Summary: Mother’s Day - 7 Lessons for a Godly Woman
Illustrate Fact: In 1907 Ana Jarvis, from Philadelphia, began a campaign to establish a national Mother’s Day. Ms. Jarvis persuaded her mother’s church in Grafton, West Virginia to celebrate Mother’s Day on the second anniversary of her mother’s death, the 2nd Sunday of May. By the next year Mother’s Day was also celebrated in Philadelphia. Ms. Jarvis and her supporters began to write to ministers, businessman, and politicians in their quest to establish a national Mother’s Day. It was successful as by 1911 Mother’s Day was celebrated in almost every state. President Woodrow Wilson, in 1914, made the official announcement proclaiming Mother’s Day as a national holiday that was to be held each year on the 2nd Sunday of May.
Illustrate Humor: WHAT MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME
My mother taught me RELIGION: When I spilled grape juice on the carpet, she instructed, "You better pray the stain will come out of the carpet."
My mother taught me LOGIC: From her decisive words, "Because I said so, that¡¦s why."
My mother taught me FORESIGHT: "Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you¡¦re in an accident."
My mother taught me IRONY: "Keep laughing, and I¡¦ll give you something to cry about."
My mother taught me about STAMINA: "You¡¦ll sit there ¡¦til all that spinach is finished."
My mother taught me about WEATHER: "It looks as if a tornado swept through your room."
My mother taught me THE CIRCLE OF LIFE: "I brought you into this world, and I can take you out."
My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION: "Stop acting like your father!"
My mother taught me about ENVY: "There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don¡¦t have a wonderful Mom like you do!"
Sermon Study 292 - GODLY WOMAN
Key Scripture: Titus 2:3-5 -- Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good.  Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children,  to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.
SEVEN LESSONS FOR A GODLY WOMAN
1. Love your husband
~ Prov 31:10 A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.  Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.  She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.
2. Love your children
~ Psa 127:3 Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him.
3. Be self-controlled
~ 1 Pet 5:8 Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
4. Be pure
~ 1 Tim 2:9-10 - I also want women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God.
Note: In the Ephesians church ¡V this fashion was common for Temple prostitutes ¡V Paul is saying to be different¡K you must also look different.
~ 1 Peter 3:3-4 - Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes.  Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.
5. Be busy at home
~ Prov 31:15 She gets up while it is still dark; she provides food for her family and portions for her servant girls.  She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.  She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks. Prov 31:27-28 She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness (joblessness).  Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:
6. Be kind
~ Ephes. 4:32 - Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
7. Be subject to your husbands
~ Ephes. 5:22 - Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord.
~ Col. 3:18 - Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.
~ 1 Peter 3:1-2 - Wives, in the same way be submissive to your husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives,  when they see the purity and reverence of your lives.
Final Illustration: Letter from God to women,