Video Shorts #8: How does the gospel reclaim Eve? Junia's story

 We've made quite a journey together.  In the last eight weeks, we've discovered how the gospel reclaimed seven New Testament womenMary Magdalene, then Mary of BethanyThe Samaritan Woman,  The Unclean WomanPriscillaPhoebe and Lydia.

Last stop: Junia. The most controversial figure of all. In just one verse—Romans 16:7—we discovered that she served with the apostle Paul and that she was noted or outstanding among the apostles. What you may not know is that she was written out of the biblical record for a period of time, only to finally be restored to her rightful place:

Reclaiming Eve Video Shorts: Junia's story from Suzanne Burden on Vimeo.

These videos are made possible through the good work of videographer Ryan Schnurr. These two-minute video shorts work for individual viewing or for discussion in small groups, and they provide encouragement for girls and women about their identity and calling in the kingdom of God. Enjoy! And for the sake of setting God's daughters free, let's share these with our friends. See the share buttons below, and view all eight on the vimeo.com/reclaimingeve channel.

Also: please consider downloading this delightful, but short ebook Junia Is Not Alone by Scot McKnight for $2.99.

Your turn: What surprises you about Junia's story? What gives you hope?

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Video Shorts #7: How does the gospel reclaim Eve? Lydia's story

It's a great story.  In Acts 16:9-10: "During the night Paul had a vision of a man of Macedonia standing and begging him, 'Come over to Macedonia and help us.' After Paul had seen the vision, we got ready at once to leave for Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them."

What I find humorous about this is that as Paul made his way to Europe, he landed by the river in Macedonia with a bunch of women (not men), Lydia included. I like to think this unlikely set of events is a mark of The Way, an example of how Jesus changed things: women started the church in Philippi and Lydia becomes the first European convert. And Paul will eventually write to these women in Philippians—"because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now" (Phil. 1:5) A blessed alliance, indeed.

 

First, there was Mary Magdalene's story. Then Mary of BethanyThe Samaritan Woman,  The Unclean WomanPriscilla and Phoebe.

These videos are made possible through the good work of videographer Ryan Schnurr. These two-minute video shorts work for individual viewing or for discussion in small groups, and they provide encouragement for girls and women about their identity and calling in the kingdom of God. Enjoy! And for the sake of setting God's daughters free, let's share these with our friends. See the share buttons below, and don't forget to sign up to receive the blog via email in the right column so you don't miss even one.

Next week: Junia's story

Your turn: What hope might Lydia's story bring to women in the Kingdom of God?

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Video Shorts #6: How does the gospel reclaim Eve? Phoebe's story

Am I the only one who is still shocked by Paul's gracious and empowering treatment of the women in his path? I commend to you our sister Phoebe, wrote Paul (Romans 16:1). Paul's old life: Judaizer and Pharisee who relegated women behind the wall in the temple to their appropriate place. Paul's new life: Upended by the gospel, he joins with his sisters as a coworshipper of Christ and a coworker—even commending and sending women like Phoebe as leaders for the sake of the Kingdom.

Enjoy Phoebe's story—and don't forget to pass it on. Let's spread the message of what happens when a woman's life is upended by the gospel of Jesus Christ. 

Reclaiming Eve Video Shorts: Phoebe's story from Suzanne Burden on Vimeo.

First, there was Mary Magdalene's story. Then Mary of BethanyThe Samaritan Woman,  The Unclean Woman and Priscilla. And here's the list of New Testament women to come.

These videos are made possible through the good work of videographer Ryan Schnurr. These two-minute video shorts work for individual viewing or for discussion in small groups, and they provide encouragement for girls and women about their identity and calling in the kingdom of God. Enjoy! And for the sake of setting God's daughters free, let's share these with our friends. See the share buttons below, and don't forget to sign up to receive the blog via email in the right column so you don't miss even one.

Next week: Lydia's story

Your turn: What hope might Phoebe's story bring to women in the Kingdom of God?

Subscribe to my blog via email in the right column. I’m also over on Twitter.