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Arsinoe: A Hidden Disciple

Download the iPhone Daily Bible Study App [https://apps.apple.com/us/app/know-your-mothers/id1541510036] to read more about female disciples like Arsinoe and other unknown disciples of Jesus. This week we discussed the historical importance of extra-canonical gospels and how they shed light on the activity of women in the early church. Arsinoe Who? To say Arsinoe is a hidden disciple is a bit misleading. She isn't hidden, just ignored. Arsinoe shows up in five extra-canonical gospels. She j

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Susanna: Disciple of Jesus

By studying disciples like Susanna, Joanna, Salome and more, we discover more about  what it must have been like to participate in this movement with Jesus in a culture that rejected God's ideas of liberating women. 📲 Download the free iPhone app [https://apps.apple.com/us/app/know-your-mothers/id1541510036] learn more about female discipleship and Jesus. Susanna, Disciple and Supporter of Jesus Susanna was a disciple of Jesus that followed him from Galilee, witnessing his ministry and le

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All Named Women who were Disciples of Jesus in the Gospels

(canonical and extra-canonical) I’m a sucker for infographics. So I threw together this visual for us to see the number of women who actually are mentioned in early church sources that walked alongside Jesus and learned from him. Have you ever heard of Arsinoe? Or Salome? or Susanna? or Joanna? or Mary of Clopas for that matter? As you can see from this chart, several women are only mentioned in one Gospel. Salome is only mentioned in Mark. Mary of Clopas is only mentioned in John. And Joanna

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Salome: Disciple of Jesus

> Some women were watching from a distance, including Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James (the younger one) and Joses, and Salome. When Jesus was in Galilee, these women had followed and supported him, along with many other women who had come to Jerusalem with him. Since it was late in the afternoon on Preparation Day, just before the Sabbath, Joseph from Arimathea dared to approach Pilate and ask for Jesus’ body. (Joseph was a prominent council member who also eagerly anticipated the c

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Mary of Clopas

> Jesus’ mother and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene stood near the cross. When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, “Woman, here is your son.” Then he said to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” And from that time on, this disciple took her into his home. After this, knowing that everything was already completed, in order to fulfill the scripture, Jesus said, “I am thirsty.” A jar full of sour wine was near

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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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