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Summary: There is a side to God which is like that of a mother. Mothers feature in the lives of the Apostles. Deborah rose up in Israel as a mother to lead the nation. Timothy was trained in the Christian faith by his mother and grandmother. Spiritual mothers are

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Compiled by: Herman Abrahams (Senior Minister), Cornerstone Faith Ministries, P.O. Box 740, Westridge 7802, Rep. of South Africa.

E-Mail: mentorship2003@yahoo.co.uk

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Thank you.

Herman Abrahams,

Cape Town, South Africa.

APOSTOLIC MOTHERHOOD

There is a side to God which is like that of a mother. Mothers feature in the lives of the Apostles. Deborah rose up in Israel as a mother to lead the nation. Timothy was trained in the Christian faith by his mother and grandmother. Spiritual mothers are much-needed in the work of the gospel to provide compassion, care and strength to tho

1. Mothers Needed Nationally, Internationally & In The Local Church.

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Deborah is an example of a woman raised up by God (AS A MOTHER) and placed in a governmental position [see Judg. 4—5 for the full story].

(Judges 5:7) “Village life in Israel ceased, ceased until I, Deborah, arose, arose a mother in Israel.”

“APOSTLE DEBORAH” - She became a military commander and the governess of a nation. God’s choice to govern was a woman.

1.1 Mothers Bring Faith, Emotional Strength & Courage

Judges 4:8 “Barak said to her, "If you go with me, I will go; but if you don’t go with me, I won’t go."

Barak felt strong enough to face the task, but only if Deborah, the woman of strength and courage, would accompany him.

2. Apostles Also Need Mothers.

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• Rufus’s mother mothered Paul (Romans 16:13).

So often we look at strong leaders as a sort of father figure. This is not at all improper. "For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel" (1 Corinthians 4:15 ).

But though we look up to an respect these strong leaders in the faith, we sometimes fail to realize that they also need spiritual parents. The role of leadership is one of the loneliest in the world. Frequently there is the need to pour out one’s soul to a listening ear, to seek counsel in the perplexing problems that face an active minister in the gospel. In the mother of Rufus Paul had found just such a confidante.

1 Thes 2:6 We were not looking for praise from men, not from you or anyone else. As apostles of Christ we could have been a burden to you, 7but we were gentle among you, like a mother caring for her little children.

3. Apostolic Mothers Nurture The Faith Of Their Children (Both Spiritual & Physical children)

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2 Tim 1:5 I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.


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