For those who still believe women are not called to preach the Word of God, you should know it is empowering to many women that God used a woman, Mary Magdalene to deliver the important message, “He is risen.” “Jesus said unto her, "Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father….” (John 20:17- KJV)
Notice what he told her to do, "go and say." Notice what he did not tell her to do, “go and play.” The children are frighten by what has happened. Please go and calm them. He didn’t say, “go and pray.” Some are not going to believe I have risen. You need to pray. He didn’t say “go and lay.” You need to go home and lay down. I need a man to deliver this word. He said "go and say...I ascend to my father."
Finally, notice to whom He instructed her to speak, the brethren. He didn’t send her to women only, a women’s conference, or Women’s Day service, but to the brethren.
Jesus is still giving women important messages today. He is still calling women to preach! Oh, praise God!
Don't miss Festival of Preaching, Friday, April 27th, St. Stephen Church, 1018 South 15th Street. Geneva Nelson, Mercia Frierson, Lonnie Clinkscale, and I will preach initial sermons at 7:00 PM. Call 502-583-6798 for details, or log onto the Jesus Saves Ministries Blog.
Remember, it is not Mohammad, Buddha, Confucius, nor New Age that saves. Jesus saves!