Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Many Other Faithful Ones

There is not enough time to write about all the faithful women we meet in the New Testament. However, a few more come to mind that I'd like to point out:


"Now there was in Joppa a disciple named Tabitha, which, translated, means Dorcas. She was full of good works and acts of charity." (Acts 9:36)

Mary, John Mark's mother

"When Peter came to himself, he said, 'Now I am sure that the Lord has sent his angel and rescued me from the hand of Herod and from all that the Jewish people were expecting.' When he realized this, he went to the house of Mary, the mother of John whose other name was Mark, where many were gathered together and were praying." (Acts 12:11-12)

Philip's Daughters

"On the next day we departed and came to Caesarea, and we entered the house of Philip the evangelist, who was one of the seven, and stayed with him. He had four unmarried daughters, who prophesied." (Acts 21:8-9)


I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment. For it has been reported to me by Chloe's people that there is quarreling among you, my brothers." (I Corinthians 1:10-11)


"Give my greetings to the brothers at Laodicea, and to Nympha and the church in her house." (Colossians 4:15)

The consistent theme in the New Testament is one of women who were faithful, obedient servants of Christ. This does not occur in some sort of vacuum. Rather, the women of the New Testament follow in the footsteps of the faithful ladies who preceded them in the Old Testament. Although it is not the purpose of this blog series, let's never forget women like Sarah, Rebekah, Leah, Rachel, Zipporah, Rahab, Deborah, Ruth, Abigail, Esther, and many more.

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