Ideas for Mother’s Day Sermons

For many churches, Mother’s Day is one of the highest attended Sundays of the year. Use your sermon this Mother’s Day to share hope, encouragement, and wisdom from Scripture. Wondering what to preach this Mother’s Day? Choose one of these Mother’s Day sermon topics.

Women in the Bible

Genesis 17-18, Ruth, Esther, Acts 17

Mother’s Day is the perfect Sunday to consider the lives of women throughout the Bible. Preach a sermon that digs into the lives of women like Sarah, Ruth, Esther, Lydia, and others. As you share their stories, find application points for women (and men) today.

Care and Nurture

Psalm 23, Isaiah 40, Matthew 6:25-34

A good mother is caring and nurturing. Preach to your listeners about God’s loving care and nurturing heart toward us. Pull themes from passages such as Psalm 23, Isaiah 40, and Matthew 6:25-34. Wrap up with an applicational look at how we can love and care for those around us. 

Shaping Who We Are

1 Thessalonians 5:23-24, 2 Corinthians 5:17, 2 Peter 1:3

So much of who we are comes from our mother’s influence on our lives. In your sermon, talk about how your mother (or another godly influence) helped you become who you are today. Use that as an introduction to talk about the way God gently leads us and shapes us to become more holy. 

Childlike Faith

Matthew 18:3-4

Children can teach us so much about the Lord. Preach a sermon about childlike faith, sharing how we can learn from children as we grow in our walks of faith. To take it to the next level, bring one or two of your church’s children on stage to share what their mothers or grandmothers have taught them about God.

Mary, Mother of Jesus

Matthew 1-2, Luke 1-2

Mary is one of the most well-known mothers in the Bible. Preach a sermon about Mary’s faith (Luke 1:38), knowledge of Scripture (Luke 1:46-56), celebration of the Lord’s work (Luke 2:15), and other defining characteristics. Teach listeners how they can grow in each of these areas in their own lives.

God’s Comfort

Deuteronomy 31:6, 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Mother’s Day can be a hard day for many women. Preach a sermon celebrating mothers, but also speaking God’s promises to women in other situations. Speak God’s hope and comfort to women who are unable to have children, have lost children, have broken relationships with their children, or are hurting for another reason on Mother’s Day. Share that your church cares about their hurt. 

Guest Speaker

Psalm 105:2, Daniel 4:2

Ask a mother who attends your church to be a guest speaker on Mother’s Day! Allow her to share how motherhood has impacted her life and relationship with God. If you can’t think of someone to ask to preach an entire sermon, ask multiple moms for short testimony videos to play during the service.