Mother’s Day

Pastor Pete Hartwig

Sermon Notes

Mothers Day 2018





The tree of the knowledge of good and evil


Eve suffers in co creating

Adam suffers too


SLIDE: Genesis 3:15  “Her offspring will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.”


Eve’s heart was broken!  Cain kills Abel



SLIDE:  Abigail

SLIDE: His name was Nabal and his wife’s name was Abigail. She was an intelligent and beautiful woman, but her husband was surly and mean in his dealings.  1 Samuel 25:3

SLIDE: NABAL “Why should I take my bread and water, and the meat I have slaughtered for my shearers, and give it to men coming from who knows where?”


Hospitality ignored / greed


SLIDE: Abigail took 200 loaves of bread, 2 skins of wine, five dressed sheep, 100 cakes of raisins and 200 cakes of pressed figs.


SLIDE: “Please pay no attention to that man Nabal. His name means Fool, and folly goes with him.”


SLIDE:  David said to Abigail, “God has sent you today to meet me. May you be blessed for your good judgment and for keeping me from bloodguilt.” 1 Samuel 25:32


  1. The power of hospitality
  2. She found a way to move forward (Nabal)


Slide; Anna

Luke 2:36-38


The bible never says this was her dream!

It never says that she wanted to remain a widow.

She longed to have a child but never did!

God uses her!  She prays!  She worships!

Widowhood didn’t mean the end at all!


Anna Gave MARY Strength!!


SLIDE: Eve and Mary





SLIDE:  Those who in a moment do something and it is noticed.

Those who do something for years.  It is never noticed!