Monthly Archives: August 2013

God’s Mighty Women: Take my Mother in Law – please!

We’re into a new gospel account, move over Matthew, it’s Mark’s turn. The first woman Mark introduces us to is Simon Peter’s Mother in Law. Read the story here. She has a fever, and is restored to health so that … Continue reading

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God’s Mighty Women: The Awakening – Mary Magdalene’s Moment.

This is Mary Magdalene’s moment, in time, in history – although Matthew places ‘the other Mary’ with her, and Mark also name checks Salome. Read the story here. To attend to a loved one after death was generally women’s work … Continue reading

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God’s Mighty Women:The Women who Watch and Wait.

The women are still there (read it here) – Matthew records Mary Magdalene and ‘the other Mary’ – although different accounts remember differently. Much is made of Joseph of Arimathea giving his tomb, and actually there is much to be made … Continue reading

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In Summary: SWALK (Galatians 6: 11-18)

We have come to the end of Paul’s letter to the Galatian church, and he signs off in Hellenistic style, with a summary in his own handwriting (read it here). Paul notes that the letters he forms are large and … Continue reading

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God’s Mighty Women: Many Women

      Today’s Mighty women of God are a group, Matthew refers to them as ‘many women’, Here they are at the foot of the cross – well actually at a little distance from the cross, but they are there. … Continue reading

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God’s Mighty Women: The Guvner’s wife

Another example of a woman who ‘gets it’ and is ignored – Pilate’s wife (again unnamed) has grasped, in a dream, something of who Jesus truly is and knows that to have Jesus killed will cause trouble for Pilate for … Continue reading

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God’s Mighty Women: The Sharp-eyed Servant Girl.

Jesus is arrested (read the story here). Peter has not run away as the others seem to have gone into hiding – Peter has followed, wanting to be close to Jesus, but wanting to remain incognito. However, a sharp-eyed servant … Continue reading

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