Women Using Their Gifts

Part 2

Prepared by Scarlett Stough


The Women in Romans Chapter 16


  • A servant (diakonos) of the church in Cenchrea
  • A great help (prostatis, patron) to many people and Paul
  • Sent to the church at Rome on an unspecified mission, possibly carrying Paul’s letter


  • Fellow worker with Paul
  • Host of a house church


  • Worked hard for others


  • Outstanding among the apostles
  • Imprisoned

Tryphena and Tryphosa:

  • Women who work hard in the Lord


  • Another woman who has worked very hard in the Lord

Mother of Rufus:

  • A mother in Christ to Paul

Women in the Corinthian letters

Priscilla (I Corinthians 16:19) :

  • Her house a meeting place for the church

Women in Philippians

Euodia and Syntyche (Philippians 4:2-3) :

  • Contended at Paul’s side in the cause of the gospel

Women in Colossians

Nympha (Colossians 4:15) :

  • Church met in her house

Women in II Timothy

Lois and Eunice, grandmother and mother of Timothy (II Timothy 1:5; 3:14-15):

  • Faith and Scripture knowledge passed on to Timothy

Priscilla (II Timothy 4:19)

Women in Philemon

Apphia (Philemon 1:2)

Women of Hebrews Chapter 11

Sarah (vs. 11, 13) :

  • Living by faith


  • Welcomed the Israelite spies, not killed with the disobedient

Unnamed women:

  • Received their dead back to life
  • Tortured and refused to be released to gain a better resurrection
  • Commended for their faith
  • Among the great cloud of witnesses (Hebrews 12:1)

Women in I Peter

Sarah (I Peter 3:6):

  • Submissive to her husband

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