Summary: Characteristics of a woman of faith
How to be a Woman of Faith Mt 27:55-56
The greatest asset this world has is a woman of faith. The greatest influence a woman can have on her family and community is to be a woman of faith. Women of faith have made the greatest positive, constructive, life changing contributions to our world than any of group in society.
Don’t believe it? Read the story of Mary. She above anyone else made the greatest life changing contribution to our world. Did she not?
And there have been many, many, many more women along with her who have been positive agents of change as well.
Ladies, if you want to be an agent of change for the good, if you want to impact the next generation, if you want to leave a lasting legacy—seek above all else to be a woman of faith.
Although Jesus never married, some of his closest, faithful followers were women. Many followed him all throughout his life. I want us to look at some of the women who were faithful followers of Jesus.
What kind of women were they? What were some of their characteristics? What was in these women that can help women today become faithful followers of Christ?
Mat 27v55 says, “many women…..followed Jesus…..ministering to him.”
V56 says these women included, “Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of Zebedee’s children.”
Many women followed Jesus. These are not the only ones.
Other women included Mary and Martha, the sisters of Lazarus, whom Jesus raised from the dead.
Mary and Martha were sincere, faithful, deeply committed followers of Jesus. On occasion they would have Jesus over for a meal.
John 19:25 speaks of other women who followed Jesus, “…his mother's sister [his aunts], Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene.”
The first woman in Jesus’ life, who was His first female follower, was his mother, Mary. Mary was a loyal, faithful, godly woman. Of all the women God could have chosen to bring his son into the world he chose Mary.
The women who followed Jesus are examples of godly women. They are examples for women today but what made them godly women?
What made them godly women is they were women of faith. What characteristics make up a woman of faith?
First of all, the women who followed Jesus had Saving Faith.
They knew they were sinners and they knew he was the savior and they confessed their faith in him.
Christ came a long saying, “I am the son of God.” “I am the Christ.” “I am the way, the truth and the life, no one come to the father but by me.” These women believed and followed.
They had saving faith, the first and most important ingredient in being a woman of faith. What about you? Have you believed in Christ? Have you confessed Christ as your personal Savior? This is the first step in being a woman of faith.
2. They had a Simple faith.
A simple faith is not a small faith. A simple faith is not a weak faith. A simple faith is a faith the simply believes everything God has said and acts on it.