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Blessed to be Part of a Family

May 10, 2015 Speaker: Series: The Abundant Life

Topic: General Verse: Matthew 12:47–12:50

“Blessed To Be Part Of A Family”

Pastor Duane Cross | 05.10.15

“Someone told Jesus, ‘Your mother and your brothers are standing outside, and they want to speak to you.’ Jesus asked, ‘Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?’ Then he pointed to his disciples and said, ‘Look, these are my mother and brothers. Anyone who does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother!’” - Matthew 12:47-50 (NLT)

“Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” - Hebrews 13:5 (NIV)

I. A mother’s heart is seen in the comfort and care for her children.

For this is what the Lord says: “I will extend peace to her like a river, and the wealth of nations like a flooding stream; you will nurse and be carried on her arm and dandled on her knees. As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you; and you will be comforted over Jerusalem.” - Isaiah 66:12-13 (NIV)

“Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you!” - Isaiah 49:15 (NIV)

II. A mother’s heart is seen in her love for her children.

III. A mother’s heart is seen in her prayers for her children.

“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.” - 3 John 1:4 (NIV)

“I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.” - II Timothy 1:5

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