But as the believers rapidly multiplied, there were rumblings of discontent. The Greek-speaking believers complained about the Hebrew-speaking believers, saying that their widows were being discriminated against in the daily distribution of food. So the Twelve called a meeting of all the believers. They said, “We apostles should spend our time teaching the word of … Continue reading We Are The Deacons
Wow! Can you believe our time is up this semester with the leading ladies of the New Testament? What great examples these women were of the early church and to the women of today. From being a generous disciple; a faithful mother; a godly grandmother; a joyful maid; a business women with priorities; a competent … Continue reading I’m Kind of a Big Deal
In our social media world we often see our friends posts and find ourselves feeling inadequate. We are left hurting with feelings of insecurity and loneliness. So what do we do? The quick fix is to throw up a selfie, posted with filters that make us look Ah-mazing! Next all our friends begin clicking the ‘like’ button and … Continue reading #Selfie
All in the Lord are saints but not all are saintly. What is the difference? It is the miracle of salvation that makes us Saints. Salvation puts us in the "family of Christ". We each have a choice of what to do from there. To be saintly or not? That is the question! Phoebe was a saintly … Continue reading Saintly Saint
Romans 16:1-2 Paul begins by greeting his fellow workers in Christ. The first name on his list: Phoebe, our leading lady for this week. He had great respect for her. She had opened her home to him and supported his ministry. She was highly regarded in the church. Caring for the sick or tending to … Continue reading I am More Than a Title
This week we read in Romans 16: 1-2 of the esteemed Phoebe; who’s name means “Pure or as radiant as the moon.” She was in fact radiant, but it was the love of Jesus that radiated from her. Like many of the ladies we’ve studied, there’s very little written about her in the scriptures. Oh, … Continue reading What Are You Known For?
We are all familiar with admonitions in scripture against complaining, grumbling, disrespecting authority, sowing discord, etc. But today we are focusing on a well-founded complaint of discrimination that yielded good fruit for the body of Christ. Yes, there is a place for complaining and questioning the status quo in the body. There are big examples, … Continue reading Foxes in the Vineyard