Who is a Woman in Christ?
Before attempting to answer the title question, let's talk about who
Through future commentaries and Bible studies, Women in Christ will explore
much more that describes our Savior and our relationship with him.
He is the serpent-destroyer promised to the first woman Eve.
He is the prophet foretold by Moses.
He is the suffering servant that Isaiah described in passionate detail.
He is the Lord of lords and King of kings honored in the Book of
He is the son of the virgin Mary.
He is the stepson of Joseph the carpenter.
He is the Son of Man and the Son of God.
He was sent to reveal the Father and reconcile humanity to its creator.
He allowed himself to be executed as if he were a criminal even though
he was acknowledged to be without fault by his close friends, his enemies,
and the Roman officials.
The resurrected Christ was seen by over 500 people. Many people today
and down through the ages are witnesses of his continuing personal interaction
His Hebrew name Yeshua means God Saves.
The Apostle John wrote that Jesus was with God and was God.
Back to the original question: Who is a woman in Christ?
Here too more will be said in future issues.
She believes that Jesus is who he claimed to be.
She trusts him enough to act on what he said.
She is not perfect, but she admits it when she realizes that she is wrong.
She puts her talents, education, intellect, will, and emotions to work
to benefit others.
She puts her efforts into a moral, useful, loving way of life.
Why “in” Christ? This little preposition represents a close association
of trust and reliance. It represents unity of purpose and values. It represents
a way of life that goes beyond mere belief in the existence of God and
Becoming a woman in Christ is both a one time event of a new birth and
a lifetime process of maturing. It is a process much like the growth of
an infant into adulthood. Even though she will fall and make mistakes,
she will gain knowledge and skill. By living in union with Christ, she
will live successfully now and gain eternal life.
For the scripture reference list
and related Bible Study Guide, go to Bible
Study Guide: Who is a Woman in Christ?
Revised June, 2003