Ezer: Women of the Bible


We begin our new series looking at some of the women in the Bible. Matthew Watson introduces us to the word ezer, to our spiritual foremother Eve, and what Eve has to say to us. [Genesis 1:27-28, 2:18-3:1]


In week two of our Ezer series, Marisa Stubbs takes a look at Hagar, often just seen as a footnote in Abraham and Sarah's story, but so much more in the story of God. [Genesis 16:1-15]


Rizpah was 'only' one of King Saul's concubines, but her response to King David's actions changed the fortunes of the nation. Justin Fung unpacks the story of one of the Old Testament's lesser-known heroes. [2 Samuel 3:6-7, 21:1-14]


This week, Lisa Watson taught us leadership lessons from Deborah, one of the prophets and judges from the Old Testament, and showed us how Jesus embodied those lessons most fully. [Judges 4:4-10]


In our Ezer series, we have been looking at different women of the Bible and noticing ways that they lead us to deeper faith and deeper action of faith. This week, Matthew Watson points how the ways we get a glimpse into the heart of God through the brief story of the aged widow and prophet Anna. [Luke 2:36-38]


Justin Fung shares the lived and spoken demonstration of Ezer that Mary of Nazareth, mother of Jesus, provides to us today. Through her song, the Magnificat, Justin explores The Great Reversal and its implications for us. [Luke 1:46-55]

Syrophoenician Woman

Andrea Ackermann examines Jesus' interaction with the Syrophoenician Woman in Mark 7 and discovers the way she, and Jesus, teach us to be aware of the inbreaking Kingdom of God in unexpected, and sometimes undesired, places. [Mark 7:24-30]


Matthew Watson closes out our Ezer series by looking at the New Testament character Lydia, who has much to teach the Church, including us, about following Jesus. [Acts 16:11-15]