Summary: Mothers has played a very important role in our society and this sermon is a glimpse of what she means to our society.
A Mother’s Influence
2 Tim. 1:1-12
Vs.5 When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice…
• A little girl was asked where home was, she replied where mother is
• All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my mother. Abraham Lincoln
• Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother. Chinese Writer
• Motherhood is priced of God, at a price no man dare to lessen or misunderstand. Helen Jackson
Mention: John 19:27 Behold thy mother!
1. A Mother’s Life
a. Transfers Unto Her Children
2 Tim. 1:5 First in thy grandmother and thy mother Eunice
2. Tim. 3:15 From a child thou hast known the holy scriptures which…
Mention: Ezekiel 16:44 as is the mother so is the daughter
The most crucial years of every child is from the 0 – 5 years because it is during that time period is the greatest influence of who they will become.
Mention: Prov. 31:1-9 Solomon should have listen to his mother Bathsheba
Mention: Prov. 29:15 a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame
b. Transforms Her Husband
Mention: 1 Peter 3:1-5 Her manner of living can be used to win a lost husband
Prov. 31:23 Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.
See: Prov. 12:4 A crown or shame
Adam influenced by Eve, Abraham by Sarah, Delilah did Samson, Jezebel and King Ahab and so on!
Esther influence the king of Persia “Ahasuerus”
2. A Mother’s Labor
Many ladies today have to work on top of the full time job they already have!
See: Proverbs 31:13
a. She Sews
Vs.13, 19, 22, 24
b. She Shops
Vs.16 She considereth a field, and buyeth it
Vs.14 if she hath to go all the way across town she’ll do it to get the best bargain.
c. She Serves
Vs.15 She giveth meat to her household
Vs.20 she stretched out her hands to the poor
Vs.27 she looketh well to the ways of her household
d. She Hardly Sleeps
Vs.15 She riseth also while it is yet night
Vs.18b Her candle goeth not out by night
Do not make the mistake of asking a lady, Do you work, or stay at home? The only worse thing would be to ask her weight.
e. She’s Special
Vs.26 she open her mouth with wisdom, and in her tongue is the law of kindness
Vs.10 who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies
Point: It is unfair for any to be more considerate, kind and patient with their friends or their friend’s mother than their own. Key Point: Work on the heart! See: 1 Peter 3:3-5
3. A Mother’s Love
Her love is probably the closet example of God’s love.
Story Solomon Rosenberg: Taken with his family to a Nazi concentration camp. His father and mother were killed because they were not able to work. He knew his son David would be next because he was a very frail child. He search the barracks every night for the faces of his family members and thank God for another day of life.
One day he search and did not see all of their faces. He asked his son Joshua who he found weeping and praying in a corner. His told him today David was not strong enough to work so they came for him. He said but were is your mom? Oh poppa he said when they came for David he was afraid and cried. Momma said, there is nothing to be afraid of David and she took his hand and went with him.
Mention: Matt. 20:20-21 The mother of Zebedee’s children
See: 2 Tim. 1:8-10 We were saved because of God’s love for us