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Don't Fight The Wrong Battles by Cheryl McGrath. Jesus never contended for personal recognition or acknowledgment as a Rabbi, nor did He need the approval of men to fulfill His ministry and mission. He simply just lived it outside the established system and God backed Him up completely. If we have heard from God, are we willing to set out with Him and trust Him to provide all we need along the journey, including the fellowship of like minded believers?
Sisters In Healing is an article about Mary Dunham Faulkner and how God led her to her ministry through Leah's Sisters, an organization committed to rebuilding nations through restored women. Here is a word of hope, encouragement and motivation.
A Message to the Women of God by Germaine Copeland. Germaine Copeland is the founder and president of Word Ministries, Inc., and author of many books including Prayers That Avail Much. In this message, Germaine calls women of God to arise and live according to God's original plan that has been restored in Christ Jesus. To access her books and prayer ministry go to www.prayers.org
The Sword is Out: A Strong Response to "Off with the Skirt, On with the Pants" by R. C. Sproul, Jr. by Alice Whisman. In her article, Alice Whisman has written a rebuttal to a sermon by Dr. R. C. Sproul Jr. entitled "Off With the Skirt, on With the Pants." Dr. Sproul may have intended to call men to be serious about their commitment to God and the church and to use their gifts. However, in the process, his underlying beliefs about the inferiority of women are clearly revealed and found to be unacceptable.
Women Arising Now by Chuck Pierce. This article is Chapter Nine of his book The Future War of the Church. In this is a prophetic word for women, he proclaims that "despite the enemy's efforts to oppress and seduce women, we are about to see women of the Church arise and influence the world in a way they have never done before!"
The Lord's Tsunami by Barbara Wentroble. A tsunami takes place because of a shift in the plates of the earth. That natural shift represents a spiritual shift that is releasing men and women to work together in a full and equal partnership. This article also shows how the church has been influenced by Greek philosophy rather than scripture when it comes to its traditions on the place of women.
The Son Re-expressing the Father's Heart Towards Women by Dee Alei. This is Chapter 7 of her book From Bondage to Blessing. Jesus continually broke with the traditions, religious law and attitudes of the time regarding women. In this chapter we see how He continually affirmed women, honoring them, encouraging them in their faith, giving them dignity, equality, value and lifting them up to the men as positive examples. After reading this chapter, you may want to order the whole book. To do so, click here.
Did Paul Really Say, "Let Women Keep Silent in the Churches?" by Dennis J. Preato. This article provides objective evidence that verses 34-35 of 1st Corinthians 14 do not represent the inspired writings of the Apostle Paul or any other inspired writer. We are grateful to Dennis for sending us his excellent work on behalf of women.
The Legacy of Katharine Bushnell by Ruth Hoppin. Ruth's article gives further information on the life and work of Katharine C. Bushnell who is the author of God's Word to Women, the book that inspired this website.
The Release of Women into Ministry spoken by Jackie Pullinger and transcribed to put on the web. There is no way to really describe this article--it is a must--just read it.
Covet to Prophesy by Katharine Bushnell. A rare copy of the booklet was sent to us by Ruth Hoppin the author of Priscilla's Letter. From Genesis to Paul Bushnell takes on tradition stating "There is no middle ground safe for the Church. She should either silence women altogether in every activity that would make her voice heard in the Church as a teacher or preacher, or else give a tardy assent to the truth of Paul’s sweeping assertion that “there can be no male and female” distinctions as to call and privilege that the Church is authorized to make, or can make, without mischief to the body of believers. Covet to Prophesy is a real find. Enjoy!
The Glory of the Lord is Upon You by Carole Scott. This prophetic message, "Get Up Daughters, The Glory Of The Lord Is Upon You!" was birthed in that vision and is empowered with an anointing prayer for women of all ages.
Journey's End by Kathryn Riss. This is the conclusion of her book by the same name. The "serpent's seed" has attacked God's daughters long enough. It's time for the truth to set them free! We hope that you will be so refreshed, challenged and inspired by this thought-provoking article that you will want the get the book.
God's Gals by Gerald McCray. We (Barbara, Gay and Pat of God's Word to Women) are pleased to be able to put up Chapter 11 from God's Gals by Gerald McCray. Gerald contacted us a few years ago asking permission to use our website as a resource, a real complement. He also wanted to use some of the articles by Kathryn and Richard Riss, so we put him in contact with Kathryn who wound up editing his book. We are delighted that he mentions our friendship on his acknowledgements page. The book is making an impact. God's Gals can be purchased from your local Christian bookstore or ordered from either Barnes & Noble or Amazon.
A Challenge for Proponents of Female Subordination To Prove Their Case from The Bible by Dr. Gilbert Bilezikian. Dr. Bilezikian issues a challenge to prompt Christians to grapple with biblical facts rather than to accept traditional assumptions about female roles. This article is a "must read."
British Women Speak Out on the Status of Women in the Church by Sue Halliday, Margaret Craig, Angela Lucas Denise Wherrett and Lesley Watson - Barbara Collins, Editor. This article asked five British women to give their views on the attitude of the church in England toward women and how this was reflected in their and treatment, recognition of giftings and types of leadership rolls allowed. One woman with who had lived in the United States was asked to make a comparison the two.
Releasing the Life of the Word by Mary Audrey Raycroft. In this chapter from her book Releasers of Life Mary Audrey takes a critical look at the scriptures and traditions that have been used to limit the ministry of women.
Don't Be Afraid to Empower Women Dawn Ministries interview with David Yonggi Cho
Ten Lies the Church Tells Women by J. Lee Grady. For centuries, a patriarchal system of control has kept women in spiritual captivity through distortion of the scriptures. This article takes on the myths.
Go and Tell! God's Word to Women in the 21st Century God's Word to Women in the 21st Century Century by Dr. Eddie Hyatt. It has been noted that we teach a little by what we say; we teach more by what we do; but we teach most or all by what we are. Jesus knew that actions speak louder than words and He taught His disciples, not just by precept. This article considers the importance of Jesus appearing first to Mary Magdalene. Don't miss this one!
Satan's Enmity Against Women Given to Jean Wright, April, 1985. This revelation came to her after three days of seeking the Lord concerning the woman issue, especially about women in ministry.
Women Pastors, Wifely Submission and Southern Baptists by Barbara Collins. This article from the Summer 2000 newsletter addresses the Southern Baptist statement excluding women pastors and calling on women to submit to the “servant leadership” of their husbands.
About My Father’s Business by Gay Anderson. Writing for the Spring 2002 newsletter, Gay reminds us that our business is souls and encourages us to recognize ministry does not just mean preaching or teaching. Look for the opportunity that God gives and take it.
Should Women Serve as Pastors? by Barbara Collins. This article explores the arguments on this controversial subject.
To Be Ordained or Not to Be – That Is the Question! by Barbara Collins writing for the Summer 2003 newsletter.