Message for May 6, 2011

“I thank God…..when I call in remembrance the genuine faith that is in you, which dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice, and I am persuaded is in you also.”  II Tim. 1:3-5

There is no other Biblical comment that more graphically points out the importance of Godly influence passed on to the next generation.  When Paul speaks about qualities of faith, he sees in Timothy a reflection of teaching handed down by his mother and grandmother.  Noticably missing is the lack of reference to father and grandfather.
We can only assume that Timothy’s father was not necessarily a great spiritual influence in his life nor was his grandfather.  Although Timothy was greatly influenced by the female members of his family, he was not a “mama’s boy”.  Paul’s confidence in him suggests that Paul knew he would be a strong leader in the church.  In a male oriented society, Paul would have looked for a strong leader.
Mothers, never under-estimate your ability to set the course of your child’s life.  God honors His word when it is exhaulted.  Train up a child, and God promises positive results.
‘One will rise to the level of his expectancy or rest at the level of his examples.”  It is great when both are present in an individual.
(Note:   In a society of single moms raising their children, we need more men like Paul to mentor our young boys to encourage them to be all God has called them to be. Pastor LaVerne)

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