What comes to mind when you hear, “mother,” or “mom?” Why or why not? Describe your mother.
If you were writing a sermon on “Four Things Every Mother Should Know,” what would you include?
Read Isaiah 49:14-15. God compares him relationship to his people like that of a mother to her child. Why are mothers good illustrations for God’s love? Be specific as you can.
Read Luke 14:26 and Mark 10:29-30. Jesus relativizes the role and influence of mothers. Why does he do this?
The 6th commandment says, “Honor your father and mother.” How does an adult do this? How can a dishonorable mother be honored? What are the limits of honor to be given to a parent?
Pray for the mothers in your group, as well as mothers who come to mind.