March 2017 - March 2017 | Romans 16:1-2
Phoebe and Women in Ministry
Keywords: deacon, female, interpretation, roles, serving, women
In Romans 16:1-2 we have the opportunity to engage in a tricky interpretive question regarding Paul’s use of the word deacon in commending Phoebe. Pastor Jim shares with steps for addressing questions like this in Scripture as we ask the Holy Spirit - what are you trying to communicate to us through these verses. This passage also offers direct application to God's instructions for women serving in ministry, as they are both affirmed and encouraged in completing the assignments God has for them.