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Summary: Mom’s have the divine responsibility to be their children’s best teachers, best comforters and best advisors.

What are a Mother’s Responsibilities?

Opening Illustration: The movie maker clip from the Mother Daughter Banquet -

then the video clip from Blue Fish TV “Honoring Mothers.”

Thesis: Mom’s have the divine responsibility to be their children’s best teachers, best comforters and best advisors.

Scripture Text:

Proverbs 1:8:

8 Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction

and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.

Isaiah 66:13:

As a mother comforts her child,

so will I comfort you;

and you will be comforted over Jerusalem.”

Proverbs 31:1-9:

1The sayings of King Lemuel—an oracle his mother taught him:

2 “O my son, O son of my womb,

O son of my vows,

3 do not spend your strength on women,

your vigor on those who ruin kings.

4 “It is not for kings, O Lemuel—

not for kings to drink wine,

not for rulers to crave beer,

5 lest they drink and forget what the law decrees,

and deprive all the oppressed of their rights.

6 Give beer to those who are perishing,

wine to those who are in anguish;

7 let them drink and forget their poverty

and remember their misery no more.

8 “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves,

for the rights of all who are destitute.

9 Speak up and judge fairly;

defend the rights of the poor and needy.”

Illustration:

When all is said, it is the mother, and the mother only, who is a better citizen than the soldier who fights for his country. The successful mother, the mother who does her part in rearing and training aright the boys and girls who are to be the men and women of the next generation, is of greater use to the community, and occupies, if she would only realize it, a more honorable as well as a more important position than any man in it. The mother is the one supreme asset of the national life. She is more important, by far, than the successful statesman, or businessman, or artist, or scientist. Theodore Roosevelt

Introduction:

What Is a Mother

A mother is someone special

With an understanding heart..

When others lose their faith in you

That’s just when hers will start..

A mother is someone loving

Who has the sweetest way

Of giving you encouragement

When skies are looking gray

A mother is someone helpful

Who will always lend a hand

And smooth things out a little

When they don’t go as you’ve Planned

A mother is someone dearly loved

And that is surely true

A mother is all these things

A mother just like you....

Being a mom is one of the hardest yet most important jobs in the world. A mom has many responsibilities! We want to say Thanks mom for all that you do throughout the year!

Today I want to look at a few of the most critical responsibilities a mother has to do for the Kingdom of God and for their children’s eternal destiny.

Illustration on Mother’s hard task of loving and letting go: Kahlil Gibran, in The Prophet, expresses well the hard task of a mother to love completely and deeply and yet always with the task of letting go. “You may give them your love but not your thoughts, for they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit. You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you, for life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday. You are the books from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.

T.S. – Mom’s need to understand that their responsibilities toward raising their children will and do make a difference in that child’s eternal future. The first and most important job a mom can do for her children is to be their teacher.

I. Mom’s are to be their children’s best teacher in life!

a. Proverbs 1:8: “Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.”

i. Your Dictionary - defines the word teaching as the follows:

1. To impart knowledge or skill to: teaches children.

2. To provide knowledge of; instruct in: teaches French.

3. To condition to a certain action or frame of mind: teaching youngsters to be self-reliant.

4. To cause to learn by example or experience: an accident that taught me a valuable lesson.

5. To advocate or preach: teaches racial and religious tolerance.

6. To carry on instruction on a regular basis in: taught high school for many years.

7. To impart knowledge and skill to: coach, discipline, educate, instruct, school, train, tutor.

ii. We see from the list above that mom’s influence and ability to teach in all these situations in a child’s life will make all the difference in their future.

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