18 Feb '17, 7pm

"When referring to the earliest followers of Jesus, the Gospel writers often speak of two groups of disciples:...

When referring to the earliest followers of Jesus, the Gospel writers often speak of two groups of disciples: the Twelve and the Women. The Twelve refer to the twelve Jewish men chosen by Jesus to be his closest companions and first apostles, symbolic of the twelve tribes of Israel. The Women refer to an unspecified number of female disciples who also followed Jesus, welcoming him into their homes, financing his ministry, and often teaching the Twelve through their acts of faithfulness and love. Just as Jesus predicted, most of the Twelve abandoned him at his death (John 16:32). But the women remained by his side—through his death, burial, and resurrection. This is the first installment of a four-part series about the women who surrounded Jesus during his passion. The final installment will run on Easter Sunday. They say that smell is most powerful sense for bringing back ...

Full article: https://rachelheldevans.com/blog/women-of-the-passion-ano...

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