A Mighty Army - Spiritual Talk Series

A Mighty Army – Listening to the Stories of Women in the Old Testament

“The LORD gives the word;
the women who announce the good news are a great host”
Ps. 68:11 (ESV)

When reading the Bible, we are presented primarily with the story from the perspective of male characters. But humanity was made male and female, together representing the image of God. We need to recognize that without the stories, experiences, and witness of women, our knowledge of God and the gospel is dangerously incomplete.

This summer, we will be listening to the stories of many of the women of the Old Testament and letting them lead us to a fuller understanding of Jesus and a fuller representation of the image of God in the world.

Reading Plan:

6/8-14: Eve
Genesis 1:27; 2:15-25
Genesis 3:1-7
Genesis 3:8-24
Genesis 4:1-2
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

6/15-21: Hagar
Genesis 16:1-6
Genesis 16:7-16
Genesis 21:1-7
Genesis 21:8-21
Galatians 4:21-31

6/22-28: Sarah
Genesis 12
Genesis 17:15-27
Genesis 18:1-15
Genesis 20
Genesis 23

6/29 – 7/5: Rebekah
Genesis 24:1-27
Genesis 24:28-67
Genesis 25:19-28 (34?)
Genesis 26:34 – 27:29
Genesis 29:30 – 28:5

7/6-12:Leah (& Rachel)
Genesis 29:14b-30
Genesis 29:31 – 30:13
Genesis 30:14-24
Genesis 31:1-21
Genesis 31:22-55

7/13-19: Tamar
Genesis 38:1-11
Genesis 38:12-19
Genesis 38:20-23
Genesis 38:24-26
Genesis 38:27-30

7/20-26:Deborah
Judges 4:1-10
Judges 4:11-24
Judges 5:1-18
Judges 5:19-23
Judges 5:24-31

7/27 – 8/2: Ruth
Ruth 1
Ruth 2
Ruth 3
Ruth 4:1-12
Ruth 4:13-22

8/3-9: Rahab
Joshua 2:1-7
Joshua 2:8-16
Joshua 2:17-24
Joshua 6:22-25
James 2:14-26

8/10-16:Bathsheba
II Samuel 11:1-27
II Samuel 12:1-14
II Samuel 12:15-25
I Kings 1:1-31
I Kings 2:13-25

8/17-23: Esther
Esther 1:1 – 2:18
Esther 2:19 – 4
Esther 5- 6
Esther 7:1 – 8:14
Esther 8:15 – 10:3