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Bible study for Wednesday night asked regarding women in ministry roles

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Same Value Of Women and Men

Unity in our diversity
Not that we are the same but that we are united not that we are the same
In the same way that though we are different culturally or different in any other way this doesn’t mean we cannot find unity.
Both created in the image of God
Unique stewards of His creation
Holy Spirit Distributes gifts to everyone
Women ought to exercise their gifts in it’s various forms too
Ministry Roles exercised by women
Judge
Deborah
Prophet
Two Views on Women in Ministry The Rest of the Old Testament

The prophet could perform very exalted tasks—confronting even kings with their sins (recall Nathan with David or Elijah with Ahab) and directly proclaiming God’s word to the people. But the prophets did not seem to perform regular, predictable leadership functions during worship services or in the day-in, day-out administration of tabernacle, temple, or synagogue. So it would seem inappropriate to liken them to Christian pastors or elders.29

Miriam
Miriam
Huldah
Wise Woman/leader of a city counsel or Prophets
Wisdom personified as a woman
Honored by children the same
Jesus’ Geneology
5 women are mentioned
Many key miracles were performed by Jess for women
Sim Peter’s mother in law:
Hemorrhaging woman
Raising Jairus’ daughter from death
Corrects a man of his doctrine
Priscilla and Aquilla
Her name is mentioned first…maybe she was even more prominent in her ministry?
prominence in ministry vs. role as pastor/leader of a church
just because she ought to not be in the role of elder/pastor/leader of a church doesn’t mean that she cannot be more prominent in other areas of ministry.
Men or women who have a spiritual gift that is strong they should exercise it
example:
Different amounts given and we should use it accordingly
Gifts not roles in:
Phoebe commended as a deacon
Helpers of the overseers/elders/pastors
Missionary/church planter
Junia
Taught doctrine and then should be appointing elders:
Co-workers with Paul
Co-workers with Paul
Priscilla is a co-worker with Paul:
List in is 1/3 women
Eudia and Syntyche (at my side in the cause of the gospel)
Womanly Care is a positive thing not a weak thing
Not that we are the same but that we are united
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Difference In Role

Helper
Not passivity since it is also used of God
Parent can help a child

But what makes an ʿēzer a “helper” in each context is that he or she comes to the aid of someone else who bears the primary responsibility for the activity in question

A child can help a parent
A friend can help a friend
Most often used of God helping Israel

But what makes an ʿēzer a “helper” in each context is that he or she comes to the aid of someone else who bears the primary responsibility for the activity in question

Responsibility
Woman is deceived first and God confronts the man
Her curse is a brokeness of their roles
You will DESIRE for your husband---He will RULE over you
Gen

To love and to cherish’ becomes ‘to desire and to dominate.’ ”

Public prayer and prophecy (teaching God’s word)
But there are limitations in ways we express that (hair) and the limitations to the freedom (head covering)
either a quote and response 33-35, 36-38
Specific issue in Corinth and the women at the church
best: The evaluation of prophecy was done by all but if someone needed render a verdict it came from teh church leadership.
The whole chapter has addressed “speaking” in prophecy, the evaluation of prophecy, tongues and the interpretations of teongues
the word “or” ‘oude’ links to verbs together in such a way that they represent just one activity not two
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