Women of the Word: Tryphena, Tryphosa, and Persis

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Three more women who Paul sends greetings to in Romans 16 are Tryphena, Tryphosa, and Persis. Verse 12 reads:

Greet Tryphena and Tryphosa, those women who work hard in the Lord.

Greet my dear friend Persis, another woman who has worked very hard in the Lord.

It is obvious what these women were known for. All three of them were hard workers for the Lord. As they were, so should we also be. Continue reading

Women of the Word: Chloe

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Chloe is a woman mentioned by Paul in 1 Corinthians 1:11. Besides her name, which means “green herb”, we don’t know anything else about her. Since Paul was informed by some from her household that there were divisions among Corinthian Christians, we can assume that she herself was a Christian and showed hospitality toward Paul and his Gospel work. We can further assume that she was not among those brothers and sisters who quarreled. Continue reading

Women of the Word: Euodia and Syntyche

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Euodia and Syntyche are mentioned once in the New Testament in Philippians 4:2 which reads: “I implore Euodia and I implore Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord.” After coming to know Christ, these two women worked alongside the apostle Paul in the work of the Gospel; however, from the verse above, it is clear that they failed to see eye to eye on either one issue or several issues. Their disagreement made doing the work of the Gospel difficult so Paul had to instruct them to lay aside their differences and be of one mind. What can we learn from this episode between Euodia and Syntyche?

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