What My Mother’s Day Sermon Would Be

May 10, 2013

I won’t be preaching a “Mother’s Day” sermon per se this Sunday, as we’re going to continue working through John’s Gospel.  If I were though, this would be the sermon. (Admittedly, this is the short version.)

“Many mothers are coming here today weighed down with guilt and shame.  You feel that you haven’t measured up and that you have failed.  You have worked hard, stressed out, and compared.  You are buckling, not only from your own expectations, but from the expectations of others.  Today, Jesus says to you, ‘Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.’  Lay down your guilt and shame.  Lay down your sense of failure.  Lay down the crushing weight of expectations that you carry around and find rest at the feet of Jesus.”

Scott Slayton

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Scott Slayton is the Lead Pastor at Chelsea Village Baptist Church in Chelsea, AL. He and Beth have been married since 2003 and have four children.