Women of the Word: Talitha or Jarius’ Daughter

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The miraculous healing of this little girl is similar to that of the Syro-Phoenician woman’s daughter. Someone (in this case, the girl’s father) had faith for her that she would be healed by Jesus the Christ. This story is recorded in both Matthew 9:18-19, Matthew 9:23-26 and Mark 5:22-24, Mark 5:35-43.

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Women of the Word: The Syro-Phoenician Woman and Her Daughter

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During His ministry here on earth, Jesus healed many people. Some He healed by touch; others He healed by words. Some were not even physically present when they were healed. The daughter of the Syro-Phoenician woman in Matthew 15:21-28 and Mark 7:24-30 is one such person. One of the things that all of the in-need-of-healing folks had in common was faith. They or someone for them went to Jesus expecting and believing they would be cured of whatever was ailing them. Here are two things we can learn from the faith of the Syro-Phoenician woman:

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Women of the Word: Solomon’s Wives and Concubines

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Solomon is known as the wisest man who ever lived which is what makes his downfall so shocking and sad. Nehemiah 13:26 tells us that “among many nations there was no king like him, who was beloved of his God; and God made him king over all Israel. Nevertheless pagan women caused even him to sin.” Read all about this unfortunate happening in 1 Kings 11:1-8.

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Women of the Word: Possessed Slave Girl

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Chapter 16 of Acts tells of an interesting event that took place during one of the apostles’ many mission trips. In verses 16-19, Paul and his companions were going merrily on their way to prayer when a young girl interrupted them. The Bible reads: “A certain slave girl possessed with a spirit of divination met us, who brought her masters much profit by fortune-telling. This girl followed Paul and us, and cried out, saying, ‘These men are the servants of the Most High God, who proclaim to us the way of salvation.'”

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