Who Can Find A “Christian Mother”?

Introduction: It is not difficult today to find mothers. We can find working mothers, soccer mothers, biker mothers, modeling mothers, political mothers, unwed mothers, “Me too” mothers and homosexual mothers, etc.  Every talk show promotes non – traditional types of mothers and many do so in an attempt to destroy the God-given role of mothers. Wouldn’t it be refreshing to see a panel of Christian mothers? I think it would. But what is a Christian mother? Are they difficult to find? Let’s investigate:

1. Who Can Find A Mother With Convictional Faith? “When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.” 1 Timothy 1:5  These two women enjoyed a faith in God which was both scriptural and saving, a good example of convictional faith.

A. It is a faith which is scripturally sound. Both knew the “holy scriptures”. The only way to teach the scriptures to others is to know them personally. (Romans 10:17) The scriptures must be held about tradition and secular philosophical literature. It is our FINAL authority. Mother’s (and all of us) should be in the Word every day.

B. It is a faith which is saving and sure.  (2 Timothy 3:15) They had been saved sometime earlier than Paul’s trip in Acts 16:1. Two mothers with convictional and saving faith and grounded in the Word. We so need this today!

2.  Who Can Find A Mother With A Communicable Faith? “When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also. And: “But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.” 2 Timothy 1:5; 3:14-15  No one has a better chance to make such a deep impression on a life. Especially the young.

A.  Faith is communicated by personal education. 2 Timothy 3:14. From his earliest days Timothy heard the scriptures. The Israelites had a sense of duty to communicate the Word. Deuteronomy 4:9-10; 6:6-15; 11:18-21; Proverbs 6:20-21

B. Faith is communicated by practical demonstration. 2 Timothy 3:14 “assured of” … “knowing of whom thou has learned them”. His grandmother and mother had taught and demonstrated the reality of their faith to him. Ephesian 6:4; Colossians 3:21. Examples of John Newton; John Wesley.

3.  Who Can Find A Mother With A Commendable Faith.  2 Timothy 1:5  Something caused Paul to think back to the time he was in that home in Lystra. He knew about them.

A. There is a lasting influence in a Mother’s faith.  The most valuable treasure anyone can have is their faith. The world’s idea of worth and value is someone with money. But the Christian mark of worth is his faith. Hebrews 11:6 “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”

B. The living relevance of a Mother’s faith. “unfeigned”  (means: genuine; sincere.). Times may change and fashions may come and go, but genuine, sincere mothers are never out of date.

Conclusion: I know we need more moms with a relevant faith in Christ that can be seen, taught and learned. What kind of mother will you be found to be? Are you saved? 100% sure of heaven? Are you living for Christ in a way that your children can imitate you? They will copy what they see, what they learn, what they hear.

 

 

 

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