Women of the New Testament

Bible Study


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.


June 28, 2022 • Lee Venning • Acts 18:1–4

Priscilla and Aquila were a team. Paul commends Aquila and Priscilla as his “fellow workers” who risked their lives for him. Priscilla is usually mentioned first.

Euodia and Syntyche

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.

The Canannite Woman

June 14, 2022 • Kona Seisay • Matthew 15:21–28

Then Jesus left Galilee and went north to the region of Tyre and Sidon. A Gentile woman who lived there came to him, pleading, "Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David! For my daughter is possessed by a demon that torments her severely." But Jesus gave her no reply, not even a word. Then his disciples urged him to send her away. "Tell her to go away," they said. "She is bothering us with all her begging." Then Jesus said to the woman, "I was sent only to help God's lost sheep—the people of Israel." But she came and worshiped him, pleading again, "Lord, help me!" Jesus responded, "It isn't right to take food from the children and throw it to the dogs." She replied, "That's true, Lord, but even dogs are allowed to eat the scraps that fall beneath their masters' table." "Dear woman," Jesus said to her, "your faith is great. Your request is granted." And her daughter was instantly healed. (Matthew 15:21-28, NLT)

The Sinful Woman

June 7, 2022 • Jacob Mann • Luke 6:36–49

This is a really simple story, just Jesus having a conversation over dinner. But whilst it might not have grand miracles in it, it shows us the feature of Christ which is the most incredible, the most powerful, most divine, and most life changing and important for us, which is His grace and mercy.


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).