About this Series
You ask. We answer.
About this Sermon
Q: Is God a chauvinist?
A: No, God is NOT a chauvinist.
I. The Bible is our foundation
2 Timothy 3:16-17 All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.
II. Bible v. Tradition in the church
Matthew 19:3-8 And Pharisees came up to him and tested him by asking, “Is it lawful to divorce one’s wife for any cause?” He answered, “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’?So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.” They said to him, “Why then did Moses command one to give a certificate of divorce and to send her away?” He said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart Moses allowed you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so.”
(You can find this law they are referencing in Deuteronomy 24:1–4)
III. The Heart of God
Progressive Revelation: God’s revealing of His heart all throughout the Bible.
“The reason people have been chauvinists in the church and the reason that people have misunderstood God and thought He devalued women is because they’ve missed His heart.”
IV. God’s “Progressive” Revelation About Women
The Imago Dei // Equality of value, dignity, and calling.
Genesis 1:27 So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. Then God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth and govern it. Reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, and all the animals that scurry along the ground.”
Some Women Leaders God Chose:
Judges 4:4 Deborah, the wife of Lappidoth, was a prophet who was judging Israel at that time.
- Mary Magdeline – first evangelist from the tomb (Matthew 28)
- Woman at the well – 1 st evangelist to the Samaritans (John 4)
- Phoebe – leader and deacon (Romans 16).
- Priscilla – discipler and teacher to Apollos (Acts 18)
- Phillip’s 4 daughters who prophesied.
1 Corinthians 11:5 – But a woman dishonors her head if she prays or prophesies without a covering on her head, for this is the same as shaving her head.
Proverbs 31:1 – The sayings of King Lemuel contain this message, which his mother taught him.
Proverbs 31:29 – “There are many virtuous and capable women in the world, but you surpass them all!”
Other Scripture written by women:
- Miriam’s song
- Deborah’s song
- Hannah’s Song
- Mary’s song