Monday, July 11, 2022, 07:33 am

 

Welcome to part 3 where we continue to look at women in the Bible with inspiring faith stories we can learn from. 

If you have yet to read parts (1 & 2) of this series, you can find them in our blog series under the resources tab. 

Grabbed a coffee? Let’s start. 

 

#11. The Samaritan Woman 

Although the Bible does not mention her by name, the Samaritan woman is famous for having one of the longest and honest conversions with Jesus when she went to draw water at the well. 

Their conversation started when Jesus asked her whether she would give Him a drink. 

According to the story in the gospel of John Chapter 4, the disciples of Jesus had gone into the town to buy food, making this conversation possible without any distractions. 

The woman replied and listened to Jesus and went ahead to ask Him questions. The longer the conversation went, the more she got an understanding of who Jesus was—the Messiah.  

So convinced was she that she left her water jar and went back to town to share her experience and invite everyone to come to see Jesus without a care about the hostility between the Samaritans and Jews.  

 “Come, see a Man who told me all things that I ever did. Could this be the Christ?” (John 4:29) 

She’s instrumental in believing in Jesus and sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ. Many Samaritans believed in Jesus after her testimony. 

And many of the Samaritans of that city believed in Him because of the woman’s testimony (John 4:39). 

Her willingness to speak and listen to Jesus changed her life and brought the message of salvation to her community.

We learn from her story that God’s grace, love, and acceptance are for everyone who goes to Him and believes Him irrespective of their race, tribe, and status. 

 

#12. Elizabeth 

In the Bible, Elizabeth was married to Zechariah. She was also related to Mary, the mother of Jesus as a cousin. 

In Luke chapter 1, the Word of God says both Elizabeth and her husband were righteous in the sight of God, blamelessly observing all the Lord’s commands and decrees.  

However, the couple was childless because Elizabeth was not able to conceive. 

One day, an angel appeared to Zechariah and said to him: 

Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to call him John. He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth, for he will be great in the sight of the Lord. He is never to take wine or other fermented drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit even before he is born. He will bring back many of the people of Israel to the Lord their God. And he will go on before the Lord, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the parents to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous—to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”

Elizabeth became pregnant and thanked the Lord for showing her favor and taking away her disgrace. When she was six months pregnant, Mary, the mother of Jesus, visited her. She was filled with the Holy Spirit and made a loud proclamation about Mary and the child she was to carry. 

When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. In a loud voice she exclaimed: “Blessed are you among women and blessed is the child you will bear! (Luke 1:41-42) 

God used Elizabeth to prophesy about Jesus and bring forth John the Baptist, the forerunner of Jesus Christ. Her story shows that God has a good purpose for all of us.  

 Want to learn more about Faith in God? Contact us today at Westside Bible Chapel through our website contact form or Facebook page.


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Monday, July 11, 2022, 07:33 am

 

Welcome to part 3 where we continue to look at women in the Bible with inspiring faith stories we can learn from. 

If you have yet to read parts (1 & 2) of this series, you can find them in our blog series under the resources tab. 

Grabbed a coffee? Let’s start. 

 

#11. The Samaritan Woman 

Although the Bible does not mention her by name, the Samaritan woman is famous for having one of the longest and honest conversions with Jesus when she went to draw water at the well. 

Their conversation started when Jesus asked her whether she would give Him a drink. 

According to the story in the gospel of John Chapter 4, the disciples of Jesus had gone into the town to buy food, making this conversation possible without any distractions. 

The woman replied and listened to Jesus and went ahead to ask Him questions. The longer the conversation went, the more she got an understanding of who Jesus was—the Messiah.  

So convinced was she that she left her water jar and went back to town to share her experience and invite everyone to come to see Jesus without a care about the hostility between the Samaritans and Jews.  

 “Come, see a Man who told me all things that I ever did. Could this be the Christ?” (John 4:29) 

She’s instrumental in believing in Jesus and sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ. Many Samaritans believed in Jesus after her testimony. 

And many of the Samaritans of that city believed in Him because of the woman’s testimony (John 4:39). 

Her willingness to speak and listen to Jesus changed her life and brought the message of salvation to her community.

We learn from her story that God’s grace, love, and acceptance are for everyone who goes to Him and believes Him irrespective of their race, tribe, and status. 

 

#12. Elizabeth 

In the Bible, Elizabeth was married to Zechariah. She was also related to Mary, the mother of Jesus as a cousin. 

In Luke chapter 1, the Word of God says both Elizabeth and her husband were righteous in the sight of God, blamelessly observing all the Lord’s commands and decrees.  

However, the couple was childless because Elizabeth was not able to conceive. 

One day, an angel appeared to Zechariah and said to him: 

Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to call him John. He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth, for he will be great in the sight of the Lord. He is never to take wine or other fermented drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit even before he is born. He will bring back many of the people of Israel to the Lord their God. And he will go on before the Lord, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the parents to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous—to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”

Elizabeth became pregnant and thanked the Lord for showing her favor and taking away her disgrace. When she was six months pregnant, Mary, the mother of Jesus, visited her. She was filled with the Holy Spirit and made a loud proclamation about Mary and the child she was to carry. 

When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. In a loud voice she exclaimed: “Blessed are you among women and blessed is the child you will bear! (Luke 1:41-42) 

God used Elizabeth to prophesy about Jesus and bring forth John the Baptist, the forerunner of Jesus Christ. Her story shows that God has a good purpose for all of us.  

 Want to learn more about Faith in God? Contact us today at Westside Bible Chapel through our website contact form or Facebook page.


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Monday, July 11, 2022, 07:33 am

 

Welcome to part 3 where we continue to look at women in the Bible with inspiring faith stories we can learn from. 

If you have yet to read parts (1 & 2) of this series, you can find them in our blog series under the resources tab. 

Grabbed a coffee? Let’s start. 

 

#11. The Samaritan Woman 

Although the Bible does not mention her by name, the Samaritan woman is famous for having one of the longest and honest conversions with Jesus when she went to draw water at the well. 

Their conversation started when Jesus asked her whether she would give Him a drink. 

According to the story in the gospel of John Chapter 4, the disciples of Jesus had gone into the town to buy food, making this conversation possible without any distractions. 

The woman replied and listened to Jesus and went ahead to ask Him questions. The longer the conversation went, the more she got an understanding of who Jesus was—the Messiah.  

So convinced was she that she left her water jar and went back to town to share her experience and invite everyone to come to see Jesus without a care about the hostility between the Samaritans and Jews.  

 “Come, see a Man who told me all things that I ever did. Could this be the Christ?” (John 4:29) 

She’s instrumental in believing in Jesus and sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ. Many Samaritans believed in Jesus after her testimony. 

And many of the Samaritans of that city believed in Him because of the woman’s testimony (John 4:39). 

Her willingness to speak and listen to Jesus changed her life and brought the message of salvation to her community.

We learn from her story that God’s grace, love, and acceptance are for everyone who goes to Him and believes Him irrespective of their race, tribe, and status. 

 

#12. Elizabeth 

In the Bible, Elizabeth was married to Zechariah. She was also related to Mary, the mother of Jesus as a cousin. 

In Luke chapter 1, the Word of God says both Elizabeth and her husband were righteous in the sight of God, blamelessly observing all the Lord’s commands and decrees.  

However, the couple was childless because Elizabeth was not able to conceive. 

One day, an angel appeared to Zechariah and said to him: 

Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to call him John. He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth, for he will be great in the sight of the Lord. He is never to take wine or other fermented drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit even before he is born. He will bring back many of the people of Israel to the Lord their God. And he will go on before the Lord, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the parents to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous—to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”

Elizabeth became pregnant and thanked the Lord for showing her favor and taking away her disgrace. When she was six months pregnant, Mary, the mother of Jesus, visited her. She was filled with the Holy Spirit and made a loud proclamation about Mary and the child she was to carry. 

When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. In a loud voice she exclaimed: “Blessed are you among women and blessed is the child you will bear! (Luke 1:41-42) 

God used Elizabeth to prophesy about Jesus and bring forth John the Baptist, the forerunner of Jesus Christ. Her story shows that God has a good purpose for all of us.  

 Want to learn more about Faith in God? Contact us today at Westside Bible Chapel through our website contact form or Facebook page.


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