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How to Be the Child of a Happy Mother

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June 4, 2021 8:00 am

How to Be the Child of a Happy Mother

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June 4, 2021 8:00 am

Pastor Adrian Rogers reveals several ways we can honor our earthly parents and our Heavenly Father.

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Struggle with the demand of you listen to Adrian Rogers so that only perfect children perfect parents know that your parents are perfect. My parents were not perfect through most difficult times of life are middle-aged teenage why God put those ago. I'll find out when I get to heaven.

Melissa get past not perfect, but you should reference your parents welcome to love everything, pastor, teacher and author Adrian Rogers said the closest thing to God's love is the love of a mother in Exodus chapter 20 we are instructed to honor our father and mother that our days may be long upon the land which the Lord our God is giving us.

Following this command is how we express our love to the ones who raised us.

You have your Bible turnout Exodus chapter 20. Look at verse 12. As Adrian Rogers reveals how to be the child of a happy mother. This is the fifth commandment and God gives the 10 Commandments, the 10 Commandments into two categories. The first four commandments today with our relationship to God.

We call those the vertical Commandments in the last six day with our relationship to one another and it is interesting that God starts the last of the six with our relationship.parents.

But we can understand that because the faith doesn't begin at home. It really doesn't begin. If you live for Jesus at home deliver Jesus anywhere a man and friend. If you can't live for Jesus at home and not where you try to live for the Lord Jesus the faith that doesn't get home. They just simply doesn't begin. And so our Lord tells us that would honor our father and our mother there. The first people we meet and so would learn to honor them. If we can honor our father, mother, how can we honor strangers and later on is going to tell such things as no steel don't kill them commit adultery but before tells us those things. He tells us to honor father and mother so I am concerned that in America we see the thing of the Christian home a God centered moment nuclear family as an institution are quickly receiving over the horizon is a man named Edward Gibbon who wrote a book called the rise and fall of the Roman Empire and he listed five reasons that ancient Rome fell, I would read those to you and my just cause a chill go up your spine. Number one the undermining of the dignity and sanctity of the home number two increasing taxes and spending of public money for bread and circuses number three the mad praise for pleasure. When the real enemy is the excuse me, the mad praise for pleasure with sports becoming more exciting and more brutal next to the building of gigantic armaments when the real enemy is the decadence of the people and last of all, the decay of religion, with faith fading into mere full is not something rise in the fall of the Roman Empire. Maybe someday some historian will write the rise and fall of the American Empire what God commands us to honor mothers.

I want to talk today about how you can be the child of a very happy mother. Now I'm going to be talking about both parents, but primarily the emphasis here is own mother number one if you want to have a very happy mother. I am very happy father.

You should obey them when you are young how the Bible teaches us to obey our parents. Colossians chapter 3 verse 20. Listen to this Scripture children, obey your parents in all things for this is well pleasing to the Lord. I we live in a day where everything around our home is run by switches except the children children obey your parents, Dwight Moody was the Billy Graham of his day white lady said this, I lived over 60 years and I have learned one thing if I've learned nothing else. No man or woman who dishonors father or mother ever prospers that if you are a child a young child I want to be very much aware of the grave sin of disobedience is not a weakness. It is horrible wickedness as a matter fact, it's a crime worthy of day.

If we lived in a theocracy. Romans one verses 28 and following.

Listen to this God speaks of the society and its last legs and God says this and even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind. Would you like to hear the description of a reprobate mind. Okay, listen to do those things which are not convenient being filled with all unrighteousness. Listen to this list fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness full of envy, murder, debate to see malignity. Whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, despite proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, and here comes disobedient to parents, without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful food, knowing the judgment of God, that they which do such things.

Listen to this are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them to do wasn't mean that blaze and then the dude while they get the jollies from watching people do these things matter fact that's what I just read the is probably the sum total of most modern American entertain internal television. Anytime you see a litany of all these things.

That's what we have pleasure in now. God bless godless disobedient to parents with fornication and idolatry in and sexual perversion.

God says that a person is disobedient to his parents a spiritually is worthy of death you know what God says assign last days is one of the signs of the last days is this children who disobedient to the parents, but the Scripture that second Timothy chapter 3 verses one through five. This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

Now the gospel was never meant to save civilization from wreckage. The gospel was meant to save men from the wreckage of civilization so don't get the idea that the gospel is fail because perilous times are here to matter fact the perilous times that we're living in our proof positive that the Bible is the word of God for the Bible, prophesied the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud blasphemers.

Mary comes again.

Listen to it disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection that literally means without family love us with a looming, cruise breakers, false accusers in continent fears despises of those that are good traders had a high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God having a form of godliness but denying the power thereof. If you claim to be a Christian and you disobedient to parents, all you got is a form of godliness. You have a refund in memory of a friend that's like plan all white paper as a matter fact to be disobedient to your parents is to invite the sure judgment of God. But contrariwise, to obey your parents is to invite the blessing of God. Listen to the Scripture. Ephesians chapter 6 verses one through three children, obey your parents in the Lord for this is right by father and my mother met him the 10 Commandments whittled on our father and mother here in the book of Ephesians were told how to do it.

Children obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right by father and thy mother. Which is the first commandment with promise, God gave the 10 Commandments but with this when he gave a promise that it may be well with the Alameda slave law on their that you want to live long people at the prospect they learn Donna, your father and your mother.

You learn character. When you do that you learn self-control, you obey your parents. You will receive God's blessing you will receive God's protection will pass what my parents command me to do something that is wrong.

Should I obey them will know Ephesians chapter 6 verse one says children obey your parents in the Lord. No child should ever willingly disobey a correct command of Almighty God. There is a higher principle that that we must obey God rather than men, but a child should be extremely careful that he or she obey parents, except when a command from a parent would come in direct conflict with Almighty God. Of course, a small child is not able to discern between the different very small child that God holds the parent responsible, not the child if the parents commence a child to do something that is wrong, but I won't take something that disobedience is a grave grave sin in the side of Almighty God. And if you are a child here today living at home. I want to tell you solemnly as I can tell you, you will be wise, obey your parents.

Matter fact perhaps ought to be sign put in your bedroom. The says warning disobedience to your parents could be dangerous to your health.

You are to obey your parents maybe old-fashioned, but the Bible says children, obey your that's one weight on the normative you should care for your parents when they are old now. The Bible teaches this matter fact and he then cultures people sometimes fail to care for their older parents. They leave them out to die. And yet we as a society becoming more and more hardened and more and more.

He then and we're becoming hardhearted toward our older parents. Now our parents loved us in spite of our faults.

I know my parents love me in spite of my falls and I love my parents if they have balls. If I have to carry my parents. They carried me if I have 50 then they fed me. Now the Bible says if you don't take care of your parents when their old model you hypocrite. You are worse than an infidel. Listen the first Timothy chapter 5 verse eight but if any provide not for his own specially those of his own house he had denied the faith and is worse than an infidel bill even come up to the level of being an infidel.

If you don't take care of your own and many times we use this verse to say that pencil take care of the children. But that's not what this verse means, it says that children are to provide for the parents if any provide not for his own specially those of his own household he had denied the faith and is worse than an infidel. That's the reason I sent a religion that doesn't begin home doesn't begin.

First Timothy chapter 5 verse four but if any widow have children or nephews, let them learn that is the children and the nephews first to show piety at home and to requite the parents for that is good and acceptable before God. I would tell you. In America feeling because you come up apologized to me after the message, but if you are not taking care of your parents, and loving your parents I'll get you saying this morning.

I don't care how much you say man I want to put this offering plate you get departed from the faith, your worse than infidel.

If your religion does a starting tone friend it just simply doesn't stop. How can you honor your father and your mother, number one, you should obey them when you're young, number two you should care for them when they are old in their old age. Number three how you should honor them at all time now, and the Bible says here Monia father and your mother the word honor comes from a word that means to add weight to what that literally means is dictate your parents seriously, weight and dignity, who they are. Let me mention some ways, now that you can give them honor, I will mention three or four of them, maybe more.

Melissa number one to show them respect. I don't care who they are. You must always show respect to your parents. I would listen versus you jot them down. Leviticus chapter 19 verse three you shall fear every man his mother and his father and keep my statutes.

I am the Lord your God. Now the word fear hears the same word we use for the fear of God it means reverence. You reverence your parents.

Leviticus 20 verse nine. For everyone that curses his father or his mother shall surely be put to bed. He cursed his father or his mother is glad to be upon him. Now some of you youngsters ought to be aware of the fact that if you live in Old Testament times, you still wouldn't be living because you cursed your father or your mother. Proverbs chapter 30 verse 17 puts it in a euphemistic way. I bet market at his father and despises to obey his mother. The ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young Eagles shall eat now God is using feet of speech here but God is saying it is a terrible thing not to show reverence to Pam or you save Pastor Rogers what my parents are not worthy of respect and reverence macerated only perfect children can demand perfect parents. Now I know that your parents are not perfect.

My parents were not perfect and do the most difficult times of life are middle-age and teenage why God put those together. I'll find out when I get to heaven. Melissa your parents are not perfect, but you should reverence your parents not in our home.

We had very few rules, but some rules we had and we did not been one of the rules perhaps number one no disrespect depends we just did not know that I if anybody ever got away with disrespect my children would get away with in the very seldom ever did it ever away with disrespect to me but never to them of never to their mother.

I would be only an like that if I saw one of my children disrespect their mother tear up when I think about. I have seen that one sacrifice for them. She went down in the valley of the shadow of death to bring them into this world. I seen her do without the love to pray for care. There how dear child disrespect that mother I would honor the in one way we do is to show respect number two express gratefulness give them scientists.

Children learn to develop the attitude of gratitude.

I'm not a Shakespearean scholar.

One thing Shakespeare said this "event and well worth quoting.

Is this how sharper than a serpent's tooth videos do have a thankless child. You think your parents for all that they've done. Matter fact is I will I and my parents disciplined me too much. Thank them for that. I spoke to grown man a very prosperous businessman who became a Christian he told me that he had witnessed his father over and over again, but his father would not listen to the witness. This man tried when his father Christ. He said one day God gave me some wisdom. I sat down and I wrote my father letter and I think my dad for everything he'd done for me for the food the care the tuition. The home everything that he done I thanked him for the fishing trip by thinking for the bicycle. I thank you for the care I thanked him for the advice.

I thanked him for all the things that my father had done for me putting a letter signed my father read that letter. He said the next time I talk to my father by Jesus. Just like that. It was hard just like that how we need to learn to give thankfulness to our parents not to waste on I'm saying friend show respect. Express gratefulness, listen to their counsel, listen to their counsel. Proverbs chapter 1 verses eight and nine my son here the instructional by father, and forsake not the law of thy mother for they shall be an ornament of grace upon thy head, and chains about thy neck is combated a chain of gold around your neck, someone's well set at 16, I was not sure about his parents. At 19 he feels these past them up at 22.

He is completely outgrown. At 30 he remembers they were right about a lot of things.

At 40 incisor were just about perfect, and that truth listen to the Council. The older you get, the smarter your parents will get and you don't understand, they were not his number out of it is you think.

Why is that your parents have an advantage on you.

You think that perhaps those of us are mature and old that we don't know what what the situation is. Yes we do is see Davidson. Once I was young. I'm old all you say once I was young thing about we been there where you are. Determine what we are going to travel. For example, from Memphis to Phoenix and I suppose Joyce and I get my car and we start out we go to Phoenix and then later on we call back Steve Gail Janice David they going to go to Phoenix, we can say kidneys I say something is a bad part of Interstate 42 want to stay away from because it a lot of work is a scenic route to my tapes. Also, we found a terrific restaurant. Doesn't such a place that we can just tell Melissa visit me were smarter than they are no we just been further down the road is not right.

Further down the road. How wise we would be to listen to parents who love us enough to die for us and we need to heed their counsel.

Listen to their counsel. Number four live a life that will bring honor to them. Listen to Proverbs 23 versus 24.5, the father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice, and he that begin with a wise child shall have joy of him by father and thy mother shall be glad to see that movie shall rejoice live in such a way as to make your parents stick out the chest a little bit not in bad privates. I thank God for my till you see, children are an extension of the parent when I see my children do something good and godly and worthy gives me such great joy have a greater joy than to see my children walk in the truth and one of the great joys of my life before my parents went to heaven was to do something that would cause them to rejoice and to say Adrian were proud of you. I'm so grateful for that. Last of all and honoring your parents show your parents love is really the sum total of everything else that I told to show them love think of what you owe to your parents they gave you life. The blood flows through your veins. Did you know that the closest thing to God's love is the love of a mother. I'm just convinced of the closest thing to God's love is the love of a mother why don't you sit down and write a letter to your mother dear father and tell them like my friend told his dad how grateful you are for them out to you. One thing they will read it over and over and over again, and when they die, and you're going through their things you find that letter tucked away in their possessions sit down and write them a letter pay that visit make that phone call send that to do that extra special little chore for your mother and your father.

Show them genuine affection. They warm hugs they want. Kisses and listen to do it soon. Now when they die. You want to have justifying this kind of funeral for the and you want special flowers but did nose and smell the roses going to do doing rather than saying I wish that I had shown live in respect of your parents are living your parents are not living give them and thank God for their membrane special word from Adrian Rogers as we close the program today we want to hear how the ministry in the messages of Pastor Rogers have inspired you in your faith journey. If you can go to LWF story.

You can submit your testimony there or read others who share their stories with us. We often select stories to be shared throughout our love refine the community and we always will protect your privacy. That's what you desire. We can't wait to hear from you again go to LWF story today that would like to order a copy of today's message. Call us at 1877 love God and mentioned the title how to be the child of a happy mother. This message is also part of the insightful fortifying your family series that complete collection. All six powerful messages: 1877 love God or order online. It or you can write us at love worth finding box 38, 600 Memphis, TN 38183 you will obey and honor our heavenly father showing respect, gratitude and love. If your parents are living show love and respect today to parents of past give them honor and thank God for their member.

We hope you'll join us next time. For more from Adrian Rogers would as a pastor, teacher and author Adrian Rogers had two great passions, introducing people to Jesus Christ and encouraging believers toward a deep abiding love for God's word be taught the Christians who are saturated in Scripture are unstoppable ever so excited to announce that this summer the Adrian Rogers legacy Bibles will be in stock now featuring large print and red lettering. This new King James version Bible includes sermon notes and treasures from the love worth finding are, as well as Adrian's quips and quotes from Pastor Rogers unique style is our prayerful desire at love worth finding this Bible control you nearer to Christ, you great joy in bringing glory to his name to purchase a copy of the legacy Bible call us at 1877 love God or go to

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