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Joanna the Apostle

> Soon afterwards he went on through cities and villages, proclaiming and bringing the good news of the kingdom of God. The twelve were with him, as well as some women who had been cured of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out,  and Joanna, the wife of Herod’s steward Chuza, and Susanna, and many others, who provided for them out of their resources. -Luke 8:1-3, (NRSV) Download the iPhone Daily Bible Study App [https://apps.apple.com/us/app/k

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Mary of Bethany

> Six days before Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, home of Lazarus, whom Jesus had raised from the dead.  Lazarus and his sisters hosted a dinner for him. Martha served and Lazarus was among those who joined him at the table. Then Mary took an extraordinary amount, almost three-quarters of a pound, of very expensive perfume made of pure nard. She anointed Jesus’ feet with it, then wiped his feet dry with her hair. The house was filled with the aroma of the perfume.  Judas Iscariot, one of his di

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Martha of Bethany

Minister of Hospitality, Missionary and Dragon Tamer > While Jesus and his disciples were traveling, Jesus entered a village where a woman named Martha welcomed him as a guest. She had a sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his message. By contrast, Martha was preoccupied with getting everything ready for their meal. So Martha came to him and said, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to prepare the table all by myself? Tell her to help me.” The Lord answe

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Anna The Prophet

> “There was also a prophet, Anna the daughter of Phanuel, who belonged to the tribe of Asher. She was very old. After she married, she lived with her husband for seven years. She was now an 84-year-old widow. She never left the temple area but worshipped God with fasting and prayer night and day. She approached at that very moment and began to praise God and to speak about Jesus to everyone who was looking forward to the redemption of Jerusalem. When Mary and Joseph had completed everything re

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Mary Theotokos: Advent 2020 Week 4

Sunday, December 20, 2020: Advent Day 22: > In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. And he came to her and said, “Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you.” But she was much perplexed by his words and pondered what sort of greeting this might be. The angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And now, y

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Mary the 1st Disciple of Jesus: Advent 2020 week 3

Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020: Advent Day 15 > Mary said, “With all my heart I glorify the Lord! In the depths of who I am I rejoice in God my savior. He has looked with favor on the low status of his servant. Look! From now on, everyone will consider me highly favored because the mighty one has done great things for me. Holy is his name. He shows mercy to everyone, from one generation to the next, who honors him as God. He has shown strength with his arm. He has scattered those with arrogant thoughts

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Mary the Prophet: Advent 2020 Week 2

Sunday, December 6, 2020: Advent Day 8 > The beginning of the good news about Jesus Christ, God’s Son, happened just as it was written about in the prophecy of Isaiah: Look, I am sending my messenger before you. He will prepare your way, a voice shouting in the wilderness: "Prepare the way for the Lord; make his paths straight." -Mark 1:1-3 (CEB) Prophets Preparing the Way: This verse talks about the role of John the Baptist, a man of service and humility, who declared he wasn’t even worthy

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Mary the Pregnant Young Teen: Advent 2020 Week 1

Sunday, November 29, 2020: Advent Day 1: > That is, you were made rich through him in everything: in all your communication and every kind of knowledge,  in the same way that the testimony about Christ was confirmed with you. The result is that you aren’t missing any spiritual gift while you wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed.  He will also confirm your testimony about Christ until the end so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.  God is faithful, and you w

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Harriet Powers: Artist, Quilter & Prophetic Storyteller

Black women's art in America Black women have been speaking to us throughout the centuries in America through their art. Through art we see a first hand expression of a woman's lived experience, a reflection of the artist’s views of herself, of her place in the world, her relationship to God, and her relationship to her faith. What comes through most profoundly from black women’s art in the 19th century is faith. As well as trust in the promise of God’s redeeming power. Both old testament an

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Felicitas: Slave, Mother & Martyr

On the day of her death, Felicitas was led into the arena alongside Perpetua [https://knowyourmothers.com/perpetua-prophetess-leader-mother-and-martyr/], both of these young mothers were fiercely confident that their martyrdom was what they were called to in the face of the "evil" Roman empire, and that their persecution would solidify a place of honor for them in Heaven. The account of The Martyrdom of Saints Perpetua and Felicitas [https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/religion/maps

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Perpetua: Prophetess, Leader, Mother and Martyr

Early Christian communities varied greatly in their beliefs. There was no Bible or canon of scripture and there was no sense of central control over how communities of believers were to behave in relation to the Roman empire. This led to a great variety in expressions of Christianity. Some communities of Christians blended well among the other religions at the time. Other Chrsitian groups stood out for their secretiveness, their disruption, or their defiance against the Empire. A young woman nam

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Thecla: Fearless Apostle

The Radical Young Church The growth of the church during the second century was a time of great challenge, unrest, and great excitement. The new Christian movement was expanding rapidly from its primarily Jewish boundaries and into pagan and gentile territories.  A diverse mix of people from eclectic backgrounds were coming together to form the church. Discussions were evolving about the role of men, of women, of sexuality, the worthiness of marriage, divorce and singleness, wealth, and self-con

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