June 25, 2017
Matthew 10:24-39
Romans 6:1b-11
Genesis 21:8-21
Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17

Woman, Behold Thy Son; Behold Thy Mother

Good Friday

from the book
The Seven Last Words Of Jesus Christ
Messages for Good Friday

Maurice A. Fetty

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Ask most sons and they will tell you their mothers do not understand them. How many mothers have their sons share deeply their thoughts and fears, dreams and aspirations? Sons, in their childhood, may talk to their mothers. But in their adolescence, youth and young manhood, they often seek out the company of other older women in whom they confide, and with whom they share their questions, their hopes, and dreams.

But ask most mothers if they understand their sons and they will claim they do. They will tell you their physical characteristics and personality traits from earliest infancy. They remember the first steps, the first word, the first time they slept through the night. Mothers can recall the excitement of a son over his first bicycle and the first day he really combed his hair and worried about how he looked to the girls.

Do mothers understand their sons? Ask them and they will recall a son's first date, his struggle...

This Good Friday sermon, Woman, Behold Thy Son; Behold Thy Mother, is based on John 19:26-27 and relates to Good Friday of Cycle of the lectionary. This sermon is excerpted from the book The Seven Last Words Of Jesus Christ . SermonSuite offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, children's sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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