Inside Story: Japan – Ruth’s Story
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The Bible Speaks to All People

More Precious Than Money Ruth was born in Ecuador, but moved to Japan with her Japanese- Ecuadorian husband in 2004. While still in Ecuador she visited many churches, but none satisfied the deep spiritual longing of her heart. Then one day she visited a Seventh-day Adventist church and found that the people were kind and … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Study
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Two Woman in Prayer

He who remembered His mother when He was hanging in agony upon the cross; who appeared to the weeping women and made them His messengers to spread the first glad tidings of a risen Saviour-He is woman’s best friend today and is ready to aid her in all the relations of life.-Ellen G. White, The … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Women in the Ministry of Jesus (Apr 9, ’15)
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You can view an in-depth discussion of “Women in the Ministry of Jesus” in the Hope Sabbath School class led by Pastor Derek Morris. (Adobe Flash Player version.) A Youtube version of this week’s lesson at Hope Sabbath School is below. You can download the video, the MP3 audio, and the lesson outline from the … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: Persistent in Prayer, Sacrificial in Giving
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Widow's Mite

Luke shows how Jesus turned to two widows in order to teach important spiritual truths. In the first case (Luke 18:1-8), Jesus pitied a poor and powerless widow who was up against a wicked and powerful judge in her fight for justice. She was a victim of injustice and fraud, and yet, she believed in … [Click to read more …]

Women in the Ministry of Jesus – Hit the Mark
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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

[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
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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 …]

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 …]