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Heart Prep for Sunday, May 8th, 2016

David Jackson will be preaching his week on “The Glory of Mothers,” reflecting on the the glory of how God has called mothers, positioned them and given them spiritual tasks in his creation and in his redemptive work. The visual theme will be mothers and children. The worship theme will be Praising God for his Provision, which is often mediated through the prayers and acts of mothers.

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Here is the link to the YouTube Playlist: 160508 Heart Prep

A Mother’s Prayer – Getty

Worship Set: (Scripture will be included by the Worship Team)

Forever – Chris Tomlin

Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow

Bless the Lord O My Soul – Matt Redman

Praise to the Lord the Almighty – Hymn #8

You Have Been Good – Twila Paris

Good to Me – Audrey Assad

Slow Down – Nichole Nordeman

Now Thank We All Our God – Hymn #556

For the Beauty of the Earth – Hymn #560

Scripture for Meditation:

Genesis 3:15-16 And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel.” 16To the woman He said: “I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception; In pain you shall bring forth children; Your desire shall be for your husband, And he shall rule over you.”

Psalm 127:3-5 Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward. 4 Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one’s youth. 5 Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them; They shall not be ashamed, But shall speak with their enemies in the gate.

Ephesians 6:1-3 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2“Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with promise: 3“that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.”

Proverbs 31:26-31 She opens her mouth with wisdom, And on her tongue is the law of kindness. 27She watches over the ways of her household, And does not eat the bread of idleness. 28Her children rise up and call her blessed; Her husband
also, and he praises her: 29“Many daughters have done well, But you excel them all.” 30Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, But a woman who fears the
LORD, she shall be praised. 31Give her of the fruit of her hands, And let her own works praise her in the gates.

1 Samuel 1:9-11 So Hannah arose after they had finished eating and drinking in Shiloh. Now Eli the priest was sitting on the seat by the doorpost of the tabernacle of the LORD. 10And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed to the LORD and wept in anguish. 11Then she made a vow and said, “O LORD of hosts, if You will indeed look on the affliction of Your maidservant and remember me, and not forget Your maidservant, but will give Your maidservant a male child, then I will give him to the LORD all the days of his life, and no razor shall come upon his head.”

Luke 2:48-52 So when they saw Him, they were amazed; and His mother said to Him, “Son, why have You done this to us? Look, Your father and I have sought You anxiously.” 49And He said to them, “Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?” 50But they did not understand the statement which He spoke to them. 51Then He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was subject to them, but His mother kept all these things in her heart. 52And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.

2 Timothy 1:5-6 When I call to remembrance the genuine faith that is in you, which dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am persuaded is in you also. 6Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands.