Mother’s Day, 2010:

May 10, 2010

“God’s Provision of—and Protection for—Mothers of Faith”

Revelation 12:1-6

Introduction

Big Idea– Motherhood’s joy and pain joins believing mothers with Mary in how God brought mankind their Savior.

Backdrop– Revelation’s parallel women in the wilderness: the mothers of us all (see Genesis 3:15; John 1:12-13; 8:44)

(12:1-2) Each mother experiencing the pain of childbirth partially shares in God’s means to redeem mankind (see Genesis 37:9; 3:15-16a).

(12:3-4) The Devil does his worst to sabotage things when a believing mother gives birth to a child (see Matthew 2:16; Daniel 10:20).

(12:5-6) God has His ways of protecting the believing mother and her precious child from the Devil’s onslaught (see Ephesians 6:10-13).

Bottom Line– Let it sink in on you that every baby (except Jesus) is born a child of the Devil (John 8:44) until he or she is reborn in Christ.  That’s the tragedy of lost humanity (Romans 3:23; 6:23)… and the reason why we need to introduce each child to Christ as early as possible!

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