The Faith of a Praying Mother

Happy Mothers Day;

My son, hear the instruction of your father, and do not forsake the law of your mother; For they will be a graceful ornament on your head, and chains about your neck, (Proverbs 1: 8,9)
It is a wonderful privilege to be able to honour mothers. For those who have been blessed with ‘godly mothers’ it is a double blessing. Motherhood is one of God’s greatest gifts to humanity. A loving, committed mother is an indispensable person in our development. Mothers instill powerful social and nurturing characteristics in us. It is primarily from mothers that a child learn the virtues of sacrifice, sharing, valuing others, compassion and a host of skills and values that remain with us over our lifetime.
Mothers are designed by God to nurture. There is no greater nurturing power on the planet than a mother. When the Apostle Paul was describing his love for the church at Thessalonica, he used the metaphor of a mother’s love to describe how much he cared for the Thessalonians. He reminded them that he was like a “gentle mother who tenderly cares for her children.” (1 Thess. 2:7) 
This Sunday, be sure to show your love and appreciation to your mother, the mother of your children, or a godly woman who has shown you nurturing love…
Sunday @ City: 
We have a special day planned to honour mothers with gifts, appreciation, and special music. The message is from Hebrews 11, The Faith of a Praying Mother. Join us at 10:30 or online at YouTube/ City Bible Church SSM after 9 AM.
* No Sunday evening service. Take the time to show love to your mother (or someone else’s.)
** Prayer Meeting/ Bible Study (Wed. 7 PM)
‘A look at the Nation of Israel’. May 14th. (Sunday) is the 75th. anniversary of the Nation of Israel becoming a nation. Psalm 122 tells us to 6) Pray for the peace of Jerusalem; “May they prosper who love you. 7) Peace be within your walls, Prosperity within your palaces.”
*** MEN’S FELLOWSHIP TOMORROW (SATURDAY) AT 10 AM. Testimony and special music from special guest Peter Kent.
In Christ alone,
Pastor Bill