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Jennifer Knust “Unprotected Texts”
Luke 1: 46-55
“His mercy extends to those who fear Him…”
”He has shown strength with his arm;
he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts;
he has brought down the mighty from their thrones
and exalted those of humble estate;” (similar to the beatitudes)
“remembering…as I told your fathers…”
Women in the Bible
Deborah: Judges 4 Saved Israel when a man wimped out
Bathsheba: Ancient Desperate Housewife
Jezabelle & Esther: Both use looks to convince leadership to do save a people group
Mary Mother of Jesus: Enough said
Lydia: merchant, Acts 16:1-15, image or progressiveness in church, started and lead churches
Women had a huge role in the teachings of Jesus.
Phoebe: Letter Carrier (assigned by Paul) (Romans 16)
Were women treated, or represented fairly in the Old Testament?
The Bible is a living, breathing thing.
Are we still writing, and/or living, stories where the good girl goes to heaven and the bad girl goes to hell? If so, how do we respond to that? How do we respond to that in current culture?
Prayers and Praises:
Adams knee is getting better
2 more months til Adams knee is 100%
Mariam has show in New Braunsfels, need confirmation on a travel vehicle, traveling safety, etc
Mariam in battle of the bands next Saturday
Sequester pay cuts affecting families
Transmission went out in Joseph’s Moms vehicle
Craig’s PA family (Death in family, break-ups, kids involved)
Wells family and friends dealing with death of Mary Wells
Amanda traveling to Austin for a Bead Show for work
Gina is here!
Deborah’s Aunt Lida on dialysis, prayers for health and family in dealing with transitions.
John’s Aunt Linda fell, had a concussion, hurt her knee, prayers for quick recovery
Nicole’s grandmother admitted to not knowing who Nicoles father was. Very hard on her father.
Howards mother getting older, dealing with health issues
Craig’s mother recovering well after surgery, prayers for continued recovery.
Howard will be house-sitting starting in May
Ruth will be in town before the cruise! Traveling mercies, and a wonderful vacation.
Grace and Peace Friends.