Look to the model of Mary, the mother of Jesus, for encouragement and hope.

Mother’s Day 2017 at Oak Hills Church, San Antonio, Texas.


I.   Mary’s Struggles

a.  Suspicious Past – Psalm 103:11-12; Hebrews 12:2

b.  Poverty – Luke 12:15

c.  Spiritual Pressure – Ephesians 6:11-12

d.  Possibly Single Parenthood – we hear nothing about Joseph after Jesus was 12 years old, so it’s likely she became a single mother –

II  Source of Mary’s Strength

a.  A Holy Call – Luke 1:38

b.  An Obedient Child – Ephesians 6:1

c   A Concerned Female Friend – 1 Thessalonians 5:11

III.  Mary’s Reward  (Galations 6:9)

a.  At the resurrection

b.  In the upper room

c.  Her other children come to salvation in Christ