Spiritual transformation (Pt. 1)

Spiritual transformation

Introduction:
Today is Mother’s Day and we that God for sparing our lives to see this day. This is a day some people go back to their mother church to worship with them. It is also one day in the year that we put aside to honour our mothers and the mothers of our children. Mothers are many things to their children, Mothers teach us most of what we know in our early years. By the time a child reaches 18, a mother has had to handle some extra 18,000 hours of child-generated work. If they are to be paid for their services, they will be millionaires! Thank God for our mothers.
Abraham Lincoln, a one-time American President said “All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother”. Today, more than ever before, babysitters and nurseries are raising our children. The tragedy in that is more and more children are being taught outside the home, and what they are taught is most-often worldly rather than Godly.
Thank God for godly mothers
o Moses’ mother – Exo 2:1-3
o The mother who appeared before King Solomon
o The mother of King Lemuel and her godly advice in Proverbs 31:1-10
o Mother of James & John Zebedee – Matthew 20:20-23
o Timothy’s mother and grandmother – 2 Timothy 1:5
We need to honour them even if they do not deserve it for the only reason that God commands it Exodus 20:12. Solomon had 700 wives and 300 concubines but had only ONE MOTHER.
A man may have 10 wives too but your children will have only one mother.
We need to love our women, pray for them and thanking God for the special grace in their lives. We pray that the Lord will give them the divine wisdom to nurture their children in the way of the Lord and strengthen them to continue to be good wives and mothers at home. We wish them many happy returns.
As we celebrate Mother’s day today, we need to remind ourselves of the need to be spiritually transformed as heaven-bound Christians.
We no doubt have heard about it several time but we need to remind ourselves – Hebrews 2:1, 2 Peter 1:12
Let us refresh our minds as we allow the Bible to speak to us:
1. John 3:1-8
2. Colossians 3:1-10
3. Galatians 3:26-39
4. 2 Peter 3:18
5. 1 Peter 5:8-10
6. Exodus 34:29
7. I Peter 2:1-2
8. Romans 12:1-2
In the text we read in John’s gospel, we saw the visit of Nicodemus to Jesus. Jesus stressed the need for genuine transformation through the second birth. Nicodemus, though a teacher of the Law, he came to be taught. This is telling us that no matter how intelligent and well educated you are, you must come to Jesus with an open mind and heart so he can teach you the truth about God. He was made to realise that although he knew about the Kingdom of God, he wouldn’t be a part of it unless he was personally born again. The Kingdom is personal, not national or ethnic, and its entrance requirements are repentance and spiritual rebirth. A new birth, a new heart – Eze 36:25-26. HAVE YOU BEEN BORN AGAIN? To be continued…

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