A GODLY WOMAN I Tim. 2:9-15 Dr. Vines 3/29/87 We are going through I Timothy together. Parts One and Two. SERMON: Proverbs 31 A Godly Woman. • Christ's church needed younger women who learned Biblical modesty through a godly older woman lovingly applying God's Word to daily life. So if you are a woman who has a godly man trying to follow Jesus and lead your home, be sure that you regularly cheer him on. This kind of woman is a treasure when found. So God does not expect every godly woman: to stay up all night, to sew clothes for every member of her household, to be a gourmet chef, to sell her wares to others on the side. • Christ's church needed younger women who learned Biblical modesty through a godly older woman lovingly applying God's Word to daily life. I thank every woman in this church who is willing to be all that Jesus wants you to be! That it might be some help for those of you who feel the same burden when preparing to preach a funeral sermon. In fact the word “slanderers” here in Titus 2:3 is diabolos, the very name of Satan used of him 34 times in the New Testament. A godly woman is not prideful and does not think of herself above others who may be less fortunate. But it got really embarrassing as she said to the children "Now, let's all build our churches. He only asks us to focus on ten essential things that help us fulfill His grand purpose for those who love Him, … 00:00 00:00. She was there.”, *No wonder we hear an echo of Proverbs 31:28 today: “Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.”. The Church. *Opal Self was the epitome of a Proverbs 31 woman. They do not overindulge themselves, they are not overweight-gluttons, they are not pleasure-hungry, they are not malicious-talkers. All that godly motherhood is remains one of the great wonders of mankind. The Complete Woman of Grace is saved by grace, and energized by the Spirit of God to live such an extraordinary life that the world, her husband, and her children all notice that she is different because she is in step with the Spirit and Word of God. The heart of her husband safely trusts her; so he will have no lack of gain. The Bible tells us, “ [A woman] is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come” (Proverbs 31:25). “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (I Thessalonians 5:16‭-‬18) has become her mantra. They can say as Paul did in 1 Corinthians 11:1 Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ. Without a doubt, God gives women strength. 11. Godly women seek to be reverent in their behavior, careful in all their conversations, and never enslaved to anything but Christ. Who are you to judge another? A Woman of Godly Character. • Life is so full, our culture has moved away from homemaking and few young women get mentored in the godly, Biblical art of home making. Proverbs 31 is an inspiring picture of all the ways a woman can bless her husband and children. *And Mrs. Opal was fully committed to God’s Word. Also this week: Living Wisely Or Foolishly. There we see in the Old Testament that incredible woman of virtue whose “pricelessness” is beyond rubies—she is the woman of excellence, the mother of mothers, and the wife that excels them all. . She has a heavenly focus, and she seeks to adorn herself with godliness, not worldliness. We lay foundations that will need further development. Today, we are going to take up the theme, A Godly Woman." I really believe that this insight into the Cretan culture can stir our hearts to glorify the amazing grace and saving power of God. Seek God First Having children and then not training them to be godly individuals not only brings shame to you, as we have pointed out earlier, but will also bring a curse upon society. Whether it be new clothing, various wrinkle creams or anti-aging moisturizers! I feel no grief for her at all, but rather, my sorrow is reserved for those who are left behind; those who will miss her friendship. And, for every woman and young woman who are believers this morning, God has reduced your items needed to be ‘complete’ to a list containing just 33 words in the Greek language. 13. Godly women are “show-and-tellers”. Learn how to live the kind of life you'd want for your children. And Mrs. Opal served in the nursery a whole lot longer than that: 25 years or more. From 1 Corinthians 11:2-3. We know that, believe that, rest in that—and then often feel so incomplete on a day-to-day basis. Titus 2:3 Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. And when we met yesterday, that was the Scripture you mentioned to me. A few broadcasts ago we identified the virtuous woman as one who fears God. Anything that God desires for us to know and do—He has written down and given to us. If you were here a couple of weeks ago Paul introduced the wisdom literature of the bible as the bible’s equivalent of the ‘man drawer’. Therefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith (NKJV). Turn back in Paul’s letter to Pastor Titus, missionary church-planter to Crete—and look at the description of the cultural background of the congregation Titus served two thousand years ago. We are here today for the funeral of a woman in our church who has been a Christian for many years. This sermon was recorded before COVID-19. -Nobody has ever lived a perfect life but Jesus Christ. There is hidden beauty in the conduct of a godly woman (vv1-2, 5-6) This past week, a church member told me that they had read the text ahead for this week’s sermon, and they felt that they should warn me that the last time I preached on wives’ submitting to their husbands, there were some who accused me of being a male chauvinist. Embed barnabasministriesmilwaukee 1179 views 2012-05-09T11:54:09 TRIBUTE TO A GODLY WOMAN - A message to encourage from Pastor Al Calderon - Barnabas Ministries... www.BarnabasMinistriesMilwaukee.com Titus 2 older women teach younger women the centrality in God’s plan of a woman’s priority being her home. • What a rich resource for new marriages and families to have a young woman walked through those days side-by-side with a godly, Spirit-filled woman who will regularly, personally, individually mentor, mother, coach, and cheer on younger women in skillfully living as a wife, mother, and woman of God on a day to day basis. (A Woman's Sermon to Women.) [3] But she also gave reverence to her Savior. *Where did she get her wisdom and kindness? Reply. In this message, Dr. Stanley details the many facets of a godly mother as well as describes the lasting impact she can have on her family. Funeral for a Godly Woman: Mrs. Opal Self Proverbs 31:10-31 Sermon by Rick Crandall Kilpatrick / McClendon Baptist Church - Aug. 10, 2012 *We are going to miss Opal Self. The teacher, noticing that the little boy had only one hand, was concerned how the other children would embarrass him. She was a woman of recognized great beauty in her society but Scripture credits her with a greater inner beauty of character that was more commendable and precious to God, described in First Peter, chapter three. Godly women are Spirit-controlled in every part of their life. Titus 1:12-13 One of them, a prophet of their own, said, “Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons.” This testimony is true. Drunkenness was the norm for many women in that society. That is one amazing spiritual truths we’d all do well to ponder for long enough, until we started realizing that all we need for life and godliness God has overflowed into our lives through Christ. A woman that is prudent and godly is a lovely woman! This one word is variously rendered into 4 different English words by the top 4 versions: “teach” (KJV); “admonish” (NKJV); “train” (NIV); and “encourage” (NAS). I decided to leave it in. • God directed the power of godly, Spirit-filled women of Biblical maturity sitting over a cup of tea discussing with younger women what pleased God in dress, in behavior, conduct, and so on. NKJV. Next Paul turns the spotlight on the hardest member of the body to control, according to James--the tongue. And she is in Heaven today because she opened her heart to receive Jesus as her Savior and Lord. Opal was always more concerned about her family that she was for herself. We’ve also created a handout that can be downloaded, printed, and shared. 1. I love this article! In fact when this passage is read, often on Mother’s Day, many women sit a little lower in their seats as this Proverbs 31 woman seems to never sleep, never tire, never fail, and seems to be just plain perfect. *Mr. Pete and several other family members said, “If you weren’t in church, she wanted to know why.” She would ask, “Where were you?” But she didn’t have to say anything. A woman who doesn't gossip, who dresses, talks and acts like a lady. . May 13, 2001. First: We can thank God for Mrs. Opal’s devotion to her family. INTRODUCTION A man went to visit Yosemite national park but because of a mix-up in his schedule, he wound up with only one hour to spend there. III. American King James Version ×. Her husband, her children, and her friends see a growing kindness that spreads through all her life. Titus 2 is God’ Plan for ALL Women in Christ. Let today be a new beginning to be the woman God intended you to be. That word for ‘acting as a representative of a god’ is the word Paul uses to describe the devout and godly character of the Titus 2 woman. Now, I feel no sorrow for Mrs. Lewis right now, because she is in a better place. Satan is the ultimate source of all evil, the root of all wrong behavior; and since James says the tongue is capable of causing great evil, Satan is always close at hand. 12. The Godly Woman (Part 1) The Apostle’s Apparel Appeal . Today, the definition of family has been stretched and somewhat distorted.” Billy Graham B. *In these ways and many more, Mrs. Opal demonstrated her faith by relying on the Scripture. THE BEAUTY OF A GODLY WOMAN! This passage was never intended to be a one size fits all for all women of all ages. You can almost hear Paul pounding the gavel, and you can all but hear a holy hush settle on the church at Ephesus as the Apostle attempts to restore and maintain a state of settled behavior and consistent doctrine to that troubled fellowship. We live in a world that has some very conflicting ideas of what makes a woman. "Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised." God wants a godly woman whose life speaks louder than her words; a woman whose character is noticed and prompts other women to examine their own lives and seek to emulate her joy, her peace, her walk in the Spirit in evident and practical ways. Titus 2 older women teach younger women the utter necessity of kindness being the law of her tongue and the flavor of her life. Their life is under God’s control in all areas: their tongues, their appetites, and their habits. For instance, there is Mary, the mother of the Lord Jesus. *He died on the cross for our sins and rose again from the dead. Proverbs 31:20 says, “She extends her hand to the poor, yes, she reaches out her hands to the needy.” That’s one good way to serve. One of the most beloved chapters for women, wives, and mothers is that venerable old chapter 31 of Proverbs. She knew that the LORD is Almighty God. Look through the eyes of faith and choose to take some God inspired action now. Godly Titus 2 women never are to surrender their tongues to the devil. A lack of physical control of any appetite, points to a spiritual immaturity. -- What a blessing that was to us. There is one Lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy. Woman’s Role The subjective, submissive role of women in the home and church has never lent … Christ's church was born into a sin-warped, sin-darkened world of mixed-up marriages, sin-scarred lives, and confused families. We are here because we have hope: not hope with a question mark, but hope with an exclamation point! NKJV. But God’s portrait of her is surprisingly different.Let's see the Bible's meaning of a "virtuous woman." “The deepest root of a Christian woman is hope in God, and it yields this strong tree of fearlessness in the face of suffering.” A woman in Christ knows her Bible, knows her theology of a sovereign God who makes promises, knows his promises to be with her, no matter what. Do not speak evil of one another, brethren. The Value Of A Godly Woman 1 Samuel 25:1-42 40When the servants of David had come to Abigail at Carmel, they spoke to her saying, "David sent us to you, to ask you to become his wife." They are not slaves to any substance, slaves to any amusement, any fashion, or any attitude that does not please their Master in Heaven. This morning we can read that amazing list found in God's Word at Titus 2: Titus 2:3-5 "the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things—4 that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children,5 to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed." Save them by His grace and sanctify them by His Word. Funeral Service Based on the Woman of Proverbs 31 (7 of 14) Series: Funeral Series Steve Jones Proverbs 31 DESCRIPTION: Funeral service for a godly woman based on Proverbs 31. LOVE THEIR HUSBANDS. The Christmas season is a special time for your church to commemorate Christ’s birth. The Son of God has done what no other man could do, living a sinless life. Now, in Titus , we’re going to look at 11 qualities of a godly woman. Be truthful and kind in your speech. A godly woman is a woman who knows God and fears Him. They live what they teach. Christianity is unlike any other religion…because Jesus Christ is unlike any other person. She made sure that he took his medicine.” And Mr. Pete said, “She took better care of me than she took care of herself.”, *That’s the way she was for all of you. *But God has a much better reunion planned for everyone who trusts in the cross of Jesus Christ. Order in the church! *How did Mrs. Opal demonstrate her faith? The Christian family which we have known is an institution based on the love of one man for one woman, and symbolizes Christ’s love for His Bride . A woman of spirit, who has the command of her own spirit, and knows how to manage other people's, one that is pious and industrious, and a helpmeet for a man. A godly woman is not prideful and does not think of herself above others who may be less fortunate. plete adj., = Having all necessary or normal parts, components, or steps; Having come to an end; concluded; Entire: a complete meal. We live in a world that has some very conflicting ideas of what makes a woman. I'm calling this study, "Helps for Young Believers." It is within every woman’s reach to become the beautiful woman God intended her to be. Purchase; Download. “A godly woman is someone of whom this world is not worthy, and God is not ashamed to be called her God.” But a woman who rests in God and submits to the headship of the Lord Jesus will mimic the example of Sarah who called her husband “lord” (an … The godly woman will love her husband, love her children, be discreet, chaste, a keeper at home, good, and obedient to their own husbands. MOTHER’S DAY – “Dorcas, a Woman of Influence” 1 Dorcas, A Woman of Influence Acts 9:36-42 INTRODUCTION: A. Believe what the Word says about you and start enjoying your life by striving to be a woman of integrity. *We know that trip was a gift from God, because Opal couldn’t have gone any earlier or later than that. Their sacred personal devotion to the Lord has slowly come to influence every aspect of their lives. God values the role of women and sees the wife and mother functions as one of the best barricades against the encircling hopelessness of a dying civilization. She loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with all her heart. He is 'Elohim - The Strong Creator' - The God of the impossible! These godly older women were noble in everything and in the way they lived life they taught by their actions what is good! Anything that is important to God that involves our life—He has clearly explained His wishes. Godly women have helped transform society more than once; and it has been a wonderful blessing upon that society when they have. *When it came to Opal, the very first Scripture I thought about was the Godly woman in Proverbs 31. The prophecy that King Lemuel’s mother taught him over twenty-seven hundred years ago concerning the virtues of a godly woman in Proverbs 31 is just as true today as it was then. She should be beautiful on the outside, beautiful on the inside and, most importantly, she should be beautiful to God. • God placed the first two priorities on the Titus 2 list as loving husbands and loving children. In teaching what is good they “encourage the young women” (Titus 2:4). If there is one passage every young lady should memorize it is right here. He who speaks evil of a brother and judges his brother, speaks evil of the law and judges the law. There is Eunice and Lois who taught young Timothy the way of God 's salvation. [2] But Opal also relied on the Scripture. Mrs. Opal loved to serve the Lord at church. *Believers in her day were waiting for the Savior to come. • Titus 2 women train, teach, model, and mentor moms into the deepening of love for their children that can be felt. Plus everybody’s plans worked out, and even the weather worked out. Be disciplined and self-controlled. A lady known as a mother, a godly wife, and a Christian friend. They train others in the pattern they have learned. 15. To say goodbye to Mrs. Pauline Lewis, a godly lady. The Character of a Godly Woman. *One cousin said that Mrs. Opal “filled-in as the grandmother that I never knew. Are their parts of your life that you are unsure about what it is exactly that God wants for you? This video teaches about how big God is. Part One — a godly woman exemplifies a certain character; Part Two — a godly woman avoids certain sins. She creates as God creates, she sustains as God sustains, and she is sometimes not at her best, as God has also shown us about Himself. A woman who shows the world what Jesus can do with a life that is presented to Him by faith. In our spiritual lives God says that we are ‘complete in Christ” (Col. 2:9). 1220-A . *She rejoiced in serving the Lord. Older women are to live like holy priests serving in the presence of God. *Family: The Lord blessed you all so much to be able to go to Florida last June. Below you’ll find five characteristics of a godly woman with verses that go along with each of them. -She was the wife who did you “good and not evil all the days of her life.”, *The family told me that Mrs. Opal “fretted over Mr. Pete until the day she died. … The Characteristics of a Godly Mother. Here are some new takes on a Christmas sermon. It is for sure that if we had more parents like Elkanah and Hannah, we would have more godly men like Samuel. -She was the wife who could be safely trusted by her husband. Though the weaker vessel, yet made strong by wisdom and grace and the fear of God. She also rises while it is yet night, and provides food for her household, and a portion for her maidservants. She carefully chooses the “better part” as Mary did over Martha. In fact, the word of God says just that (will prove that in a moment). Proverbs 31:30 says, “charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised”. Set your mind on eternal things, serve the eternal King, and live to please only Him. Funeral for a Godly Woman: Mrs. Opal Self Proverbs 31:10-31 Sermon by Rick Crandall Kilpatrick / McClendon Baptist Church - Aug. 10, 2012 *We are going to miss Opal Self. The word Paul used for complete is pleroo means ‘full or filled to the full’. The godly woman’s affections are fixed on Christ, her Savior, and she makes every effort to follow His example of good works. *Of course she cooked the Wednesday night meals here for 8 or 10 years. -But your Mamaw is forgiven. God foresaw the need for them. Order in the church! "She extends her hand to the poor, Yes, she reaches out her hands to the needy," says Proverbs 31:20 Proverbs 31:20 She stretches out her hand to the poor; yes, she reaches forth her hands to the needy. Being a godly woman involves living in “purity and reverence” (1 Peter 3:2). And it’s not that it’s a phenomenal sermon by any means. The first four spiritual qualities are all present to make this quality work. Mr. Pete said that “just her look would let you know that you needed to be in church.”, *Mrs. Opal did all she could to learn and live by God’s Word. • What was the first thing that the Holy Spirit chose to have taught to the young married women believers? This subject is very important to me personally because I have four daughters. • Home making is a learned art and so many women never have the hands on training that is needed. Proverbs 31:10-31 “Mother’s Day” was started in 1908 by Anna M. Jarvis of West Virginia, who by the way, was childless herself. Opal was a very good woman, but she wasn’t good enough to earn a place in Heaven. She does him good and not evil all the days of her life. She is like the merchant ships; she brings her food from afar. Paul here focuses upon the self-controlled, moderation that is to characterize women of every age in Christ's church. Be devoted to your children. They resist excess in any area of daily life. Those new believers, fresh out of paganism needed coaching, training, modeling, and encouraging in a one-on-one relationship. How does any Godly woman demonstrate her faith? Let us take a look at some examples of godly women. So there you go. Sermons for Christmas. • Can you imagine what a deep and lasting impact upon this local body of Christ's church to have men coming home to a wife who is earnestly being taught how to love her own husband? Without a doubt, God gives women strength. Godly women seek to be reverent in their behavior, careful in all their conversations, never enslaved to anything but Christ, and teaching by example the way to follow Christ. Listen to these verses from that tribute to a good woman. 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