The Forgotten Women
This next series is going to be SO.MUCH.FUN! When we read the bible, we are each limited by our own point of view, the lenses through which we see the world. There is nothing wrong with having a limited point of view as long as we allow others to show us our blind spots. One HUGE blind spot for the church over the centuries has been the stories of women. There are strong, courageous, wise, flawed, and broken women in scriptures whose stories get overshadowed by the often male counterparts.
Their stories matter
Their stories matter. These forgotten women play important roles in the story of God's work in the world, and by remembering them, or for some of us, learning them for the first time, we can find fresh opportunities to share the good news of Jesus with our community.
This series is going to highlight a few of these forgotten women, and I hope that you will find each of their stories inspiring to your faith. I also hope that by hearing their stories we will remember them and share those stories with our friends. Who knows how the Spirit will use these stories to point people to the good news about Jesus!
In order to help you do that we are passing out trading cards. Yeah, you read that right, Forgotten Women trading cards! Each week we will print a batch of cards for that week’s forgotten woman. I encourage you to use your card as a way of remembering her story. For those of you online, we have posted the images on the cards so that you can share them and their stories with others. It would be really neat if we could all, in our own ways, share these stories and by doing so point our community toward Jesus.
This first week we will learn about Junia, the first person in scripture to be referred to as an Apostle (Romans 16:1-7). Yes, the first documented Apostle was a woman, not one of the 12. This will be a really fun series to invite a friend to join you to church.