Women Using Their Gifts

Prepared by Scarlett Stough


The Women in Luke’s Gospel

Elizabeth, mother of John the Baptist, (Luke 1:6, 41):

  • Upright in the sight of God
  • Observed all the Lord’s commandments and regulations blamelessly
  • Filled with the Holy Spirit

Mary, mother of Jesus, (Luke 1:28, 45; 2:19):

  • Highly favored by God
  • The Lord was with her.
  • Believed what the Lord said.
  • Treasured and pondered all that was said about Jesus.

Anna, widowed daughter of Phanuel, (Luke 2:36-38):

  • Prophetess
  • Worshipped night and day in the temple.
  • Fasting, praying.
  • Gave thanks to God.
  • Spoke about the child [Jesus] to all who were looking forward to the redemption of Jerusalem.

Simon (Peter)’s mother-in-law, (Luke 4:39):

  • Waited on the Lord immediately after her healing.

Woman who had lived a sinful life, (Luke 7:36-50):

  • Repentance
  • Worship
  • Faith

Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Susanna, and many others, (Luke 8:1-3):

  • Supported Jesus’ ministry out of their own means as they followed him through Galilee

The bleeding woman, (Luke 8:48):

  • Faith

Martha, sister of Lazarus, (Luke 10:38):

  • Opened her home to Jesus.

Mary, Martha’s sister, (Luke 10:39, 42):

  • Sat at Jesus’ feet to listen and learn, having made the better choice

Woman, crippled for 18 years (Luke 13:13):

  • Praised God immediately after Jesus healed her

Widow, pleading her case in court, (Luke 18:1-8):

  • Perseverance in petition, until she got justice.

Poor widow, (Luke 21:1-4):

  • Her small gift was all she had to live on, but was big in the eyes of God.

Women from Galilee (Luke 23:55-24:10):

  • Prepared spices for Jesus’ body
  • Rested on the Sabbath
  • Discovered the empty tomb
  • The first to announce Jesus’ resurrection

The Women of Acts

Women disciples, (Acts 1:13-14; 2:1-4, 17-18):

  • Waited for Pentecost with the Twelve
  • Received the Holy Spirit

Women followers of The Way, (Acts 9:2):

  • Persecuted and imprisoned for being followers of Jesus

Tabitha/Dorcas, (Acts 9:36-42.):

  • Always doing good
  • Helping the poor
  • Her good reputation and her resurrection brought many to believe in Christ

Mary, mother of John (Mark) (Acts 12:12-13):

  • Her house was a gathering place for prayer.

Lydia, (Acts 16:13-15, 40):

  • Worshipped God
  • First in Philippi, in Macedonia, to respond to the Gospel
  • Offered hospitality to Paul and his companions
  • Her home a gathering place for believers

Damaris, (Acts 17:22-34):

  • Responded to the Gospel in Athens.

Priscilla, wife of Aquila, (Acts 18:10, 18-19, 26)

  • Co-worker with Paul
  • Explained the Way of God to Apollos

Philip’s daughters, (Acts 21:8-9):

  • Four single women who prophesied.

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