Summary: Paul grew to love Timothy along with Timothy’s grandmother and mother. Paul spent time further training and molding Timothy and encouraging him along with Eunice and Lois. Timothy is just a very young man but he grows under all this good teaching
MOTHERS SCHOOL OF PREACHNG!
Out of the French Revolution came a story of a mother who wandered through
the woods for three days with her two children, trying to survive on roots
and leaves. On the third day, she heard some soldiers approaching and
quickly hid herself and the children behind some bushes. The sergeant in
charge noticed the movement, so he prodded the bushes to see what was
stirring behind them. When he saw the starving woman and children, he had
compassion on them, and immediately gave them a loaf of brown bread.
The mother took the bread eagerly, broke it into two pieces and gave one
piece to each of the two children. The sergeant noted, "She has kept none for herself." A soldier asked, "Is it because she is not hungry?" "No," the sergeant answered. "It is because she is a mother."
An old Spanish proverb says, “An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.
What can we say to all the moms?
Eight-year-old Mary wrote her mother a note for Mother’s Day. "Dear Mother, here is the box of candy I bought you for Mother’s Day. IT IS VERY GOOD CANDY. I KNOW, BECAUSE I ALREADY AT 3 PIECES."
A four-year-old and a six-year-old presented their Mom with a house plant. They had used their own money and she was thrilled. The older of them said with a sad face, There was a bouquet that we wanted to give you at the flower shop. It was real pretty, but it was too expensive. It had a ribbon on it that said, ’Rest In Peace’, and we thought it would be just perfect since you are always asking for a little peace so that you can rest.
ILL.- A boy got his first job. As he was boasting about the amount of work he did, he said, "I get up at 5 a.m. and have my breakfast." He was asked, "Does anyone else get up too?" He replied, "Oh yes, mother gets up and fixes my breakfast and then fixes dadâs breakfast."
"And what about your dinner?" The boy said, "Oh, mother, fixes that too."
"Does your mother have the afternoon to herself?" The boy replied, "No, mama cleans the house, looks after the other children, and then gets supper for me and dad when we come home. Then we watch TV before we go to bed."
"What about your mother? What does she do?" The boy replied, "Mama washes some clothes and irons the rest of the evening."
"Do you get paid?" "Of course, Dad and I get paid.""And what about your mother, does she get paid too?"
The boy replied, "MOTHER, GET PAID?! MOTHER DON’T GET PAID. SHE DON’T DO NO WORK."
If anyone here today believes that moms don’t work, I would suggest that you’d better keep your mouth CLOSED!
I want to speak to you on the subject –MOTHERS SCHOOL OF PREACHING
ILL.- Preacher G. Campbell Morgan had four sons and they all became ministers of the gospel. At a family reunion, a friend asked one of the sons, "Which Morgan is the greatest preacher?" While that son looked at his father, he replied, "MOTHER."
Mother was the greatest preacher. Many mothers have done a lot of preaching to their children, whether they considered it preaching or not.
There was a women in a local church that had a son that was quite unruly. They had a visiting missionary come and he was trying to stir up interest to get people to go to a foreign country to preach the gospel. The missionary noticed that the young boy was quite a pistal. At the end of the service a woman dragging a little boy behind her, told the missionary, "I just feel like God is calling me to be a missionary." "He is, indeed" and pointing to the little boy, "And there’s the little heathen he wants you to preach to."
HOW THE SCHOOL OF PREACHING STARTED!
• The woman’s name was Eunice. She was raised in a religious home and was greatly impacted by her mother Lois.
• Lois the grandmother made it her job to train and teach her daughter the ways of God from a youth. Lois loved to read the Old Testament scriptures and she grew to be a godly young women.
• Eunice he became attracted to a young man who was not as spiritual as she was. Not sure really how her mother Lois felt about this relationship and probably with a heart felt emotional tug at her conscience, She married this man.
• After a couple years of marriage, Eunice and her husband had a baby boy who they named Timothy. Little Tim was a bundle of joy. . Lois and Eunice both would tell little Tambo the stories from the Old Testament, Both mother and grandmother would pray for Timmy and would train him every since he was just a little child in the spiritual ways of God.