Who are the most important people in the Bible? If you had to come up with a list of names, you might go immediately to characters like Abraham, Moses, David, John the Baptist, or Paul. And you certainly wouldn't be wrong to think of those guys. They're true spiritual heavyweights.
But they also all happen to be men. And if we stopped with them, we might be left with the impression that the biblical narrative only has room for male actors or that God only lets the guys play a part in the story of faith.
The reality, however, is that the pages of Scripture are filled with women who lead by example, who excel in faithfulness, and who shatter all sorts of stereotypes as they embrace God's call. These women aren't secondary characters. Their stories can't be relegated to ladies' Bible studies. We must be intentional about hearing from them and letting their voices shape our understanding of what it means to be citizens of God's kingdom.
In this series, we'll be highlighting a few (just a few!) of these ladies and considering what they have to teach us. It would be an honor to have you join us for this series as we learn together how their stories help make sense of our stories.
Eve: Mother of Redemption (Genesis 3:15)
Shiphrah & Puah: Fearless Fear (Exodus 1:15-21)
Rahab: Broken Enough (Joshua 2 & 6)
Deborah: Empowering Others (Judges 4-5)
Naomi: When Life Is Bitter (Ruth)
Abigail: Peaceful Presence (1 Samuel 25)
Tamar: A #MeToo Moment (2 Samuel 13:1-22)
Lemuel's Mother: Stay Woke (Proverbs 31:1-9)