Thursday, May 04, 2006
Our Role in Life
We are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do
What is a woman’s role? Where is our place?
The answer is found in the Scriptures
Women were the first to appear at the foot of the Cross and the last to leave
All through the Bible women were valid witnesses.
When Jesus invited the Samaritan to worship, He instructed her about how to worship. When a woman touched the hem of His garment (Luke 8:40-48O he hailed her as an example of faith. Martha and Mary were taught a great lesson by Jesus.
Many such parables in the New Testament incorporate women as examples.
In the parable of the Lost Coin, Jesus uses the woman as an analogy to Himself. Just as she searched for a lost coin , God seaks the lost.
In John 4 Jesus meets the woman at the well. Jesus uses her as a witness and she brings her whole town to Him.
Jesus offered her the living water – Himself – something that she desperately needed.
This woman represents every woman.
God’s plan for our lives is to is to come along side those that don’t know Him .
How do we help the lost?
Jesus says ‘I have the words of Eternal Life. Listen to Me and you will live.’
We’ve got to do our homework. Jesus focused on the Samaritan woman’s beliefs and background. He used this information to form a bridge. To reach women we have to understand their culture., just as He did.
Stand firm. Let nothing move you . Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
1 Corinthians 15:58
Tomorrow we take a look at Our Self- Concept
‘’On Ya’ - ma