Women can teach the Bible!? (CBMW approved)
Miriam -prophetess and leader of Israel
Exodus 15-(subscript at the start of the chapter is important)
19When Pharaoh’s horses, chariots and horsemen went into the sea, the LORD brought the waters of the sea back over them, but the Israelites walked through the sea on dry ground.20Then Miriam the prophetess, Aaron’s sister, took a tambourine in her hand, and all the women followed her, with tambourines and dancing.21Miriam sang to them: “Sing to the LORD, for he is highly exalted.The horse and its rider he has hurled into the sea.”
1.What is significant about what Miriam did here?
Miriam and Aaron began to talk against Moses because of his Cushite wife, for he had married a Cushite.2″Has the LORD spoken only through Moses?” they asked. “Hasn’t he also spoken through us?” And the LORD heard this.
1.Did the Lord speak through Miriam? (look at what happens next)
2.Why wasn’t Aaron punished?
And I brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed you from the house of bondage, and I sent before you Moses, and Aaron, and Miriam.
1.Did this just get hecka confusing? Is Miriam on the same level as Aaron and Moses?
Priscilla- teacher and companion of Paul
24Meanwhile a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus. He was a learned man, with a thorough knowledge of the Scriptures.25He had been instructed in the way of the Lord, and he spoke with great fervor and taught about Jesus accurately, though he knew only the baptism of John.26He began to speak boldly in the synagogue. When Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they invited him to their home and explained to him the way of God more adequately.
1.Did Priscilla teach or not? What should she have done?
2.Aquila was later made one of the first Bishops. Who was head of their household?
3.Timothy and Aquila are later both in Ephesus. Aquila is older. Who is Pastor?
Anne Graham Lotz
Daughter of Billy Graham
Founder of AnGel ministries- books and conferences
Hosts women conferences
AnGeL Ministries exists to serve God by evangelizing the lost and reviving the hearts of God’s people in their relationship with Himself through exalting Jesus Christ and proclaiming God’s Word.
”But I resist people pressing me into my father’s mold,” she said. ”I would love to be like him in the preaching. But my gift is a little different.”
Prophesy yes but teaching in the church no
Prophesy in NT= strengthening, encouraging, reporting what God spontaneously brings to mind and also vision/direction
Women cannot serve in priestly function
Women are encouraged to evangelize, plant churches and disciple
Women speak from Scripture not their feelings