Mother's Day Messages

Skip Heitzig

A mother's love is an example of God's great and sacrificing love for us. For many people, moms shaped their lives and brought them to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. This collection of messages focuses on these important women, who hold a special place in the heart of God.


 

Table of Contents

# SCRIPTURE: MESSAGE:
1 Luke 1:39-56 A Mother's Prayer
2 Proverbs 31:10-31 A Hero In Your Own Home!
3 2 Timothy 1:3-7 How Moms Can Change the World
4 1 Samuel 1 Marks of a Great Mother
5 Judges 4-5 The Most Interesting Mom in the World
6 Matthew 12:46-49 Jesus and His Mother

 


 

SERIES: Mother's Day Messages
MESSAGE: A Mother's Prayer
SPEAKER: Skip Heitzig
SCRIPTURE: Luke 1:39-56
URL: http://SkipHeitzig.com/3262

MESSAGE SUMMARY
A Mother's Prayer - Luke 1:39-56 from our study Mother's Day Messages with Skip Heitzig from Calvary Albuquerque.

Topic: Mother’s Day Messages

Keywords: Prayer, Just For Moms

 


 

SERIES: Mother's Day Messages
MESSAGE: A Hero In Your Own Home!
SPEAKER: Skip Heitzig
SCRIPTURE: Proverbs 31:10-31
URL: http://SkipHeitzig.com/462

MESSAGE SUMMARY
This summer portends to be the year of the Super-Hero: Spiderman, The Transformers and the Fantastic Four all are making their reappearance to save the day! But there's another hero we honor today (or should we say heroine). In fact she probably already cooked you breakfast this morning! It’s the woman of the home—Mom! Today we pay tribute to this unique individual who helped to transform our lives.

OUTLINE
I. Her Designation (Vs 10)

  A. Virtuous

  B. Valuable


II. Her Description

  A. Dependable (Vs 11)

  B. Devoted

    1. To Her Husband (vs 12)

    2. To Her Household (vss 13-22)

    3. To the Helpless (vs 20)

  C. Diplomatic (Vs 26)


III. Her Distinction (Vss 28-29)

Keywords: Mother's Day, mom

 


 

SERIES: Mother's Day Messages
MESSAGE: How Moms Can Change the World
SPEAKER: Skip Heitzig
SCRIPTURE: 2 Timothy 1:3-7
URL: http://SkipHeitzig.com/3363

MESSAGE SUMMARY
Timothy demonstrated genuine faith and loyalty to the Lord, and Paul the apostle credited these traits to how Timothy was raised by his mom and grandmother. As we examine Paul's second letter to Timothy, we discover three important ways that moms can invest in their children so they will fear the Lord and desire to serve Him with their lives.

STUDY GUIDE
Mothers are special. They can change the world through the influence they have on their children. In the New Testament, we find a mother named Eunice and a grandmother named Lois, who together trained up a world changer by the name of Timothy. In this teaching, we discover from their example three investments women can make in their children that can change the world.

First, Eunice and Lois imparted tenderness to Timothy (see 2 Timothy 1:4). Paul remarked that he remembered Timothy's tears. Apparently, he had seen Timothy weep one of the many times the two of them served alongside each other. It's interesting that the Holy Spirit moved Paul to record for all of the church something that could embarrass a man. This underscores the significant place that tenderness should have in the heart of a Christian. Often, a mother's heart is reflected in the tenderness of her children. It was well said that God couldn't be everywhere, so He invented mothers. One of the ways that God is everywhere is through the love of mothers. Evidently, Timothy's father was not involved in training Timothy to be a man of God. Whether he died or abandoned his family, whether he was an unbeliever or simply didn't get involved (see Acts 16, which mentions that Timothy had never been circumcised since his dad was Greek), he was not the one to whom God credited Timothy's discipleship. Mothers, please comfort and display tenderness to your children, for it meets one of their most essential needs and is one of God's characteristics (see Isaiah 66:13). Tenderness makes a man approachable, relatable, believable, and credible, and Timothy's tender heart came from his mother and grandmother. Ecclesiastes 3:4 states that there is a time to weep, and Luke 6:21 says that those who weep will be blessed. David wrote of drenching his couch with tears (see Psalm 6:6), and Jesus wept several times. Why might this seem embarrassing to us? What does it say about our culture?

Eunice and Lois also imparted godliness to Timothy (see 2 Timothy 1:5). The name Timothy means one who fears God, and it is likely that his mother gave him this name. Her name, Eunice, is the Latinized form of the Greek word euniké, referring to the winged goddess of victory or one who conquers well. Whether she was a single mom or bore the spiritual burden of parenting alone, she lived up to her name as she held together a divided household and raised her son to be a faithful follower of Christ—so much so that Paul invited her young son, who was either in his late teens or early twenties, to join his ministry team. Her life embodied the Scottish saying that "an ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy." Paul referred to her "genuine faith" that she had passed down to her son. Abraham Lincoln rightly said that "no one is poor who has a godly mother." Last week, Skip mentioned that the fear of God is a necessary trait for someone who has been radically saved; Timothy's name reminds us of this. Read Proverbs 1:7-9. Why do you think this trait is being repeated for us?

Thirdly, Eunice and Lois passed on boldness to Timothy (see 2 Timothy 1:6-7). Tenderness coupled with genuine faith results in the courage to serve the Lord fully. The gifts Eunice passed on to Timothy gave him the boldness he needed when fear began to grip his heart (see v. 7). Paul exhorted Timothy to stir up this confidence within him, to stoke its fires and be a bold witness. Tenderness and godliness provide the impetus for boldness. The product of genuine faith is faithful service, and Timothy's service provides quite a testimony. He was Paul's travel companion, received multiple letters from Paul, and was appointed a pastor. The great apostle referred to him as a true son in the faith with whom he had an unparalleled like-mindedness, and through Paul, God gave Timothy the father he didn't have. Moms, be encouraged that when you lay your loving hands on your children in prayer and blessing, someone else will lay affirming hands on them, upholding their gifting and their faith. But you cannot pass on what you do not have. You cannot direct your children toward a goal that you know nothing about, so ask God for wisdom and be encouraged to train up your children with His goals in mind. Although your job never ends, be inspired that your influence lasts a lifetime. What was your mother's influence like? What goals did she establish? Have other people done these things in your life? Who stirred or stirs up your gifts when you doubt or fear?

Adapted from Pastor Skip's teaching

The Big Idea:

Godly mothers can raise children who change the world.

DETAILED NOTES

  1. Introduction
    1. Nobody knows you or loves you more than your mom
    2. The mother and grandmother in this text raised a man who became a world changer
    3. Timothy was personally handpicked by Paul the apostle to spread the gospel and pastor a church
    4. Old hymn "Faith of Our Fathers"; what about faith of our mothers?
    5. Three ways to invest in your children to change the world
  2. Tenderness
    1. The first thing Paul remembered when he thought of Timothy was Timothy's tears
    2. Why did Paul mention this?
      1. Timothy was the most loyal friend Paul had
        1. Philippians 2:20
        2. Like-minded means equal-souled
      2. Timothy cried at some event
        1. At a departure Paul and Timothy had
        2. When Paul installed him as the pastor at Ephesus and departed
        3. Acts 20:37-38
        4. It could be embarrassing for some men to have this fact known publically
        5. "Tears from a man like Timothy were more allowable among those of Paul's era than among modern men of the West" —Thomas Lea and Hayne P. Griffin
    3. Tenderness is a good trait, especially in a man
      1. Isaiah 66:13
      2. "God couldn't be everywhere, so He invented mothers" —Jewish saying
      3. One of the ways God shows Himself to be everywhere is through the tender care and love of a mother
    4. Timothy got his tenderness from his mother and grandmother
      1. Most scholars believe Timothy's dad died when he was young and he was raised by his mother and grandmother
      2. One of the greatest contributions to your children is displayed tenderness
      3. "The young child's hunger for his mother's love and presence is as great as his hunger for food.... Her absence inevitably generates a powerful sense of loss and anger" —John Bowlby
      4. It's tenderness that makes a man approachable, relatable, and credible
  3. Godliness
    1. Timothy's father is not mentioned
      1. His father died
      2. Or his father left the family, being an unbeliever
        1. Acts 16:1
        2. Timothy got his faith matriarchally
        3. Timothy was not circumcised; Acts 16:3
    2. Timothy means one who fears the Lord
    3. Eunice
      1. The Latinized form of the Greek word euniké
      2. Niké was the winged goddess of victory
      3. Eunice means one who conquers well
      4. Eunice conquered the forces of a divided home and saw her son become an evangelist
    4. Paul visited Lystra two times
      1. First time: Eunice and Lois were converted
      2. Second time: Timothy had matured in faith and joined Paul's team
    5. "My dedication to the preaching of the Word was maternal.... When but eight years old I preached to my little sister and to her dolls arrayed in orderly form before me. My sermons were Bible stories which I had first heard from my mother" —G. Campbell Morgan
    6. "An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy" —Scottish saying
    7. "Genuine faith" (v. 5)
      1. One word in Greek: anupokritos
      2. Unhypocritical, genuine, sincere, real
      3. Hupokrités: an actor who wore a mask for a Greek play
      4. Isaiah 29:13; Matthew 15:8
    8. "No man is poor who has a godly mother" —Abraham Lincoln
    9. The first five years of a child's life are the most critical
      1. 85 percent of a child's character is formed by age five
      2. "Ere your boy has reached to seven, teach him well the way to heaven; better still the work will thrive if he learns before he's five" —Charles Spurgeon
  4. Boldness
    1. Therefore (v. 6): refers to what was just said
      1. Timothy had every reason for boldness
      2. The product of genuine faith is faithful service to God
    2. Scholars guess Paul wrote verse 7 because Timothy was becoming fearful
      1. Paul was in jail
      2. Or Timothy was becoming apathetic in ministry
      3. Stir up (v. 6) means keep the fire going, fan the embers of your flame
      4. Tenderness and godliness provide the impetus for boldness
    3. The seeds you are sowing in your child's life won't germinate for a long time
      1. But when they grow, you may see this: a bold, effective witness
      2. Timothy was in his late teens or early twenties when he joined Paul
        1. Christianity has always been a youth movement
        2. He became Paul's disciple, coworker, and friend
        3. Paul referred to Timothy about eleven times in the New Testament and wrote him two letters
    4. Laying on of hands
      1. Bad kind: when your enemies do it
      2. Good, godly form: the tender, affirming touch that confirms God's hand on someone's life
      3. Acts 16
    5. 1 Timothy 1:2
      1. Timothy was Paul's son spiritually
      2. When a mother lays her loving hands on her children, someone else will come along and lay their affirming hands on her children
      3. Do what you can do as a mom, and let God do the rest
      4. "What's done to children, they will do to society" —Karl Menninger
    6. A Christian parent wants their child to grow up to love and serve God
      1. Psalm 127:3-4
      2. Heritage could be translated assignment
      3. Children are to be launched toward a target you've arrived at first
      4. You can't pass on what you don't have
  5. Closing
    1. A mother's role is the most important task on planet earth
    2. A mother's job never ends, but her influence lasts a lifetime
    3. God made mothers to help us arrive at God's best once we've been born

Figures referenced: Thomas Lea, Hayne P. Griffin, John Bowlby, G. Campbell Morgan, Abraham Lincoln, Charles Spurgeon, Karl Menninger

Greek words: euniké, anupokritos, hupokrités

Cross references: Psalm 127:3-4; Isaiah 29:13; 66:13; Matthew 15:8; Acts 16; 20:37-38; Philippians 2:20; 1 Timothy 1:2; 2 Timothy 1:3-7


Topic: Mothers

Keywords: Mother's Day, moms, mothers, motherhood, tenderness, crying, tears, godliness, fathers, children, child, fear, boldness, laying on of hands, parents, parenthood

 


 

SERIES: Mother's Day Messages
MESSAGE: Marks of a Great Mother
SPEAKER: Skip Heitzig
SCRIPTURE: 1 Samuel 1
URL: http://SkipHeitzig.com/4069

MESSAGE SUMMARY
Today we pay a special tribute to those unique individuals we call our mothers. They have given us life on this earth, and their influence has transformed our lives. We will consider a woman from the Old Testament who became the mother of the prophet Samuel. Her name is Hannah and her name means favor or grace. Despite difficult circumstances, Hannah was shown favor by God. Let’s glean some insight from this wonderful woman as we honor our own moms today.

STUDY GUIDE
Connect Group Recap: May 8, 2016
Speaker: Skip Heitzig
Teaching: "Marks of a Great Mother"
Text: 1 Samuel 1

Path

In this teaching, Pastor Skip paid special tribute to those unique individuals we call mothers. They have given us life on this earth, and their influence has transformed our lives. Pastor Skip considered a woman from the Old Testament who became the mother of the prophet Samuel. Her name was Hannah and her name means favor or grace. Despite difficult circumstances, Hannah was shown favor by God. Pastor Skip's path through the text was as follows:

Points

Great Mothers Have Great Problems
Great Mothers Keep Great Priorities
Great Mothers Make Great Plans
Practice

Connect Up: Though God is often referred to as Father in Scripture, there are some texts that describe maternal characteristics (see Psalm 17:8, Psalm 57:1; Luke 13:34). How does God's maternal nature help you understand God's caring and nurturing character?

Connect In>: James says that pure religion before God is helping orphans and widows (see James 1:27). How can the body of Christ minister to mothers more effectively, especially widows and single mothers?

Connect Out: What are some ways you can reach out to mothers, showing the love of God in tangible and creative ways?

DETAILED NOTES

  1. Introduction
    1. A mother's love is great
    2. We relate to our mothers differently at different times of our lives
    3. The book of 1 Samuel is about great men
      1. Samuel the prophet
      2. Saul, the first king of Israel
      3. David, the man after God's own heart and greatest king of Israel
    4. God has done and continues to do great things through women
      1. Jochebed gave birth to Moses and had faith to put him in a basket to save him (see Exodus 2:1-10; 6:20-27; Numbers 26:59)
      2. The line of King David began with a woman named Ruth (see Ruth 1-4; Matthew 1:5)
      3. Because of Esther, the Jews in Persia were saved from annihilation (see Esther 1-10)
      4. Mary was chosen to be the mother of Jesus (see Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-55)
  2. Great Mothers Have Great Problems
    1. Infertility (vv. 1-2, 5)
      1. Hannah had no children
      2. In that time, children were seen as a blessing from the Lord
        1. They thought the more children you had, the better (see Psalm 127:3-5)
        2. Childlessness was seen as an affliction, a curse from God (see Genesis 29:32; 31:1)
        3. If a woman was barren for ten years, her husband could either divorce her or marry another wife
    2. Rivalry (vv. 4. 6-7)
      1. Elkanah's other wife, Peninnah, had many sons and daughters
      2. Peninnah provoked Hannah
      3. Infertility is a common problem today
        1. It affects more women than we are aware of
        2. Mother's Day is not a happy day for women who are infertile
        3. Your value to God is not based on your ability to reproduce
          1. God loves you because you are made in His image
          2. You are of great value to Him
        4. You're not alone; many women of faith were infertile
          1. Sarah, the wife of Abraham (see Genesis 16:1)
          2. Rebecca, the wife of Isaac (see Genesis 25:21)
          3. Rachel, the wife of Jacob (see Genesis 39:21)
          4. Ruth, the wife of Boaz, was barren during her first marriage (see Ruth 1:4-5)
          5. Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist (see Luke 1:7)
          6. In Scripture, the infertile women were often the righteous women
        5. If you are infertile, it does not mean you are cursed; it means you are kept
          1. Reserved for other blessings
          2. God may still be preparing you to be a parent in the future
          3. He may be preparing you to be a foster or adoptive parent
          4. He may want you to be available for a specific work that would be difficult were you to have children
  3. Great Mothers Keep Great Priorities
    1. With Her God (vv. 11-15)
      1. When there are tears in our eyes, there's travail in our hearts
      2. There is no record that Hannah complained to her husband about her condition
      3. Nothing in the text indicates she fought back with Peninnah
      4. She took her sorrow to the Lord
        1. Lord of hosts = Master-Commander of heaven's armies
        2. Appealed to God based on His authority
        3. She prayed continually
      5. She left her time of prayer with a peace that passes all understanding (see Philippians 4:7)
        1. She had a real relationship with God
        2. "No one is poor who has a godly mother" —Abraham Lincoln
    2. With Her Husband (vv. 5, 8)
      1. They loved each other
      2. He gave her a double portion of food
        1. In the Middle East, if you want to honor someone, you give them more food (see Genesis 43:34)
        2. A sign of love and favor
      3. You must pour love, understanding, and stability into a marriage if you want it to last
      4. You must also have a love of God
      5. Kids love to see their parents love each other
    3. With Her Family (vv. 20-23)
      1. She waited for her son to be weaned
        1. In those days, weaning took anywhere from five to seven years
        2. Wean (gamal in Hebrew) = to deal fully with
        3. Spiritual training as well as physical training (see 2 Timothy 3:15)
      2. She was dedicated to raising Samuel
        1. The first few years of life are the most important
        2. They are when a child is the most impressionable and will be most affected by the absence of the mother
  4. Great Mothers Make Great Plans (vv. 24-28)
    1. She fulfilled her promise and plan to return her child to the Lord
    2. In the Hebrew Bible, the book of 1 Samuel comes after the book of Judges
      1. In Judges, Israel was at its lowest point spiritually (see Judges 21:25)
      2. God's plan was to have a child (Samuel) who would come on the scene as a prophet
    3. Hannah made a vow to dedicate her son to God
      1. She realized nothing we have is really ours anyway
      2. God gives us children that we might pour into them and then launch them
  5. Closing
    1. You are of value to God whether you have children or not
    2. When you have pain, God has a plan
    3. You need a set of priorities that you are going to live your life with
      1. Personally toward God
      2. Relationally toward others
Figures referenced: John Bowlby, Anna Jarvis, Abraham Lincoln, G. Campbell Morgan, Woodrow Wilson

Hebrew words: gamal
Cross references: Genesis 16:1; 25:21; 29:32; 31:1; 39:21; 43:34; Exodus 2:1-10; 6:20-27; Numbers 26:59; Judges 21:25; Ruth 1-4; Esther 1-10; Psalm 127:3-5; Matthew 1:5, 18-25; Luke 1:7, 26-55; Philippians 4:7; 2 Timothy 3:15


Topic: Mother's Day

Keywords: mothers, moms, women, infertility, children, prayer, marriage, children, family, weaning, parenting, promise, prophet, priorities

Keywords: mothers, moms, women, infertility, children, prayer, marriage, children, family, weaning, parenting, promise, prophet, priorities

 


 

SERIES: Mother's Day Messages
MESSAGE: The Most Interesting Mom in the World
SPEAKER: Skip Heitzig
SCRIPTURE: Judges 4-5
URL: http://SkipHeitzig.com/4311

MESSAGE SUMMARY
First celebrated in a church in 1908, Mother’s Day quickly became a national observance. On this day we give honor to those unique women we call our mothers. But perhaps the most unusual mom ever was one from the pages of the Old Testament named Deborah. Her interesting blend of personality and giftedness not only impacted her own family but her nation as well. Notice five characteristics of this most interesting mom in the world.

STUDY GUIDE
Connect Recap Notes: May 13, 2018
Speaker: Skip Heitzig
Teaching: "The Most Interesting Mom in the World"
Text: Judges 4-5

Path

First celebrated in a church in 1908, Mother's Day quickly became a national observance. On this day we give honor to those unique women we call our mothers. But perhaps the most unusual mom ever was one from the pages of the Old Testament named Deborah. Her interesting blend of personality and giftedness not only impacted her own family but her nation as well. Notice five characteristics of this most interesting mom in the world.

  1. She Was a Prophetess (Judges 4:4)
  2. She Was a Wife (Judges 4:4)
  3. She Was a Leader (Judges 4:5)
  4. She Was a Mother (Judges 5:7)
  5. She Was a Warrior (Judges 4:6-10)
Points

She Was a Prophetess (Judges 4:4)
She Was a Wife (Judges 4:4)
She Was a Leader (Judges 4:4-5)
She Was a Mother (Judges 5:6-7)
She was a Warrior (Judges 4:6-10)
Practice

Connect Up: The Lord is largely described using male characteristics, but He has female qualities as well. Discuss these verses: Genesis 1:27, Numbers 11:12, Psalm 131:2, Isaiah 42:14 and 49:15, Hosea 11:3-4 and 13:8, Matthew 23:37, John 16:21-22.

Connect In: God has used prophets in the church, but we must be on guard against false prophets. "Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world" (1 John 4:1, NIV). 1 Thessalonians 5:20-21 reminds us, "Do not treat prophecies with contempt but test them all; hold on to what is good." How is the church to test the words of people who claim to speak for God?

Connect Out: Pray for women—mothers, wives, and singles—as well as for women who are unbelievers.

1"Are there prophets in the church today?," Got Questions Ministries, https://www.gotquestions.org/prophets-today.html, accessed 05/13/18.
2Melissa Ringstaff, "The Ten Virtues of the Proverbs 31 Woman", 2001, http://avirtuouswoman.org/10-virtues-of-the-proverbs-31-woman/, accessed 05/13/18.
3Brent Rinehart, "Nine Essential Qualities of a Godly Leader," May 14, 2015, https://www.crosswalk.com/family/career/9-essential-qualities-of-a-godly-leader.html, accessed 05/13/18.
4John R. W. Stott, "Decisive Issues Facing Christians Today," Fleming H Revell Co, February 1, 1996.

DETAILED NOTES

  1. Introduction
    1. One mom in Scripture, Deborah, is the most interesting mom in the world
    2. The only woman in the Bible who became a national leader of Israel
    3. Her profile stands out as heroic in one of the saddest but also most hopeful books in the Bible—Judges
  2. She Was a Prophetess (Judges 4:4)
    1. Deborah introduced as a prophetess
      1. Very few women in the Bible called prophetesses:
        1. Miriam, Moses' sister (see Exodus 15:20)
        2. Huldah (see 2 Kings 22:14)
        3. Isaiah's wife (see Isaiah 8:3)
        4. Anna (see Luke 2:36)
        5. Philip's four daughters (see Acts 21:9)
        6. Deborah
      2. Role of prophet was to hear from God (ears) and speak for God (mouths)
        1. Two spiritual roles in OId Testament: priests and prophets
        2. Priests represented the people to God; prophets represented God to the people
        3. Prophets were vital (see Hebrews 1:1; Amos 3:7)
    2. If you have a mother who loves Jesus, thank God for her and thank her in the presence of God
    3. Moms, you can't pass on what you don't have; you have to walk with Him
  3. She Was a Wife (Judges 4:4)
    1. Deborah was Lapidoth's wife
    2. Before she became a leader in Israel, she married a man in Israel
    3. Her fame eclipsed any notoriety her husband had, but she honored God by honoring the covenant with her husband (see Ephesians 5:33)
    4. Women may have a career, but that cannot usurp the priority of the home
      1. The most important quality of a godly mother is not her relationship to her children but her relationship to her husband
      2. Whatever you model to your kids in marriage will stay with them for life: words, attitudes, commitment
      3. Two greatest gifts to your children: love your spouse and love your God
  4. She Was a Leader (Judges 4:5)
    1. Deborah was the only female judge of the twelve judges
      1. To judge does not mean to be judgmental, nor does it mean to adjudicate a legal case
      2. The Hebrew word shaphat can mean to render judgment in a legal case, but it also means to govern, to lead, to avenge, to contend, to deliver
      3. Israel's sin cycle: started with rebellion, followed by retribution, then repentance, and finally restoration (see Judges 2:16-19)
      4. Judges were warriors/deliverers/defenders who helped move the Israelites from rebellion and retribution to repentance and restoration
    2. Deborah's courtroom was under a palm tree named after her
  5. She Was a Mother (Judges 5:7)
    1. Between Judges 4 and 5 a battle happened and Deborah wrote a song
    2. Deborah described herself as "a mother in Israel"
      1. Scholars are unsure if "mother" is a literal or figurative (maternal/matriarch/feminine leader) term
      2. Her children are not specifically mentioned
    3. Take your role of mother seriously, especially at younger ages
  6. She Was a Warrior (Judges 4:6-10)
    1. A military general, Barak, refused to go into battle without Deborah
    2. It's possible that military leadership was very weak during Deborah's time
    3. Terror/terrorism had reigned for twenty years in Israel
    4. Deborah was bravely and courageously committed to God's glory
  1. Closing
    1. Proverbs 31 closes with these words: "Her children rise up and call her blessed" (v. 28)
    2. We honor mothers today and we thank God for their influence and steady hand in our lives
Figures referenced: Dr. John Bowlby, Winston Churchill, Abraham Lincoln, Golda Meir

Hebrew words: shaphat

Cross references: Exodus 15:20; Judges 2:16-19; 2 Kings 22:14; Proverbs 31:28; Isaiah 8:3; Amos 3:7; Luke 2:36; Acts 21:9; Ephesians 5:33; Hebrews 1:1

Topic: Motherhood

Keywords: covenant, husband, judge, marriage, mother, priest, prophet, prophetess, rebellion, repent, wife

 


 

SERIES: Mother's Day Messages
MESSAGE: Jesus and His Mother
SPEAKER: Skip Heitzig
SCRIPTURE: Matthew 12:46-49
URL: http://SkipHeitzig.com/4545

MESSAGE SUMMARY
This is a very special day but in a very unique time. As we gather together in our cars or online, we consider the relationship that Jesus had with His own mother, Mary. Though the New Testament gives sparing information about the upbringing of Jesus, we can conclude that there were at least three ways to describe the relationship of Christ to Mary.

STUDY GUIDE
Connect Recap Notes: May 10, 2020
Speaker: Skip Heitzig
Teaching: "Jesus and His Mother"
Text: Matthew 12:46-49

Path

This is a very special day but in a very unique time. As we gather together in our cars or online, we consider the relationship that Jesus had with His own mother, Mary. Though the New Testament gives sparing information about the upbringing of Jesus, we can conclude that there were at least three ways to describe the relationship of Christ to Mary.

  1. Jesus Had a Special Relationship to His Mother (vv. 46-47)
  2. Jesus Had a Sensible Relationship to His Mother (v. 48)
  3. Jesus Had a Spiritual Relationship to His Mother (v. 49)
Points

Jesus Had a Special Relationship to His Mother (vv. 46-47)Jesus Had a Sensible Relationship to His Mother (v. 48)Jesus Had a Spiritual Relationship to His Mother (v. 49)Practice

Connect Up: What does it mean to do "the will of [the] Father" (v. 50)? Read Psalm 23:3, Psalm 27:8, and Philippians 1:6. Is it more important to pursue God's will or to pursue God Himself? Do we want to know God more, or do we want some kind of foolproof formula for life? Ask God for His help to understand the difference. Read Matthew 7:7-8 and James 1:5 for guidance.

Connect In: What are you doing in these quarantine days to stay connected with your church family? Share advice and practical tips for staying in touch, praying for each other, and serving where it's possible and needed.

Connect Out: How can the lessons learned from Jesus' interactions with His biological family encourage us as we consider any unsaved members of our own families? What is the hardest thing about not giving up on their salvation—or on the salvation of anyone you might consider unreachable? Read Luke 18:27. Encourage each other with the knowledge that God can do what is impossible for us, and that we shouldn't stop praying for them.

OUTLINE


  1. Jesus Had a Special Relationship to His Mother (vv. 46-47)

  2. Jesus Had a Sensible Relationship to His Mother (v. 48)

  3. Jesus Had a Spiritual Relationship to His Mother (v. 49)


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