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2020.05.10 Every Family Needs A Godly Mother (2 Timothy 1:5;3:14-17)

Midway Baptist Church Sermons

May 10 2020 • 36 mins


Every Family Needs A Godly Mother Text: 2 Timothy 1:5; 3:14-17 Opening Statement: It has been said, “Behind every great man is a greater woman.” I think it can be said as well, “Behind every godly child is a godly mother.” Mothers do influence their sons and daughters! One of life’s greatest blessings is to have a godly mother. And, thus, one of the greatest gifts you can give your children is to be a godly mother. Through faith in God and by honoring His Word, godly mothers have great influence as they train their children. I) Godly Mothers are Women of Sincere Faith (1:5) As Paul thought fondly of Timothy and his sincere faith, he was reminded that such faith also dwelt first in Timothy’s grandmother, Lois, and in his mother, Eunice. Not only are godly mothers’ women of sincere faith, but they also seek to hand off that faith to their children. Timothy’s faith could be traced back through his mother to his grandmother. He could see the Lord in them, and it attracted him to the Lord. II) Godly Mothers Train their Children in God’s Word (3:14-17) The phrase, “knowing from whom you have learned them” points to the reality of God’s Word in these people who had influenced Timothy. The best thing you can do for your kids is to instill in them from an early age the importance of reading, studying, memorizing, and obeying God’s Word. How do you do that? A) A mother must have her own love for God’s Word. You cannot impart what you do not possess. If your kids seldom see you seeking God through His Word, they won’t catch it for themselves. B) A godly mother will use God’s Word to share the story of salvation. Salvation is built on the knowledge of the truth revealed in Scripture. They need to know what saving faith is, as opposed to empty profession that does not result in salvation. So, a crucial task for godly mothers is to pray for and use the Scriptures to lead each of her children to faith in Christ. C) A godly mother will train her children to live by God’s Word. God’s Word is mighty to save, but also is sufficient for all of life and godliness. 2 Tim. 3:16. Your kids should see you applying Scripture and you should teach them how to apply it to the things they face as they grow to maturity. III) Godly Mothers have Great Influence on their Children Throughout their Lives. Only God knows what depth of influence Lois and Eunice had on young Timothy life. Sure, he was strengthened greatly through his relationship with Paul. But the foundation was laid by his godly mother and grandmother. It is not too much to argue that world history is shaped in the home through godly mothers. That is not to disparage the crucial role godly fathers must play. But it is to encourage you in the crucial role godly mothers play. In Closing: God can use you as He used Lois, a grandmother and Eunice, a mother, in Timothy’s life. As parents we need to walk with God in sincere faith. Use His Word to lead your children and grandchildren to the same sincere faith and to train them in God’s ways. We should never underestimate the importance God has placed on the family and how we are to raise them.