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Amazing Mothers

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Genesis 3:20 KJV 1900
20 And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.
It begins with God
Some of the biblical commands of a mom ....
Comforts
Isaiah 66:13 KJV 1900
13 As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you; And ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem.
Wisdom
Proverbs 31:26 KJV 1900
26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; And in her tongue is the law of kindness.
Teacher
Deuteronomy 6:6–7 KJV 1900
6 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: 7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
From an everyday viewpoint .....
§ Chef: A mother cooks 2-3 meals a day. “thank you.” Hearing those two words will make every meal you prepared worthwhile.
§ Housekeeper: As a mother you will have the opportunity to clean all kinds of messes—clothes left on the floor, cups left in the living room, spilled food, dirty diapers, vomit, the list goes on.
§ Resolve Conflicts: Children have conflict with friends, siblings, and even their parents. You will have the joy of helping your children learn the skills of listening, negotiation, compromise, and problem-solving, skills that will benefit them for a lifetime.
§ Event Planner: Mothers schedule. What else can I say? From play dates to doctor’s appointments to school events to after school activities to vacations to any number of other events, mothers schedule…a lot!
§ Teacher: Mothers teach their children everything…and I mean everything. When cooking they not only teach their children how to cook, but some basic math. They teach their children about relationships, problem resolution, and dating skills.
§ Chauffeur: Mothers take their children to school, the doctor, and the dentist. They take their children to sporting activities, dance, gymnastics, and music lessons. They drive their children to play dates and to the store.
§ Laundry: Mothers do laundry. They get out the stains and keep the bright colors. Life needs a clean start!
§ Counselor: Children come to their mothers when they fail a test and when their heart is broken. Mothers comfort and advise. They kiss skinned knees and mend broken hearts. They heal broken spirits and teach children how to shape a joyous future.
§ Finance Manager: Mothers often help to manage the finances, teaching their children to do so as well. Balance the costs of groceries, school activities, and clothes as well as the utilities and other household expenses.
§ Health Care Provider: As previously noted, mother’s kiss skinned knees. They also check their children’s fevers, cook them chicken noodle soup, make them comfortable, and many other “doctoring” duties. In the long run, mothers probably do much more than your average physician and for a lot less pay!
§ Activities Director: When children are bored, mothers come up with ideas. They encourage their children to play.
Let’s all send out a big “thank you” to all our Moms, the real life impactors…the world changers of our society!
The women listed today come from various circumstances
Before we get to the mothers today- lest we think that the mothers in the Bible are some special breed and some super saintly group let look .

I. Moms in Linage of Christ

Matthew 1:1 KJV 1900
1 The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
Played a harlot - Line of Christ Thamar - Sin
Pagan and waiting - Rahab - Faith - Waiting of the God of Israel
Faithful and obedient - Gods Grace - Ruth
Used by Authority Figure - Bathsheba
These moms in-spite of their difficulties and circumstances were use to be in the line of Christ ......
They are presented as sinners, cunning, needy , inpatient and waiting
Listen they are not perfect and all are in need of God grace and salvation
Moms the greatest things that can happen to you is to be used of God
The greatest thing a mom can do for her family is to become a Christian.
You need to realize that you are needy and can not save yourself or work your way to heaven.
Call and cry out for help for God to save you. ...
There are five mothers in the line of Christ each one represents an aspect of salvation.
Thamar - Tamar - sin - was just trying to survive
So she resorted to a method we cannot condone for the purpose of securing her desired end. Thus it came about that she laid a trap for Judah, and consequently she and her sons found a place in the greatest of all genealogies.
Matthew 1:3 KJV 1900
3 And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram;
Rahab - faith in God - helped the spies at Jericho
Rahab, the prostitute of the Canaanite city of Jericho, ultimately is noteworthy for her great faith and for her place in the lineage of Jesus Christ. But a closer examination of the life of this remarkable Gentile woman can lead to deeper insights into God’s plan for His church and His dealing with individual believers in grace and mercy.
Matthew 1:5 KJV 1900
5 And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse;
Ruth - Grace
Trusted in the God of Namoi - trusted in the God of her mother-in law
Ruth was “of the women of Moab”
She had married the son of an Israelite family while they were living in Moab, but at some point her father-in-law, her husband, and her husband’s only brother died. So Ruth had to make a decision whether to stay in Moab, her home, or to go with her mother-in-law, Naomi, to a land she had never known—Judah.
Matthew 1:5 KJV 1900
5 And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse;

II. The Mom That Waited

Sarah: The Mother Who Waited
Genesis 11:30 KJV 1900
30 But Sarai was barren; she had no child.
She waited
In Genesis 11:30 we learn, “Now Sarai was childless because she was not able to conceive.“
This would have grieved both Sarah and Abraham, and in Genesis 15 when the word of the LORD came to Abram he answered, what will you give me LORD since you have not given me an heir?
God tells him to look at the stars in the Sky, for that would be the number of his offspring. Abraham and Sarah waited 15 years before God renewed His promise, and 10 more years before the promise was fulfilled and Sarah bore a son, Isaac.
Abraham was 75 years old when he first received the promise, and Genesis 21:5 tells us he was 100 years old when Isaac was born. Sarah was 90. So Abraham and Sarah waited 25 years for the fulfillment of God’s promise.
Waiting on husband to get right with God
Waiting on health
Many here are waiting moms
Waiting for this all to end
Sarah probably wouldn’t win an award for waiting and she even laughed at the idea that God could do what He promised, but thankfully God’s promise did not rely on the level of Sarah’s faith. God fulfilled His promise according to His plan and Sarah responded in Genesis 21,
Genesis 21:6 KJV 1900
6 And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me.
Can you imagine waiting that long for a blessing? Sarah tried to believe the promise, but she had doubts until it finally came to fruition. Then she laughed with joy at what the LORD had done. Isaac would go on to continue the legacy of his father Abraham.
Isaiah 40:31 KJV 1900
31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings as eagles; They shall run, and not be weary; And they shall walk, and not faint.

III.The Mom That Endured

Hagar: The Mother Who Endured
Genesis 21:14–17 KJV 1900
14 And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave it unto Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, and the child, and sent her away: and she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beer-sheba. 15 And the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs. 16 And she went, and sat her down over against him a good way off, as it were a bowshot: for she said, Let me not see the death of the child. And she sat over against him, and lift up her voice, and wept. 17 And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is.
many mothers have endured....
Hagar was an Egyptian slave and a maidservant to Sarah, the wife of Abraham; she didn’t have much say about anything and especially not in becoming Abraham’s wife. Though her status changed, she was still secondary to Sarah.
Once Hagar became pregnant with Abraham’s child, a rift developed between her and Sarah. After receiving mistreatment from Sarah, Hagar fled toward her homeland. But she met the angel of the LORD who told her to return, He also promised her numerous descendants through her son whom she was to name Ishmael.
Later, Hagar and her son Ishmael were sent away into the desert, where she believed they would both die. But God is faithful and showed her a well. Genesis 21 tells us, “God was with the boy as he grew up. He lived in the desert and became an archer.”
Hagar thought she would get to escape her misery, but God called her to return to it. She obeyed, and He blessed her and her son just as He promised He would.
Hagar was a mother that endured misery - but God had a plan
Enduring a bad marriage
Enduring a family conflict
Enduring a disease
God bless the moms that endure ...
Fostering moms endure ----- God bless you

IV .The Mom that Planned

Jochebed: The Mother with a Plan
Exodus 1:16 KJV 1900
16 And he said, When ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them upon the stools; if it be a son, then ye shall kill him: but if it be a daughter, then she shall live.
Exodus 2:1–3 KJV 1900
1 And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi. 2 And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months. 3 And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river’s brink.
A new King in Egypt came to power who was under no obligation to honor Joseph’s deeds in Egypt and keep the special arrangement with the Israelites.
He was worried about the Hebrews outnumbering and overtaking the Egyptians, so he made them slaves. He also commanded the Hebrew midwives to kill Hebrew baby boys when they were born, but they did not listen. Then Pharaoh gave another decree in Exodus 1, “Every Hebrew boy that is born you must throw into the Nile, but let every girl live.”
A Levite woman, Jochebed, gave birth to a son and hid him for 3 months. Exodus 2 tells us that when she could hide him no longer, she coated a papyrus basket with tar and pitch, placed the baby in it, then she set it in the reeds along the bank of the Nile.
Jochebed’s daughter, Miriam, watched to see what would happen as Pharaoh’s daughter went down to bath. When Pharaoh’s daughter saw the basket, her servant’s retrieved it for her and inside she found the baby crying and knowing he was a Hebrew child she felt sorry for him.
Miriam then spoke up and asked her if she would like her to fetch a Hebrew woman to nurse the baby; she agreed and Jochebed returned with her daughter to nurse her own baby. Pharaoh’s daughter paid Jochebed to nurse and raise the baby until he was old enough to come live with her. She then adopted him as her son and named him Moses.
Jochebed was determined to find a way to save her son, and God blessed her plan. Not only was her son saved from death, she was able to nurse and raise him until he was old enough to go live with Pharaoh’s daughter. Her son, Moses, went on to free the Hebrew people from Egypt, leading them in the desert toward the Promised Land according to God’s plan.
Moms than plan
Plan for their kids success
Plan to help their husbands
Plan the direction of their spiritual lives of the children
Moms - we love you and the greatest thing you can do for your family is to be a Christian
All the moms we discussed here today had shortcommings
The moms fell short
Some lied
Some were imoral
Some were malipative
None were perfect
All must come to the realizations they can not measure up to God’s Standards.
They realize that God can and will forgive them because of Christ
Its not works
Its not doing good
Its brokenness and helplessness before God.
Romans 3:23 KJV 1900
23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
Romans 6:23 KJV 1900
23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Romans 10:13 KJV 1900
13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Ephesians 2:8–9 KJV 1900
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Mom the best present you can receive is the gift of salvation.
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