Mother’s Day is one of the busiest Sundays of the year for many congregations. This Mother’s Day, use your homily to offer Scripture’s hope, support, and advice. Do you have any ideas for Mother’s Day sermons? Pick one of these Mother’s Day lecture ideas.
Women in the Bible
Genesis 17-18, Ruth, Esther, Acts 17
Mother’s Day is the ideal day to reflect on the lives of women throughout the Bible. Preach a lecture about the lives of women such as Sarah, Ruth, Esther, Lydia, and others. Find application points for women (and males) today as you tell their experiences.
Care and Nurture
Psalm 23, Isaiah 40, Matthew 6:25-34
A excellent mother is loving and attentive. Preach to your audience about God’s tender concern and caring love for us. Psalm 23, Isaiah 40, and Matthew 6:25-34 are good places to start. Finally, we’ll look at how we can respect and care for those around us.
Shaping Who We Are
2 Corinthians 5:17, 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24, 2 Peter 1:3
Our mother’s impact on our lives shapes so much of who we are. Discuss how your mother (or another spiritual example) helped you become who you are today in your lecture. Use that as a springboard to discuss how God carefully guides and molds us to become more pure.
Children have a lot to teach us about the Lord. Preach a homily on infantile faith, discussing how we can learn from children as we develop in our spiritual journeys. Bring one or two of your church’s children up on stage to share what their moms or grandparents have told them about God.
Mary, Mother of Jesus
Matthew 1-2, Luke 1-2
Mary is one of the most well-known biblical moms. Preach a homily about Mary’s trust (Luke 1:38), Scripture understanding (Luke 1:46-56), joy of the Lord’s labor (Luke 2:15), and other distinguishing traits. Teach your audience how they can improve in each of these categories in their own lives.
Deuteronomy 31:6, 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
Mother’s Day can be difficult for many mothers. Preach a homily honoring moms while also expressing God’s promises to women in other circumstances. On Mother’s Day, express God’s promise and consolation to women who are unable to have children, have lost children, have damaged ties with their children, or are suffering for another cause. Inform them that your religion is concerned about their suffering.
Psalm 105:2, Daniel 4:2
Invite a mother from your congregation to be a special lecturer on Mother’s Day! Allow her to tell you about how parenting has changed her life and her connection with God. If you can’t think of anyone to ask to deliver a full lecture, request brief story recordings from numerous mothers to broadcast during the service.