Sermon Series Archive Girl Power
In this final installment of our ‘Girl Power’ series we examine two ‘problem passages’. These two passages, 1 Corinthians 14 and 1 Timothy 2, are often cited as being against the idea of women serving in leadership within the church. However, as Josh explains, these passages are written to particular churches, in particular contexts, to speak to particular issues; making universal declarations for all people, for all time based on these passages alone misses the point. The normative view in the Bible–Galatians 3v28, and the sweep of Scripture from Genesis 1 to Pentecost and beyond–affirms the ability and calling of women to serve and lead in the church.
As a bonus, listen in at the beginning of the teaching as Josh interviews Rachel Jennings about her story.
Back To The Beginning
This week Josh invites us to consider, not just a couple of passages, but the entire sweep of Scripture in regards to the issue of women in leadership. What we discover is that the movement of the Bible is toward more equality among the sexes. Beginning in Genesis we discover God’s original intent [equality], the way sin distorts it, and how the first Christians understood the redemptive work of Jesus.
Husbands And Wives
In a special Mother’s Day installment of our “Girl Power” series, Josh is joined by his wife, Carla, for a discussion about marriage. Using the text about husbands and wives in Ephesians 5, Josh and Carla challenge us to view marriage as a partnership of equals who love and serve one another. Last week we learned that ‘words matter’, and this week we explore the meaning behind three specific Greek words: submission headship, and love.
Making Decisions About The Bible
This week we kick off a new series called “Girl Power,” which focuses on the leadership role that women play in our church. In the New Testament women are spoken of and affirmed as leaders in the church. Yet, for a while now, women have been silenced in the life of many church communities. In this initial teaching Josh talks about how we are always making decisions about the Bible, and he shares some of the ways in which he is learning to read and interpret the text.