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Title: Hallmark estimates that 150 million Mothers Day cards were sent this year


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Hallmark estimates that 150 million Mothers Day
cards were sent this year
Americans spent an average of 105 on Mothers
Day gifts this year
More phone calls will be made today than any
other day of the year
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The busiest day at car washes?
Yesterday- the Saturday before Mothers Day
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Answers given by 2nd Graders
Why did God make mothers?
She's the only one who knows where the scotch
tape is.  
Mostly to clean the house.  
To help us out of there when we were getting born.
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Answers given by 2nd Graders
How did God make mothers?
He used dirt, just like for the rest of us.  
God made my Mom just the same like He made me. He
just used bigger parts.
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Answers given by 2nd Graders
What ingredients are mothers made of?
God makes mothers out of clouds and angel hair
and everything nice in the world and one dab of
mean.
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Answers given by 2nd Graders
Why did God give you your mother and not some
other Mom?
Cause were related.
God knew she likes me a lot more than other
peoples moms like me.
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Answers given by 2nd Graders
What kind of little girl was your Mom?
I dont know because I wasnt there, but my guess
would be pretty bossy.
They say she used to be nice.
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Answers given by 2nd Graders
Why did your Mom marry your Dad?
She got too old to do anything else with him.
My Grandma says that Mom didnt have her thinking
cap on.
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Answers given by 2nd Graders
What does your Mom do in her spare time?
Mothers dont do spare time.
To hear her tell it, she pays bills all day long.
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Answers given by 2nd Graders
What would it take to make your Mom perfect?
On the inside shes already perfect. Outside, I
think some kind of plastic surgery.
Diet. You know, her hair. Id diet, maybe blue.
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Answers given by 2nd Graders
If you could change one thing about your Mom,
what would it be?
Id make my Mom smarter. That way she would know
it was my sister who did it and not me.
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Of Ministers and Mothers
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The background of First Thessalonians is to be
found in Acts 171-9
Paul had twice attempted to revisit the brethren
there but had met with disappointment in his
attempts
He had sent Timothy to inquire about them and had
received a favorable report, with some exceptions
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Chapter 2 begins with a reminder to them of
Pauls character and life as he ministered among
them previously
In his reminder he uses an illustration of a
nursing mother to correspond to his care of and
concern for them
Through his illustration we not only see the
compassion of a mother, but also the character
that should attend every ministering servant of
God
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For yourselves, brethren, know our entrance in
unto you, that it was not in vain But even after
that we had suffered before, and were shamefully
entreated, as ye know, at Philippi, we were bold
in our God to speak unto you the gospel of God
with much contention. For our exhortation was not
of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile But
as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with
the gospel, even so we speak not as
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pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts.
For neither at any time used we flattering words,
as ye know, nor a cloke of covetousness God is
witness Nor of men sought we glory, neither of
you, nor yet of others, when we might have been
burdensome, as the apostles of Christ. But we
were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherisheth
her children So being affectionately desirous
of you, we were
From the Greek word meaning to keep warm to
cherish with tender love The picture is of a nur
sing mother and her gentleness with her infant
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willing to have imparted unto you, not the gospel
of God only, but also our own souls, because ye
were dear unto us. For ye remember, brethren, our
labour and travail for labouring night and day,
because we would not be chargeable unto any of
you, we preached unto you the gospel of God.
I Thessalonians 21-9
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Notice some of the qualities of mothers that Paul
points out as also being qualities that
characterized his service among them and that
should characterize the way we minister to others
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Mothers Care Gently
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But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse
cherisheth her children So being affectionately
desirous of you, we were willing to have
imparted unto you, not the gospel of God only,
but also our own souls, because ye were dear unto
us. For ye remember, brethren, our labour and
travail for labouring night and day, because we
would not be chargeable unto any of you, we
preached unto you the gospel of God.
I Thessalonians 27-9
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A nurturing, loving mother cares deeply for her
child
She deals gently with him and cares for his every
need with a love unparalleled in human activity
Gentleness is a characteristic of all faithful
followers of God
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And the servant of the Lord must not strive but
be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, In
meekness instructing those that oppose
themselves if God peradventure will give them
repentance to the acknowledging of the truth And
that they may recover themselves out of the snare
of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his
will. II Timothy 224-26
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A nurturing, loving mother cares deeply for her
child
She deals gently with him and cares for his every
need with a love unparalleled in human activity
Gentleness is a characteristic of all faithful
followers of God
It is listed as one of the fruits of the Spirit
and as having originated in heaven
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But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,
longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
meekness, temperance against such there is no
law. Galatians 522, 23
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For where envying and strife is, there is
confusion and every evil work. But the wisdom
that is from above is first pure, then peaceable,
gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy
and good fruits, without partiality, and without
hypocrisy. James 316, 17
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As a loving mother, each of us must deal gently
with our fellow man in bringing him to obedience
Gentleness bespeaks a loving heart and genuine
affection
No one cares how much you know until they know
how much you care
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Mothers Desire Affectionately
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But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse
cherisheth her children So being affectionately
desirous of you, we were willing to have
imparted unto you, not the gospel of God only,
but also our own souls, because ye were dear unto
us. For ye remember, brethren, our labour and
travail for labouring night and day, because we
would not be chargeable unto any of you, we
preached unto you the gospel of God.
I Thessalonians 27-9
Adverb of manner meaning after this fashion in
this manner In the fashion of an affectionate mo
ther Paul desired their obedience to the gospel
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Loving mothers have great aspirations for their
children
They want the best for them in every facet of
their lives
Their desires are expressed in every aspect of
childrearing
They teach, train, guide and discipline based on
the desire for making their children productive
citizens
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In this same manner Paul was desirous of his
brethren in Thessalonica, that they would be
productive citizens of the Lords kingdom
His desires were expressed in various ways-
instruction, guidance and even disciplinary
measures
As members of Christ we must have the same desire
and attitude today
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Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that
which is evil cleave to that which is good. Be
kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly
love in honour preferring one another
Romans 129, 10
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Mothers Invest Spiritually
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But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse
cherisheth her children So being affectionately
desirous of you, we were willing to have imparted
unto you, not the gospel of God only, but also
our own souls, because ye were dear unto us. For
ye remember, brethren, our labour and travail
for labouring night and day, because we would not
be chargeable unto any of you, we preached unto
you the gospel of God. I Thessalonians 2
7-9
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Paul wanted to impart the gospel to them
He was investing himself in them in order that
they might understand the great need for the
gospel they had in their lives
His statement is still under the shadow of a
mothers love
Godly mothers invest heavily in the spiritual
wellbeing of their children
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Jochebed, Hannah, Elizabeth, Mary, Lois and
Eunice, all stand as great examples of mothers
who invested in the spiritual lives of their
children
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And that from a child thou hast known the holy
scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto
salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
II Timothy 315
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When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith
that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy
grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice and I am
persuaded that in thee also.
II Timothy 15
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Jochebed, Hannah, Elizabeth, Mary, Lois and
Eunice, all stand as great examples of mothers
who invested in the spiritual lives of their
children
A preacher and his four sons (who were all
preachers) were asked on one occasion which one
was the best preacher in the family
Almost in unison they replied, Mom
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My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and
forsake not the law of thy mother For they shall
be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains
about thy neck. Proverbs 18,
9
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Mothers Love Sacrificially
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But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse
cherisheth her children So being affectionately
desirous of you, we were willing to have
imparted unto you, not the gospel of God only,
but also our own souls, because ye were dear unto
us. For ye remember, brethren, our labour and
travail for labouring night and day, because we
would not be chargeable unto any of you, we
preached unto you the gospel of God.
I Thessalonians 27-9
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Epitaph found on the tombstone of a woman married
for 60 years She always made home happy
Solomon used his knowledge of a mothers love to
solve a difficulty on one occasion
His judgment depended on the fact that this woman
loved son more than self and would do for him
what she would never do for herself
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And the king said, Divide the living child in
two, and give half to the one, and half to the
other. Then spake the woman whose the living
child was unto the king, for her bowels yearned
upon her son, and she said, O my lord, give her
the living child, and in no wise slay it. But the
other said, Let it be neither mine nor thine, but
divide it. I Kings 325, 26
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Mothers sacrifice time, wants, sleep, health,
finances, interests and a host of other things
Their love is sacrificial at its core
Through the sacrificial love of moms we find the
kind of love we should have for Christ and His
Cause
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I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies
of God, that ye present your bodies a living
sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is
your reasonable service. Romans
121
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We would expect no less than sacrificial love
from mothers God should expect no less than
sacrificial love from each of us
Paul also presented his love for the Corinthians
in terms of sacrifice
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And I will very gladly spend and be spent for
you though the more abundantly I love you, the
less I be loved. II Corinthians 121
5
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Mothers Work Tirelessly
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But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse
cherisheth her children So being affectionately
desirous of you, we were willing to have
imparted unto you, not the gospel of God only,
but also our own souls, because ye were dear unto
us. For ye remember, brethren, our labour and
travail for labouring night and day, because we
would not be chargeable unto any of you, we
preached unto you the gospel of God.
I Thessalonians 27-9
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A fathers work is sun to sun, but a mothers
work is never done
Her tireless efforts are depicted in Lemuels
presentation of the virtuous woman
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She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly
with her hands. She is like the merchants' ships
she bringeth her food from afar. She riseth also
while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her
household, and a portion to her maidens.
Proverbs 3113-15
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She girdeth her loins with strength, and
strengtheneth her arms. She perceiveth that her
merchandise is good her candle goeth not out by
night. Proverbs 3117, 18
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She looketh well to the ways of her household,
and eateth not the bread of idleness.

Proverbs 3127
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A fathers work is sun to sun, but a mothers
work is never done
Her tireless efforts are depicted in Lemuels
presentation of the virtuous woman
Mothers give tireless efforts in their domain-
the home
Like a working mother, Paul worked tirelessly
among the Thessalonians
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Likewise, our efforts for the kingdom are to be
tireless
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But whoso looketh into the perfect law of
liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a
forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this
man shall be blessed in his deed.
James 125
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For God is not unrighteous to forget your work
and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward
his name, in that ye have ministered to the
saints, and do minister. And we desire that every
one of you do shew the same diligence to the full
assurance of hope unto the end That ye be not
slothful, but followers of them who through faith
and patience inherit the promises.
Hebrews 610-12
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In order for an illustration to be effective it
must be practical and understandable
Paul was counting on their understanding of a
mothers love to demonstrate his concern for them
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Mothers Ministers
Care Gently
Desire Affectionately
Invest Spiritually
Love Sacrificially
Work Tirelessly
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