Posted on Sun, May 9, 2004
May 9 Sermon: The Influence of a Godly Mother
Scripture: 2 Timothy 1: 5-6
Sermon delivered by Pastor Williams
The influence of a Godly Mother can change the direction of a child that is going astray. The influence of a Godly Mother can shape, mold and change a child’s direction. Thank God this morning for a Godly Mother.
Influences are all around our children trying to change their paths, their way of thinking. Use Godly influence on all the evils around us – the reality television shows, the rappers – it behooves every Mother to lay hands on and pray for your child. Take what you hear on Sunday and apply it to them on Monday.
Paul is excited about how Timothy has turned out. Paul had a lot to do with what Timothy had become. Timothy’s mother Lois and his grandmother Eunice had a lot to do based on their teachings. What you put in the children is what comes out means you are required to teach your children good character, to have integrity, teach them to carry themselves like Christians. How can you teach them what you don’t know? You can’t teach them if you are not living right in front of them.
Influence and control – there’s a difference. Use the rod of influence to bring them under submission and control. That’s what we are trying to teach the young men – to have character. There’s no harm in working and having a job. Lois and Eunice brought Timothy to Christ. They taught him Christ. Our churches should be packed; we should love being here and tell every child that Jesus is the way.
Mothers, you have a lot of power over your child. Use your influence to bring them to Christ, show them that Jesus will save their souls and make them whole. He’ll bring them love, joy and peace. It’s up to him or her to do the right thing. There comes a time when you need to give them over to the Lord. Watch God turn them around and touch their hearts. Train them up in the way they should go and they will not depart. If they do, if you influence them, they’ll come back.
Thank God for Godly Mothers!
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