Help for Man
Years of human history have seen women oppressed and mistreated in many ways, even by organized religion. Even the modern feminist movement has done more to oppress and weaken women than it has to empower them as it demands independence and equality in ways God never designed men and women to be independent or equal. Yet, God Word expresses a value and dignity for women that is unparalleled by any attempts by the sin-affected cultures of our world. God gives great dignity to women in their creation, and as Christ-followers we must give that same dignity. May God protect us from oppressing or demeaning those whom He has created in His image.
This Sunday at Liberty we will be back in the Sermon on the Mount in Sunday school as we consider the last portion of chapter 5 and Jesus’s difficult demand that we must be perfect as God is perfect. In the morning worship we will discuss the creation of the woman and how that creation magnifies the dignity of women and all of humanity in Genesis 2:18-25. We will also celebrate communion as we consider how God’s love through Christ dignifies all God’s image-bearers. Then in the evening worship we will look at Psalm 119:33-40 and the psalmist’s pleas for God to revive him. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Spirit be our focus as we gather on Sunday! See you then!