A.  This is a special day to honor our mothers.
          B.  The Bible teaches us to honor our mothers.  Ephesians 6:1-2 (866)
          C.  Poem: “A Tribute To Mothers”     Author unknown
          D.  Our mothers have a tremendous influence on the family and society.
          E.  “God’s Special Creation” by Lenora McWhorter
          F.  This morning let’s consider several features of a godly mother.

     I.   A godly mother trains her children.

          A.  The most important instructions are the teachings of God.  2 Timothy 3:16-17 (880)

                1.  Profitable:

                2.  Results:

                3.  The godly mother lives what she teaches.

          B.  She trains her children as they grow.  Proverbs 22:6 (498) 

                1.  Illustration

                2.  It’s urgent

    II.  A godly mother is concerned with the welfare of her children.  Proverbs 31: 15-17,
          19,21,27 (504); 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (844)

   III.  A godly mother sets a good example for her children.

          A.  As Timothy’s mother and grandmother.  2 Timothy 1:3-5 (879); Excerpts from
                Kenneth Randolph.

          B.  The daughter is greatly influenced by her mother.  Ezekiel 16:44b (618)

   IV.  A godly mother will be honored by her children. 

          A.  Solomon serves as an example.  1 Kings 2:19 (275)

          B.  An encouragement:

Closing:  This is Mother’ Day.  Tell your mother that you love her.  “A Mother’s Love” by
                Helen Steiner Rice