Women and Men in the church today
Topic: Women in Ministry Verse: 1 Peter 2:18, Acts 1:14, Acts 2:16–2:18, Acts 21:9, Acts 18:18–18:24, Romans 16:1–16:7, 1 Timothy 2:9–2:15, Galatians 3:28
Does the New Testament restrict the roles of women in the church?
How do we figure out the meaning of certain Bible verses?
How do we reach a biblical position - we look at the preponderance of evidence of Scripture.
We need to look at Jewish culture and women, Roman culture and women and Greek culture and women.
Look through the book of Acts to see how the early church treated women/
Prophecy comes from the greek word (propheteuo) which means to speak the authoritative word of God.
The one named first in the Bible passage is the one in authority.
In Romans Phoebe carried the letter (Book of Romans) to Rome and she would be the one to answer and explain any parts that are not easily understood.
In regards to 1 Timothy 2:13-14 - in the creation account woman (Eve) did not have first hand teaching from God about the tree - Adam did and she learned it from Adam.
In 1 Timothy 2:15 - you have to remember the context - Artemis was the goddess of the town - and the people sacrificed to her for healthy babies - here Paul is reminding people that they need to trust Jesus because God is the one who will save you - not Artemis.
Galatians 3:28 is in response to the ancient Jewish prayer - "Blessed art thou God who didn't make me a gentile, a slave or a woman."