“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23, ESV)

15/03/2015 – Morning Service: A Word of Affection

Bible Readings:

Luke 2:21 – 40, John 2:1 – 11; 19:25 – 27

Sermon Outline:

John 19:25–27 (NKJV)

25 Now there stood by the cross of Jesus His mother, and His mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 26 When Jesus therefore saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing by, He said to His mother, “Woman, behold your son!” 27 Then He said to the disciple, “Behold your mother!” And from that hour that disciple took her to his own home.

I  Mary – a mother of sorrows and acquainted with grief.

Luke 2:34–35 (NKJV)

34 Then Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary His mother, “Behold, this Child is destined for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign which will be spoken against 35 (yes, a sword will pierce through your own soul also), that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.”

II  A word of affection.

Hebrews 5:8 (NKJV)

8 though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered.

III  A direction from the mouth of the Saviour

Matthew 12:48–50 (NKJV)

48 But He answered and said to the one who told Him, “Who is My mother and who are My brothers?” 49 And He stretched out His hand toward His disciples and said, “Here are My mother and My brothers! 50 For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven is My brother and sister and mother.”