The Attack Against Womanhood The Vital Role of the Godly Woman Proverbs 31:10-12
Historical Position of Woman: • The Condition of Inequality: • The Confusion about roles; throughout history men have used their superior strength to exploit woman; since the fall in the garden, the view of male leadership has been expressed in sinful oppression. • The Christian movement has always influenced the rise in respect and consideration for woman. In the Christian view woman are to be honored and loved. • The Current view in feminism is superiority and male bashing. It is out of balance in both genders; • The Countries where woman are most exploited is where there is minimal exposure to the Gospel.
The Vital Role of the Woman: • Luke 8:1-3 • Matthew 27:55-56 • Transformed to Model Total Commitment: • Mary call Magalene • Joanna, the wife of Chuza, Herod’s Steward • Susanna (this is her only appearance in the Bible)
The Vital Role of the Woman: • Matthew 28:1-8 • Testifiers of a Life Changing Message: • They were the first to verify the resurrection. • They were the first to inform the disciples;
The Vital Role of the Woman: • Acts 12:12 • Romans 16:1 • Total Dedication of their Means for Kingdom Purposes: • John Mark’s Mother’s home was used for prayer meetings. • The reputation of the woman were servants of the church.
The Vital Role of the Woman: • 1 Timothy 5:3-10 • Troubles That Bring Out Godly Character: • Widowhood did not prevent Godly conduct: (vs.3) • Aloneness intensified their intimate relationship with their faith: (vs.5) • God like qualities over whelm their lives: (vs.10)
The Vital Role of the Woman: • Titus 2:3-5 • Time Tested Ladies who made a difference: • “reverent” suited for the sacred; consecrated to holiness; a woman whose ethical and moral standards exceed surround society. • “admonish young woman” – being sound in their inner spirit so that can pass on soundness in the inner spirit. • Exalting the Word of God – The priority of Truth!