Euodia and Syntyche

Women of The New Testament

June 28, 2022 • Eustace Mckinnon • Philippians 4:2–3

Euodia and Syntyche were two women involved in the building of the church in Philippi. They could have been part of that group of women who met at the river to pray that Paul met when he first arrived at Philippi (Acts 16:13- 15). Or maybe they came along after that. The Bible provides us no background on them.


June 14, 2022 • Pat McKinnon • Mark 6:14–29

Historians record her as Herod the Great's granddaughter. She was first married to Phillip (Herod the Great's son, her uncle). Gets divorced then marries a man who was also divorced (her other uncle, Phillip's brother, Herod).

Dishonest to God - Sapphira

June 21, 2022 • Acts 4:32

Sapphira and her husband Annians are a warning against living counterfeit christian lives. God is seeking true worshippers, those who will worship Him in spirit and truth (John 4:23-24). Our desire to please Christ and to live righteously must be greater than how we look before men. We must aim to live sincere lives and ask the Holy spirit to reveal and test our hearts on a daily basis so that we do not deceive ourselves or others.

Lydia - The Business Women

June 21, 2022 • Kaye Moyo • Acts 16:11–15

We know that Lydia was a lady from Thyatira and she lived in Philippi. She was a successful business woman who sold purple cloth and dye. Purple cloth was very valuable and expensive. It was often worn as a sign of nobility and royalty so we are pretty sure that she was wealthy. She was among the Gentile women who gathered outside Philippi on each Sabbath to pray to the God of the Jews.