A faith inherited from mothers

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Introduction:

Acts 16:1-4
1 Timothy 2:14-15

We believe that kids are under the parents faith. But we also believe that kids can be saved by a personal decision. No one knows the exactly age of conversion, until there God needs godly mothers to spiritual bear this children of God.
(1 Corinthians 7:14 ; 2 Samuel 12:23)

A faith inherited from mothers

2 Timothy 1:1-7!

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God according to the promise of the life that is in Christ Jesus,
To Timothy, my beloved child:
Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

I thank God whom I serve, as did my ancestors, with a clear conscience, as I remember you constantly in my prayers night and day. As I remember your tears, I long to see you, that I may be filled with joy. I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well. 6. For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands, 7. for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

A. “I serve related with “Grace”: 1Corinthians15:10-11

But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me. Whether then it was I or they, so we preach and so you believed.

Romans 7:6
But now we are released from the law, having died to that which held us captive, so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit and not in the old way of the written code.

Mothers pray. This is the greatest of servitude expression. Paul had a parent feeling for Timothy mention him in his prayers.

Romans 1:9
For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I mention you.

B. “Clear conscience ” related with “mercy”: 2 Corinthians 1:1
For our boast is this, the testimony of our conscience, that we behaved in the world with simplicity and godly sincerity, not by earthly wisdom but by the grace of God, and supremely so toward you.

There’s no perfect mother but there’s perfect mother love. The bible says that this is enough. It’s not about belongings or gifts or stuff, but love. No matter how simple what matters is the sincerity. That should encourage mothers stand for their children and family.

1 Timothy 1:5

The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.

C. “filled with joy” related with “peace” : It is supposed to the Father make the correction.(Proverbs 13:24 ESVST) Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.

Romans 12:19 Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.

A godly mother points to the Father

6. For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands, 7. for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self- control.

Eunice made a great job but it would be incomplete if Timothy had attachments and loyalty for her only, Timothy proved a great fruit of a generational faith because he accepted spiritual fathers, he became a spiritual father for many. He sought the Heavenly Father.

(Romans 8:15-16 ESVST) For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “ Abba! Father!” 16 The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God