NOVEMBER 22, 2020, 10 AM
“YOUR DAUGHTERS WILL PROPHESY” Acts 2:16-21, 1 Timothy 2:8-15, Philippians 4:2,3
When the Hebrew prophet Joel spoke forth these Spirit-inspired words, he was in a patriarchal world where women did not normally prophesy. When Jesus came, he included women in his circle of disciples, a Rabbi’s disciples were to go out and become Rabbis themselves. When the Holy Spirit is poured out and the Charismatic ministry of Christ becomes the Charismatic ministry of the Church, Peter declares that “your daughters will prophesy...even women!” This is radical and disrupts gender-based assumptions we take from our cultures and try to baptize.
This Sunday we look at one of the “BUT BUT BUT Paul said...” texts in scripture and will argue from a conservative, high view of the Bible that women should speak the Word of the Lord and be pastors and teachers. You don’t have to agree, we are a big tent, but we all need to understand this approach to the text.
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REVIEW: TWO TASKS TODAY
BIG IDEA: Women in ministry is not a liberal nor progressive thing, it’s a Spirit thing.
1. The Circles of Importance/Discernment
2. “Your daughters will prophesy”
BIG IDEAS: Complementarianism and Egalitarianism
TEXTS WE GET WRONG: 1 Timothy 2
“The issue, then, in 1 Timothy cannot be teaching per se, or women teaching per se. Nor in light of the example of Priscilla can the matter be women teaching men. The issue, rather, is untrained and unauthorized women, who need to be learning, seeking to teach and indeed to domineer men. Paul sees it as an abuse or an unauthorized use of power, power and authority that perhaps because these were high-status women and especially if the meeting was being held in their own home), they assumed they already had. These are the women whom Paul is currently not allowing to teach, but neither does he rule out, if they did indeed learn and submit to the teaching, that they might one day be authorized to do so.”
1 Timothy 2:9-10
1 Timothy 2:11
1 Timothy 2:12 The verb epitrepo.
1 Timothy 2:13-14
She was more open to deception because she had to rely on Adam’s teaching, NOT because she was a woman.
1 Timothy 2:15
FOR REFLECTION AND DISCUSSION:
(Based on Acts 2:16-21, 1 Timothy 2:8-15, Philippians 4:2,3)