Women of the Bible

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Summer 2017

We know (most of) their names, but we don't spend enough time with their stories, and we don't give enough attention to the remarkable witnesses they are to the work of God in and through God's people. We will explore the stories of some of the notable women of the Bible and allow God to use their experience and faithfulness to make an impact on our lives today.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Women of the Bible (PART 1)

 Ruth—now a household name in the Old Testament—is anything but ordinary. She is a widow and a foreigner. She does not belong. There is no reason at all for Israel to pay attention to her story. And yet in her life we see not only exemplary faithfulness, but also a picture of what God intends for all of God’s people.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Women of the Bible (Part 2)

Rahab betrays the people of Jericho, but plays the hero for Israel. Christian faithfulness calls us to see in Rahab an example of the ways that God's work in our lives reorients our loyalties and allegiances.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Women of the Bible (Part 3)

Esther risks her life in order to save her people from annihilation. This act of courage is more than just praiseworthy self-sacrifice; it says something to us of what true courage is, and how our acts of courage can demonstrate the power and love of God to the watching world.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Women of the Bible (Part 4)

Guest Bethany Peerbolte preaching. A woman does something crazy to honor Jesus, and is roundly rejected by his disciples. But Jesus welcomes her and embraces her offering.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Women of the Bible (Part 5)

Martha does all the hard work of hosting while her sister Mary sits at Jesus' feet and listens to him. Jesus says that Mary has made the better choice, but maybe there's something learn from both sisters in this story.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Women of the Bible (Part 6)

Like many women in the stories of Scripture, we know very little about the women of the early church. Though they are not remembered by history, their contributions were critical to the work of God's kingdom—just like ours.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Women of the Bible (Part 7)

Guest preacher Bethany Peerbolte.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Women of the Bible (Part 8)

Mary is known to us as the mother of Jesus. But viewing her in this way runs the risk of reducing her to “just a mom,” which she most certainly was not. It was no ordinary task to which God called her, and hers was no ordinary response.