Women in the Ministry of Jesus – Hit the Mark

A woman with hands folded looks upwards as in prayer

Jesus is the champion of women – and women need a champion! I’ve often imagined how she must have felt that day. I’ve had my share of embarrassing moments; times when I wish I could have disappeared. Humiliation on occasion happens to all. But this was different. The story of this women, although not found … [Click to read more …]

06: Women in the Ministry of Jesus – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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[Thought questions for Women in the Ministry of Jesus May 5, 1015] 1. Neither male nor female. In your personal meditations, do you ever reflect on the awesome power of God? How does Christ’s treatment of women reflect that power? Can you imagine hearing a Christian in his evening prayer say, with deep feeling, “Oh, … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: Some Women Who Followed Jesus

Description: Jesus in Home of Mary and Martha

Read Luke 10:38-42. What important spiritual truths can we take from this story (see also Luke 8:14) for ourselves? As the hostess, Martha was distracted with much serving (Luke 10:40, NKJV) and was busy in getting the best for the guests. But Mary sat at Jesus’ feet and heard His word (Luke 10:39, NKJV). So … [Click to read more …]

06: Women in Ministry – Lesson Plan

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Key Thought : Women can do in families a work that men cannot do, a work that reaches the inner life. They can come close to the hearts of those men cannot reach. [Lesson Plan for Women in the Ministry of Jesus May 4, 2015] 1. Have a volunteer read Luke 2:36-38. a. Ask class … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Women of Gratitude and Faith

Mary washing Jesus' feet

In Luke 7:36-50, Jesus turned a meal into an event of spiritual magnitude that offered dignity to a sinful woman. Simon, a leading citizen, a Pharisee, invited Jesus for a meal. Invitees seated, there was a sudden disruption: a woman in the city who was a sinner(Luke 7:37, NKJV) rushed straight to Jesus, broke an … [Click to read more …]

Monday: Women and Jesus’ Healing Ministry

Jesus Healing a Young Boy

Read Luke 7:11-17, the story about the miracle at Nain. This woman, impoverished and widowed, now faced another trial, the death of her only son. A large crowd of mourners was with her in the funeral procession, expressing public grief and sympathy. The loss of her only son coupled with the uncertain future of life … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Women Who Welcomed Jesus’ Advent

Woman Smiling With Hands Raised

Only Luke records the reaction of these women to the wonder of cosmic history: that the Son of God took human flesh in order to complete the redemptive mission of the Father and fulfill the Messianic hopes of His people. Though these women didn’t fully understand what was happening, their words and reactions to these … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Women in the Ministry of Jesus

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Read for This Week’s Study: Luke 1:39-55; Luke 2:36-38; Luke 7:11-17, Luke 7:36-50; Rom. 10:17; Luke 8:1-3; Luke 18:1-8. Memory Text: For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. . . . There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you … [Click to read more …]