Você está na página 1de 3

THREE THINGS THAT MAKE AN OUTSTANDING

MOTHER

Text: Luke 2:1-7

Introduction: Mothers. What can we say about them? Everything good and
nothing bad.

ILL.- Eight-year-old Mary wrote her mother a note for Mothers Day. "Dear
Mother, here is the box of candy I bought you for Mothers Day. IT IS VERY
GOOD CANDY. I KNOW, BECAUSE I ALREADY AT 3 PIECES."

ILL.- Eight-year-old Carol also wrote her mother said, "DEAR MOTHER, HERE
ARE 2 ASPIRINS. HAVE A HAPPY MOTHERS DAY."

ILL.- Six-year-old Johnny and his four-year-old sister Suzy presented their
mom with a Mothers Day present; a small, spindly house plant. While it
wasnt the finest looking specimen, they had bought it with their own money
and Mom was thrilled. She hugged and kissed her children and told them
she loved them for thinking of her.

Johnny said, "There was some other flowers we wanted to buy for you,
Mom, but we didnt have enough money." "Yeah," said sister Suzy, "they
had a real nice bunch of flowers at the shop that we were going to buy."

"But I love this plant," said the happy mother. "I know, Mom," said Johnny,
"but these flowers would have been perfect for you. They were in a wreath
and they had a ribbon that said REST IN PEACE on it AND YOURE ALWAYS
ASKING FOR A LITTLE PEACE SO YOU CAN REST."

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:

THE ONE WHO FOLLOWS ME


A careful mother I ought to be,
A little one is following me
I do not dare to go astray
For fear shell go the selfsame way.
I cannot once escape her eyes,
Whatever she sees me do, she tries.
Like me she says shes 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 summers sun and winters 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 ...


I. A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD

2 Timothy 1:3-5 I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure
conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers
night and day; 4Greatly desiring to see thee, being mindful of thy tears, that
I may be filled with joy; 5When 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. Mary Was A Person Of Spiritual Integrity (katapatang loob)

Luke 1:30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found
favour with God.

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

Luke 1:46,47 And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, 47And my spirit
hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.

C. Mary Was Woman Hungry For God

The first thing necessary to become an outstanding mother is a personal re-


lationship with God. The second thing necessary is ...

II. A PROPER RELATIONSHIP WITH HER FAMILY

A. Mary Supported Her Husbands Leadership


B. Mary Taught Her Children Discipline In Honor Of God
Luke 2:51,52 And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was
subject unto them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart. 52And
Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.

Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old,
he will not depart from it.

Application: If your children dont honor and obey you, whom they can see,
how will they learn to obey God whom they cannot see?

C. Mary Was Faithful To Her Children

John 19:25 Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his
mothers sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene.

The first thing necessary to become an outstanding mother is a personal re-


lationship with God. The second thing necessary is a proper relationship with
your family, the third ingredient in every outstanding mother is...

III. A WILLINGNESS TO SERVE GOD


Luke 1:38 And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me
according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.