Session #1: The Ministry of Homemaking

Welcome to the first session! To kick off this year's conference, join me as we discuss what it means to focus on our homemaking as a ministry and how this shapes our vision within our home.

Session Notes

 The Proverbs 31 Woman

Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates. - Proverbs 31:30-31

So what's a homemaker to do?

  • We need to first recognize that homemaking is a ministry.
  • And second, we need to treat our homemaking as a ministry.
  • And that's what this year's conference is all about.

So, What IS the Gospel?

First, the Gospel is powerful:

"I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes." Romans 1:16

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16

We are accountable to God for our actions, thoughts and lives.

"For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men." Romans 1:18

We can see that mankind has rebelled against God.

“None is righteous, no, not one.” Roman 3:10

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23

“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23

Paul says that God's solution to humanity's sin is the sacrificial death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

"But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8

And last, we see the pathway to salvation.

“…because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.” Romans 10:9-10

Another passage that beautifully describes the Gospel

“Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve.” 1 Corinthians 15:1-5

Our ministry as homemakers first begins with the Gospel.

Resources for studying the Gospel and learning how to clearly apply it to your daily lives:

So what does it mean to have a ministry of homemaking from within our homes?

This ministry of homemaking first starts with the Gospel and encompasses various aspects of our lives.

Simply put, our ministry is to Glorify God. We are called to Glorify God during our everyday tasks, no matter how mundane they may feel.

“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.” Colossians 3:23-24

The Gospel was not a one time work in our lives at the time of salvation, it's at work in us daily!

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Open up to Matthew and start reading and soaking the Good News of Christ!

We are to delight in God's Word and treasure the Gospel. So when you feel overwhelmed, stressed out, anxious, or burnt out, go back to the Gospel.

Let Christ be your joy, your comfort, and your source of rest.

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