A Mother’s Day message addressing how to love and honor all women

The best way to show love that is experienced as love is to honor.

LEAP – Listen – Engage – Apply – Produce

“Honor your father and mother. Then you will live a long, full life in the land the Lord your God is giving you.” Ex 20:12

Only one of the ten comes with promise. Why?

1) Sometimes parents seem to be the hardest to honor.

2) If you can respect parents you can respect others.

3) Relationships with parents affect other relationships.

How To Honor Her

1) Children obey your parents (Parents teach to obey)
Children, obey your parents because you belong to the Lord,for this is the right thing to do. Eph 6:1

o Discipline brings pain and obedience
o Obedience brings maturity
o Discipline teaches love.
2) Teens – Appreciate who your parents are.

Listen to your father’s advice and don’t despise an old mother’s experience. Prov 23:22 TLB

If you insult your father or mother, your light will be snuffed out in total darkness. Prov 20:20

3) Adults – Honor parents by giving value and being
there for them.

But anyone who won’t care for his own relatives when they need help, especially those living in his own family, has no right to say he is a Christian. Such a person is worse than the heathen.
1 Tim 5:8 TLB

But if she has children or grandchildren, their first responsibility is to show godliness at home and repay their parents by taking care of them. This is something that pleases God..
1 Tim 5:4 NLT

4) Husbands love her with your life.

And further, submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. Eph 5:21

For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her. Eph 5:25.

He did this to present her to himself as a glorious church without a spot or wrinkle or any other blemish. Instead, she will be holy and without fault. Eph 5:27

Husbands help her be the best she can be.

As the Scriptures say, “A man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one. Eph 5:31

Above all else, you are one.

Pastor Royal Farris of Life Connection Church in Euless, TX