Mother’s Day - Pure and Simple (Matthew 22:34-46)

Gearl Spicer Gearl Spicer, May 14, 2023
Part of the Specials series, preached at a Sunday Online service

Matthew 22:34–46 (Listen)

34 But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together. 35 And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. 36 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” 37 And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38 This is the great and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 40 On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”

41 Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them a question, 42 saying, “What do you think about the Christ? Whose son is he?” They said to him, “The son of David.” 43 He said to them, “How is it then that David, in the Spirit, calls him Lord, saying,

44   “‘The Lord said to my Lord,
  “Sit at my right hand,
    until I put your enemies under your feet”’?

45 If then David calls him Lord, how is he his son?” 46 And no one was able to answer him a word, nor from that day did anyone dare to ask him any more questions.


Sermon Notes

Mother’s Day - Pure and Simple
Matthew 22:34-46
May 14, 2023

What do you remember most that you heard from your mother?

What lessons are a part of your history?


Love - “a very of intelligent, purposeful and committed love that is an act of the will”

*And He said to him, You shall love the old your God with all your heart, and with all your should and with all your mind. Matthew 22:37

*The second is like it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. Matthew 22:39

Two commandments and One Question

I. Command #1-Love the Lord - Matthew 22:37-38
A. Intimacy of the heart
B. Nurturing of His presence
C. Power of love

II. Command #2-Love your neighbor - Matthew 22:39-40
A. Personal impact on others
B. Choice to be a witness and light

III. Question - Whose son is He? - Matthew 22:41-46
A. Understanding who He is leads to our grasping His purpose
B. Realizing the impact He makes in our personal lives
C. Mesmerizing impact of a great question

Our mother’s are God’s gift to us! They love us unconditionally, nurture us passionately and direct us intentionally!

Can you ever forget her pure and simple words?

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