“But we were gentle among you, like a nursing mother taking care of her own children.” 1 Thessalonians 2:7
Responsive Call To Worship Psalm 131 & 135 Leader: Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good; sing to his name, for it is pleasant! Women: For I know that the Lord is great, and that our Lord is above all gods.
Responsive Call To Worship Psalm 131 & 135 Men: Whatever the Lord pleases, he does, in heaven and on earth, in the seas and all deeps. Women: Your name, O Lord, endures forever, your renown, O Lord, throughout all ages.
Responsive Call To Worship Psalm 131 & 135 Men: For the Lord will vindicate his people and have compassion on his servants. Women: O Lord, my heart is not lifted up; my eyes are not raised too high;
Responsive Call To Worship Psalm 131 & 135 Men: I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me. Women: But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me.
Responsive Call To Worship Psalm 131 & 135 All: O Israel, hope in the Lord from this time forth and forevermore.
Confession of Sin LORD you are the Awesome and Mighty One who knows all things. We cannot hide from you. We cannot confuse you. You know our faults, our sins, our pains, our unfulfilled dreams. And yet you amazingly still love us in Christ and count us among your beloved family!
Confession of Sin We lay all of our hurts before you. Bring us your peace. We lay all of our sins before you. Cast our sins into the depths of the sea that we might freely serve you. We desperately need your mercy and grace. In the name and through the blood of your beloved Son we pray, Amen.
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Scripture Reading Proverbs 31:10-31 An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels.11 The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain.12 She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life.13 She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands.14 She is like the ships of the merchant; she brings her food from afar.15 She rises while it is yet night and provides food for her household.
Scripture Reading Proverbs 31:10-31 and portions for her maidens.16 She considers a field and buys it; with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard.17 She dresses herself with strength and makes her arms strong.18 She perceives that her merchandise is profitable. Her lamp does not go out at night.19 She puts her hands to the distaff, and her hands hold the spindle.20 She opens her hand to the poor and reaches out her hands to the needy.
Scripture Reading Proverbs 31:10-31 21 She is not afraid of snow for her household, for all her household are clothed in scarlet.22 She makes bed coverings for herself; her clothing is fine linen and purple.23 Her husband is known in the gates when he sits among the elders of the land.24 She makes linen garments and sells them; she delivers sashes to the merchant.25 Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come.
Scripture Reading Proverbs 31:10-31 26 She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.27 She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.28 Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:29 “Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.”30 Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.31 Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates
Acts 18:1-4, 24-28 After this Paul left Athens and went to Corinth. 2 And he found a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had commanded all the Jews to leave Rome. And he went to see them, 3 and because he was of the same trade he stayed with them and worked, for they were tentmakers by trade. 4 And he reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath, and tried to persuade Jews and Greeks.
24 Now a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus. He was an eloquent man, competent in the Scriptures. 25 He had been instructed in the way of the Lord. And being fervent in spirit, he spoke and taught accurately the things concerning Jesus, though he knew only the baptism of John. 26 He began to speak boldly in the synagogue, but when Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him aside and explained to him the way of God more accurately.
27 And when he wished to cross to Achaia, the brothers encouraged him and wrote to the disciples to welcome him. When he arrived, he greatly helped those who through grace had believed, 28 for he powerfully refuted the Jews in public, showing by the Scriptures that the Christ was Jesus.
God calls both men and women to help the saints and to help lost people find Him.
Acts 18:2-3: And he (Paul) found a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla,… • 2. Acts 18:18: After this Paul stayed many days longer and then took leave of the brothers and set sail for Syria, and with him Priscilla Aquila.
3. Acts 18:26: He (Apollos) began to speak boldly in the synagogue but when Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him aside… 4. Romans 16:3-4: GreetPriscillaand Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus.
5. 1 Corinthians 16:19: The churches of Asia send you greetings. Aquila and Prisca, together with the church in their house... 6. 2 Timothy 4:19: Greet Prisca and Aquila and the household of Onesiphorus.
Romans 16:3-4 Greet Prisca and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus, 4 who risked their necks for my life, to whom not only I give thanks but all the churches of the Gentiles give thanks as well. 5 Greet also the church in their house. 1 Corinthians 16:19 The churches of Asia send you greetings. Aquila and Prisca, together with the church in their house, send you hearty greetings in the Lord.
“In this Apostolic days, poverty and persecution made separate buildings for worship almost impracticable and so private sanctified homes became the house of God. Aquila and Priscilla consecrated their home to God, as a gathering place for the saints.” Herbert Lockyer, “All the Women of the Bible”
The ONE who Assists (v.10-17)The Christ-Centered Teacher Acts 18:24-28
Titus 2:3-5 Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, 4 and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, 5 to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled. Proverbs 1:8 Hear, my son, your father's instruction, and forsake not your mother's teaching, Proverbs 31:26 She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.