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