Magnificent Mother

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1 Samuel 1:10-28 (­Program 1913, Air dates 05.12.2013)

  1. THE PRINCIPLE OF MAGNIFICIENT PRIORITY (1 Samuel 1:10-11) 
    1. Children are a blessing from God, not a burden.
      1. Psalm 127:3
      2. Psalm 128:3-4
    2. Children do not make rich people poor, they make poor people rich.
  1. THE PRINCIPLE OF MAGNIFICIENT PRAYER (1 Samuel 1:10)
    1. Raising godly children happens before they are born.
    2. God gave many children to women who were barren because they prayed for those children.
      1. Sarah
        1. Genesis 21:1-7
      2. Rachel
        1. Genesis 30:1, 22-24
      3. Ruth
        1. Ruth 4:13-17
      4. Elizabeth
        1. Luke 1:57-63
        2. Matthew 11:11
  1. THE PRINCIPLE OF MAGNIFICIENT PURPOSE (1 Samuel 1:11)
    1. Hannah had the right purpose for Samuel.
      1. He was to become a Nazarite and be holy to the Lord.
        1. Numbers 6:5
    2. Our prayers for our children must have God-honoring purpose.
    3. Our desire for our children should be that they walk with the Lord.
      1. 3 John 4
      2. Psalm 112:2
      3. James 4:3
    4. Ephesians 3:14-21
      1. This passage is a great prayer for our children.
    5. We are to have godly desires for our children, not goals.
    6. We should only set goals for ourselves.
  1. THE PRINCIPLE OF MAGNIFICIENT PERSISTENCE (1 Samuel 1:12-20)
    1. Hannah continued to pray for Samuel after he was born.
      1. Isaiah 40:31
      2. Psalm 37:7
      3. Psalm 27:14
      4. Ephesians 6:18
    2. Because of Hannah’s perseverance, her sorrow was turned to gladness.
  1. THE PRINCIPLE OF MAGNIFICIENT PERSUASION (1 Samuel 1:21-28)
    1. Hannah saw the importance of persuading Samuel to the Lord while he was young.
    2. She treasured every moment with Samuel.
      1. 1 Timothy 1:5
    3. Don’t let anyone make you think it is unimportant to raise children.
    4. There is nothing greater than to raise a child for Jesus Christ.

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