Greetings to the Father, son, Holy spirit, Holy angels and saints in Christ. Let us continue to examine the evidence that shows that women were not “silent” in the early church.

ACTS 15: 22 – As previously shown, women were foundation members of the early church. In this scripture, they were among the members of “the whole church” which selected Judas and Silas to return with Paul and Barnabas to Antioch to comfort the believers after the false teachers had come in teaching the Gentiles that they had to be circumcised to be saved.

ACTS 16: 1 – Timothy’s mother was outstanding as “a certain woman, which was a Jewess, and believed…” She must have been notable in the early churches of Derbe and Lystra in her own right (scriptures do not say why). However, we learn later that she was knowledgeable in the Jewish scriptures and that she had also taught these to her son Timothy who became an outstanding minister of the gospel, so maybe she had become a teacher in the church. Luke did not say much about her because her husband was a Greek and this must have been frowned upon by the Jews (2 Tim 1: 5; 3: 15).

ACTS 16: 14 – Here is another outstanding godly, woman called Lydia who was a woman of prayer and one of Paul’s first converts in the city of Phillipi, Macedonia. Paul had seen, in a vision, a man from Macedonia asking him to come to preach the gospel. She was wealthy and functioned in the ministry of hospitality.

ACTS 17: 34 – Damaris was singled out for mention as one of the first converts of the city of Athens.

Next time I will speak about Co- Pastor Priscilla in the will of the Lord. Blessings!

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