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"Mothers who change the world"| Exodus 1:15-2:10 | Harvest Baptist Church

May 2024's Featured Sermon of the Month






In his impactful Mother's Day sermon at Harvest Baptist Church, Pastor Jaime Sicairos delved into the opening chapters of Exodus, focusing on the significant roles of mothers who fear God and the profound impact they have on their children’s lives and the world. Drawing from the courageous actions of the Hebrew midwives and the story of Moses' mother, he emphasized the importance of faith, protection, and trust in God.

Main Points:

  1. Mothers Who Fear God:

  • Pastor Sicairos emphasized that the midwives’ fear of God led them to save the Hebrew boys, despite Pharaoh’s orders. He stressed that mothers who prioritize obedience to God over societal pressures can profoundly impact their children and the world. "The Bible says, the midwives feared God and did not, as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men children alive." This act of defiance was rooted in their deep reverence for God, showcasing the power of faith-driven actions.

  1. Seeing Potential in Children:

  • Jochebed’s actions in hiding Moses and later placing him in a basket on the Nile demonstrated her recognition of his potential and her trust in God’s plan for his life. Pastor Sicairos encouraged mothers to see and nurture the God-given potential in their children. "And the woman conceived and bear a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months." He noted that recognizing and fostering potential is a crucial aspect of godly parenting.

  1. Protection Above Self:

  • The sermon highlighted the selflessness of the midwives and Jochebed, who risked their own lives to protect the children. Pastor Sicairos noted that true maternal love involves putting children’s welfare above personal safety, drawing a parallel to the instinctive protective nature of mothers. "These moms weren’t worried about what happened to themselves; they were more concerned about the welfare of their children and being obedient to God."

  1. Trusting God:

  • By placing Moses in the Nile, Jochebed exhibited deep trust in God’s protection and providence. Pastor Sicairos underscored the importance of faith in God’s plan for our children, even when circumstances are dire. "By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king’s commandment." This act of faith was a testament to Jochebed’s trust in God’s sovereignty.

  1. Teaching Children:

  • The importance of teaching children about God was also emphasized. Pastor Sicairos pointed out that Moses identified with his Hebrew heritage and faith because of the early teachings and influence of his mother. "Mothers who impact and influence their children’s lives are those who intentionally teach them the ways of God." He encouraged mothers to prioritize spiritual education and ensure their children are exposed to the Word of God.


Conclusion: Pastor Sicairos concluded the sermon by drawing a powerful parallel between the sacrificial love of mothers and the sacrificial love of Christ. He shared a poignant story about a mother’s sacrifice for her child during a fire at sea, likening it to Christ’s sacrifice for humanity. "Jesus took our place so that we would have a chance at life. Just as a mother would lay down her life for her child, Christ laid down His life for us."


The sermon called the congregation to recognize the vital role of mothers in shaping the faith and future of their children, urging them to support and honor mothers in their God-given responsibilities.

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