LET’S ASK GOD TO RAISE UP MOTHERS
By Michael D. O’Neal
Pastor, Gospel Light Baptist Church
Scripture Reading: Prov. 31:10-31
Text: Proverbs 31:28
Proverbs 31:28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.
Introduction: Today is Mother’s Day. I want to use the occasion to remind us of what GOD says about mothers.
The word “mothers” occurs in the Bible seven times. A mother isn’t perfect, but a home isn’t perfect that doesn’t have the right kind of mother. She is the completer of a home.
Our nation is not producing mothers.
I. LET’S ASK GOD TO RAISE UP MOTHERS WHO ARE SAVED
2 Timothy 1:5 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.
A. Saved mothers can love properly
B. Saved mothers can lead properly
II. LET’S ASK GOD TO RAISE UP MOTHERS WHO ARE SEPARATED
1 Peter 3:5 For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands:
A. Separated in courtship and marriage
1. Abstinence before marriage
2. Faithfulness after marriage
B. Separated in character before God
C. Separated in conduct before men
1. Everyone knew that Ruth was a virtuous woman, said Boaz
D. Separated in conversation and spirit
1. Holy, sweet, and soft-spoken
III. LET’S ASK GOD TO RAISE UP MOTHERS WHO ARE SOUL-WINNERS
John 4:39 And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him for the saying of the woman, which testified, He told me all that ever I did.
A. Many were converted
B. Many were curious and investigated further
We need mothers who will go house to house with the GOSPEL, rather than
IV. LET’S ASK GOD TO RAISE UP MOTHERS WHO ARE SACRIFICIAL GIVERS
Mark 12:43-44 And he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury: 44 For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living.The stewardship of mothers in God’s work:
A. Has importance
1. Stewardship is for ALL
B. Has an impact
1. God blesses faithfulness, not figure amounts – Regular tithing secures God’s blessings
2. Inheritance gifts of mothers have purchased buildings, financed projects
3. It sets an example for the children
V. LET’S ASK GOD TO RAISE UP MOTHERS WHO ARE SUBMISSIVE TO THEIR HUSBANDS
Ephesians 6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.
Ephesians 5:22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
A. It is the plan of God –
1 Cor. 11:1-4
B. It is the picture for the next
1. Mothers can teach their daughters that “Women’s Lib” is the devil’s fib!
VI. LET’S ASK GOD TO RAISE UP MOTHERS WHO ARE STUDENTS
Proverbs 1:8 My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:
Luke 10:39 And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard his word.
A. For their heart’s sake
B. For their home’s sake
VII. LET’S ASK GOD TO RAISE UP MOTHERS WHO ARE SERVANTS OF GOD
Philippians 4:3 And I intreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women which laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and with other my fellowlabourers, whose names are in the book of life.
A. Service must be regular
1. 1 Cor. 4:2
2. Mothers should be faithful to the Lord and His church
B. Service will be rewarded
1. Mothers do a lot behind the scenes that will be brought out to be “manifest” at the
Judgment Seat of Christ
Michael D. O’Neal (Proverbs 11:30), Pastor,