by John Barnett

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How to Be Godly Women and Mothers (8 of 35)
Series: Delights of a Word Filled Marriage
John Barnett
Mark 14:3-10

Godly Women and Mothers

It's just a day before the end of Christ's earthly ministry. On this night before that long last supper/betrayal night, one of the most touching scenes from the ministry of Christ occurs.

A love filled woman, driven by gratitude, smashes a jar containing her life savings and lavishes it upon Jesus. What a moment to see ... Haven't you wished you might have been there to see, hear, smell and feel such love? And haven't we all wished we could have done the same? We love Jesus so ... And to lavish with selfless abandon a priceless treasure would be our desire. Its mine and I'm sure it is yours this morning. -

The song writer has captured this moment in these words:

Such love constrains me to answer his call follow his leading and give him my all...

Well the good news this morning is that we can offer a similar gift to the Lord Jesus Christ today. In fact Peter tells us that god is face to face now with us and is waiting for it.

Now turn with me to 1 Peter 3:4 lets read it. What is the context of this gift we can freely give to God? It's in the context of our study of the biblical family. Last time we saw: The priority of the biblical family: Pass on the truth.

Pattern for the Biblical Family

Today we continue with our family series and see the pattern for the biblical family:

Today: A Godly Woman
Next Time: A Godly Man
Then: Godly Children

Peter, nearing the end of his ministry writes for God this inspired snapshot of what a gorgeous woman in God's sight looks like. It's a timeless, never out of style, supra-cultural absolute. This is what a woman of god has always looked like. But watch out it is very different from the woman of the nineties, the woman of vogue, cosmopolitan, Victorian and so on. It cuts against the grain of culture and society. Well, what does God say a woman of ...

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