Summary: Discusses four women in the Hebrew Scripture and their lives and walk in life.
Sermon Title: Mothers Day
Scripture Text: Luke 1:26-38
Four mothers in the Bible played key roles in the coming of Jesus Christ. None of them was perfect, yet each showed strong faith in God. God, in turn, rewarded them for their confidence in him.
These mothers lived in an age when women were often treated as second-class citizens, yet God appreciated their true worth, just as he does today.
Motherhood is one of life's highest callings. Learn how these four mothers in the Bible put their hope in the God of the Impossible, and how he proved that such hope is always well-placed.
Genesis 3 NLT
The Man and Woman Sin
3 The serpent was the shrewdest of all the wild animals the Lord God had made. One day he asked the woman, “Did God really say you must not eat the fruit from any of the trees in the garden?”
2 “Of course we may eat fruit from the trees in the garden,” the woman replied. 3 “It’s only the fruit from the tree in the middle of the garden that we are not allowed to eat. God said, ‘You must not eat it or even touch it; if you do, you will die.’”
4 “You won’t die!” the serpent replied to the woman. 5 “God knows that your eyes will be opened as soon as you eat it, and you will be like God, knowing both good and evil.”
6 The woman was convinced. She saw that the tree was beautiful and its fruit looked delicious, and she wanted the wisdom it would give her. So she took some of the fruit and ate it. Then she gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it, too. 7 At that moment their eyes were opened, and they suddenly felt shame at their nakedness. So they sewed fig leaves together to cover themselves.
Eve was the first woman and the first mother. Without a single role model or mentor, she paved the maternal way to become "Mother of All the Living." Her name means "living thing," or "life."
Since Eve experienced fellowship with God before sin and the fall, she probably knew God more intimately than any other woman after her.
She and her mate Adam lived in Paradise, but they spoiled it by listening to Satan instead of God. Eve suffered terrible grief when her son Cain murdered his brother Abel, yet despite these tragedies, Eve went on to fulfill her part in God's plan of populating the Earth.
-We must stay true to what God tells us.
-We Must not fall for Satan’s tricks.
-Even in her failure Still because the Mother of All the Living.
Sarah - Wife of Abraham
Genesis 16:2 NLT
2 So Sarai said to Abram, “The Lord has prevented me from having children. Go and sleep with my servant. Perhaps I can have children through her.” And Abram agreed with Sarai’s proposal.
For the time this was a legal transaction that Sarai proposed to Abram
Sarai and Hagar didn’t get along at all.
Genesis 16:11 *(Hagar)
11 And the angel also said, “You are now pregnant and will give birth to a son. You are to name him Ishmael (which means ‘God hears’), for the Lord has heard your cry of distress. 12 This son of yours will be a wild man, as untamed as a wild donkey! He will raise his fist against everyone, and everyone will be against him. Yes, he will live in open hostility against all his relatives.”
Sarah was one of the most important women in the Bible. She was the wife of Abraham, which made her the mother of the nation of Israel. She shared in Abraham's journey to the Promised Land and all of the promises God would fulfill there.
Yet in Sarai’s lack of faith in this particular instance God was faithful! But Sarai’s trying to help God out caused us some problem in the Jew and Christian faith.
--->Ishmael grew up to be the father of the Arab.
-Sarah gave birth to Isaac when her wait was over.
--->Isaac because the Father of the Jews.
-Even when we doubt - God Doesn’t. God fulfilled his Promises despite of us.
-The consequences of our actions can bring hurt to many people.
2 Samuel 11 NLT
David and Bathsheba
11 In the spring of the year,[a] when kings normally go out to war, David sent Joab and the Israelite army to fight the Ammonites. They destroyed the Ammonite army and laid siege to the city of Rabbah. However, David stayed behind in Jerusalem.
2 Late one afternoon, after his midday rest, David got out of bed and was walking on the roof of the palace. As he looked out over the city, he noticed a woman of unusual beauty taking a bath. 3 He sent someone to find out who she was, and he was told, “She is Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam and the wife of Uriah the Hittite.” 4 Then David sent messengers to get her; and when she came to the palace, he slept with her. She had just completed the purification rites after having her menstrual period. Then she returned home. 5 Later, when Bathsheba discovered that she was pregnant, she sent David a message, saying, “I’m pregnant.”