While the Bible does not support the practice of women serving as pastors , numerous passages speak clearly and forcibly to the inherent worth and value of women.
Women in the New Testament engaged in significant ministry, performing valuable service in sometimes- difficult situations .
This is readily seen in the Acts of the Apostles . Botth Priscilla
and Aquila spoke privately to Apollos at Ephesus (Acts 18 : 24 – 26 ) , correcting his incomplete and flawed theology .
Further , women clearly played a significant role in the work of the Apostle Paul
. In his letter to the Romans, Paul identified sixteen significant helpers in ministry (16 : 1 – 16 ) , and at least ten of them were women .
Who knows what the health of the church at Philippi would have been were it not for Lydia (Acts 16: 13- 15 ) , apparently a benefactor to the church , and others such as Euodia and Syntyche (Phil . 4 : 2 – 3 )? And of course , women made a significant contribution to Jesus ‘ ministry.
Luke recalled with appreciation their fi
nancial support and compa
ny with Him (Luke 8 : 1 – 3) .
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