Summary: To motivate the hearer to seek the power of God to enable him/her to become a successful parent.

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Luke 2:1-7

TEXT: And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. 3 So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city. 4 Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, be-cause he was of the house and lineage of David, 5 to be registered with Mary, his betrothed wife, who was with child. 6 So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered. 7 And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

PROPOSITION: To motivate the hearer to seek the power of God to enable him/her to be a successful parent.

INTRODUCTION: Giving birth does not make a woman a mother. It takes a special woman to be a mother. A mother is a person who is willing to take the responsibility of investing her life into another human being who is totally de-pendent upon her to do so:


A careful mother I ought to be,

A little one is following me

I do not dare to go astray

For fear she’ll go the selfsame way.

I cannot once escape her eyes,

Whatever she sees me do, she tries.

Like me she says she’s going to be

That little one who follows me.

She thinks that I am good and fine,

Believes in every word of mine;

The base in me she must not see

That little one who follows me.

I must remember as I go

Through summer’s sun and winter’s snow

I am building for the years to be

That little one who follows me.

The first thing necessary to become an outstanding mother is ...


2 Timothy 1:3-5 I thank God, whom I serve with a pure conscience, as my forefathers did, as without ceasing I remember you in my prayers night and day, 4 greatly desiring to see you, being mindful of your tears, that I may be filled with joy, 5 when I call to remembrance the genuine faith that is in you, which dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am persuaded is in you also.

A. Mary Was A Person Of Spiritual Integrity

Luke 1:30 Then the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.

B. Mary Was A Person Who Enjoyed The Presence Of God

Luke 1:46,47 And Mary said: "My soul magnifies the Lord, 47 And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.

C. Mary Was Woman Hungry For God

Acts 1:14,2:1-4 These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplica-tion, with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers. 2:1 When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one ac-cord in one place. 2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

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