Pastor Keith Wolf


Pastor’s Office Hours: 

~ Tuesdays through Thursdays from 11 AM to 2 PM ~

 

Mother’s Day is May 12th. So here’s a little Mother’s Day Bible Quiz. (Answers at bottom of the page.)

 

1) This mother had her first and only child at age ninety.

Eve     Rachel                        Rebekah         Sarah

 

2) This mother tricked her blind husband into giving his dying blessing to the wrong son.

Hagar             Leah               Rachel                        Rebekah

 

3) This mother’s son grew up to be king of Israel.

Abigail                        Bathsheba      Michal                        Tamar

 

4) This mother’s firstborn son was a murderer.

Esther             Eve     Hagar             Sarai

 

5) This mother’s son was sold into slavery by his brothers.

Hagar             Leah               Rachel                        Rebekah

 

6) This mother was visited by the angel Gabriel.

Elizabeth        Esther             Mary              Ruth

 

7) This mother’s son said, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near!”

Elizabeth        Miriam                       Hannah           Priscilla

 

Did you know that the modern holiday of Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at St Andrew’s Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia? Her campaign to make Mother’s Day a recognized holiday in the United States began in 1905, the year her mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis, died. Anna’s mother had been a peace activist who cared for wounded soldiers on both sides of the American Civil War, and created Mother’s Day Work Clubs to address public health issues. Anna Jarvis wanted to honor her mother by continuing the work she started and to set aside a day to honor all mothers because she believed a mother is “the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world”.

Unfortunately, not everyone has had the same experience with their biological mother. But Jesus’ idea of family superseded blood-lines. At one time he said, “whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother,” (Matthew 12:50) and just before he died Jesus saw his mother and one of his disciples standing near the cross and he said to her, “Woman, here is your son,”  and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” From that time on, this disciple took her into his home. (John 19:26-27)

There is a lesson in Jesus’ words for all of us about who our family are in God’s kingdom and how we should love and care for one another. Ask yourself who are the women in your life now who are a mother to you, not according to the world’s standards, but according to Jesus’ standards. HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

Your Servant Pastor

Pastor Keith

ANSWERS:

  1. Sarah     2. Rebekah     3. Bathsheba     4. Eve     5. Rachel     6. Mary     7. Elizabeth
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