A mother’s heart.

6)      The gospel and a world of liberty.


[1] Kirk, Russell. The Roots of American Order (p. 9). Skyhorse Publishing. Kindle Edition.

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