Can Women Preach? Should they keep Silent in the Church?

2 months

Study Guide:

00:00:00 - The Question of Women in the Church
00:01:46 - The Influence of my Grandmother's Preaching
00:03:36 - Struggles with Belief and Ministry
00:05:15 - Re-evaluating Women in Ministry
00:06:58 - Exposing Dishonorable Actions in the Church
00:08:34 - Decently and in Order
00:10:11 - Silence in the Church
00:11:51 - Be Quiet and Wait for Your Turn
00:13:45 - Women's Silence in the Church
00:15:51 - The Conditional Statement about Women Speaking in Church
00:17:35 - Judaism and the Anti-Torah Laws
00:19:24 - The Prohibition on a Woman's Voice in the Talmud
00:21:08 - Understanding Talmudic Law and Its Application in the Church
00:22:38 - The Word of God to Everyone
00:24:18 - The Gift of Prophecy for Women
00:26:05 - Silencing Women in the Bible
00:27:51 - Submission in Marriage
00:29:39 - Paul and Women Preachers
00:31:19 - Sister Anna: A Preacher in the Temple
00:32:54 - Preaching in the Temple, Romans 16:1-2 - Phoebe: A Helper of Many
00:34:40 - Unity and Cooperation in the Gospel
00:36:20 - Contentions among the House of Chloe
00:37:59 - Walking in the Truth and Commandments
00:39:36 - Deborah: A Break from Tradition
00:41:24 - Barak and Deborah: A Proper Leadership
00:43:11 - Women's Role in the Church
00:44:56 - Women in the Ministry

Key insights
  • ๐Ÿ’”
    Pastor Shane Vaughn shares his personal struggle with changing his beliefs about women in the ministry, causing hurt and discontent with his own grandmother, whom he adored.
  • ๐Ÿšซ
    The controversial verse in 1 Corinthians 14:34 that says "let your women keep silence in the churches" is being re-evaluated in the context of women in ministry.
  • ๐Ÿค
    The word "silence" in 1 Corinthians 14:34 means "shut up" and "conceal" in other words, let the women shut up in the church.
  • ๐Ÿ“œ
    The Torah, Moses's law, never mentions a woman keeping silent in the assembly, contradicting the idea of women being commanded to be silent in the church.
  • ๐Ÿ’ฌ
    If a woman is moved with a sudden impulse to bring forth a Divine message from God or to teach, reprove, or rebuke, let her do it.
  • ๐Ÿ“–
    Paul gives honor to women preachers in Acts chapter 21 and verse 9, showing that he was not against women in ministry.
  • ๐Ÿ“š
    The Torah itself mentions a prophetess, indicating that women have played significant roles in ministry throughout biblical history.
  • ๐Ÿ’ฌ
    Paul endorsed women praying and prophesying in God's church, but cautioned them not to usurp authority over men.