SERMONS, OUTLINES, ILLUSTRATIONS, AND PREACHING IDEAS

THE LILY OF THE VALLEYS - MOTHER'S DAY

by Donald Cantrell


The Lily of the Valleys - Mother's Day
Donald Cantrell
Song of Solomon 2:1-2


Sng 2:1 KJV - I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.
Sng 2:2 KJV - As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters.

I - The Affirmative Statement
II - The Alluring Symbolism
III - The Appealing Savior

This sermon contains a fully alliterated outline, with sub-points.

Theme: ''Comprehensive look at Christ as the Lily of the Valleys''

Audrey Hepburn wrote this when asked to share her 'beauty tips. It was read at her funeral years later:

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.

For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.

For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.

For beautiful hair, let a child run his/her fingers through it once a day.

For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.

People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.

Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each of your arms.

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands; one for helping yourself, and the other for helping others.

Beauty Is In The Eye of The Beholder

A successful beauty product company asked the people in a large city to send pictures along with brief letters about the most beautiful women they knew.

Within a few weeks thousands of letters were delivered to the company.

One letter in particular caught the attention of the employees and soon it was handed to the company president. The letter was written by a young boy who was obviously from a broken home, living in a run-down neighborhood. With spelling corrections, an excerpt from his letter read: ''A beautiful woman lives down the street from me. I visit her everyday. She makes me feel like the most important kid in the world. We play checkers and she listens to my problems. She understands me and when I leave she yells out th ...

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