II TIMOTHY 1:4-5
- Timothy learned compassion from his mother and his grandmother (v.4).
- What does it say about you when others recall your tears and your joy?
- What debt do we have to those who blessed our hearts with compassion?
- Timothy’s faith first lived in his grandmother and in his mother (v.5).
- How did the faith of Lois prove to be hereditary?
- How did the faith of Eunice prove to be hereditary?
- What debt do we have to those who helped instill their faith in us?
- Timothy had learned the scriptures since infancy (3:14-15).
- By what means did Eunice and Lois instill faith in Timothy?
- How are we doing at instilling faith in our children and grandchildren?
- All the records of Israel’s good kings with bad fathers, name the mother.
- Why would we know the mothers of Hezekiah and of Josiah? (II Kings 18:2; 22:1)
- Why should we be honoring these and other mothers?
- What was the best way that Timothy, Hezekiah and Josiah honored their mothers?
- Some of the greatest mothering is done by other women (Isaiah 54:1).
- How can women who are childless still rejoice in their children?
- How can we better honor all the women who have mothered us?
Call to Action: To have, share and honor hereditary faith.