Wednesday: Some Women Who Followed Jesus
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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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Image © Lars Justinen Goosalt.com

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
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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
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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
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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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Image © Lars Justinen Goosalt.com

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 …]

Is the Sabbath the Goal or the Means to the Goal?
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More than a couple of times in my life, I have heard someone say, “My friend just accepted Jesus as their Savior. Now all we have to do is teach them about the Sabbath!” Whether they mean to or not, they are making it sound like the Sabbath is the goal. A relationship with Jesus … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story – Japan Helio
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People at Prayer – Buddhist

Guided and Transformed My father, a Japanese immigrant to Brazil, was a Buddhist. My mother, who was of Japanese descent, was raised a Roman Catholic. Our home was an interesting mixture of Catholicism with Buddhism. When I was 14, my father died of tuberculosis. He longed to be healed, and perhaps that was why he … [Click to read more …]