THE WOMAN: A BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE
SUBJECT: MOTHER’S DAY
MAY 11, 1997 AM
A. For the last years women have really been in
1. The 70's brought the Equal Right’s
2. The 80's brought the battle over
3. The 90's has brought the debate over
the use of women in combat
B. Most look at the issues as tough social
issues. They are really scriptural issues.
Illustration: Long before society began
discussing the rights and roles of men or
women the Bible dealt with these issues.
C. Society has interpreted the issues so very
differently. Even in Christian circles the
interpretation of the scriptures on the issues
of women has been open to much debate.
D. How do you handle issues of this nature?
You allow the Bible to speak for itself.
E. How does the Bible view the woman?
II. THE WOMAN AS A MASTERPIECE.
(Whatever else can be said about the woman there is
one thing for sure. In God’s eyes she is a
masterpiece, and is to be held in high esteem by the
A. This is seen in her creation.
1. The question many have about the
woman is: Is she equal to man.
2. What does the Bible say? Look at
3. God calls woman a helpmeet. The
Hebrew word is the word:
ezerkenegdo. We get the word:
Ebenezar. Ezer: Rock/kenegdo-of
help. Kenegdo: corresponding to
him. Exactly like him, or
comparable to him. What the Bible
says to the world is “The woman is
exactly what the man is.” There is
equality. There is no superiority.
4. Adam confirms that when he says of
Eve she is now flesh of my flesh and
bone of my bone. He declares the
full equality of the woman.
B. This principle is also seen in the
CONSTRUCTION of the woman. Vs. 18.
1. The Lord says, “I will make...”
2. There are three words for make used
in the Bible.
a. Bara - Out of nothing (Adam)
b. Asar - Out of existing
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