THE ROLE AND THE IMPORTANCE  
OF HAVING CHURCH MOTHERS,
THE AGED IN THE CHURCH
IN THIS WRITING AND BIBLE TEACHING I WANT TO PLACE
THE FOCUS AND THE EMPHASIS ON THE IMPORTANCE OF
HAVING MOTHERS OR CHURCH MOTHERS IN YOUR LOCAL
CHURCH AND DEFINING THEIR PROPER ROLE WITHIN THE
LOCAL CHURCH, AS WELL AS, THE UNIVERSAL BODY OF
CHRIST. NOW THE MAJORITY OF THIS WRITING SUBJECT
AND BIBLE TEACHING IS COMING FROM AND BASED ON
TITUS CHAPTER TWO VERSES ONE THROUGH FIVE. THIS
WILL BE OUR FOUNDATIONAL TEXT SCRIPTURES. THIS IS
A PARTICULAR AREA WITHIN THE LOCAL CHURCHES THAT
HAS BEEN OFTEN DOWN PLAYED, OVERLOOKED, OR IN
SOME CASES EVEN ABORTED, BUT THE LORD IS SAYING
THAT THIS ISSUE MUST BE ADDRESSED AND RESOLVED
IMMEDIATELY FOR THE SAKE OF THE YOUNGER WOMEN
BOTH IN THE LOCAL CHURCH AND IN OUR COMMUNITIES
SURROUNDING THE CHURCH. FIRST OF ALL, BEFORE I GO
ANY FURTHER LET ME QUOTE WHAT
TITUS 2:1-5 STATES.
1 IT SAYS "BUT SPEAK THOU THE THINGS WHICH BECOME
SOUND DOCTRINE:
2 THAT THE AGED MEN BE SOBER,
GRAVE, TEMPERATE, SOUND IN FAITH, IN CHARITY, IN
PATIENCE.    
3 THE AGED WOMEN LIKEWISE, THAT THEY
BE IN BEHAVIOR AS BECOMETH HOLINESS, NOT FALSE
ACCUSERS, NOT GIVEN TO MUCH WINE, TEACHERS OF
GOOD THINGS;
4 THAT THEY MAY TEACH THE YOUNGER
WOMEN
TO BE SOBER, TO LOVE THEIR HUSBANDS, TO
LOVE THEIR CHILDREN,
5) TO BE DISCREET, CHASTE,
KEEPERS AT HOME, GOOD, OBEDIENT TO THEIR OWN
HUSBANDS, THAT THE WORD OF GOD BE NOT
BLASPHEMED.
WOW! WE CAN CLEARLY SEE HERE THAT
THERE IS A VERY UNIQUE ASSIGNMENT, AS WELL AS, A
VERY IMPORTANT AND POWERFUL ROLE PLACED ON THE
AGED OR OLDER WOMEN OF THE CHURCH, OR WE CAN
SAY CHURCH MOTHERS.
(SEE ALSO 1 TIMOTHY 5:1-2) THE
LORD HAS PLACED THEM IN HIS CHURCH AND HIS BODY
FOR A REASON AND, IT'S TIME THAT THE PASTORS BOTH
RECOGNIZE AND ACKNOWLEDGE THIS CALLING THAT THE
LORD HAS GIVEN TO THEM. MANY CHURCHES AND EVEN
SOME PASTORS DON'T KNOW THIS, SO CORRECTION
HAS TO COME. VERSE THREE OF TITUS CHAPTER TWO
STARTS OUT BY ADDRESSING A SPECIFIC GROUP OF
PEOPLE, WHICH IN THIS CASE IS THE AGED WOMEN. IT
ALSO CONTINUES BY SAYING LIKEWISE. THE STATEMENT
LIKEWISE IS INDICATING THAT THE SAME STANDARDS OR
QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE AGED MEN ALSO APPLIES TO
THE AGED WOMEN, PLUS THE REMAINING STANDARDS,
QUALIFICATIONS, AND ROLES LISTED IN
VERSES THREE
THROUGH FIVE
. IN THE LATER PART OF VERSE THREE, IT
SAYS THAT THEY SHOULD BE
1) TEACHERS OF GOOD
THINGS. NOW
VERSES FOUR AND FIVE WILL NOW SHOW
US WHAT THESE GOOD THINGS ARE THAT THEY SHOULD
BE TEACHING AND TO WHOM THEY SHOULD BE TEACHING
THEM TO. THE WORD OF GOD IS VERY SPECIFIC.
2) IN
VERSE FOUR WE SEE THAT THEY SHOULD BE TEACHING
THESE GOOD THINGS AND PRINCIPLES TO THE
YOUNGER
WOMEN
. IN VERSE FOUR WE ALSO SEE HERE THAT THE
AGED WOMEN OR MOTHERS HAVE THE ASSIGNMENT OF
TEACHING THE YOUNGER WOMEN
3) TO BE SOBER. HERE
THAT WORD
SOBER MEANS TO BE SELF CONTROLLED,  
WISE, WISE MINDED, OR CLEAR HEADED.
VERSE FOUR
ALSO EMPHASIZES THAT THE AGED WOMEN SHOULD BE
4) TEACHING THE YOUNGER WOMEN TO LOVE THEIR
HUSBANDS
. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT, ESPECIALLY IN
THESE TIMES WHEREIN THE DIVORCE RATE IS SO HIGH
AND THE TRADITIONAL BIBLE BASED FAMILY STRUCTURE
IS UNDER SUCH HEAVY ATTACK. A LOT OF ARGUMENTS IN
THE HOME CAN BE SETTLED WITH THIS VERY TEACHING.
NOW THAT'S SOUND DOCTRINE. VERSE FOUR ALSO SAYS
THAT THEY SHOULD
5) TEACH THE YOUNGER WOMEN TO
LOVE THEIR CHILDREN. A LOT OF CHILDREN WOULDN'T
BE DOING A LOT OF THE THINGS THAT THEY DO IN THE
SCHOOLS AND IN THE STREETS IF THEY WERE PROPERLY
LOVED AND TAUGHT
CORRECTLY AT HOME. NOW LET ME
MOVE ON!
VERSE FIVE SAYS THAT THEY SHOULD ALSO 6)
TEACH THE YOUNGER WOMEN TO BE DISCREET. TO BE
DISCREET MEANS TO BE MODERATE OR TEMPERATE. IT
ALSO MEANS
TO BE SOBER AND NOT SELFISH OR SELF
WILLED. THIS IS AN INDICATOR OF A MEEK AND HUMBLE
WOMAN OF  GOD. THAT IS SO BEAUTIFUL IN THE SIGHT
OF GOD.
(SEE ALSO 1 PETER 3:1-4) ANOTHER POINT OF
TEACHING HERE THAT VERSE FIVE SAYS
7) THAT THEY
SHOULD TEACH THEM IS TO BE CHASTE.
CHASTE MEANS
TO BE CLEAN, INNOCENT, MODEST, PERFECT, AND PURE.
WOW! VERSE FIVE OF TITUS CHAPTER TWO ALSO BRING
OUT THE POINT OF
8) TEACHING THE YOUNGER WOMEN
TO BE KEEPERS AT HOME. NOW THAT SHOULD BE SELF
EXPLANATORY BUT I DON'T WANT TO TAKE FOR GRANTED
THAT EVERY ONE KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT THAT MEANS.
THAT WORD
KEEPERS MEANS TO BE DOMESTICALLY
INCLINED, A GOOD HOUSE KEEPER, OR TO KEEP THE
HOUSE CLEAN.
IT MEANS TO BEWARE, TO GUARD, AND TO
MANAGE THE HOUSE. IT
ALSO MEANS TO BE A STAYER AT
HOME. IN OTHER WORDS, DON'T BE OUT RUNNING THE
STREETS, OR ALWAYS OVER SOMEBODY ELSE'S HOUSE,
AND IN THEIR BUSINESS AND TRYING TO RUN THEIR  
HOUSEHOLD. THAT TYPE OF PERSON IS A WOMAN WITH
THE WRONG SPIRIT ON HER.
(SEE PROVERBS 7:11-12,
PROVERBS 5:5-6, 1 PETER 4:15, 1 TIMOTHY 5:13-15)
NOW
BACK TO THE HIGHLIGHTS OF VERSE FIVE.
VERSE FIVE
ALSO SAYS THAT THE AGED WOMEN SHOULD
9) TEACH
THE YOUNGER WOMAN TO BE GOOD. IT ALSO TELLS THE
AGED WOMAN TO
10) TEACH THE YOUNGER WOMEN TO
BE OBEDIENT TO THEIR OWN HUSBANDS SO THAT THE
WORD OF GOD BE  NOT BE BLASPHEMED. FIRST OF ALL,
IN ORDER FOR YOU TO TEACH THEM TO BE OBEDIENT TO
THEIR OWN HUSBANDS, YOU MUST FIRST HAVE TO BE
OBEDIENT TO YOUR OWN HUSBAND. YOU CAN'T TEACH
WHAT YOU DON'T LIVE. SECONDLY, HOW ARE YOU GOING
TO BE OBEDIENT TO ANOTHER MAN, WHETHER PASTOR,
PROPHET, BOSS, OR FATHER, BUT YOU WON'T EVEN
OBEY YOUR OWN HUSBAND. THAT'S OUT OF ORDER AND
DISRESPECTFUL.
(SEE 1 PETER 3:1, 5-6) NOW THAT WE
HAVE SEEN THE PURPOSE OF HAVING CHURCH MOTHERS
IN THE CHURCH AND HAVE DEFINED THEIR ROLE, LET US
IMPLEMENT THE PROCESS OF WHAT GOD HAS ORDAINED
AND DECLARED CONCERNING THEM. THE MINISTRY AND
MISSION OF A CHURCH MOTHER EVEN GOES FAR AND
BEYOND THE CHURCH AND INTO OUR COMMUNITIES AS A
VITAL PART OF STREET EVANGELISM. A LOT OF WOMAN
TODAY THAT CAME UP ON THE STREETS THAT TURNED
OUT TO BE A GOOD WOMAN THAT HAS SOME PERFECT
FAMILY VALUES, WILL TELL YOU THAT CAME AS A RESULT
OF A CHURCH MOTHER. IT CAME FROM A LITTLE OLD AND
CARING CHURCH LADY THAT TOOK THEM UNDER THEIR
WINGS AS HER VERY OWN CHILD AND MENTORED THEM,
AND TAUGHT THEM THE RIGHT WAY, AND EVEN TAUGHT
THEM RIGHT FROM WRONG, AND HOW TO LOVE THEIR
HUSBANDS AND CHILDREN, AS WELL AS, HOW TO KEEP  
THEIR HOUSES CLEAN. THEY ALSO TAUGHT THEM TO BE
A RESPECTABLE YOUNG LADY AND HOW TO HAVE SOME
RESPECT FOR THEMSELVES. WE MUST GET BACK TO THE
BASICS IN LIFE AND MINISTRY FOR THE LORD, AND MAKE
THE MAXIMUM IMPACT IN TODAY'S SOCIETY. THIS IS THE
ANSWER TO THE PROBLEMS IN OUR MARRIAGES, IN OUR
FAMILIES, IN OUR HOMES, IN OUR BUSINESSES, IN OUR
SCHOOLS, AND IN OUR COMMUNITIES. THESE CHURCH
MOTHERS HAVE A MISSION TO TRAIN, TEACH, AND MAKE
DISCIPLES OF WOMEN IN ALL OF THE AREAS THAT ARE
LISTED ABOVE FROM THE WORD OF GOD. LET ALL OF US
BE ABOUT THE FATHER'S BUSINESS. I HOPE THIS WORD
AND TEACHING HAVE BLESSED YOU.

WITH KINGDOM LOVE,

YOUR BROTHER IN CHRIST,

RODERICK GRIMES


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