Spotlight - Mother's Day

Mom: Encourager, Comforter, and Discipliner

Mother's Day may be about candy and flowers as we appreciate the women who brought us into the world. But being a mom isn't easy. This Mother's Day you can take a different look at the role of mothers through the lens of these great scenes in film that show mother as the great encourager of our dreams, the source of earthly comfort, or the provider of the discipline we need to do the right thing.

Cloudy With a
Chance of Meatballs [PG]  view

Encouragement helps people to do great things.

Flint had a bad day. He tried to do something new and when things did not go perfectly, the other kids laughed at him. He wanted to give up. But his mother comes to the rescue, just in time, to give him the encouragement he needs to keep on with his work. Application One (general): Even... Continue Reading

Colossians 3:21   Ecclesiastes 4:9-10  

Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius [G]  view

When things go wrong, we all want our mommy.

Actions have consequences. When people are in the midst of sin, they give little heed to the ultimate outcome. Evil has an initial rush of sweetness, but in the end it becomes bitter. At that moment, the wise person cries out to God, like a little one would cry out for her mommy -- to bind the... Continue Reading

Proverbs 1:25-27   Job 20:12-16  

Places in the Heart [PG]  view

Discipline confirms our status as children.

Frank did an incredibly brave thing, especially by modern standards. He could have lied to avoid the spanking. He could have crafted a lighter sentence for himself. But Frank knew what was right, and what was needed. Proverbs 13:1 says, "A wise son accepts his father's discipline." Avoiding... Continue Reading

Hebrews 12:9-11   Proverbs 15:5  

Mother's Day - Quotations

Leigh Ann Touhy: "You threaten my son, you threaten me."
-- The Blind Side

Honey (Frozone's wife): "Greater good? I am your wife! I'm the greatest 'good' you are ever gonna get!"
-- The Incredibles

Adele: "You are a beautiful girl with great potential. I'm not going to see your future as some nothing girl in a nothing factory in a nothing town! You are 14 years old. You have always had enough to eat. You have always had a roof over your head and if you stick with me, you always will because I am your mother. I know what is best for you because that is my job."
-- Anywhere but Here

Related Studies

The Blind Side

The Blind Side - Movie Bible Study

Does human practicality or godly principle really guide your actions?

The Blind Side can stimulate discussions about making decisions from a Christian perspective, our obligation to help those in need, and the importance of family and thankfulness. The Blind Side can also inspire talk about our need to identify with something outside ourselves, and how training and testing form our character.

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