A.  Mothers:  significance and influence.
         B.  Poem by Baroness Van Hutton by title of “Mothers.”
         C.  Several qualities of a mother’s love.

     I.  A godly mother loves her children and has a desire for them to be dedicated to the

         A.  Story about Hannah, a mother who dedicated her son to the Lord. 1 Samuel 1:10-18
               (223), 24-28.

         B.  What about it mothers?  Have you:__________________________________________
               Proverbs 22:6 (498)

   II.  A godly mother has the desire to protect her children, even to sacrificing herself
         for their welfare.

         A.  There is a story in 1 Kings 3 (277) about a mother love for her baby.  1 Kings 3:23-27

  III.  A godly mother is compassionate.

         A.  Her compassion and love are manifested in the training of her children.

               1.  Mothers have the responsibility to teach their faith to their children.  2 Timothy 1:5

         B.  A mother’s love is seen in other ways.  Proverbs 31:10-31 (504)

              ____________________; ______________  and ______________; ________________

              ____________.  A godly mother should be praised.  Vv 28,31

  IV.  Several passages that teach respect for our mothers:

         Proverbs 6:20-22 (489)
         Isaiah 66:13 (555)
         John 19:25-27 (798)
         1 Timothy 5:2 (878)
         Luke 18:20 (770)

Conclusion: Review; Poem: “A Mother’s Love” by Helen Steiner Rice