Women's Empowerment (Melanie Jones)
This collection of sermons reflects the women throughout history who refused to stay silent in the face of injustice, beginning with Coretta Scott King and other contemporary women. Then, drawing from examples of women in the Bible, we'll learn from women who are unafraid to ask for what they want and need, even in disempowering situations.
Women's Empowerment - Sermon 1: Nevertheless, She Persisted
Why should we persist in the face of injustice? Drawing from Coretta Scott King's story, and other contemporary women who refused to stay silent in the face of injustice, we see parallels with Jesus' parable of the widow who got good results because of her persistence. Based on Luke 18:1-8.
Women's Empowerment - Sermon 2: Ask for What You Want
How can we ask for what we need in difficult situations? Caleb's daughter Acsah who asks for what she needs in order to survive and thrive in the midst of a disempowering situation. Persistence, position, and petition are used by women to help themselves and their families. Based on Joshua 15:18-19.
Women's Empowerment - Sermon 3: I Have Seen the Lord
Does Jesus call women to ministry? Jesus makes it clear throughout his ministry that women are called to do God's work as his disciples. He affirms women in ministry, and Jesus' ministry to the marginalized is central to his work. Based on John 20:1-2, 10-18.