The Power of a Woman

by Dixie Bowman Sentry Magazine, September 1999 As I grew from a child into womanhood, I often heard the phrase, “Never underestimate the power of a woman.” I wasn’t able to discover the source of this statement, but it would be interesting to know whether it came from the mind of a man or woman.…

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Our Roles Are Not Shameful

by Jarrod M. Jacobs God created man and woman (Genesis 2:7, 18-25; Matthew 19:4). He also made them to fulfill specific roles on this earth. In Genesis 2:18-25, God states that man and woman have certain roles and responsibilities. These roles have transcended the years and the confines of countries and are with us this…

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If a woman can say “Amen,” then why can’t she say “I disagree?”

Question: If there is such a thing as a “smell” test, I think the “Amen” at least invokes a whiff. If you accept that a woman can randomly and audibly say “Amen” (meaning “I agree” or “I concur”), why could she not randomly and audibly say “No!” meaning “I don’t agree?” Answer: There is a…

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Questions About Bible Classes

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Titus 2:1-8   I.         It is apparent to me that Christians as a whole do not understand the purpose of Bible classes.             A.        It is not just locally because I have receive similar questions from Christians in other areas.             B.        I think it would be beneficial for all of us to examine these…

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What does it mean to gird yourself with strength?

Question: Hello brother, My question is: would you explain Proverbs 31:17 to me? Thank you. Answer: “She girds herself with strength, and strengthens her arms. She perceives that her merchandise is good, and her lamp does not go out by night” (Proverbs 31:17-18). “Girding” refers to the older style of clothing. If you had a…

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What woman in the Bible had the most children and how many did she have?

Question: What woman in the Bible had the most children and how many did she have? Answer: I can find no mention of any particular woman having specific amounts of children in the earliest parts of the Bible. It often tells the firstborn’s name and then goes on to say that they had other sons and daughters. For…

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Was God sexist in punishing Eve?

Question: Is God in Genesis 3:16 talking to Eve specifically, or all women in general? If so, how isn’t God being the modern term of a sexist? Answer: “To the woman He said: “I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception; In pain you shall bring forth children; your desire shall be for your…

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Why were women valued less than men in the Old Testament?

Question: I love God.  I am a strong woman and have always asserted myself and believe that men and women are equal in the eyes of God.  There is actually a scripture that says “all of mankind is created equal in the eyes of God.” I do know there are different roles for each sex,…

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Are women less than men?

Question: Are women less than men? Because the Bible says it’s disgraceful for a woman to talk in the church. Seems like she’s something dirty. Answer: I wonder about the question because I don’t believe you think your mother or any other woman is inferior. It leaves me with the conclusion that you don’t want…

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Can a woman only become spiritually mature in marriage?

Question: I have heard it expressed before by a past preacher in a church of Christ that he did not consider single women to be mature in Christ.  The implication being that all women must marry if they are to obtain maturity spiritually.  This perplexes me and I find myself coming back to his statement…

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