The Grand Design - Wo-mom

May 13, 2018

Passage:Genesis 1:26-28

Preacher: Bob Bartlett

Category: Sermon


Mother’s Day 2018
Genesis 1:26-28 “The Grand Design – Wo-mom”


Proverbs 31:28 “Her children rise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:”


Two Paramount Understandings of Genesis 1:26-28

#1 God is a God of order. 1Corinthians 14:32-33 “The spirits of prophets are subject to the control of prophets. For God is not a God of disorder but of peace…”


#2 God is a God of purpose. “Then God said, let us make man in our image…”

  • Grand Plan of God.
  • Grand Design of God.
  • Grand Pattern of God.


The Grand Design:

Genesis 2:7 “The Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground…” 

Genesis 2:18 “The Lord God said, “it is not good for the man to be alone, I will make a helper suitable for him.”

Genesis 2:19 “Lord God had formed out of the ground all the wild animals…”

Genesis 2:22 “Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib…”

  • Why? The greatest attribute of a leader is h__________ . Philippians 2:3-8


Her Grand Design: God’s final seal of approval is her.

  1. With equal identity: a child of God – 1Peter 3:7
  2. With equal value: a woman of God – his recognition of her creative process.
  3. With equal responsibility: as a woman, wife, and mother to live by the pattern.


Her Grand Pattern:

  1. She d__________ in her role as a woman, wife, and mom. Psalm 127:3


  1. She d__________  the character of her children to know wisdom – to    

   know God. Proverbs 22:6


  1. She d __________ the hearts of her children to know and follow Christ.

   Deuteronomy 6:7


  1. She d___________  her children unto godliness. Proverbs 19:18



There is but one conclusion that of God’s, she (woman, wife, and mother) is to be valued, honored, and praised.


“Her children rise and call her blessed; her husband also, he praises her.”