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