Purposeful Mothers, Kingdom Multipliers

Richard Yap
May 12, 2019

Purposeful Mothers, Kingdom Multipliers

Proverbs 31: 27-28

* To enlarge the vision and scope of a mother’s calling in being the starting influence of an impactful Kingdom-extending mission.
* To awaken others to productively support this mission

3 Usual Expectations of a caring mother
* Provider
* Pray-er
* Persever-er

3 New Perspectives In Enlarging The Calling of Motherhood

* Purpose: Kingdom-oriented mothering
* Partnership: Enrichment & Support Network
* Praise: Acknowledgement & Recognition

Psalm 127: 3-5 Purpose
* each child is a gift of God (Ps 127: 3-5)
* Discern God’s purpose for that child (Ps 139:16)
* Pray into reality that call of God

Each child an arrow aimed for God’s purpose.

Titus 2: 3-5 Partnership
* build a support network for enriching the growing experience of a child
* The fathers to be taught in their roles and to properly fulfill them
* Proper instruction in and good interaction with children church

Proverbs 31:28 Praise
* a mother’s work is never done- manager, multi-tasker, and other roles
* Under-appreciated, longs, no quitting
* Family members must intentionally acknowledge the super-mom in creative ways

Proverbs 23:22, Proverbs 17:25

A foolish son is a grief. Listening to the father and mother is important

-3 Examples of Kingdom-multipliers Impact of God Inspired Mothers

John Wesley 1703-1791
* Samuel Wesley and Susanna Annesley
* John Wesley was no. 15 of 19 children
* Masters degree from Oxford at age 24
* Susanna Wesley managed the family well
* 2 fires; and 9 deaths of children
* John was a “brand plucked from the fire”
* were founders of the Methodists

Charles Spurgeon 1834-1892
* the mother prayed for her willful son until the Charles turned around and became part of the Church

Hudson Taylor 1832-1905
* James and Amelia Hudson
* Son Hudson Taylor backslided at 15
* Mother dedicated herself to prayer
* Revived faith at 17, trained as a doctor
* Sailed for China at 17
* Founded the China Inland Missionary
* In 1950s, CIM missionaries in Malaya
* Now at the OMF (Overseas Missionary Fship)

Psalm 78: 5-6
Uphold all mothers in their great missions of Kingdom impact down the generations