Women of faith

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July 2017

Abraham and Sarah/ 7-2-17/ Genesis 12:1-7a; 15:5-6; Genesis 18: 1-14; 21: 1-3/ Rev. Rodger Allen

By |July 12th, 2017|Sermons|

  We have been celebrating a lot of special Sundays lately at Paris Presbyterian Church. Since the beginning of May, we’ve celebrated: Youth Sunday, Mother’s Day, Pentecost, Spring Fling, Memorial Day, Trinity Sunday, and Father’s Day. A lot of special Sundays. While we have been doing that, the Lectionary, in the meantime, the set of recommended Scripture lessons for our consideration in worship, has had as its Old Testament focus some of the stories of Genesis, the first book of the Bible. Today we’re going to go back and catch up with a couple of those stories. […]

May 2016

Women of Faith Down Through the Ages 5/8/16 Mark 14:3-9; Phil 4:1-7 Rev. Laurie Williams

By |May 9th, 2016|Sermons|

          On our official PC(USA) year-long calendar, the Celebration of Gifts of Women is to happen the first Sunday in March.  However, I think it makes more sense to celebrate the gifts of faithful and courageous women on Mother’s Day and that is exactly what we are doing!           There have been women of faith since during the time of Jesus’ ministry.  According to the historian Geoffrey Blainey, women were more influential during the period of Jesus’ brief ministry than they were in the next thousand years of Christianity.  Blainey explains:  “Whereas neither the Jewish, nor the Roman family would warm the hearts of a modern feminist, the early Christians were sympathetic to women.  Paul himself insisted in his early writings that men and women were equal”- “there is no longer male and female,” stated his letter to church in Galatia.  […]