Enjoy reading stories like these? Consider donating to Empowering Everyday Women Ministries, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

We distribute inspiring free content worldwide to edify the faith of believers and share the gospel with the broken and hurting. Our staff also launches initiatives and campaigns to benefit those who are overlooked, misused, forgotten and in need.

Learn more about who we are and why you should give today.

You can save lives. Learn more about EEW's advocacy and efforts to bring awareness to the epidemic of Autoimmune diseases that affect 50 million people, mostly women, in the U.S. Learn more here.

 

Devotion: Take your eyes off your circumstances MORE

Thinking too small? The word can help with that MORE5 scriptures to help you strengthen & exercise your faith  MOREGod is not a genie MOREDistracted by this crazy world? Stay focused! MORE 7 ways to receive divine revelation MOREBeing phony for social media likes? MOREThis Means War! How to fight against fear  MORE7 ways to be more confident in your calling MORE5 things not to do in the wilderness MOREIncrease your confidence in your God-give talents MORE5 ways to successfully practice abstinence MORE

 

Are life's detours slowing you down? Walk with Dr. Tony Evans through the life of Joseph and discover why and how God uses these unpredictable byways to bring about his blessing and reveal his plan for you. 

Dianna Hobbs is founder of Empowering Everyday Women Ministries. Her Facebook inspirations inspire thousands within  the Body of Christ daily. To read what she has to say and be inspired, head on over to her Facebook page by CLICKING RIGHT HERE. 

Got News Tips? Our award-winning editorial team wants the buzz. Send it to buzz[at]eewmagazine[dot]com!

Join thousands within our faith community who receive inspiration from Dianna Hobbs’ “Your Daily Cup of Inspiration” podcast! LISTEN HERE

David & Tamela shatter records

Tasha's charity performance [WATCH]

Fantasia returns to gospel roots

T.D. Jakes' preaching tips

EEW President miraculously healed

Tasha cobs weds

Travis Greene wins big at Stellars

Rape epidemic in South Sudan

CeCe's new tour

Missing black girls crisis

Stellars Founder's announcement

Fred's new indie film

Author's new tour

Kierra talks her prayer life

Yvonne Orji promotes abstinence

Bishop blesses LA men

Famine declared in South Sudan

EEW Founder gets big support

Pakistani Christians persecuted

Priscilla Shirer donates Bibles

Christianity's exploding here

5 autoimmune disease facts

Gospel DJ's support St. Jude

Tragic end to life

Casey J's new single

4 stars for John Gray's OWN show

Lady Jakes inspires youth

Eddie Long's successor

Gospel singer says watch your online behavior

Christian charity forced out of India

Read our statement of belief HERE.

How to receive Christ MORE

Get to know Dianna Hobbs HERE.

« Sherri Shepherd Speaks Out About Her Split (Sort Of) On Twitter | Main | Michael Sam: 1st Openly Gay NFL Player—What Should Christians Think? »
Tuesday
May132014

Serita Jakes Delivers Emotional Mother’s Day Sermon, Breaks Down Crying

Credit: TD Jakes MinistriesArticle By Monica Graves:: EEW Magazine News

Many people have become desensitized to negative statistics facing today’s youth, but First Lady Serita Jakes, wife of Bishop T.D. Jakes, clearly has a soft spot for this generation.

During a Mother’s Day sermon at The Potter’s House in Dallas, TX Sunday, the usually stoic and reserved 58-year-old cried while sharing the odds stacked against children, teens and young adults in our society.

Her pointed message titled, “God will pull them out,” began with a string of uplifting testimonies about how God had miraculously delivered her and the Jakes children from specific adverse circumstances.

The congregation was on its feet, cheering and shouting. But soon, the celebratory tone changed as the focus shifted toward a much heavier subject matter, specifically, this lost generation, needing help and guidance.

Serita Jakes is best known for standing faithfully by the side of her husband Bishop T.D. Jakes. However, she is a gifted speaker and author (Credit: TD Jakes Ministries)

“Most discussions on youth have focused on issues such as drug abuse, crime, violence, sexuality and poverty. And in addition to these, if that wasn’t enough, today’s youth are faced by new challenges,” Mrs. Jakes noted in a quivering voice, with tear-stained cheeks.

“Our youth are facing an identity crisis. Who am I? They have lack of self-confidence and low self-esteem, thinking I am worthless. They have a sense of hopelessness.”

At one point, redirecting her attention toward young children living in impoverished homes, she said, “Breaks my heart to look in those babies’ eyes and see the pain on their faces. You wouldn’t believe it.”

After sharing negative statistics with the enrapt congregation, Jakes looked up toward heaven and asked God to please pull the youth out of trouble. Overcome with emotion, a few times, she seemed to struggle to get her words out.

TD and Serita Jakes attend the "Heaven Is Forreal" Movie Premiere (Credit: GETTY)Before ending her sermon, she did not miss the opportunity to give attention to the Nigerian school girls captured by Islamic militant group Boko Haram last month. Repeatedly, while marching across the platform as if in a trance, Mrs. Jakes chanted, “Bring Back Our Girls!”

Last year, on Mother’s Day, she preached “I Came To Ask God Why,” based on Matthew 15:21-28.

Her message zoned in on the humility and great faith of the Canaanite woman who sought Jesus to heal her daughter who was possessed by a demon.

RELATED: Serita talks pursuing TD Jakes

PrintView Printer Friendly Version

EmailEmail Article to Friend