MOTHERHOOD … WITH A TWIST

MOTHERHOOD … WITH A TWIST

MOTHERHOOD … WITH A TWIST
Mother’s Day 2024
1 Kings 17

3 PERSPECTIVES FOR MOTHERS: LESSONS IN THE IMPORTANCE OF …

#1 ISRAEL – Treasuring God’s Word

v. 1 “… there will be neither dew nor rain in the next few years except at my word.” (niv) 

Amos 8.11 “‘Behold, the days are coming,’ declares the Lord GOD, ‘when I will send a famine on the land—not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD.’” (esv)

2 Timothy 3.14–15 “But as for you, continue in what you have learned and firmly believed. You know those who taught you, and you know that from infancy you have known the sacred Scriptures, which are able to give you wisdom for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.” (csb)

#2 ELIJAH – Walking Unusual Paths

UNUSUAL PROVISION – 

v. 4 “… I have commanded the ravens to feed you there.” (esv) 

v. 9 “… I have commanded a widow there to feed you.” (esv)                   

v. 12 “I am gathering a few sticks to take home and make a meal for myself and my son, that we may eat it—and die.”(niv)

UNUSUAL PLACES – 

UNUSUAL PRIORITIES – 

vv. 15-16 “So there was food every day for Elijah & for the woman & her family. For the jar of flour was not used up & the jug of oil did not run dry …”

#3 THE WIDOW – Longing For New Life 

v. 18 “What have you against me, O man of God? You have come to me to bring my sin to remembrance and to cause the death of my son!” (esv) 

v. 23 “And Elijah … delivered him to his mother. And … said, ‘See, your son lives.’” (esv) 

v. 24 “Now I know that you are a man of God, and that the word of the LORD in your mouth is truth.” (esv) 

John 5.24 “I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life.” (niv)