by Stan Coffey

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We Are The Products Of Our Mothers
Dr. Stan Coffey
Hebrews 11:23-26

I want to honor our mothers today. I thank God that two very special women in my life are both great mothers: my mother, Adelle Coffey, and my wife, Glenda, two of the greatest mothers that have ever walked the face of this earth. I've been blessed in the area of motherhood with the mother of my children and with my own mother. There are a lot of great mothers in the Bible; they were just like mothers here today. They were ordinary women that wanted to rear their children to love God and to know God. The Bible tells us about Hannah, the mother of Samuel, how she prayed and fasted that God would give her a son. If God would give her a son, she would give that son back to God. And that's what she did. Samuel became one of the great, great men because of his mother.

We're told about the mother of the Lord Jesus, and what a godly woman she was, and how devout she was, and how God chose her to bring the Messiah into the world. Great men have always recognized the importance of mothers. Abraham Lincoln said, "All that I am, all that I ever hope to be, I owe to my mother." Emerson said, "Man is the product of his mother." So what we are, we owe to our mothers. Mothers are special gifts from God to us. I heard about a young man who had tried to get a date with a young lady over and over again to no avail. Finally she said, "We'll see each other, but you have to come to my home and have a meal with our family before my father will let me go out on a date with you." So he thought, "She's worth it; she's so beautiful; she's so lovely. I'll be glad to do that."

So he thought he would get her a gift. So he went to the drug store and looked and looked and looked and chose a small box of chocolates; he thought that would make a good gift. But then he decided he'd get a second gift, and he got a large box of chocolates. Went to the cash register, and the druggist, the man who own ...

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