Women of The New Testament

June 7, 2022 • Neil Gallagher • Luke 1

Elizabeth was both childless and advanced in years, and she gave birth to John as a result of God's miraculous intervention. The Old Testament gives similar accounts of famous godly women who were barren, in whom God likewise visited and intervened, such as Sarah (Genesis 17:15), Rachel (Genesis 30:22-24) and Hannah (1 Samuel 1). These great women by God's grace went onto bear forth sons, who would become great leaders of His people. However, Elizabeth's son, 'John the Baptist' was the greatest amongst them all (Matthew 11:11).


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.