2 Timothy 1:3–7 (NKJV)

3 I thank God, whom I serve with a pure conscience, as my forefathers did, as without ceasing I remember you in my prayers night and day, 4 greatly desiring to see you, being mindful of your tears, that I may be filled with joy, 5 when I call to remembrance the genuine faith that is in you, which dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am persuaded is in you also. 6 Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. 7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

2 Timothy 1:3-7

I. You would lie, cheat, deceive, and steal to help your favorite child get ahead?

Your name is ________________.

II. You laugh at God’s promises and give your husband to another woman (Which causes all kinds of problems)?

Your name is ________________.

III. You are a woman of ill repute?

Your name is ________________.

IV. You ask for a child, and then when you get one, you give him or her away?

Your name is ________________.

V. You loved your children so much, you use a big stick to chase off all the things that would harm them?

Your name is ________________.

VI. You get pregnant before your wedding, you are always following your child around, and you are absolutely certain that your firstborn child is more special than any other child in the world?

Your name is_____________________________.

Answers: I. Rebekah, II. Sarai, III. Rahab, IV. Hannah, V. Rizpah, VI. Mary the Mother of Jesus

Exposition of 2 Timothy 1:3-7
  • A Memorable Man (Timothy)
  • Genuine Faith (Across Generations)
  • Heritage of Faith (Mother and Grandmother)
  • Custody of the Gift (Requires Care and Maintenance)
  • No Fear (Spirit of Fear)
  • Heritage of Power, Love, Sound Mind

Some mothers are just fabulous, like Mary the Mother of Jesus, and Rizpah, who interceded for her valiant sons, even after their death.
Some are a little suspect, and some are just deficient.
No matter what mother you are today, though, you can make a fresh start and be the mother your children need. It is never too late to get it right. God will forgive all of our mistakes and give us grace to start anew if we will ask!

Legacy: It is Never Too Late to Start!

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