Henrietta Ivy, Mission President
FIRST CORINTHIAN'S MISSION MINISTRY PRESENTS
WOMEN IN THE BIBLE
March 2, 2020
6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. - Registration
6:45 p.m. - Session begins
February 17, 2020
Leah (Wearied/Faint From Sickness)
Genesis 29 and 30
Leah is a young unmarried girl, rather plain in appearance. She has a beautiful younger sister called Rachel. A handsome young stranger called Jacob meets Rachel & asks for her hand in marriage. Rachel’s father Laban agrees.
But then he plays a cruel trick on Jacob: on the wedding night he substitutes plain Leah for lovely Rachel.
Eventually Jacob marries Rachel as well, but the rivalry between the two women continues. It comes to a head when they bargain over an aphrodisiac plant called a mandrake.
Main message of Leah’s story? Her dignity and status rest on what God does for her, not on her husband’s love or lack of it. Leah is plain and unloved, but God sees her inner beauty and rewards her with many sons. Two of these sons are the forebears of the royal and priestly tribes in Israel.
Trust in God’s ultimate plan. Even if you don’t understand it at the time.
February 3, 2020
Hannah (Gracious, Favor)
1 Samuel 1:2-2:21
As one of the two wives of Elkanah, Hannah after years of doing all she could to bear children, acted in true faith and went directly to the Lord. Hannah trusted in Him to help her with the righteous desire of her heart. She promised if God would bless her with a child she would dedicate it to Him. God answered her prayers and she brought the child Samuel to Shiloh for religious training. Hannah teaches us the following:
- Hannah knew where to take her problems – straight to God in prayer.
- In her brokenness and pain, Hannah trusted God’s power and ability to work on her behalf.
- She believed God would do what He said He would do.
- Hannah was faithful and strong to uphold her end of the prayer as a commitment to God’s plan and Sovereignty.
- She gave God praise for the way He had worked.