I picked a strange title for my Mother’s Day sermon, didn’t I? Lessons from a Dysfunctional Family.
I am starting a new sermon series, Home Improvement. We will look at several Bible families to help today’s families. When I looked through the Bible I found some strange family dynamics. These families would be called ‘dysfunctional’ today. I think there’s a reason God seems to display these families in the Bible. It’s because no family is perfect. Every family is dysfunctional, to some degree.
For Mother’s Day I am looking at Hannah. If you aren’t familiar, read 1 Samuel 1:1-20 and discover some of the strange dynamics. Hannah was one of two wives of one man. Her ‘rival’ wife had several children but Hannah had none. There was some tension and competition. However, Hannah was the favorite wife of her husband. But that wasn’t good enough. She wanted a child. So she prayed at the Temple and was promised a son. Her son, Samuel, became a great prophet and anointed the first two kings of Israel, Saul and David. But what a strange family.
But there are some good lessons we can learn from her family. If God can do great things through this dysfunctional family, maybe He can use our family. I hope you will be with me every Sunday. We’ll learn about the families of Noah, David, Abraham & Sarah, Adam & Eve, and Job. It’s going to be a fun time. I’m going to some of the moms of our church read the Scripture for each Sunday.
So, since this Sunday is Mother’s Day we will give a gift to the oldest mother, the mother with the most family in church, and all first time moms. Also, we will have a gift for every lady – flower of book. We will also have a baby dedication. It’s going to be a great day.
Join us this Sunday @ 10:30 a.m.