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Doctrine of Christian Women

January 28, 2011

Christian Women
A. Euodia and Syntyche were prominent women in the church at Philippi.
B. This was not unusual in the church because Christian women were given equal privilege and equal opportunity to execute the plan of God in the church age.
C. Christian women had equal privilege and equal opportunity to execute the plan of God for the church age.
D. There was no social, racial or gender distinctions in the church age according to Galatians 3:26-28.
E. All are members of the body of Christ (Rm. 12:4-5; 1 Co. 12).
F. Yet a woman could not exercise authority over man because of the angels and it’s the divine order (1 Ti. 2:11-15; 1 Co. 11:3-16; 14:34-35).
G. They are commanded to be submissive to their husbands and thus follow the example of Sarah (1 Pe. 3:1-6; Eph. 5:22-24; Col. 3:18).
H. Woman who were spiritually mature were to instruct the spiritually immature women how to love their husbands and their children according to Biblical standards (Titus 2:3-5).
I. It was through a woman, namely Mary, who God used to bring about the Incarnation.
J. The most loyal supporters of the Lord Jesus Christ during His earthly ministry were women.
K. They praised for their faith by the Lord Jesus Christ (Mt. 15:28).
L. Women also honored the Lord (Mt. 26:7).
M. In fact, with the exception of John, only women were with the Lord as He endured the Cross (Mt. 27:55).
N. It was women who observed where the Lord’s body was laid at His burial (Lk. 23:55).
O. The women who were students of the Lord were the first at the tomb on the resurrection morning and not the men.
P. Women were the first to see the Lord after His resurrection (Mt. 28:1-10).
Q. The women of the early church met together with the men (Acts 1:14; 5:14; 8:12).
R. They also suffered persecution along with the men (Acts 9:2; 22:4).
S. Women were the first converts in Europe in the city of Philippi (Acts 16).
T. A number of prominent Berean women believed in the Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 17:12).