Featured SermonWomen & The Gospel/Women in the Pulpit
By Sharon Hardy Knotts
Part One: Gospel—Game Changer for Women
God created male & female in His image, with equality and dominion in the earth. When they sinned, the rules of engagement changed, and part of Eve’s judgment was subordination to her husband. God also revealed that her seed would crush the serpent’s head. At this, Satan launched an attack against women, as maltreatment of women escalated over the centuries. But when the seed—Messiah came, He changed the rules of engagement again!
Jesus was the Game Changer who broke down barriers of race, gender, and cultural classes. The Gospel is the great emancipator, elevating women to the same level as men: This teaching walks you through the centuries since the Garden of Eden to the day of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit empowered God’s sons and daughters for His divine service in the Gospel.
Part TWO: Gospel—Women in the Pulpit
After the shocking cancellation of 19 radio stations because Sharon is an associate minister with her dad, R.G. Hardy, she was led by the Holy Spirit to do an in-depth defense on this subject. We need to know why we believe what we believe. You may not be a female minister, but you may need to defend those who are. You can with this scripturally-based, doctrinally-sound teaching, including the Greek texts, in a simple, easy-to-understand format.
For instance, there is one Greek word translated into our English NT as both man and husband—and only one Greek word translated both woman and wife. This is a major factor in the mistranslation of controversial verses that substantially changes their intent and outcome.