Sermon illustrations: Mothers

Things Mom Would Never Say

“How on earth can you see the TV sitting so far back?” “Just leave all the lights on...it makes the...

The Story of “Awful Gardner”

One of the most notoriously bad characters that ever lived in New York was Orville Gardner. He was...

A Praying Mother

D. L Moody used to tell the story of a man who came to him and said, “When the Mexican war began I...

She Gave Her Life for Her Son

When the California gold fever broke out, a man went there, leaving his wife in New England with...

He Thought of His Mother

In his book Anecdotes and Illustrations R. A Torrey relates the following incident: During our...

I Don’t Know Him

A beautiful young mother in New York City reterned to the building in which her little...

A Tuned Ear

When a mother has a sick child, it is marvelous how quick her ears become while attending it. Good...

God Protects His Children

Ira Sankey, who for years led the music for D.L. Moody’s evangelistic meetings, was traveling by...

President Lincoln’s Promise

Abraham Lincoln was well known for total abstinence from alcohol. According to one well known story...

Mother’s Opinion

4 years of age: My mommy can do anything! 8 years of age: My mom knows a whole lot! 12 years of...

Write Your Mother

President Abraham Lincoln once summoned an Army surgeon to the White House. The major assumed that...

Don’t Quit Reading the Bible

Mrs. Jones relaxed by reading her Bible each day. After observing this habit for several years...

Myths of Motherhood

Somebody said that a child is carried in its mother’s womb for nine months. Somebody does not know...

Charge It

A mother took her young son shopping. After a day in the stores, a clerk handed the little boy a...

Quotes about Mothers

“Praying mothers are America’s greatest assets.”—Theodore Roosevelt “A mother’s lap is the best...

A Mother’s Hands

She said her hands were ugly, and she tried to hide them, too. But in God’s sight ‘twas different,...

Motherhood Statistics

There were 5.6 million stay-at-home mothers in 2006. Somewhere between 61 percent and 81 percent...

Pie and Mothers

A teacher asked a boy this question: “Suppose your mother baked a pie and there were seven of you—...

A Mother’s Sacrifice

On August 16, 1987, Northwest Airlines flight 225 crashed just after taking off from the Detroit...

Praying Before Meals

A teacher asked a little boy, “Johnny, tell me frankly, do you say your prayers before you eat?”...

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